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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

News & Updates

September 30, 2013

Fires Along Railroad Tracks Exhaust NOFD Manpower in New Orleans East

Monday, September 30, 2013 at 12:25 p.m. the New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) responded to a report of a fire on the railroad tracks that run alongside the levee in the 7100 block of Hayne Blvd. in New Orleans East. 

September 26, 2013

Three Alarm Fire in the 1000 Block of Decatur St.

Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 7:20 a.m. the New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) was dispatched to a report of a fire at 1011 Decatur St. The first company arrived on the scene at 7:23 a.m., finding heavy smoke throughout the second and third floor of this three-story restaurant building, but they were unable to find the source of the smoke. 

September 05, 2013

Five-Alarm Fire at 2816-2828 Urquhart Street

On Thursday, September 05, 2013 at 1:10AM, the New Orleans Fire Department responded to a working fire at 2816-2828 Urquhart Street. 


August 31, 2013

New Orleans’ First Female Firefighter Dies

Kathy Wilkerson, New Orleans’ first female firefighter died today Saturday, August 31, 2013 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin from complications from cancer. 

August 07, 2013

One Alarm, one male sustained smoke inhalation

On Tuesday, August 06, 2013 at 04:24 am, the New Orleans Fire Department responded to a working fire for 2816-2828 Urquhart Street.  An unknown caller stated a house was on fire and people may be trapped and then hung up.

July 14, 2013

Three-Alarm Fire at Apartment Complex in New Orleans East

Sunday, July 14, 2013 at 12:11 p.m. the New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) was dispatched on a call of smoke in the area of 12151 N. I-10 Service Rd., the Windrun Apartments, in New Orleans East. 

July 10, 2013

Chief Timothy McConnell Appointed 11th Superintendent of the NOFD

Congratulations to Chief Timothy McConnell on being appointed the 11th Superintendent of the New Orleans Fire Department.

July 07, 2013

Single-Vehicle Accident Claims the Lives of Two Off-Duty New Orleans Firefighters

New Orleans, LA - With deep regrets the New Orleans Fire Department announces that early Sunday morning on July 7, 2013 two off-duty New Orleans Fire Department members were involved in a motor vehicle accident in Long Beach Mississippi.

July 02, 2013

Three Alarm Fire Destroys Vacant Townhouse in New Orleans East

New Orleans, LA. – Tuesday, July 02, 2013 at 3:09 in the afternoon, the New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) was dispatched on a call reporting a dwelling on fire 6060 Boeing Dr. in New Orleans East. The first company arrived on the scene at 3:13 p.m. finding a two-story, unoccupied townhouse fully involved with connected exposures to the left and others in the rear of the initial fire building.

July 02, 2013

Barbecue and Fire Safety Press Release

The New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) would like to remind citizens, first and foremost, that the discharging of fireworks in Orleans Parish is illegal.

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