News

Our Next Monthly Meeting

Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, May 1st, at the Deutsches Haus located at 1700 Moss St. on Bayou St. John at 7pm.

Congratulations!

Matthew Spector is our new Vice-President! Be careful what you wish for, you just might get it! Hello

Crawfish Boil

This year’s Crawfish Boil will be held on Saturday, May 4th starting at 12 Noon. The usual crew will be doing the boiling. It will be held at Chief Jay Fielding’s camp, 312 Fifth St., Pass Christian, MS 39571. His phone number is 504-388-0174. There were 4 Chiefs in the Association that retired this past year. They will be receiving plaques for their years of service.

Rock & Bowl

Set for Saturday, June 29th from 6:30pm to 9pm. The band “Mixed Nuts” will be playing. We will have the “finger food” option for food. We will have 2 lanes for bowling. The cost will be $10 per head. We have to give them a count by June 24th. Chief Steve Schmitt is handling the RSVP’s. He can be reached only by e-mail at nofdsteve@yahoo.com or you can text him at 504-258-5984.

Annual Awards Banquet

This year’s banquet will be held on Friday, July 12 at the Ridgeway – 2431 Metairie Rd. Stay tuned for more information.

Katrina Pay Update

We have completed mediation with the city for our back pay. We agreed to an amount that the city will pay us for our response to Katrina. We were able to get two extensions to get paid immediately, but we were unable to find another method for payment. The consent judgment was filed on 4/6/23 by the City so we are now in line for payment. The City attorney has indicated that the list for payment is 3 to 5 years long.

Watch “History of the New Orleans Fire Department with Nikki Caruso: The Formative Years, 1771-1922”

Nikki Caruso, daughter of Captain Barry Caruso (Ret) has done a lot of research on the early times of the NOFD. This is very interesting and you can see it on YouTube at https://youtu.be/9EWaGu5iCdM

You Can Now Pay Dues Online!

You can now use the Venmo QR below to pay your dues. Our dues have not gone up EVER! They remain the same since we became established in 1979. Monthly dues is $5.20 or you can pay for a full year for $62.40 You can still pay dues at any monthly meeting with a check or cash or if you have a NOFFCU account you can set up auto pay directly to us.