September 25, 2018 – Our Chief of Operations, Cain Dufrene, received a Patriotic Employer Award from Larry Jones, who is the Chair of the Louisiana Committee Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve. Chief Dufrene was nominated by one of our District Chiefs, Damon Lewis, who is also in the Air Force. Chief Lewis immediately thought that Chief Dufrene would be the perfect candidate for this award because of his professionalism and understanding when District Chief Lewis has to attend Air Force training or deployment. Being in the Air Force while also being employed as a firefighter can be very stressful, especially when you get called to duty and have to worry about having a job when you return. Chief Dufrene made this very easy and clear for Chief Lewis to know that he will always have a job when he returns from protecting our country.