Fire and EMS Continue to Look for Common Ground in Subcommittee

Louisville’s Merger 2.0 Task Force subcommittee on fire and EMS met on Tuesday. As the Oct. 1 deadline for recommendations nears, the two departments are struggling to find common ground. The subcommittee meeting was at times contentious. Fire and EMS have different opinions on how to proceed with the conversation about possible changes to either… Continue reading Fire and EMS Continue to Look for Common Ground in Subcommittee

Fire and EMS Discuss Efficiency and Effectiveness

The Louisville Merger 2.0 fire and EMS subcommittee met for over two hours on Monday. It began with a presentation by Louisville Metro EMS. It highlighted the agency’s use of new technology and its increased revenue over the past few years. But the agency still relies on fire departments to be first responders, said Walter… Continue reading Fire and EMS Discuss Efficiency and Effectiveness

Explosion Injures Worker, Damages Factory

Firefighters were called to a Louisville plant after an explosion there today (THURSDAY). WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. The explosion happened just after noon inside Nuplex Resins, a Louisville factory on Crittenden Drive, and injured one worker. It happened as a large kettle was being cleaned with solvents and caused a flash fire. Henry Ott is… Continue reading Explosion Injures Worker, Damages Factory

Portland Residents Tour New Firehouse

The Portland neighborhood in Louisville is about to get a new firehouse. Fire Chief Greg Frederick led residents this morning on a tour of the new facility. He says the new firehouse will replace a station that is more than 100 years old. “In the old station you had the workbenches, locker rooms, and everything… Continue reading Portland Residents Tour New Firehouse