The new facility bears the name of Ronda Sylvest Varnado Memorial Fire Station in memory of Ronda Sylvest Varnado, who lost her life in an accident while responding to an emergency in the Mt. Hermon community. Click here for that story The Washington Parish Council established the Ronda Sylvest Varnado Memorial Award that recognizes acts of heroic and selfless acts and bravery performed in the line of duty and Ronda was later named the first recipient of the award. Click here and click here for those related stories.
The facility is also the the polling place for Ward 9 Precinct 1.