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  • Louisiana Firefighter Briefly Trapped in Rollover

    Posted: September 27th, 2011

    A DeSoto firefighter was briefly trapped after his fire truck rolled over early Tuesday morning, according to The Shreveport Times.The unidentified firefighter was responding to a blaze on Lake Road when the crash occurred at Starks and Woodland Drive at approximately 12:30 a.m.

  • New Orleans Fire Union Pushes for EMS Runs

    Posted: September 27th, 2011

    NEW ORLEANS -- The New Orleans Fire Fighters Association wants the city to change how it responds to medical emergencies, but Mayor Mitch Landrieu said he will make his decision when he lays out his budget next month. With more than 400 members in 33 station houses across the city, the New Orleans Fire Department touts its ability to battle blazes, and now, it's saying firefighters also want to handle all of the city's emergency calls.

  • Two Children Die in Louisiana House Fire

    Posted: September 12th, 2011

    CROWLEY, La. -- State Fire Marshal Butch Browning said a wood-frame home caught on fire in Crowley that claimed the lives of two children while they were sleeping early Sunday morning. At 3:43 a.m., the Crowley Fire Department said crews responded to a fire at 210 West 8th St. Browning said that 4-year-old Tah' Jay Robinson was taken to American Legion Hospital where she later died, while 2-year-old Micah Johnnie died at the scene.

  • Crash Claims La. Firefighter on Medical Call

    Posted: September 4th, 2011

    A Jackson Parish volunteer firefighter died Saturday afternoon while responding to a call for medical assistance, reports KNOE.com.The responder was identified as 22 year-old Christopher Peterson from Jonesboro.Peterson was driving a 1998 Dodge utility truck from the Ward Four Fire Protection District and was traveling south on Siloam Church Road when he failed to negotiate a curve, the news station reports. The truck ran off the road and struck an embankment and several trees.

  • 4-Alarmer Hits Former New Orleans School

    Posted: June 18th, 2011

    NEW ORLEANS -- The New Orleans Fire Department said it battled a four-alarm fire at a former school early Saturday afternoon. Crews were called to 3801 Monroe Street at about 11:30 a.m. The building, currently owned by First Line Schools, was home to New Orleans Charter Middle School before Hurricane Katrina.

  • New Orleans Firefighters Hurt in Four-Alarmer

    Posted: June 17th, 2011

    NEW ORLEANS -- New Orleans firefighters are investigating a four-alarm fire at the home of former Mayor Dutch Morial. The fire started shortly before 5 a.m. Friday. No one was home at the time. Family members told WDSU the home was under renovation so Morial's wife, Sybil, could move back in. Two firefighters were treated for heat exhaustion at the scene, but their injuries are not serious. Investigators do not know how it started.

  • Teamwork in Action

    Posted: May 24th, 2011

      We’ve all been there. You’ve had a major fire in a large abandoned building with an unknown number of transients living in it. You know that at least 20 people were in the building when the fire started, but you saw only five come out during firefighting operations. You must check it out – even though it means taking four or five...

  • Flashover Injures 4 New Orleans Firefighters

    Posted: May 22nd, 2011

    NEW ORLEANS -- The New Orleans Fire Department said four firefighters were injured Saturday morning while trying to contain a blaze in Lakeview. A contractor working on a neighbor's home alerted the homeowner of seeing smoke coming from the foundation and attic of a house at the 300 block of 12th Street in Lakeview, NOFD said. The homeowner immediately called 911, and NOFD said it dispatched six units carrying 20 firefighters to the scene at 7:21 a.m.