Chief John Lane is a native of Shreveport, Louisiana. He was born and raised in the Allendale Community. He is the father of three children. Chief Lane is the son of Mrs. Wanda Simpson and the late Mr. Stanley Lane.
Chief Lane has 24 years of experience with the Shreveport Fire Department. Chief Lane began his interest in the department as a youth by participating in the department’s Explorer Scout Program that was implemented by Retired Fire Chief Dallas Green. Chief Lane began his official career with the department in 1991. Chief Lane has been upwardly mobile and has a proven passion for fire/ems, special operations training, firefighter safety, and the fire service at large.
Chief Lane has served in operations as firefighter and fire engineer/paramedic, the EMS Division and the department’s USAR Task Force team as a plans manager and currently serves on the department’s Incident Management Team. Chief Lane also advocates and supports disaster awareness and training for our citizens by serving as the Louisiana State Advocate for Fire Corp. through the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness. Chief Lane serves on the LSU-FETI Certification Advisory Committee as the region 3 representative. Chief Lane graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in 1987 and Southern University Shreveport in 2007 with an Associate’s Degree in Safety and Hazmat. Chief Lane received his certificate in Fire Service Management in 2010 Southern University Shreveport and Wiley College in 2011 with a degree in Organizational Management. Chief Lane holds certifications in the following areas national Registry of EMT-Paramedic, Louisiana Bureau of EMS Instructor, IFSAC FFII, IFSAC Instructor II, IFSAC Safety Officer, IFSAC Fire Officer,
Chief Lane is a member of the International Association of Fire Chiefs, National Fire Protection Association, the Louisiana Fire Chiefs’ Association, and the Alumni of the National Fire Academy. Chief Lane believes that his faith and trust in the Lord, coupled with his strong will and determination to make his community first and to serve with honor, integrity and respect for all will allow him to provide the service required to serve the citizens of Shreveport as its Chief Training Officer.