News & Updates
December 08, 2016
The New Orleans Fire Department would like to remind all citizens with this upcoming period of cold weather we will experience, not to compromise their safety in an effort to keep warm. Below is a list of Winter Fire Safety Tips to keep in mind:
November 30, 2016
On Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 5:16 a.m. the New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) began what proved to be a very busy morning. It began with the NOFD receiving a 9-1-1 call reporting a fire in the 6800 block of Mayo Blvd.
November 28, 2016
On Monday, November 28, 2016 at 7:07 p.m. the New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) received a 9-1-1 call reporting a fire in the 2100 block of Calhoun St., a neighborhood adjacent to Tulane and Loyola Universities.
November 22, 2016
Turkey Fryer Safety
A longtime food favorite in New Orleans the delicious deep-fried turkey has quickly grown in popularity thanks to celebrity chefs such as Emeril Lagasse and Martha Stewart. There are some dangers when attempting to prepare this holiday delicacy.
November 22, 2016
Tuesday morning at 3:46 a.m. the New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) received a 9-1-1 call reporting a fire in a commercial structure at the corner of Elysian Fields Ave and Robert E. Lee Blvd. NOFD firefighters arrived on the scene of the Buttermilk Drop Bakery, located at 6220 Elysian Fields Ave, at 3:53 a.m. Upon arrival flames were already through the roof with most of the bakery’s interior already fully involved, a second-alarm was struck shortly after at 4:05 a.m.
November 14, 2016
On Sunday, November 13, 2015 at 11:45 p.m., the New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) received a 9-1-1 call reporting a fire with the possibility of persons trapped at a New Orleans East apartment complex located at 10500 Hayne Blvd.
November 04, 2016
Daylight-saving time ends Sunday, November 6th and once again the New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) would like to remind area residents, to test your smoke alarms and change the batteries in your hard-wired smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.
November 02, 2016
On Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 11:01 a.m. the New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) received a 911 call reporting a fire in the 700 block of Teche St. in the Algiers Point neighborhood.
October 10, 2016
It's time for Fire Prevention Week, and from October 9th-15th the New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) has joined forces with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the American Red Cross (ARC) and the Louisiana State Fire Marshal (LSFM) to inform local residents about checking smoke alarm expiration dates with its 2016 campaign of “Don’t Wait, Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years”.
September 30, 2016
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On Friday September 30, 2016 at 7:22 p.m. the New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) received a 9-1-1 call reporting a fire with possible persons trapped in the 1300 block of Sere St.