Daily Dispatch: Kentucky News
Tackling Non-Emergency 911 Calls: College of Social Work Partners With Lexington Fire Department
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 10:58:52 -0800
While most patients dial 911 for emergencies, there are a quite a few who have a habit of making unnecessary calls — for something as simple as falling out of bed. The numbers are staggering. In 2017, paramedics with the Lexington Fire Department responded to 48,238 medical calls. Only 266 people accounted for 8.
- PUB DATE: 11/13/2018 10:58:52 AM - SOURCE: University of Kentucky
Fire hoses aimed to keep intruders from getting into Spencer County schools
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 03:08:43 -0800
A Kentucky school district has a new way of trying to keep students safe, all while using something old that would have been thrown out. Taylorsville Spencer County Fire District is donating its old fire hoses to schools in Spencer County. The hoses are cut into 6-inch to 8-inch sleeves, which can be used to cover door hinges and jam the doors.
- PUB DATE: 11/14/2018 3:08:43 AM - SOURCE: WDRB-TV Louisville
Memorial wall to first responders considered among improvements to downtown Louisville park
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 16:20:52 -0800
Louisville setup crews hung and strung lights Monday morning for the city's annual Light Up Louisville event at Jefferson Square Park. But the future of the park will come with another change as the city considers a brighter future at the corner of Sixth and Jefferson Streets. Planners from Develop Louisville are working on the "Jefferson Resquared" project.
- PUB DATE: 11/12/2018 4:20:52 PM - SOURCE: WDRB-TV Louisville
Former children's home fire deliberately set, Glendale Fire chief says
Sun, 11 Nov 2018 00:26:10 -0800
A Thursday night fire that heavily damaged part of the top floor of an administrative building at the former Glen Dale Children’s Home was deliberately set, Glendale Fire Department Chief Richard Peters said Friday. He suspects teenagers “up to no good” likely started the fire that had three departments respond to it.
- PUB DATE: 11/11/2018 12:26:10 AM - SOURCE: News-Enterprise
Union City's first woman firefighter just likes to help people
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 16:00:22 -0800
Ann Kirby's father, May Kirby, farmed all his life before becoming an air plane mechanic in the United States Air Force. It was only natural for Ann, around age 8, to start picking up the basics of being a mechanic as well as learning to work on the farm. Plus, after May retired from the Air Force, he worked as a maintenance supervisor at Bundy Tubing in Winchester, where Ann helped out for about 18 months.
- PUB DATE: 11/12/2018 4:00:22 PM - SOURCE: Ashland Daily Independent
Marshall County honors veterans in first Veterans Day Parade
Sun, 11 Nov 2018 02:54:41 -0800
In Marshall Counties first ever Veterans Day Parade, veterans and first responders marched down U.S. 68 to honor those who served our nation. One of those veterans was Michael Swinford proudly flying his home state flag to honor those from Mississippi who died in Vietnam, something he isn’t allowed to do in Paducah.
- PUB DATE: 11/11/2018 2:54:41 AM - SOURCE: WPSD-TV Local 6
The Fish House in Louisville catches fire late Thursday night
Thu, 08 Nov 2018 20:51:41 -0800
A storage shed connected The Fish House in the Tyler Park neighborhood was destroyed Thursday in a late-night fire. Firefighters were called to restaurant, 1310 Winter Avenue, at 10:37 p.m. after reports of flames in the building, a Metrosafe dispatcher said. They quickly controlled the blaze at 10:52 p.
- PUB DATE: 11/8/2018 8:51:41 PM - SOURCE: Louisville Courier-Journal
Scott County Emergency Management Services Director's retirement well deserved
Thu, 08 Nov 2018 02:19:59 -0800
It is a time of transition for Scott County. Another signal of the changes taking place comes with the announcement Jack Donovan is stepping down as director of the county’s Emergency Management Services. For some 28 years Donovan has led our community’s emergency management services through floods, ice storms, oil spills, train derailments, fires, fatal accidents and more.
- PUB DATE: 11/8/2018 2:19:59 AM - SOURCE: News-Graphic.com
Edmonson Co. woman accused of setting home on fire after argument with husband
Wed, 07 Nov 2018 13:34:31 -0800
A woman is arrested, accused of setting her home on fire after an argument with her husband. Annie Jewell Bush, 40, was charged with 2nd degree arson. According to the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office, authorities responded to a structure fire early Wednesday morning in the 4100 block of Brownsville road.
- PUB DATE: 11/7/2018 1:34:31 PM - SOURCE: WNKY-TV NBC 40
Column: Firefighter longevity - 5 tips to stay proficient
Wed, 07 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800
Every day, firefighters not only face new challenges, they receive new learning opportunities. New information and new fire/rescue tools and techniques become available almost on a daily basis. Only a dedication to lifelong learning and skills development can keep a firefighter ready and up to the task of modern emergency response.
- PUB DATE: 11/7/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Firerescue1
Cardome Centre event raises funds for former Georgetown Fire Department battalion chief
Tue, 06 Nov 2018 02:42:12 -0800
From Saturday morning until afternoon, with live music, muscle cars, exercise courses and food trucks, a community came out to support their first responders. The event was conceived as a fundraiser for wounded Scott County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Jaime Morales, who was shot in an exchange with an armed fugitive in October.
- PUB DATE: 11/6/2018 2:42:12 AM - SOURCE: News-Graphic.com
Kentucky Fire Commission Hosts Camp For Junior Firefighters in London
Mon, 05 Nov 2018 04:45:02 -0800
Teenagers from all across Kentucky participated in the third annual Junior Firefighter Camp this past weekend in London. It was sponsored by the Kentucky Fire Commission and the State Fire Rescue Training. Camp instrucctors teach 15 to 17 year olds several techniques used in firefighting included skills in ventilation, forcible entry and various fire ground operations.
- PUB DATE: 11/5/2018 4:45:02 AM - SOURCE: WEKU/WEKH/WEKF NPR & Classical Music
Louisville crews battle apartment fire in Beechmont
Fri, 02 Nov 2018 14:27:58 -0700
Fire crews were called to the scene of an apartment fire in Beechmont on Friday. A call came in around 4:18 p.m. of an apartment fire in the area of Allmond Ave. and Wampum Ave., Metrosafe said. That’s in the Beechmont neighborhood, according to LOJIC. Crews arrived three minutes after the call and found a building with fire and smoke showing.
- PUB DATE: 11/2/2018 2:27:58 PM - SOURCE: WAVE-TV NBC 3 Louisville
State-of-the Art Madisonville Fire Training Facility in place
Sat, 03 Nov 2018 11:46:09 -0700
Madisonville Fire Department has a new facility in place behind Station No. 4 off Hanson Road that will provide local training for area firefighters. American Fire Training Systems workers out of Lockport, Illinois, were busy getting the sections in place this week during all the rainy weather. The fire training facility, made of steel shipping crates, has multiple areas including one with a furnace, called the “fire room” that will hold wood pallets or other combustible materials.
- PUB DATE: 11/3/2018 11:46:09 AM - SOURCE: Surf KY News
Adair County arsonist gets 30 years in prison for death of Columbia Assistant Fire Chief
Thu, 01 Nov 2018 10:07:26 -0700
An Adair County man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison after being convicted of deliberately setting a blaze that resulted in the death of a firefighter. In sentencing Steve Allen “Boo” Pritchard, U.S. District Judge Greg Stivers said he committed a “dastardly and depraved act,” according to a news release from U.
- PUB DATE: 11/1/2018 10:07:26 AM - SOURCE: Lexington Herald-Leader (Kentucky.com)
Leitchfield Fire Chief Tim Duvall saves man's life after wreck on Grayson Springs Road
Thu, 01 Nov 2018 05:54:48 -0700
Wednesday at approximately 3:45, Leitchfield Fire Chief Tim Duvall responded to a single-car accident in the 8000 block of Grayson Springs Road. When Grayson County Dispatch alerted authorities to the accident, Duvall was near the area of the wreck and arrived within minutes. Upon arriving, he found 52-year-old Calvin C.
- PUB DATE: 11/1/2018 5:54:48 AM - SOURCE: WMTL & WKHG Twin Lakes Times
Crofton: Sentencing delayed for 2 former firefighters convicted of arson
Thu, 01 Nov 2018 02:10:53 -0700
The sentencing of two former Kentucky firefighters has been delayed. The Kentucky New Era reports a judge on Wednesday delayed the sentencing of former Crofton Volunteer Fire Chief Jeremy P. Marlar and firefighter Glen R. McGee to next week. The 29-year-old Marlar and 24-year-old McGee were convicted this year of arson.
- PUB DATE: 11/1/2018 2:10:53 AM - SOURCE: Lexington Herald-Leader (Kentucky.com)
KSP: Munfordville man intentionally sets fire to residence with four people inside
Wed, 31 Oct 2018 16:43:47 -0700
A Munfordville man has been arrested after intentionally setting a Hart County residence on fire. On Wednesday morning at approximately 8:30, Kentucky State Police responded to a structure fire at 991 Wheeler Horton Road, about seven miles west of Munfordville. When troopers arrived on the scene, they found the residence fully engulfed in flames, according to Kentucky State Police.
- PUB DATE: 10/31/2018 4:43:47 PM - SOURCE: WMTL & WKHG Twin Lakes Times
Lexington Council Gets Update On Community Paramedicine
Wed, 31 Oct 2018 19:59:39 -0700
Lexington’s community paramedicine program is working to save citizens, local government, and private insurers thousands of dollars. That was the gist of a report offered to Lexington council members Tuesday. A federal grant of $277,000 enabled paramedics to lend assistance to patients and, in so doing, greatly reducing visits to the emergency department.
- PUB DATE: 10/31/2018 7:59:39 PM - SOURCE: WEKU/WEKH/WEKF NPR & Classical Music
Lexington Fraternal Order of Firefighters kick off toy drive
Wed, 31 Oct 2018 23:27:07 -0700
It may be Halloween, but Lexington’s Fraternal Order of Firefighters is looking ahead to Christmas. The FOF kicked off its 88th annual toy drive Wednesday at the “north pole”, the former Collins/Eastland Lanes on New Circle Drive near Winchester Road. Last year, the toy drive helped more than 2,100 children.
- PUB DATE: 10/31/2018 11:27:07 PM - SOURCE: WTVQ-TV Lexington

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