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

9:00am—4:00pm
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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.

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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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Latest News

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July 10, 2024 | From New Orleans Fire Department

Three-Alarm Fire Involving Storage Units at 311 W. Robert E. Lee Blvd

On Wednesday, July 10, 2024, at 2:37 p.m., the New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) was dispatched to a reported fire behind 318 Lake Marina Ave. Upon NOFD arrival to the scene at 2:42 p.m., it was determined that the actual fire involved a nine-unit storage building at 311 W. Robert E. Lee Blvd.

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July 9, 2024 | From New Orleans Fire Department

NOFD Battles Three Alarm Fire in the 2600 Block of Allen St.

On Tuesday, July 9, 2024, at 10:43 a.m., the New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) was dispatched to a reported residential fire in the 2600 block of Allen St. Arriving on the scene at 10:51 a.m., the first arriving NOFD unit struck a second alarm immediately. 

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July 6, 2024 | From New Orleans Fire Department

Family of Three Displaced by Two-Alarm Fire

On Saturday, July 6, 2024, at 8:57 pm, the New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) responded to a 911 call reporting a residential fire at 607 N. Salcedo Street.

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July 5, 2024 | From New Orleans Fire Department

Arrest Made at Two-Alarm Fire, 2617 Allen Street

On Wednesday, July 3, 2024, at 12:40 a.m., the New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) responded to a report of residential fire at the intersection of Allen Street and Hope Street. The Fire Company arrived at 12:46 am to find a one-story wood framed abandoned dwelling involved in fire, spreading to exposures and immediately struck a second alarm.

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July 2, 2024 | From New Orleans Fire Department

Have a Happy and Safe 4th of July

The New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) would like to wish all a Happy and Safe 4th of July! We also want to remind everyone that CONSUMER FIREWORKS ARE ILLEGAL IN ORLEANS PARISH. 

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May 26, 2024 | From New Orleans Fire Department

NOFD RESPONDS TO TWO ALARM APARTMENT FIRE

On Sunday, May 26, 2024, at 6:49 P.M. the New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) was dispatched to 7001 Bundy Road (Willowbrook Apartment Complex). Upon arrival, companies were confronted with fire coming through the roof of the third-floor apartment building.

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