NOFD Chief Blasts Union Leadership in Statement; Cancels Firefighter Vacations

February 11, 2020

Following a union boycott of voluntary overtime, New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) Superintendent Tim McConnel blasted New Orleans Fire Fighters Association (NOFFA) union leadership in a press conference. “Unfortunately, the union leadership has chosen to organize a job action at this critical juncture when the City of New Orleans is experiencing the catastrophe of the […]

Hard Rock Hotel Collapse: What We Know

October 12, 2019

On Saturday, the upper 6-10 floors of the Hard Rock Hotel, currently under construction at the intersection of S. Rampart and Canal Streets collapsed, killing one person and injuring at least 19 others. According to authorities, the 19 injured are all in stable condition, however, another three people are currently unaccounted for. Speaking at an […]

Eighteen Years and Still Yesterday

September 11, 2019

September 11, 2001. The day that changed the United States forever. The day that 2,997 people lost their lives as a direct result of terrorist action against the United States. But it didn’t end there. Since then over 16,000 responders have gotten sick as a direct result of their presence at the scene of the […]

NOFD Battling 5-Alarm Fire at Felicity and Baronne St.

March 25, 2019

The New Orleans Fire Department is battling a 5-alarm fire at Felicity and Baronne St. in Central City. The fire was reported around 5:30am in the 1800 block of Baronne St. and now includes two buildings. According to NOLA Ready, Baronne St. is closed from Felicity St. to Jackson Ave. Officials are requesting that people […]

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