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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Fire Suppression

The Fire Suppression Division comprises the largest departmental division of NOFD.

Fire Suppression Responsibilities

  • Responding to fires, performing suppression functions and assuring complete extinguishment.
  • Managing Hazardous Materials emergency responses
  • Implement the medical first responder program, which assures rapid response to any citizen with medical need within the city

Suppression companies are the first on scenes of fires. Once on-site, they secure the scene, attempt to identify the hazard, and inform Haz Mat Unit of what the incident entails while they are still in route. 

Fire Suppression Priorities

​The priorities of Fire Suppression are life safety, incident stabilization and property preservation. Fire Suppression members regularly participate in daily inspections, fire safety educational programs and numerous other fire-related duties.

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Last updated: 1/15/2015 12:26:20 PM

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