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Saint Bernard Parish Fire Department Oral History Interviews

 
Higher Level Record: MSS 571
Call Number: MSS 571.10
Title: Saint Bernard Parish Fire Department Oral History Interviews
Creator: The Historic New Orleans Collection (collector)
Date of Creation: 2006 April-May
Extent: 21 interviews, 21 transcripts
Object Name: oral histories (document genres)
digital audio
Collection Type: Oral Histories
Language: Materials entirely in English.
   
Scope and Content: This series consists of 21 oral history interviews with members of the St. Bernard Parish Fire Department. Interviewees describe their experiences as first responders to Hurricane Katrina. They recall conducting search and rescue operations with little outside help for more than a week in St. Bernard Parish. All interviews have been transcribed.
Arrangement: Interviews within this series are arranged alphabetically by interviewee.
Notes: Interview with [name of interviewee], [date of interview], for the Through Hell and High Water: Katrina's First Responders Oral History Project, Mss 571, Williams Research Center, The Historic New Orleans Collection.
Multimedia: The Katrina Files: The St. Bernard Parish Fire Department's Heroic Efforts (WWNO "The Katrina Files" radio segment)
Restrictions: Interviews in this series are open for consultation.
See Collection Level record for detailed restriction statements regarding access and use.
Requesting: Please provide the reference staff with the manuscript call number.
   
Collection Theme(s): Katrina
Subjects: AmeriCorps (U.S.) -- More information
Calcasieu Parish (La.) Sheriff's Office -- More information
Vancouver (B.C.) Urban Search and Rescue. Canada Task Force One -- More information
United States Coast Guard -- More information
International Association of Fire Fighters -- More information
St. Bernard Parish (La.) Sheriff's Office -- More information
St. Bernard Parish Fire Department -- More information
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
Andrew Jackson Fundamental High School (Chalmette, La.)
Arabi (La.)
BellSouth--Emergency Command Center (Chalmette, La.)
Chalmette (La.)
Chalmette High School (La.)
Chalmette Medical Center (La.)
Domino Sugar Refinery-Emergency Command Center (Arabi, La.)
ExxonMobil Corp.--Emergency Command Center (Chalmette, La.)
Frederick J. Sigur Civic Center--Emergency Command Center (Chalmette, La.)
Meraux (La.)
Murphy Oil USA, Inc.--Meraux Refinery--Emergency Command Center (La.)
Saint Bernard Parish (La.)
Saint Bernard High School (Violet, La.)
Saint Bernard Manor (Meraux, La.)
Saint Bernard Parish Government Complex (Chalmette, La.)
Saint Bernard Parish Prison (Chalmette, La.)
Violet (La.)
Chain of command.
Communications -- Failures.
Cost and standard of living.
Dead.
Fear.
Fire departments -- Equipment and supplies.
Fire fighters.
Floods -- Louisiana.
Helicopters in search and rescue operations.
Hospital buildings -- Evacuation.
Housing rehabilitation.
Hurricane Katrina, 2005.
Hurricane Katrina, 2005 -- Search and rescue operations.
Rumor.
Survival skills.
Related Artwork &
Artifacts:
The St. Bernard Parish Fire Department's Heroic Efforts 2020.0045.2.7
Lower Level Records: MSS 571.10.1; Oral history interview with Edward Appel, 2006 April 17, Item Level.
MSS 571.10.10; Oral history interview with Gregg Felger, 2006 May 3, Item Level.
MSS 571.10.11; Oral history interview with Barry Hadley, 2006 May 3, Item Level.
MSS 571.10.12; Oral history interview with Leon Lea, 2006 May 3, Item Level.
MSS 571.10.13; Oral history interview with Shane Lulei, 2006 April 25, Item Level.
MSS 571.10.14; Oral history interview with Rene Martinez, 2006 May 3, Item Level.
MSS 571.10.15; Oral history interview with Mark Melancon, 2006 April 17, Item Level.
MSS 571.10.16; Oral history interview with Ross A. Miller, 2006 April 25, Item Level.
MSS 571.10.17; Oral history interview with Rodney J. Ourso, 2006 April 25, Item Level.
MSS 571.10.18; Oral history interview with Brandon Pigg, 2006 April 17, Item Level.
MSS 571.10.19; Oral history interview with Ross Serigne, 2006 May 3, Item Level.
MSS 571.10.2; Oral history interview with Michael Binder, 2006 May 3, Item Level.
MSS 571.10.20; Oral history interview with Richard "Dick" Steele, 2006 April 25, Item Level.
MSS 571.10.21; Oral history interview with Thomas Stone, 2006 April 17, Item Level.
MSS 571.10.22; Oral history interview with Raul D. Vallecillo, 2006 May 3, Item Level.
MSS 571.10.23; St. Bernard Fire Department: Before and After Katrina, File Level.
MSS 571.10.24; St. Bernard Parish Fire Department Hurricane Katrina Documentation


, Sub-sub-series Level.
MSS 571.10.25; St. Bernard Parish Hurricane Katrina Videos, Sub-sub-series Level.
MSS 571.10.3; Oral history interview with Barry J. Boos, 2006 April 17, Item Level.
MSS 571.10.4; Oral history interview with Karl J. Bruder, 2006 May 3, Item Level.
MSS 571.10.5; Oral history interview with Chita Caimi, 2006 May 3, Item Level.
MSS 571.10.6; Oral history interview with Nick Campbell, 2006 May 3, Item Level.
MSS 571.10.7; Oral history interview with Allen R. Dahmer, 2006 May 3, Item Level.
MSS 571.10.8; Oral history interview with Glenn W. Ellis, 2006 April 17, Item Level.
MSS 571.10.9; Oral history interview with Eddie Estopinal, 2006 May 3, Item Level.
Accession Number: 2008.0102
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