Mission Statement

The mission of the Ascension Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness is to serve the citizens of the Parish through effective planning for natural and man-made disasters. Our goal is to save lives and to protect property through the coordination of an integrated emergency management system with all emergency response organizations, support services and volunteers. We will be an advocate for greater community efforts, including educating the general public to mitigate and prepare for potential emergencies. We will support efforts to train and exercise emergency responders in both the public and private sectors. We will manage and coordinate efforts toward a rapid recovery from disasters with an effective disaster assistance program. This office will be the point of distribution of Homeland Security information and intelligence to agencies throughout the parish. We are committed to effective actions designed to prevent some disasters and to reduce the impact of those over which we have no control.


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Sand & Sandbag Locations

 In the event of a potential flood or hurricane, one (or all) of the following sandbag locations will be open.  Residents will be obligated to bring their own shovels.

Please note updated locations for 2021:

  • Prairieville Fire Department

14517  LA-73, Prairieville, LA 70769

  • Paula Park

16470 Pailette Street, Prairieville, LA 70769

  • 5th Ward Fire Department

39110 LA-22, Darrow, LA 70725

  • Butch Gore Memorial Park

14550 Harry Savoy Road, St. Amant, LA 70774

  • Ascension Parish Fire Protection District No. 1

13192 Airline Highway, Gonzales, LA 70737

  • Stevens Park

4323 Cannon Road, Gonzales, LA 70737

  • Donaldsonville-DPW West

725 Church Street, Donaldsonville, LA 70346

  • Jackie Robinson Memorial Park

35638 Coco Road, Geismar, LA 70734