On March 7th Crystal Ferrell noticed a house fire while on her way to school. She stopped, called 911, and alerted the homeowners, giving them ample time to escape. Her actions that day saved lives! As a small token of our appreciation we were able to give Crystal a $1,000 scholarship to the university of Kentucky. Crystal has a very bright future ahead of her and we are very proud to play a part in it!
The last two weeks have been very busy for the Fern Creek Fire Department. House fires, car fires, car wrecks, not to mention lots of wire and tree down runs from recent winds! Luckily even though these runs were serious all of our firefighters and civilians have come through with no major injuries.
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On the morning on February 9th crews from Fern Creek and Jeffersontown responded to reports of a barn on fire. The first arriving unit found the structure fully involved. 900 Feet of supply line was laid to reach the barn and the flames were quickly extinguished.
In late January members of our Apparatus committee traveled to Nesquehoning, PA for a pre-construction meeting on our new rescue pumper. At the headquarters of KME our team planned every detail of the apparatus. The committee had to make finial decisions on every component. Every light, shelf, and tool had to be given a home. Throughout this process we applied the same guiding principle, “what is going to help us serve our community the best?”
The Fern Creek Fire Department would like to extend our deepest condolences to our bothers and sisters in blue. Louisville Metro Police Detective Diedre Mengedoht was tragically killed in the line of duty on Christmas Eve. The impact of her passing is felt throughout all of the emergency services and the community.
Today Fern Creek Fire station 1 hosted River City Drill’s annual competition. Competitors came from as far away as California to take part in today’s event which was graciously hosted by the Army National Guard.
Feeling the role of lead judge was our own Captain Micheal Renn. Captain Renn was a world champion in 2016