New Iberia Fire Department

New Iberia Fire Department New Iberia Fire Department Chief Gordan Copell
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The New Iberia Fire Department is committed to the safety of the citizens of New Iberia. Our main goals are the promotion of fire safety awareness and prevention and suppression of fires.

Operating as usual

City of New Iberia
06/12/2020

City of New Iberia

Main Street program holding event this month
06/05/2020
Main Street program holding event this month

Main Street program holding event this month

The New Iberia Main Street Program is putting on an event later this month to signal to New Iberia lovers that downtown is back.

City of New Iberia
06/04/2020

City of New Iberia

NewIberia Main Street
06/03/2020

NewIberia Main Street

Please join us Saturday, June 20, 2020 for a special downtown event on Main Street from 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm. Businesses including restaurants, retail shops, jewelry, interior decor, books, gifts, cakes, clothing boutiques, sweets, professional services and more! For your listening pleasure, music by the “Bunk Johnson Jazz Band,” will be in Bouligny Plaza from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm.

Funding for this event is provided by Louisiana Main Street as a "Community Support Grant," sponsored by the New Iberia Main Street Program, and hosted by the City of New Iberia.

SHARE the news….and please SUPPORT your LOCAL businesses! #onlylouisiana #NewIberiaMainStreet #NewIberiaStrong

Louisiana Main Street
05/29/2020

Louisiana Main Street

NewIberia Main Street
05/29/2020

NewIberia Main Street

Louisiana Main Street
05/18/2020

Louisiana Main Street

May is Preservation Month!

To celebrate, Louisiana Main Street is highlighting a different Main Street community each day. Today we are featuring New Iberia, Louisiana!

New Iberia was founded in 1779 by a band of Spanish settlers under the direction of Don Francisco Bouligny and was originally named "Neuva Iberia." It was incorporated in 1839 as the "Town of Iberia," and in 1847 the charter was amended, and the name changed to New Iberia. During the antebellum period, the town achieved importance as a port due to the flourishing steamboat trade on such industries as sawmills, a sash and blind factory, a shingle mill, brick factories, a foundry, and rice mills.

The New Iberia National Register Commercial Historic District is in the center of downtown New Iberia. The district is where all major stores, financial institutions, governmental buildings, entertainment venues, offices, and transportation centers are located signifying its regional importance. The district includes one national landmark, Shadows-on-the-Teche. Bouligny Plaza is at the center of downtown and George Rodrigue Park is also being developed downtown.

There are many annual events in downtown New Iberia, including Books Along the Teche Literary Festival, El Festival Espanol de Nueva Iberia, Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival, and World Championship Gumbo Cookoff. You will want to visit year round to explore the home of Dave Robicheaux, the fictional character made famous in James Lee Burke's novels!

Our Lights Are On Downtown! Staycation in Louisiana and travel Main to Main! #onlylouisiana #maintomain #wearemainstreet

Teche Area Festival and Farmers' Market
05/16/2020

Teche Area Festival and Farmers' Market

Saturday May 16th. 7am until we sell out. Come early.

City of New Iberia
05/15/2020

City of New Iberia

Mayor Freddie DeCourt and New Iberia City Councilmember Marlon Lewis, giving back to their community. A very special THANK YOU to the Boys & Girls Club of Acadiana and to all volunteers!

#NewIberiaProud #CityofNewIberia

05/13/2020
City of New Iberia

City of New Iberia

PUBLIC NOTICE...City of New Iberia's recycling will return on Monday May 18th.

City of New Iberia
05/12/2020

City of New Iberia

City of New Iberia Mayor Freddie DeCourt provides to citizens the following:

City of New Iberia
05/12/2020

City of New Iberia

Mayor Freddie DeCourt, City of New Iberia shares the following update:

City of New Iberia
05/07/2020

City of New Iberia

Mayor Freddie DeCourt and New Iberia City Council members support local businesses. The article as it appeared in the Daily Iberian newspaper on Wednesday, May 6, 2020.

New Iberia City Council meetings can be viewed by "live streaming" every 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 5:30pm on http://www.cityofnewiberia.com or http://www.facebook.com/CityofNewIberia

Boys & Girls Clubs of Acadiana
05/07/2020

Boys & Girls Clubs of Acadiana

Thank you to everyone who showed up in New Iberia today! Meals were distributed to all who came out! Thanks to our amazing partners Three O'clock Project for the 5000 boxes of meals! Check back for information on the next Grab and Go locations.

City of New Iberia
05/06/2020

City of New Iberia

City of New Iberia...RESOLUTION NO. 20-30 DECLARING THE MONTH OF MAY, 2020 AS COMMUNITY CLEANUP MONTH.

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Mayor and Council declare the month of May, 2020 as Community Cleanup Month, and will request that the citizens of New Iberia do their part in this spring cleaning event in order to keep our City clean and beautiful.

Cane River Pecan Company
05/05/2020

Cane River Pecan Company

Because mom sure can’t eat a bouquet of flowers...

Surprise her with the best pecans ever!

Cane River Pecan Company is proud to be family-owned and family-oriented.

Get 10% off all natural pecans with code: CRUNCH 📦 until May 31✨ #caneriverpecan

Preservation
05/05/2020

Preservation

Everyone is working really hard getting ready to bring TACO TUESDAYS And WINE WEDNESDAY as soon as everything is set up

Allains Jewelry
05/05/2020

Allains Jewelry

Shopping for Mom? These Corkcicle ice chest backpacks and canteens are a must-have! Pair them with the gold-filled aqua hoops and lariat necklace by eNewton & you’re sure to win this Mother’s Day!

Jolie Fleur Florist
05/05/2020

Jolie Fleur Florist

Mother’s Day , your favorite nurse. Let us create that special arrangement ❤️

Teche Area Festival and Farmers' Market
05/05/2020

Teche Area Festival and Farmers' Market

Come on over we have a few veggies!

The Garden Shed
05/04/2020

The Garden Shed

Working on a new batch of Caribbean Red and Thai Chili pepper jelly.

The New Pelicans on the Bayou
05/02/2020

The New Pelicans on the Bayou

**BAYOU FRONT SEATING BEGINS TODAY**

1.PLACE YOUR ORDER BY PHONE
2.PICK-UP YOUR ORDER BY DRIVE-THRU
3.SELF SERVICE SEATING ON OUR BAYOU SIDE DECK

364-8677

Preservation
05/01/2020

Preservation

Who’s ready for the MERGE?? New Iberia is getting the best of 2 restaurants what could be better ??

Opening date to be announced- SOON

City of New Iberia
05/01/2020

City of New Iberia

A MESSAGE.... Mayor Freddie DeCourt, City of New Iberia to the citizens.

New Iberia Fire Department's cover photo
04/30/2020

New Iberia Fire Department's cover photo

City of New Iberia
04/29/2020

City of New Iberia

PRESS RELEASE....City of New Iberia, Mayor Freddie DeCourt.

City of New Iberia
04/28/2020

City of New Iberia

The Teche Area Farmer's Market/Festival will OPEN on Saturday, May 2, 2020 at 7:00am - 11:00am; and again on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 from 2:00pm - 6:00pm, and continue their regular days & times.

We ask that you please maintain social distancing and wear your mask. We THANK YOU for shopping local!

#NewIberiaStrong #ShopLocal #NewIberiaMainStreet

04/28/2020
City of New Iberia

City of New Iberia

A message from Mayor Freddie DeCourt to all citizens of New Iberia.

City of New Iberia
04/22/2020

City of New Iberia

Mayor Freddie DeCourt shares information with the citizens of New Iberia. The article appeared in today's Daily Iberian.

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Joe I appreciate you taking the time to make the speech you did not get to read at the 9/11 event . And as your Assistant Chief, I appreciate you and your dedication to our Department. So I would like to share it with everyone else. My Name is Captain Joe Foret, I have been a firefighter with New Iberia Fire Department for 10 years. I was asked to speak today about what happened 18 years ago today, mostly from a firefighter’s point of view. Following a terrorist attack on the twin towers of the world trade center, the FDNY immediately sprung into action, responding to what seemed like an impossible task. Dispatch records showed the first set of trucks that responded did within seconds of the first plane strike, because they saw as did most of the city as it happened and didn’t wait until they were dispatched to head that way. Within a short time the city called in about half of the trucks and personnel from the entire city, and still managed to maintain coverage of the entire city. 121 Engines, 62 Ladder trucks and many ambulances, rescue units and chiefs. Almost immediately they took on the task of setting up a fire attack, which meant climbing the stairs to the fire floor which was about 80 flights of stairs, quickly rescue and evacuate thousands of office workers, evaluate the safety of the building, stay clear of all the falling debris falling from the building…. And the list goes on and on. A second plane into a second tower doubled their workload. As the fires intensified, they had another problem arise. People who were trapped by the fire were starting to jump from the windows to escape the heat and smoke, estimates are well over 200 lives were lost this way. Then things went from really bad to a whole lot worse. Without any warning, the first building collapsed and the second not far behind that. Thousands of lives were lost in those collapses, including 8 Paramedics, 60 police officers, and 343 firefighters. Many more were critically wounded both physically and mentally. Following the collapse, the city had a huge plume of smoke, dust and debris which stood in the way of reaching survivors in the rubble. Very few were found in the days, weeks and months that followed. “ working the pile” is what the duty of digging thru all the rubble became known as searching for survivors, bodies, evidence and even still putting out fire. Little did they know that task would make many more 9/11 heroes very sick. The FDNY also had the monumental task of figuring out who was inside the building, who made it out, and notifying so many families that their hero wasn’t coming home. Members who survived describe the guilt of surviving the event, as so many didn’t. and the way they were changed by the horrors they saw, and having to see up close so many brothers killed. Firefighters consider their coworkers to be family because we spend so much time together, and our bond is forged thru our dangerous work. One of the firemen from New York that I met a couple years ago, when I asked him to share his feelings on this time of year was that it is still very hard time to remember, they get together and share stories, have a mass at the firehouse in Brooklyn but he still feels broken from all he witnessed. Since 9/11 firefighters have found many ways to remember their lost brothers and sisters with memorials, events and such. One is a what we call a stair climb. They usually attract people from all over. I attended one of these in New Orleans a few years ago. Each climber is given a card on a lanyard, with the name and picture of a FDNY member that they climb in honor of. I was given Firefighter Brian McAleese. He worked for Engine 226 in Brooklyn. After the climb, I was curious about finding more about Brian. He came from a long line of firemen in his family. He Had 4 young children. One of them was about to be baptized in a few days. He wasn’t even supposed to be on duty that day, but agreed to work for a sick friend. He was awesome guy, a family guy who would literally give you the shirt off his back. I try to carry a little of Brian with me everywhere I go. I met Brian’s sister thru facebook and I asked her to tell me more about those days when her family lost Brian. She said the department thought he was alive, because there was so much misinformation and his family was all together until he came home, eventually Brian’s brother in law was a police officer found out Engine 226 did respond so the family all stayed together in vigil as they waited to hear what happened. That is just one story of 1 guy. All of those heroes had a story, a family, many had young children. Many words have been used to describe the 9/11 heroes of that day… What is a hero? Hero is defined as a person who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities. Valor is great courage in the face of danger, especially in battle. Sacrifice is an act of giving up something valued for the sake of something else regarded as more important or worthy… yeah that seems about right, for the heroes of 9/11. In the fire service, we always have each other’s back. We are our brother’s keeper. When a structure fire reaches the point where it is no longer safe, and building collapse or structural failure seems likely, we notify everyone inside that it’s time to evacuate, first on the radio, but sometimes its hard to hear the radio. Then we use the air horn on the truck. 3 Long blasts notifies everyone on scene to clear the building ( 3 long blasts from truck off in distance) Please join me in a moment of silence for all the lives lost, for the 343 and my buddy Brian.
Shift 3 with NIFD completed a walk through a few days after the Fremin’s incident to see the actual layout of the scene. Totally different thought's on this when you can actually see. Some may look at this and view it as a total loss. When looking at the bigger picture of this, 3/4 +or- of the total structure was saved by responding crews. Building construction, deployed sprinkler system in other sections of the building and commitment of all personnel on hand had a huge part of preserving property and ensuring all occupants were safely out of the structure. It's not often when NIFD, IPFD and all other responding departments work together at such a complex fire scene. As a Captain with NIFD, I want to personally thank every fire personnel that responded to this scene. From the firefighters that may have made it as nozzle man on the tip of an attack line, to the personnel running back and forth filling much needed SCBA bottles. We all had our part and worked together as a unified team to contain the fire. I would also like to tip my hat on the professionalism displayed by incident commanders Asst. Chief R. Benson and Chief G. Bonin in this rare occasion. Your combined years of service and dedication to personnel on scene were utilized in making sound decisions. At the end of the day the scene was terminated with everyone going home safely. All personnel should pat yourself on the back on a job well done....