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  • New Orleans Responders Prepared for Mardi Gras

    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.

  • Louisiana Firefighter Dies After Battling Blaze

    Posted: December 4th, 2011

    A Livingston Parish firefighter died Saturday morning after experiencing a medical emergency shortly after battling a house fire.Firefighter Scott Osenenko, 45, with Fire Protection District No. 4 responded to 9673 Florida Boulevard around 4 a.m. on the first arriving engine and worked for nearly 20 minutes removing people from danger and...

  • Three-Alarmer Tears Through La. Frat House

    Posted: October 9th, 2011

    A three-alarm fire burned at a fraternity house near Tulane University Sunday morning, sending 21 New Orleans Fire Department units to the scene.The fire broke out at the Zeta Psi house at 716 Broadway before sunrise. Arriving firefighters reported flames coming from the back of the two-story structure and immediately sounded a second alarm.A third alarm was called in once firefighters were able to gain entry and noted that the fire had made its way to the attic.

  • 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.