Daniel Strickland from Nightwatch

Daniel Strickland

New Orleans Fire Department: Engine 16

Why I Decided to Become a Firefighter

I wanted to be a firefighter because I wanted a career that was both rewarding and exciting. The great thing about being a firefighter in New Orleans is that each day and each call brings a new adventure. Whether it’s a fire or medical emergency, you never know what will happen next. I also love the comradery with my fellow firefighters. I have made life-long friends with the guys I go to work with.


When I’m not at the firehouse I enjoy spending time with my family and being outdoors doing things like hiking, fishing, and camping.