New Louisville Fire Station No. 10 Unveiled in Beechmont

South Louisville’s Metro Fire Station No. 10 was unveiled by Mayor Greg Fischer and Congressman John Yarmuth today in the Beechmont neighborhood. The station will be located directly next to the old station at 510 West Ashland Avenue. The two buildings will eventually be connected, with older 1924 station being used for storage, said Captain […]

Fire Department Adds Four 'Pumper' Trucks

Four new fire trucks have been added to the fleet of the Louisville Fire Department. The trucks are called ‘pumper’ trucks, and carry water hoses and extra horsepower to pump water. They also have a 500-gallon water tank. Fire Chief Greg Frederick says the trucks were built to the department’s specifications. “These pumpers were designed […]

Officials Urge Fire Safety As Blackout Continues

Fire officials in Louisville say there’s been a spike in structure fires since the ice storm struck the area Tuesday night. McMahan Fire District Chief Paul Barth says many of those blazes have been in suburban homes that have lost electricity. “Some of these fires can be attributed to fireplace fire. folks are trying to […]

Hearing On Firehouse Closure Set For January 20

A Jefferson Circuit Judge has set a January 20th hearing date on a request by some residents of Old Louisville for an injunction to force Metro Government to re-open the Engine 7 firehouse. The 138 year old building was shuttered yesterday. Mayor Jerry Abramson last month ordered that the firehouse be closed to help reduce […]

Local Officials Mark National Fire Prevention Week

Fire departments across Jefferson County are marking National Fire Prevention Week with an appeal to citizens to make sure they have working smoke detectors and take other precautions to protect themselves and their families. Louisville Fire Chief Greg Frederick says too many people are still turning a deaf ear to such pleas. “Each year we […]