New Orleans Fire Department

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New Orleans Fire Department
NewOrleansFireDepartmentLogo.png
Operational area
Country  United States
State  Louisiana
City New Orleans
Agency overview[1][2]
Established December 15, 1851 (1851-12-15)
Employees 656 (2014)
Annual budget $96,378,884 (2014)
Staffing Career
IAFF 632
Facilities and equipment[3]
Battalions 6
Stations 33
Engines 21
Trucks 6
Quints 1
Squads 2
Rescues 2
Tenders 2
HAZMAT 1
Airport crash 4
Fireboats 1
Rescue boats 2
Website
Official website
IAFF website

The New Orleans Fire Department provides fire protection and first responder emergency medical services to the city of New Orleans, Louisiana. The department serves 378,715 people living in a 350 square miles (910 km2) area, including 170 square miles (440 km2) of water.[4]

History[edit]

The NOFD got its start in April of 1829 when a group of men organized a volunteer fire department.[1] The volunteer organization was known as the Firemen's Charitable Association, a title that would remain for 62 years until the first paid fire-fighting force, the New Orleans Fire Department, came into existence on December 15, 1891. Chief Engineer Thomas O'Connor, the first leader of the volunteers, stayed on to become the first Chief of the New Orleans Fire Department.[1]

Stations and apparatus[edit]

As of May 2015, below is a complete listing of all fire station and apparatus locations in the city of New Orleans.

Neighborhood Engine Truck Special Chief District
Irish Channel Squirt 1 EMS Support Unit 6 [5]
Central Business District Rescue 2, Squad 2 District 2 2 [6]
Eastern New Orleans Squirt 4 4 [7]
Gentilly Engine 6 3 [8]
Tremé Rescue 7, Squad 7, HazMat 2 [9]
Desire Area Engine 8 Water Tender 3 3 [10]
Faubourg Marigny Engine 9 3 [11]
Eastern New Orleans Engine 10 4 [12]
Gentilly Engine 12 3 [13]
Lakeview Engine 13 5 [14]
Central Business District Squirt 14 2 [15]
Uptown Engine 15 6 [16]
Central City Squirt 16 Ladder 8 2 [17]
Algiers Engine 17 8 [18]
Lakeview Engine 18 5 [19]
Algiers Point Engine 20 8 [20]
St. Bernard Squirt 21 5 [21]
Bywater Quint 24 3 [22]
Carrollton Engine 25 Ladder 7 6 [23]
Mid-City Engine 26 Ladder 9 District 5 5 [24]
Gentilly Squirt 27 Ladder 11 Command Unit, Rescue Boat 27 District 3 3 [25]
French Quarter Engine 29 2 [26]
Venetian Isles Engine 31 Water Tender 2, Rescue Boat 31 4 [27]
Algiers Engine 33 Ladder 6 8 [28]
Mid-City Engine 35 5 [29]
Eastern New Orleans Engine 36 Ladder 13 District 4 4 [30]
Eastern New Orleans Engine 37 4 [31]
Uptown Engine 38 District 6 6 [32]
Lower Ninth Ward Engine 39 3 [33]
Algiers Squirt 40 District 8 8 [34]
Michoud Engine 45 Mini-Pumper Unit 4 [35]
Louis Armstrong New
Orleans International Airport
Fox 2, Fox 5, Fox 7, Fox 8 4
Michoud Fireboat 805 "Blaze" 4 [36]

Notable incidents[edit]

Hurricane Katrina[edit]

Main article: Hurricane Katrina

Hurricane Katrina made landfall in Louisiana on August 29, 2005. The effects of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans included 1,464 deaths, 80% flooding of the city, and many burned buildings.[37]

See Also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "History". New Orleans Fire Department. Retrieved 18 May 2015. 
  2. ^ "Budget" (PDF). New Orleans Budget Office. Retrieved 18 May 2015. 
  3. ^ "Stations". New Orleans Fire Department. Retrieved 18 May 2015. 
  4. ^ "Superintendent of the NOFD". NOFD. Retrieved 2010-01-30. 
  5. ^ "Squirt 1". Greater New Orleans Fire Photos. Retrieved 15 May 2015. 
  6. ^ "Rescue 2/Squad 2/Car 502". Greater New Orleans Fire Photos. Retrieved 15 May 2015. 
  7. ^ "Squirt 4". Greater New Orleans Fire Photos. Retrieved 15 May 2015. 
  8. ^ "Engine 6". Greater New Orleans Fire Photos. Retrieved 15 May 2015. 
  9. ^ "Squad 7/Hazmat/Rescue 7/ Car 210". Greater New Orleans Fire Photos. Retrieved 15 May 2015. 
  10. ^ "Engine 8". Greater New Orleans Fire Photos. Retrieved 15 May 2015. 
  11. ^ "Engine 9". Greater New Orleans Fire Photos. Retrieved 15 May 2015. 
  12. ^ "Engine 10". Greater New Orleans Fire Photos. Retrieved 15 May 2015. 
  13. ^ "Engine 12". Greater New Orleans Fire Photos. Retrieved 15 May 2015. 
  14. ^ "Engine 13". Greater New Orleans Fire Photos. Retrieved 15 May 2015. 
  15. ^ "Squirt 14". Greater New Orleans Fire Photos. Retrieved 15 May 2015. 
  16. ^ "Engine 15". Greater New Orleans Fire Photos. Retrieved 15 May 2015. 
  17. ^ "Engine 16/Ladder 8". Greater New Orleans Fire Photos. Retrieved 15 May 2015. 
  18. ^ "Engine 17". Greater New Orleans Fire Photos. Retrieved 15 May 2015. 
  19. ^ "Engine 18". Greater New Orleans Fire Photos. Retrieved 15 May 2015. 
  20. ^ "Engine 20". Greater New Orleans Fire Photos. Retrieved 15 May 2015. 
  21. ^ "Squirt 21". Greater New Orleans Fire Photos. Retrieved 15 May 2015. 
  22. ^ "Quint 24". Greater New Orleans Fire Photos. Retrieved 15 May 2015. 
  23. ^ "Engine 25/Ladder 7". Greater New Orleans Fire Photos. Retrieved 15 May 2015. 
  24. ^ "Engine 26/Ladder 9/Car 505". Greater New Orleans Fire Photos. Retrieved 15 May 2015. 
  25. ^ "Engine 27/Ladder 11/ Car 503/ Command Center". Greater New Orleans Fire Photos. Retrieved 15 May 2015. 
  26. ^ "Engine 29/Car 500/ Headquarters". Greater New Orleans Fire Photos. Retrieved 15 May 2015. 
  27. ^ "Engine 31". Greater New Orleans Fire Photos. Retrieved 15 May 2015. 
  28. ^ "Engine 33/Ladder 6". Greater New Orleans Fire Photos. Retrieved 15 May 2015. 
  29. ^ "Engine 35". Greater New Orleans Fire Photos. Retrieved 15 May 2015. 
  30. ^ "Engine 36/Ladder 13/ Car 504". Greater New Orleans Fire Photos. Retrieved 15 May 2015. 
  31. ^ "Engine 37". Greater New Orleans Fire Photos. Retrieved 15 May 2015. 
  32. ^ "Engine 38/Car 506". Greater New Orleans Fire Photos. Retrieved 15 May 2015. 
  33. ^ "Engine 39". Greater New Orleans Fire Photos. Retrieved 15 May 2015. 
  34. ^ "Engine 40/Car 508". Greater New Orleans Fire Photos. Retrieved 15 May 2015. 
  35. ^ "Engine 45". Greater New Orleans Fire Photos. Retrieved 15 May 2015. 
  36. ^ "Fireboat Blaze". Greater New Orleans Fire Photos. Retrieved 15 May 2015. 
  37. ^ Parry, Ryan (September 3, 2005), "MISSISSIPPI BURNING: Pollution hell as fires, explosions and oil spills follow the hurricane", The Daily Mirror, retrieved September 20, 2006