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… Continue reading New Louisville Fire Station No. 10 Unveiled in Beechmont
Fire departments as well as alarm companies and the mayor’s office are launching an education campaign aimed at promoting alarm system maintenance. Mayor Jerry Abramson says about a fourth of all fire calls are to false alarms, and each one costs the city money.
Louisville fire stations Saturday will pay tribute to the emergency workers who died in the September 11th terror attacks.
Firefighters at all 21 stations will receive a tribute message on their radios, then lower their flags to half staff for the rest of the day.
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… Continue reading Fire Department Adds Four 'Pumper' Trucks
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… Continue reading Officials Urge Fire Safety As Blackout Continues
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… Continue reading Hearing On Firehouse Closure Set For January 20
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… Continue reading Local Officials Mark National Fire Prevention Week