Local Newslouisiana

  • New Deliveries 4/13

    Article
    Posted: April 1st, 2013

    THE ST. PETE BEACH, FL, FIRE DEPARTMENT has taken delivery of an E-ONE Sidestacker 78-foot aerial built on an E-ONE Cyclone II chassis. Components include a 450-hp Cummins ISL engine, Allison EVS3000 transmission, 1,500-gpm Waterous CSU150 pump, 480-gallon water tank, 20-gallon foam tank, ALS compartment and eight-kilowatt Smart Power HR-8...


  • Tech Rescue: MILITARY SEARCH & RESCUE TEAMS

    Article
    Posted: December 1st, 2012

    In 1775, the military began protecting the United States from its foreign enemies. It has been almost 200 years since an invading army has penetrated the country’s shores. This has been due to the devotion to duty, self-sacrifice and sense of responsibility that the men and women of our armed forces have adhered to for centuries. Since their...


  • Five New Orleans Firefighters Fall Through Floor

    News
    Posted: October 8th, 2012

    Three firefighters and one captain fell through the floor of a second floor unit while another captain fell through the floor of a neighboring unit during an apartment fire Sunday morning.


  • TECHNICAL RESCUE: Louisiana USAR Task Force Trains in Canine-Lift Techniques

    Article
    Posted: March 1st, 2012

    By its very name, an urban search and rescue (USAR) task force must be able to search. The three standard search techniques are physical, technical and canine. All three have advantages and disadvantages that must be considered when a task force is deployed. Canines are especially useful when a large area must be covered. A search dog can be a...


  • New Orleans Responders Prepared for Mardi Gras

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    Firehouse.com News
    Posted: February 8th, 2012

    The New Orleans Carnival season is set to kick off on Friday and the city's primary EMS provider is prepared for a heavy load of calls leading up to Fat Tuesday.