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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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May 26, 2024 | From New Orleans Fire Department


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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May 20, 2024 | From New Orleans Fire Department

Update: Victim Found Following Investigation of One Alarm Residential Fire

The body of an adult male was located inside the scene of this morning’s one alarm fire (2606 Gordon St.), at approximately noon today. The victim was found following a collaborative search conducted by New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) Fire Investigators and Special Operations personnel, the New Orleans Police Department, the Louisiana State Fire Marshal along with special cadaver locating dogs provided by Louisiana Search and Rescue and Mercy Search and Rescue.

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May 20, 2024 | From New Orleans Fire Department

NOFD Investigates One Alarm Residential Fire in the Lower Ninth Ward

On Monday, May 20, 2024, at 5:26 a.m., New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) personnel were dispatched to investigate the smell of smoke in the area of Galvez St and Fats Domino Blvd in the Lower Ninth Ward. While investigating a second dispatch was received to investigate smoke seen near Benton and Law Streets. 

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May 19, 2024 | From New Orleans Fire Department

NOFD Assists with the Evacuation of Four Residents During Two-Alarm Fire

On Sunday, May 19, 2024, at 3:48 p.m., the New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) was dispatched to the report of fire in the 1500 block of St. Bernard Ave. Arriving to the scene at 3:53 p.m., the working fire was located in the 1500 block of Marais St., two blocks away.

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May 17, 2024 | From New Orleans Fire Department

Victims Rescued from Overturned Motorhomes Following Overnight Storm

On the evening of Thursday, May 16, 2024, at 11:46 p.m., the New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) responded to a call reporting several persons possibly trapped inside of overturned recreational vehicles (RV) following overnight storms accompanied by severe winds. 

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April 15, 2024 | From New Orleans Fire Department

Update on Three Juvenile Fatalities Suffered at Two-Alarm Fire

On Thursday, April 11, 2024, the New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) received notification that the case involving the fire deaths of three (3) children at 4911 America Street on October 18, 2023, was brought to close with the guilty plea of their father.  

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