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The Katrina Files: Thomas Howley, NOFD, On Safety Measures Taken During Search & Rescue Missions

Thomas Howley, Captain, New Orleans Fire Department, on safety measures taken during search and rescue missions.

Interview by Mark Cave for The Historic New Orleans Collection, April 28, 2006.


The Katrina Files feature the perspectives of first responders who worked in New Orleans in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Created by The Historic New Orleans Collection with the collaboration of WWNO, the series draws from oral history interviews conducted with members of local, state and federal response agencies. The more than 500 interviews that were done as part of this project form one of the most substantial historical resources on the storm’s painful and chaotic aftermath in New Orleans.

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