New Orleans Public Library
Mayor Ernest N. Morial Photograph Collection
(Printed caption attached, source unknown) "The Watch Tower. While normally it is easy to spot firement at work, during Mardi Gras a lot of their involvement is behind the scene. The fire department's Training Division maps each parade. That's Chief John Riviere's job, pictured center. A parade coordinator, Captain Anthony Turley (l), and a communications officer, District Chief Wayne Kerth, monitor the parade's movement, providing on-the-scene reports. This gives the fire department enough flexibility to determine where to stop a parade if an emergency warrants it, and where to direct the engines."