Spencer James Chauvin

District Chief Chauvin and other emergency responders were working on the scene of a vehicle crash. A charter bus entered the scene and crashed into responders working on the scene. District Chief Chauvin was killed in the crash.

The driver of the charter bus was charged with 2 counts of negligent homicide, driving without a license and reckless operation of a vehicle.

Incident Location: Westbound lanes of Interstate 10 near mile marker 203 (U.S. National Grid: USNG: 15R YP 3640 3362)

Department Information

St. John the Baptist Parish Office of Fire Services
1801 W. Airline HWY
U.S. National Grid: USNG: 15R YP 4101 2941
LaPlace, Louisiana 70068

Chief: Cain Dufrene

Spencer James Chauvin was honored on the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, Maryland and was included in the USFA’s annual report Firefighter Fatalities in the United States.
Age: 36 
Rank: District Fire Chief 
Classification: Career 
Incident date: Aug 28, 2016 07:30
Date of death: Aug 28, 2016 
Cause of death: Struck By 
Nature of death: Trauma 
Activity type: Incident Command 
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Non-Fire 
Fixed property use: Street/Road