fire department http://wwno.org en Timothy McConnell Named New Superintendent Of The New Orleans Fire Department http://wwno.org/post/timothy-mcconnell-named-new-superintendent-new-orleans-fire-department <p>Timothy A. McConnell was named the&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">New Orleans Fire Department's new&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Superintendent in a press conference held at City Hall on Wednesday.</span></p><p>McConnell, a 29-year veteran of the department, is the NOFD's&nbsp;eleventh superintendent since its founding as a modern firefighting organization in December 1891. McConnell joined the department in 1984 as a 22-year-old, according to information provided by the city, and rose through the ranks quickly.</p> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 23:24:21 +0000 Jason Saul 39275 at http://wwno.org New Fire Station Designed for Flood-Prone Venetian Isles http://wwno.org/post/new-fire-station-designed-flood-prone-venetian-isles <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">New Orleans officials have broken ground for a new $3.6 million fire station designed to serve an area not protected by levees.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The city says the new Alba Road Fire Station in the Venetian Isles area will replace a smaller facility that was 30 years old when it flooded during Hurricane Katrina in 2005.</p> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 01:55:59 +0000 The Associated Press 26918 at http://wwno.org New Thibodaux Station to Serve Hospital, College http://wwno.org/post/new-thibodaux-station-serve-hospital-college <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A new fire station planned for Thibodaux will serve residences, a hospital and Nicholls State University.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The founders of Acadia Plantation donated 1.5 acres of land for the station, which the Thibodaux Volunteer Fire Department has been planning for years.</p> Wed, 09 Jan 2013 14:00:00 +0000 The Associated Press 26479 at http://wwno.org Morgan City Gets a New Fire Truck http://wwno.org/post/morgan-city-gets-new-fire-truck <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The Morgan City Fire Department has taken delivery on a new fire truck from Ferrara Fire Apparatus in Holden.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Fire Chief Morris Price <a href="http://bit.ly/VodNwm" target="_blank">tells the Daily Review</a>&nbsp;he picked up the truck on Dec. 27.</p> Tue, 08 Jan 2013 18:00:00 +0000 The Associated Press 26474 at http://wwno.org Downtown New Orleans Hotel Evacuated for Fire http://wwno.org/post/downtown-new-orleans-hotel-evacuated-fire <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A downtown New Orleans hotel was evacuated Saturday after a fire in a fourth-floor laundry room. No injuries were reported.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The fire started Saturday evening after 6 p.m. at the Intercontinental Hotel on St. Charles Avenue, a few blocks southeast of the French Quarter.</p> Mon, 07 Jan 2013 13:02:57 +0000 The Associated Press 26437 at http://wwno.org St. Tammany Fire District Picks Medical Director http://wwno.org/post/st-tammany-fire-district-picks-medical-director <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Dr. Fredro Knight has been appointed medical director for St. Tammany Parish Fire Protection District 4, which operates in the Mandeville area.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;"><a href="http://bit.ly/Volbb1" target="_blank">The Times-Picayune reports</a>&nbsp;he will oversee all aspects of the districts emergency medical services.</p> Mon, 07 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +0000 The Associated Press 26387 at http://wwno.org Fire damages abbey in St. Tammany http://wwno.org/post/fire-damages-abbey-st-tammany <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The state fire marshal say a fire broke out early Wednesday morning in the dormitory of the St. Joseph Abbey in St. Tammany Parish where 65 people were sleeping.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Fire Marshal Butch Browning said one person suffered smoke inhalation. Otherwise, he said everyone safely evacuated the building after alarms went off.</p> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 21:07:22 +0000 The Associated Press 20758 at http://wwno.org Hubig's Factory Destroyed in Fire http://wwno.org/post/hubigs-factory-destroyed-fire <p>A taste of New Orleans has gone up in smoke. The Hubig&rsquo;s pie factory was destroyed in a five-alarm fire. Fri, 27 Jul 2012 21:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 16683 at http://wwno.org Lightning Hits Assisted Living Facility http://wwno.org/post/lightning-hits-assisted-living-facility <p>An employee at a Covington-area assisted living facility is being credited with preventing a major fire after lightning struck the building. St. Tammany Parish fire officials say Kory Buras ran back inside to grab a fire extinguisher after he saw lightning strike the building the other day. No one was hurt.</p> Fri, 06 Jul 2012 16:07:59 +0000 The Associated Press 15227 at http://wwno.org Grand Caillou fire chief on paid leave http://wwno.org/post/grand-caillou-fire-chief-paid-leave <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">GRAND </span>CAILLOU<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">,&nbsp;</span><font color="red" style="font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">La.</font><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">&nbsp;&mdash; The Grand < Sat, 28 Apr 2012 20:15:32 +0000 The Associated Press 9703 at http://wwno.org