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The NOFD has a long history of dedicated service to the New Orleans community and this continues today. The number of fires and the manner in which we deal with fires have changed over time, so it makes sense that our duties have evolved to adapt to this change. However, our 20-year-old NOFD mission statement remains the same:

“The NOFD will respond to all emergency situations in the City of New Orleans to protect and save life and property. Further, the Department will strive to reduce the incidence of fire and the loss of life and injuries to civilians and fire personnel.”

As you can see our mission is to protect the community from the devastating effects of fire. Of course, one of those methods is to extinguish them but, we are more cost-effective when we are “proactive” in preventing them. Therefore our ultimate goal is to prevent as many fires as possible and put into place systems which allow for the earliest detection of fires rather than simply waiting until they occur. We do this to avoid greater loss of life, property and potential injuries to both firefighters and the residents we serve.

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New Orleans Fire Department

(504) 658-4700
317 Decatur St New Orleans, LA 70130 View on map



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The New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) is a multi-response, professional fire protection agency with a classification of “Class 1” representing exemplary commitment to building code enforcement.

The NOFD covers 299 square miles of Greater New Orleans serving approximately 364,000 residents and is one of the best and most unique fire departments in the nation.


Free Smoke Alarm Installation

We will install smoke alarms free of charge to the community.   NOFD officers will come to your home and install as many smoke alarms as needed in a residence. Batteries will also be replaced in the smoke alarms of elderly or physically challenged persons who cannot change their batteries themselves.

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March 31, 2024 | From New Orleans Fire Department

Early Morning Fire Destroys Two Properties in the Seventh Ward

On Sunday, March 31, 2024, at 4:26 a.m., the New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) responded to a 911 call reporting a fire near the 1800 block of N. Galvez St. Arriving on the scene at 4:31 a.m., firefighters found a large abandoned two-story, multi-unit dwelling, at the corner of N. Johnson and St Anthony Streets, already heavily involved in fire.

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March 28, 2024 | From New Orleans Fire Department

Two-Alarm Fire Causes Damage to Three Homes on Hickory St.

On Thursday, March 28, 2024, at 11:02 a.m., the New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) responded to a report of a fire at a home in the 7800 block of Hickory St. The first of sixteen NOFD apparatuses, supported by forty-seven Fire Operations personnel, arrived at 7812 Hickory St. at 11:07 a.m. 

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March 27, 2024 | From New Orleans Fire Department

NOFD Battles Two-Alarm in the 1500 Block of North Broad

On Wednesday, March 27, 2024, at 9:50 p.m., the New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) was dispatched to a reported residential fire in the 1500 block of N. Broad St. The first NOFD Fire Operations unit arrived on the scene at 9:54 p.m.,

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March 22, 2024 | From New Orleans Fire Department

NOFD Recruit Class R-03-23 Graduation

Today the city of New Orleans and the New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) held a promotion ceremony for NOFD Recruit Class R-03-23. Recruit Class R-03-23 consisted of twenty New Orleans Fire Department recruits and two St. Bernard Fire Department recruits, who endured a twenty-four-week training regimen focusing on all aspects of firefighting,

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March 18, 2024 | From City of New Orleans

City of New Orleans Hosts Readiness Event to Enhance Public Safety during Special Major Events

 In partnership with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)’s Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office (CWMD), the City of New Orleans is hosting a multiday readiness event from Monday, March 18 through Friday, March 22. The purpose of this initiative is continuous collaboration, preparedness and improvements for local, state and federal first responders to address tactical, radiological, nuclear and chemical scenarios and to enhance future operations.  

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March 14, 2024 | From New Orleans Fire Department

NOFD Extinguishes Two-Alarm Fire in Algiers

On Thursday, March 14, 2024, at 9:36 a.m., the Orleans Parish Communications District (OPCD) dispatched the New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) to a reported dwelling fire at 2900 Pittari St. in Algiers. 

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