Great program offered by our friends at the St. Matthews Fire Department!
Around 7:00 this morning crews from Fern Creek, Highview, and J-town responded to a report of a house fire on Radleigh Lane in the Little Springs Farm neighborhood. The fire was found in a basement utility room and was quickly extinguished with minimal damage to the home. The quick actions of everyone on scene kept this from becoming a devastating fire.
Fern Creek would like to congratulate Nathan Mulvey on his promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel! Lt. Col. Mulvey has been made an Assistant Chief. He has served as our department’s training officer since 2014. In that time he has greatly expanded our level of technical training. We look forward to the advancements our department will make with him in this new position.
Fern Creek would also to like welcome its newest Mayor Appointed Trustee to our department. Tracy DeLoch replaced trustee Keith Jackson who was asked to serve on a different board. We look forward to working with Tracy as our department continues to grow.
Last week the members of the Fern Creek Fire Department expanded their technical rescue knowledge by learning to preform ice rescues. Our community has several lakes and ponds and any one of them could mean an ice rescue for us. This training is another step we have taken to better prepare ourselves to serve the citizens of Fern Creek.
Fern Creek would like to congratulate Firefighter Jack Miller on his retirement. Jack has served as our maintenance technician since the job was created. The role he played in this department was substantial, and it wont be easily filled. 4 fire houses, 10 apparatus, and 14 vehicles all maintained by 1 man.
Jack, you are going to be missed around here, and as time goes on and things start to break I am sure we will miss you even more! We all have learned from you and we appreciate your tireless effort in keeping the wheels turning. On behalf of everyone at Fern Creek; Thank you for all your years of dedicated service. You will be greatly missed!
The Fern Creek Fire Department mourns the death of Okolona Sgt. Jeff Kampschaefer. Sgt. Kampschaefer lost his battle with cancer on Wednesday December 20th. Jeff served Jefferson County as paid Sgt for Okolona, a part-time firefighter at Camp Taylor, and volunteer at Lake Dreamland.
Sgt Kampschaefer leaves behind his wife, Sarah, and two children.
Visitation will be held Tuesday December 26th from 11 am – 8 pm at Owen Funeral Home on Dixie Highway. A funeral mass will be held at St Paul Catholic Church on Wednesday at 11am.