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Mayor Mitch Rolls Out 2016 Budget

On Thursday (10.14), Mayor Mitch visited the Council Chambers to unveil his budget for the 2016 fiscal year. The 593 million dollar proposal marked a 10.4 percent increase from 2015’s proposal. Common sources of civic grousing such as crime, infrastructure, and the Mayor’s feuds with Sheriff Gusman and the firefighters topped the highlight reel.

NOFD Says Don't Be a Hoser, Be Safe on the 4th

It's the Fourth of July which means lots of fire. It's also time for the New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) to weigh in with their annaul reminders about safety. First and foremost, NOLA's Bravest urge citizens to leave the pyrotechnics to the pros. The guys with the hoses also remind locals that reckless grilling can sometimes end in disaster especially after a few frosties.

Fireboat Blaze Pulls Collegiate Sailors From Lake

Sometimes college students don’t know when Mardi Gras is over. Three days after Ash Wednesday (2.21), a pair of women from University of Notre Dame had some trouble during the Mardi Gras Regatta. Fortunately, the New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) was on the scene.

Smoke Out: NOFD Pushes Alarms in Central City

Today, the New Orleans Fire Department is continuing their aggressive campaign to increase fire alarms in the city. Fire Superintendent Timothy McConnell and members of the New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) will be canvassing Central City to promote the devices.

Detection Protection: NOFD Distributing Free Batteries

The clock are falling back this weekend which means an extra hour to sleep (or party). However, New Orleans’ Bravest are taking the opportunity to help prevent blazes. On Saturday (11.1), The New Orleans Fire Department will be distributing free batteries for smoke alarms.

NOFD Mourns Troy Magee

The New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) is mourning one of their own. On Sunday (10.26), Fire Captain Troy Magee passed away. Magee was a 13 year old veteran with numerous commendations.

Royal Crush

French Quarter Building Collapse in Photos

A three story building partially collapsed at 808 Royal Street near the corner of St. Ann Street on the afternoon of Oct. 21. Water spewed from broken pipes as onlookers stood aghast at the historic facade's demise. The Fire Department and NOPD blocked off the street to control the scene. Remarkably, no one was hurt.

NOFD Announces Annual Almanac of Alarm Avoidance

Holiday time brings joy, gifts, music... and fires. According to the New Orleans Fire Deaprtment cold weather is a common time for accidental fires. As a preemptive measure, the NOFD issues an annual list of tips dealing with common causes of combustion such as space-heaters, smoking, and open flames.

Lee, Part Three

Mayor's Tropical Storm Presser LiveBloged

Sept. 4, 2011

CBD - Once again, we put the Labor Day BBQs on hold, and head over to City Hall for Mayor Mitch's Tropical Storm Lee update. In attendance will be the usual suspects, NOPD Chief Serpas, Fire Department Chief Parent, and reps from Entergy, SWB, et al.

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