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June 10, 2006

Are We Going to Have to Support Our Own Fire Dept.?

Filed under: New Orleans — Tags: — Morwen Madrigal @ 1:52 am

Well, almost two weeks into Nagin’s new term, and NOFD is getting screwed.

The firefighters at Engine House No. 12 on Franklin Avenue have been in living together in a trailer that had been supplied by the city while their living quarters were gutted. But on Thursday, the city contacted Engine House No. 12, along with four other companies living in similar situations, and informed them that their trailers were being repossessed.”

We have had eight fires in two days. Most of our city is made of wood. Our water pressure sux, and these guys and gals are our heroes.

My challenge to all: I’m going to make a huge meal for the Firehouse on Elysian Fields at I-10 once a week. My thanks for their work. Anyone else want to adopt a station, show their thanks? Such a little amount of time, and yet it will be appreciated so much.

Who’s in?


  1. Awesome idea! If I lived there I would so be in! You are so right about how hard those firefighters have and are working. Dedication.

    Comment by Jennifer — June 10, 2006 @ 1:57 pm

  2. Thanks for pointing that out, I didn’t notice it getting any attention in the paper. Although, I remember earlier stories about it being a potential problem. Sorry, don’t know what I can do to help, though

    Even at post-K prices, how much can the monthly payment on five trailers be? Sorry to clutter up your comments with my pet peeves, but that’s why I keep wanting somebody to take a hard look at the city budget–even some of the seemingly smaller ticket items. I’m pretty sure that I know one place where the money could be found.

    Comment by bayoustjohndavid — June 12, 2006 @ 11:39 pm

  3. Look David,

    Bring them food, show support.We need NOFD.

    I’m going after the city government this week. They will answer me. I scare the sh*t out of them.

    I’m an asshole from Hell.

    Comment by Morwen Madrigal — June 13, 2006 @ 8:54 am

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