The Iberia Rural Fire Protection District held its annual Firefighter Appreciation Dinner on January 26, 2019. Tim Vinson was awarded the 2018 Firefighter of the Year by a vote of his fellow firefighters. Matt Gruber was given a 5 year service award. Gary Pendleton was given a 20 year service award. Jim Humphrey was recognized for 25 years of service. Fire Chief Greg Onstott reported the district had 349 calls for service in 2018. The breakdown of those calls are as follows: 19 structure fire, 2 flu fire, 8 vehicle/equipment fire, 14 natural cover fires, 28 motor vehicle accidents, and 42 other miscellaneous calls.