Gordon Cagnolatti, District Chief, New Orleans Fire Department, discusses the creation of the West Bank compound — which came to be known as the “Katrina Hilton” — where the NOFD regrouped after the flood waters rose.
Interview by Mark Cave for The Historic New Orleans Collection, January 24, 2006.
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu 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.
Timothy A. McConnell was named the New Orleans Fire Department's new Superintendent in a press conference held at City Hall on Wednesday.
McConnell, a 29-year veteran of the department, is the NOFD's 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.