News & Updates
May 03, 2013
Today, the City of New Orleans announced that New Orleans Fire Department Superintendent Charles Parent is retiring this summer. Parent, who has been on medical leave, will remain Superintendent at this time and will serve until a replacement is chosen
April 12, 2013
Friday morning, April 12, 2013 a mother and four children were alerted by a neighbor allowing them to escape a two alarm fire at 1316, 1318 Teche Street, resulting in a one-year old being transported by EMS to a local hospital for smoke inhalation.
April 10, 2013
Wednesday, April 10, 2013, the New Orleans Fire Department responded to an alarm at 1801 Magnolia Street. The first arriving company reported smoke showing and requested additional units. Firefighters evacuated 38 residents and traced the origin of the fire to a mattress in one of the apartments.
April 10, 2013
Four workers were treated and transported to area hospitals after home they were attempting to raise collapsed.
April 05, 2013
On Friday, April 5, 2013 at 09:54 pm, the New Orleans Fire Department responded to a call of a fire at Raising Cane Restaurant located at 4009 Behrman Highway in Algiers, LA. Firefighters arrived on the scene to find the restaurant heavily involved in fire.
April 01, 2013
Late Monday evening at 10:52 pm the New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) received a 911 call reporting smoke coming from a building located at 2431 Clio St. The first company arrived on the scene at 10:58 pm, finding heavy smoke pumping out of a brick office building and one metal warehouse building already fully involved in flames.
March 31, 2013
Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 4:48pm the New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) was dispatched on a report of a residential fire at 1347 Esplanade Ave., the corner of Esplanade Ave. and N. Villere St., in the Treme neighborhood of New Orleans. The first company arrived on the scene at 4:52pm, finding a three-story antebellum that had long been converted into a 5-unit apartment building, with heavy smoke coming from the windows near the front of the building on all floors.
March 27, 2013
Wednesday morning, March 27, 2013 a neighbor in the 2000 block of Josephine St forced entry into a unit of a one-story shotgun double at 2004-06 Josephine St. to save eight toddlers, approximate ages 3-5.
March 25, 2013
Monday, March 25, 2013 at 05:24 am, the New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) responded to a 911 call for 327 North Miro at Bienville street. First arriving companies found this 1 story, 6 unit shotgun style dwelling, fully involved with fire extending through windows.
March 15, 2013
Friday, March 15, 2013 at 06:35 am, the New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) responded to a 911 call for 223 North Broad at Bienville street. When firefighters arrived on the scene, fire had already extended to the second floor of this vacant two story wood frame structure and had broken the roof line; a second alarm was struck immediately.