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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

News & Updates

October 03, 2013

Fire Prevention Week "Prevent Kitchen Fires"

– It's time for Fire Prevention Week, and from October 6-12 the New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) is joining forces with the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to remind local residents to ‘Prevent Kitchen Fires.' During this year's fire safety campaign, fire departments will be spreading the word about the dangers of kitchen fires--most of which result from unattended cooking—and teaching local residents how to prevent kitchen fires from starting in the first place.


October 02, 2013

Two-Alarm Fire in the Treme Neighborhood of New Orleans

 – Wednesday, October 02, 2013 at 3:50 p.m. the New Orleans Fire Department was dispatched to a residential fire at 1129 N. Robertson, in the historic Treme neighborhood outside the French Quarter. 

October 02, 2013

One-Alarm with Injury at 1688 Claiborne Ave Determined to be Simple Arson

Wednesday, October 3, 2013 a New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) company officer injured his back when he fell through the floor of an abandoned dwelling while performing suppression activities during a one-alarm fire at 1688 N. Claiborne Ave. 

September 30, 2013

Fires Along Railroad Tracks Exhaust NOFD Manpower in New Orleans East

Monday, September 30, 2013 at 12:25 p.m. the New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) responded to a report of a fire on the railroad tracks that run alongside the levee in the 7100 block of Hayne Blvd. in New Orleans East. 

September 26, 2013

Three Alarm Fire in the 1000 Block of Decatur St.

Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 7:20 a.m. the New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) was dispatched to a report of a fire at 1011 Decatur St. The first company arrived on the scene at 7:23 a.m., finding heavy smoke throughout the second and third floor of this three-story restaurant building, but they were unable to find the source of the smoke. 

September 05, 2013

Five-Alarm Fire at 2816-2828 Urquhart Street

On Thursday, September 05, 2013 at 1:10AM, the New Orleans Fire Department responded to a working fire at 2816-2828 Urquhart Street. 


August 31, 2013

New Orleans’ First Female Firefighter Dies

Kathy Wilkerson, New Orleans’ first female firefighter died today Saturday, August 31, 2013 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin from complications from cancer. 

August 07, 2013

One Alarm, one male sustained smoke inhalation

On Tuesday, August 06, 2013 at 04:24 am, the New Orleans Fire Department responded to a working fire for 2816-2828 Urquhart Street.  An unknown caller stated a house was on fire and people may be trapped and then hung up.

July 14, 2013

Three-Alarm Fire at Apartment Complex in New Orleans East

Sunday, July 14, 2013 at 12:11 p.m. the New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) was dispatched on a call of smoke in the area of 12151 N. I-10 Service Rd., the Windrun Apartments, in New Orleans East. 

July 10, 2013

Chief Timothy McConnell Appointed 11th Superintendent of the NOFD

Congratulations to Chief Timothy McConnell on being appointed the 11th Superintendent of the New Orleans Fire Department.

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