Ryan Bergeron, Chief
City of Kenner
2226 Williams Boulevard
Kenner, Louisiana 70062
Telephone: (504) 468-4000
FIRE HYDRANT INSPECTION AND TESTING BEGINS!
Testing the fire hydrants in Kenner is important for many reasons, such as: ensuring they work properly in an emergency; confirming that the water pressure is consistent as well as the right flow for the water pipes supplying the area; and to test fire fighting capabilities in the area served by each hydrant.
The hydrant flow testing and inspection is a requirement of the Property Association of Louisiana (PIAL), the agency that inspects and grades fire departments in the state. The testing will last approximately two (2) months.
In order to inspect the more than 2,900 fire hydrants in the city, Kenner firefighters will doing tests and inspections seven (7) days a week until the work has been completed.
The Kenner Fire Department has made a video to explain how all 2,919 hydrants throughout the city are being tested in the coming weeks - visit the fire hydrant page by using the side navigation link to see the explanation video, hydrant testing maps (date-sorted), and to learn more about this community safety aspect of KFD's public safety responsibilities.
ONGOING FIRE DEPARTMENT OPERATIONS
The City of Kenner Fire Department is committed to working together with other agencies to ensure the safety of Kenner’s residents as well as businesses. More than 3,500 Americans die each year in fires and approximately 18,300 are injured. An overwhelming number of fires occur in the home. Not only is it the responsibility of the Kenner Fire Department to provide safety to the City as first responders, but also to educate the public regarding fire safety and prevention.
Our mission is to always to be prepared both mentally and physically to assist the public in the areas of fighting fire, medical assistance, hazardous materials, all man-made and natural emergencies, and fire prevention. It is our goal to protect life and property through preparation, education, prevention, response and mitigation. In performing our daily tasks and while on emergency incidents, we will always be professional and courteous to one another, the persons we are assisting, and the general public.
In pursuing our Mission, we commit to these Guiding Principles:
· To always treat our citizens with courtesy and respect.
· To work towards improving the quality of service that we provide through training and keeping physically fit.
· To treat one another, as members of the Kenner Fire Department, with fairness, dignity, courtesy, respect and strive to achieve the highest level of professional and personal growth and development.
· To always be reminded that we are all individuals. As many individuals, we make-up ONE Fire Department and will work as one complete unit.
· As members of the Kenner Fire Department, we will take personal responsibility in attaining organizational goals and pride in our work.
The City of Kenner Fire Department offers the following programs to the citizens of Kenner:
· We visit schools to teach Fire Safety Programs, such as Stop, Drop and Roll and Learn Not to Burn.
· We visit businesses to teach fire safety in the work place.
· We conduct Fire Station Tours to scout groups, civic groups, schools, church groups, and others.
CITY OF KENNER DEMOGRAPHICS
Size: 15 square miles
Location: Metropolitan area west of New Orleans
Modes of transportation through City: New Orleans International Airport is located in Kenner. Interstate 10, several major railroads and the navigable waterways of the Mississippi River (barge and shipping) and Lake Pontchartrain are also critical infrastructure transportation mechanisms in and around the city.
TYPES OF CALLS
- Structure Fires
- Rescue children from locked cars
- Medical (all vehicle accidents with extrication and back-up to EMS Service)
- Vehicle Fires
- Rubbish Fires
- Ground Cover Fires
- Hazardous Materials Incidents
- Water Rescues
- Miscellaneous (Unknown Odors, Power Lines, Hurricanes, etc.)
Click here to view the Firefighter Compensation Study.