City of New Orleans, LA

03/08/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 03/08/2018 18:06

City Breaks Ground on New NOFD 4th District Headquarters

'I am excited to break ground on this new state-of-the-art NOFD 4th District Headquarters for the City's firefighters to keep us safe,' said Mayor Landrieu. 'Just like our community, our first responders deserve the best. They are committed and do great work for the people of New Orleans.'

Housing Engine 36 and Ladder 13, the new two-story, four-bay NOFD 4th District Headquarters will include:

  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) - accessible ramps and elevators
  • Personal Protective Equipment and Apparatus rooms
  • Kitchen and Pantry rooms
  • Senior Command offices and dorm rooms
  • Nine individual staff rooms
  • Individual restrooms with showers
  • Locker room
  • Laundry room
  • Fitness room
  • Day room and Dining area
  • 20 parking spaces
  • Outdoor patio

Additionally, the NOFD 4th District Headquarters will include stormwater management amenities including permeable paving in the parking areas and landscaped bio swales. Additionally, this headquarters is designed to withstand major inclement weather events and allows for a quicker post event response.

NOFD Chief Tim McConnell said, 'The New Orleans Fire Department works diligently to serve the residents of New Orleans and keep everyone safe. We are looking forward to the new and improved 4th District Headquarters with enhanced resources for our firefighters.'

Capital Projects Administration Director Vincent Smith said, 'Capital Projects is honored to participate in the rebuilding New Orleans especially the spaces that house our first responders. This new facility will provide our firefighters with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities that will enhance their ability to protect and serve the residents of our great City.'

Lake Bullard Resident Lisa Stafford said, 'We are so happy to have another example of the revitalization of the East. Our proud men and women of NOFD deserve a state of the art facility such as the one to be built.'

Funding for this project comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recovery dollars. It was designed by the Lachin, Oubre' & Associates and will be constructed by Construction.