On January 27, 2018, the Iberia Rural Fire Protection District held its annual Firefighter Appreciation and Awards Dinner. Dusty Russell and Chip Sanders were recognized for 5 years of service. Harold Holtmeyer was recognized for 35 years of service. Alan Blomberg was voted the 2017 Firefighter of the Year. Fire Chief Greg Onstott presented the 2017 Call Volume Report: 279 calls were made in 2017; structure fire, 18; vehicle fire, 6; brush fire, 31; medical emergency, 180; motor vehicle accidents, 13; with extrication, 2; farm equipment fire, 2; and other incidents, 27. Chief Onstott also reported that the district had provided mutual aid to other departments 26 times in 2017. Not Pictured: Firefighter of the Year Alan Blomberg.