New Iberia Fire Department

New Iberia Fire Department New Iberia Fire Department Chief Gordan Copell 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.
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Congratulations to our two new professional firefighters, William Hollier and Luke Kilchrist.  They graduated today from...
04/09/2021

Congratulations to our two new professional firefighters, William Hollier and Luke Kilchrist. They graduated today from the LSU FETI Academy!

Celebrating James Lee Burke
04/09/2021

Celebrating James Lee Burke

City of New Iberia
04/05/2021
City of New Iberia

City of New Iberia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CHIEF TODD D’ALBOR, NEW IBERIA POLICE DEPARTMENT, [email protected]

NEW IBERIA POLICE DEPARTMENT CELEBRATES NATIONAL PUBLIC SAFETY TELECOMMUNICATORS WEEK

April 5, 2021, New Iberia, LA – New Iberia Police Department is celebrating the second full week of April (April 11-17) as National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. This week, sponsored by the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International and celebrated annually, honors the thousands of men and women who respond to emergency calls, dispatch emergency professionals and equipment, and render life-saving assistance to the world’s citizens.

Recent events have highlighted the work of telecommunications professionals at the New Iberia Police Department. Our Communications Center moved from the 911 Center and into the New Iberia Police Department on August 6th, 2020. This united all uniform services under one roof and allowed all members of the department and citizens of the City of New Iberia immediate access to uniform services at one centralized location.

Mayor Freddie DeCourt has recognized National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week and honored the New Iberia Police Department’s staff by releasing an official proclamation.

“Everything great begins with excellent communication. The New Iberia Police Department has a select group of talented Communications Officers who manage answering emergency phone calls ranging from noise complaints to serious crime reports. Our Communications Officers are the lifeline of our department.”

- Chief Todd D’Albor

About the New Iberia Police Department Communications Center. The New Iberia Police Department currently employees nine Public Safety Telecommunicators, including a division supervisor, who are tasked with processing emergency calls from the citizens of New Iberia as well as the safety and well-being of those citizens and the officers that serve to protect this city, 24 hours a day/365 days a year. These telecommunicators take their duties seriously and go above and beyond to insure continued safety for everyone.

About National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. Every year during the second week of April, the telecommunications personnel in the public safety community, are honored. This week-long event, initially set up in 1981 by Patricia Anderson of the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office in California, is a time to celebrate and thank those who dedicate their lives to serving the public. It is a week that should be set aside so everyone can be made aware of their hard work and dedication.

APCO International® (www.apcointl.org)
APCO International is the world’s oldest and largest organization of public safety communications professionals and supports the largest U.S. membership base of any public safety association. It serves the needs of public safety communications practitioners worldwide - and the welfare of the general public as a whole – by providing complete expertise, professional development, technical assistance, advocacy and outreach.

For more information, visit www.npstw

City of New Iberia
03/22/2021

City of New Iberia

PUBLIC NOTICE....

City of New Iberia
03/19/2021

City of New Iberia

During a gathering of local and state officials at the Port of Iberia this morning, Mayor Freddie DeCourt takes an opportunity to thank Governor John Bel Edwards for moneys allocated toward dredging the Acadiana-Gulf of Mexico Access Channel.

Deeping the channels was one of the deciding factors in the Baton Rouge-based Turner Industries, one of the nation’s largest industrial construction firms, choosing the Port of Iberia as a new location, all of which will have a positive impact on the City of New Iberia.

Congratulations to Executive Director Craig Romero for his hard-work and the Port Board of Directors. In addition, we can never thank our Baton Rouge delegation enough for their continuous support of the Port of Iberia, and of our region’s economy development.

Mayor Freddie DeCourt, City of New Iberia

City of New Iberia
03/17/2021

City of New Iberia

City of New Iberia
03/15/2021

City of New Iberia

PRESS RELEASE (City of New Iberia)...

Books Along the Teche Literary Festival
03/06/2021

Books Along the Teche Literary Festival

📣CALLING ALL YOUNG ARTISTS AND DESIGNERS📣

The Books Along the Teche Literary Festival needs YOUR help creating a mascot! If you think you're up to the challenge, submit your design using the form below to the Books Along the Teche Book Store before noon on Saturday, March 27th! The winner will be announced at noon at the Children's Authors Fair in George Rodrigue Park on Saturday, April 10th!

Don't miss out on your chance to be a part of this fun, community event!

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City of New Iberia
03/04/2021

City of New Iberia

City of New Iberia
03/03/2021

City of New Iberia

Please join us in Historic Downtown New Iberia for an "Arts & Craft" night along Main Street. Businesses will be open, Artists and Crafters will be exhibiting their finest works just for you! For more information please e-mail [email protected] or call 337-369-2330.

City of New Iberia
03/03/2021

City of New Iberia

PLEASE SHARE...STUDENTS...you are welcome to sell anything that you've made by hand, photographed, (artwork) painted, crafted, grown as produce, or baked. For more information please e-mail [email protected] or call 337-369-2330.

City of New Iberia
03/02/2021

City of New Iberia

PUBLIC NOTICE....

City of New Iberia
03/02/2021

City of New Iberia

City of New Iberia
02/23/2021

City of New Iberia

The Acadiana Metropolitan Planning Organization
presents “Long Range Plan Update.”

A PUBLIC HEARING to provide input on
Transportation projects in Iberia Parish

March 3, 2021
from 5:oopm – 7:00pm
at the Sliman Theater, 129 E. Main St., New Iberia, LA>

PLEASE TAKE THE SURVEY:
https://survey.alchemer.com/.../Long-Range-Plan-Survey

02/16/2021
City of New Iberia

City of New Iberia

PUBLIC NOTICE:

From Republic Services:

We will have rear loaders supporting the side loaders to pick up the extra bags on Monday’s route to pick up the extra garbage that cannot fit in the container. Please do NOT stack it in top of the garbage container. Put it on the side far enough so that the truck arms do not grab and tear the bags.

Due to inclement weather conditions Republic Services will be suspending collection on Tuesday, February 16, 2021. Collection for the remainder of the week will resume as follows:

• Wednesday, February 17 – Tuesday Customers
Serviced
• Thursday, February 18, - Wednesday Customers
Serviced
• Friday, February 19 – Thursday Customers
Serviced
• Saturday, February 20 – Friday Customers
Serviced
• Monday, February 22 – All customers return to a
normal collection schedule

Please direct any questions to 337-369-2300 (ext. 1100). Thank you!

City of New Iberia
02/12/2021

City of New Iberia

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC....Because of the inclement weather predicted, the Teche Area Farmer's Market (Bouligny Plaza) usually held on Saturday mornings and Tuesday afternoon, will be postponed until next Saturday, February 20, 2021 starting at 7:00am.

City of New Iberia
02/12/2021

City of New Iberia

PUBLIC NOTICE...

City of New Iberia
02/12/2021

City of New Iberia

New Iberia Fire Department
02/05/2021

New Iberia Fire Department

New Iberia Fire Department's cover photo
02/05/2021

New Iberia Fire Department's cover photo

Our new fire trucks that were ordered last year have finally arrived!  We want to thank the Mayor, City Council Members ...
02/04/2021

Our new fire trucks that were ordered last year have finally arrived! We want to thank the Mayor, City Council Members and citizens of New Iberia.

NewIberia Main Street
01/22/2021

NewIberia Main Street

On Saturday, April 17, 2021 in conjunction with the Teche Area Farmer's Market, a (Junior) Farmer's Market will also take place from 8:00am - 12:00noon. Students from age 8-17 years are invited to participate along with a Guardian, 4-H Counsellor or other organizational representative who must be present throughout.

Junior participates will furnish their own space with folding table, chairs, signage and may sell either (home-grown) produce or (hand-made) items such as crafts, artwork, photography, baked goods, etc.

Forms to be completed, signed and returned may be obtained by e-mailing [email protected]. This event is sponsored by the New Iberia Historic District Commission, the New Iberia Main Street Program, and the New Iberia Downtown Alliance, Inc. (a 501c6 non-profit) at http://www.newiberiadowntown.com

#NewIberiaDowntown #ShopLocal #NewIberiaMainStreet #PreserveDowntown #CityofNewIberia

New Iberia Downtown Alliance, Inc.
01/22/2021

New Iberia Downtown Alliance, Inc.

PLEASE HOLD THE DATE....New Iberia Arts & Crafts Downtown event on Saturday, April 24, 2021 from 4:00pm - 7:00pm. The market will take place along both sides of East & West Main St. from the Shadows-on-the-Teche, 317 East Main St. to Cane River Pecan Company, 254 West Main St., around Bouligny Plaza and A&E Art Gallery, 335 W. St. Peter St.

Downtown businesses, artists, photographers, craft persons, musicians, and others please register by e-mailing [email protected] with contact information, and a brief description of your exhibit, so you can be listed on the map.

While the event will be held outdoors we are encouraging social distancing and wearing a mask. http://www.newiberiadowntown.com #NewIberiaDowntown #NewIberiaMainStreet #ShopLocal #ShopSmall #SupportYourLocalBusinesses

Teche Area Festival and Farmers' Market
01/17/2021

Teche Area Festival and Farmers' Market

16 vendors set up already and more on the way! Come get everything from Mary’s amazing pimiento cheese to Granny’s chili! Lots of vegetables too!!!

City of New Iberia
01/13/2021

City of New Iberia

▪ Homeowners and renters in Allen and Iberia parishes who suffered damages or losses as a result of Hurricane Delta may register for FEMA disaster assistance until Feb. 21.

▪ A FEMA Drive-thru Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open in Iberia Parish at Iberia Parish Airfield, New Iberia, LA, tomorrow Jan. 12, to assist Hurricane Delta survivors. The DRC is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

City of New Iberia
01/11/2021

City of New Iberia

City of New Iberia
01/09/2021

City of New Iberia

SWEARING IN CEREMONY....CONGRATULATIONS to Mayor Freddie DeCourt, City of New Iberia; Mayor Protem Ricky Gonsoulin; Brooke Marcotte, District 1; Marlon Lewis, District 2; David N. Broussard, Sr., District 3; Deidre Ledbetter, District 4; Deedy Johnson-Reid, District 5 and Dustin Suire, District 6 Councilmembers and Tony Migues, City Marshal.

City of New Iberia
01/04/2021

City of New Iberia

PUBLIC NOTICE....

New Iberia Police Department
01/01/2021

New Iberia Police Department

2020 has been one for the History Books. Covid and Hurricanes are 2 of the more prominent highlights to the challenges that Our Community faced, along with every other Community. History is, what it should be, an opportunity to learn from it and become a Better Community from what we have learned. One thing that can be learned, is that even in the Darkest of times, we can get through it together. We are Better Together! Even when Crime surfaced its face, Our Community came together with its Police Department and we worked together to deal with the crime issues. Although we still have work to do to continue this fight against Criminal Elements, we Commit to continue to utilize All Resources to Keep Our Community Safe!

2021 here we come. The New Iberia Police Department will be announcing an initiative next week that will show our Departments commitment to Our Community. It will be an “EPIC” announcement, stay tuned!

THANK YOU New Iberia for allowing us to Serve and Protect you! #newiberiastrong

City of New Iberia
12/21/2020

City of New Iberia

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I would like to beseech those who know me for your help. My cousin, Chris Leonard, is battling covid-19 in Saint Francis Hospital in Monroe Louisiana. Chris has dedicated his life to the protection of others as he is the fire chief for Ouachita Parish . He is presently on a ventilator and is in desperate need of the blood antibodies of the covid-19 virus. I would ask that you please copy and post this on your web pages. If you know of someone that has survive the covid-19 virus please pickup the phone and call them for their help. Please help me so that we do not lose another one of our wonderful Frontline protectors.
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....