The David Crockett Steam Fire Company No. 1 is the oldest, continuously active, volunteer fire department in the United States of America. It is contracted by the City of Gretna to protect life and property through its fire protection service and paid by revenues collected within the corporate limits of the City of Gretna.
The department has a Class 2 - I.S.O. rating. In 2007, the department responded to over 400 Fire, Rescue, Public Assistance and Mutual Aid requests. The department is a combination of 18 paid and 138 volunteer firefighters. Of the 138 Volunteers, 39 are Life Active, 10 are Life Honorary, 50 are Active, 22 are Honorary Active, and 17 are Honorary.
David Crockett has a Junior Firefighter program for teenagers wanting to learn about firefighting. Presently there are 11 Junior Firefighters with a number of those turning 18 years old and applying for membership into the Department within the next year.