Thanks to everyone who helped us fill our USMC reserves Toys for Tots gift box.
The gifts you donated will make a lot of children happy this Christmas!
Fern Creek’s quint, 7155, left on Saturday for Wisconsin. 55 is heading back to the Seagrave manufacturing plant to be refurbished. 7155 has been in service since 1999 and is due for some updates. While at the plant the aerial ladder will be removed. It will be disassembled, repainted, and reassembled with all new cables & pulleys. When it returns to Kentucky 55 will get some new paint and all new LED lights. This refurb will bring the apparatus up to current safety standards. The entire process will take about six months. In the mean time Fern Creek will be getting some additional mutual aid from surrounding districts to ensure our community is properly protected.
Mark Rine became a firefighter because he wanted to save people. In the end, that job could also be what kills him. Rine has cancer. This is a story about firefighters who are dying of cancer more often than in burning buildings, and of one dying man who is dedicating the time he has left to saving his fellow firefighters from the same fate.
Fellow Mark’s Story at:
The Fern Creek Fire Department would like to welcome its newest member Colin Gardner. Colin joined our career staff in October. He is 23 and was born in St. Petersburg FL. Colin is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts. He also serves in the Army National Guard as a medic. He is proving to be a great addition to our team!
As part of fire safety month we would like to encourage every family to create a fire escape plan. Planning your escape routes and having a meeting place are easy ways to prepare for a house fire. While we all hope you never need to use it, having these plans in place is very important. The links below will help your family build a quality fire escape plan. Please make sure have home fire drills often.