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

9:00am—4:00pm
Monday—Friday

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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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February 10, 2024 | From New Orleans Fire Department

NOFD RESPONDS TO A TWO-ALARM HOUSE FIRE

On Saturday, February 10, 2024, at 8:59 p.m. the New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) was dispatched to 1720 N. Roman Street. Upon arrival, firefighters were confronted with a working fire in a single-story wood framed double with heavy flames in the rear of the dwelling.

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February 5, 2024 | From New Orleans Fire Department

The NOFD Responds to a Level 1 Haz-Mat Incident at Tulane University

On Monday, February 5, 2024, the New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) was dispatched to a reported chemical spill on the campus of Tulane University. 

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February 2, 2024 | From New Orleans Fire Department

NOFD Battles Three-Alarm Fire at 2031 Laharpe St

On Friday, February 2, 2024, at 1:11 a.m., the New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) was dispatched to a reported working fire in the 2000 block of Laharpe St. Arriving at 1:16 a.m., firefighters were confronted with a large, two-story, wood-framed, vacant commercial structure at, 2031 Laharpe St.,

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February 1, 2024 | From New Orleans Fire Department

Parade Route Safety Message From the NOFD

The New Orleans Fire Department would like to wish all a “Safe and Happy Mardi Gras”. With the weekend representing the beginning of our traditional two-week Carnival Season this is the perfect opportunity to share this important safety message with both residents and visitors. Below are a few things to keep in mind when out enjoying the parades:

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February 1, 2024 | From New Orleans Fire Department

Three Dogs Perish in One-Alarm Fire on Ursulines Ave

On Thursday, February 1, 2024, at 8:02 a.m., the New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) was dispatched to a call of dwelling on fire in the 2600 block of Ursulines Ave. The first NOFD unit arrived at 2635-37 Ursulines Ave at 8:07 a.m., finding an occupied two-unit dwelling with heavy smoke exiting the rear-right side of the residence.

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January 25, 2024 | From New Orleans Fire Department

Two Alarm Fire at 1226 Chartres Street

On Thursday, January 25, 2024, at 5:45 a.m. the New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) responded to a 911 call to an apartment building at 1226 Chartres Street.  The first company arrived on the scene at 5:50 a.m., reporting heavy smoke from a rear unit of the building which had ten apartments. 

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