NOFD http://wwno.org en New Orleans Submits Legislative Agenda To Baton Rouge http://wwno.org/post/new-orleans-submits-legislative-agenda-baton-rouge <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New Orleans Mayor Mitch </span>Landrieu<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has released his wish list for the current session of the State Legislature. Items requested by City Hall include a tax increase for public safety and a more aggressive approach to clearing blighted property.</span></p><p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 55548 at http://wwno.org 5-Alarm Bywater Fire Damages Homes, Warehouses http://wwno.org/post/5-alarm-bywater-fire-damages-homes-warehouses <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The New Orleans Fire Department battled an early morning five-alarm fire in the city's </span>Bywater<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;"> neighborhood.</span></p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 14:05:14 +0000 The Associated Press 43261 at http://wwno.org 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