Congratulations to Fern Creek’s newest Trustee! Sgt Dale Shewmaker was elected to our Board of Trustees as a firefighter representative. Dale has been a member of our department for 8 years and is currently a sergeant on platoon 3.
We would also like to give a HUGE thank you to Major Todd Newman! After 20 years, Major Newman decided to step down as one of our firefighter reps on the Board of Trustees. He has been constant voice for our firefighters and he will be missed.
Finally, we are delighted that Mayor Appointed Trustee Tracy DeLoch has agreed to stay on for another 3 year term. Tracy currently serves as of Secretary of the Board. She is a huge asset and a brings a wealth of knowledge to our Board of Trustees.
How to stay safe
The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for our local area.
From 2PM Thursday, until 8PM Sunday, high temperatures and high humidity will produce heat indices ranging from 100 degrees to as high as 110 degrees.
Temperatures in this range can lead to dangerous and even deadly conditions- especially for the elderly, and for very young children.
The following information will show you the signs and symptoms to look out for to avoid these potentially deadly conditions.
We will be hosting a retirement luncheon to celebrate the 35 years of service Chief Mike Schmidt has dedicated to the Fern Creek Fire Department. The lunch will be held at our Station 1, 6200 Bardstown Rd, on July 31st. For more information please call 502-239-7075.
The Highview fire district needs your help! Highview Fire borders Fern Creek and we help each other a lot on the fire ground. Well now its time to help them in a much deeper way. Recently one of Highview firefighters, Sgt. Mike Henson, was diagnosed with cancer. The department is selling bracelets and challenge coins to help raise funds. Bracelets are $3 each or 2 for $5. The coins are $10 each and will be available for sale once they are delivered. More information on purchasing these items can be found on Highview’s Facebook page, or be clicking the link below.
Have you ever thought about becoming a firefighter?
Ever wondered what it might take?
A career in firefighting can fill you with a pride that few others get to experience!
If you are interested in the possibility of this exciting challenge we would like to invite you to an informational meeting at our station 1 on July 22nd. at 7:00 PM. This meeting will not only be a great opportunity to learn about our training, but you’ll also get a chance to see all technical equipment we use to serve the community. Fire, EMS, technical rescue, we do it all.
At this meeting you’ll be able to get answers to all of your questions. Serving your community as a firefighter is an amazing and fulfilling calling. The feeling you get from a job well done is second to none!
We hope to see you there!
Thank you for helping Fern Creek Fire Department collect over $194,000 for the 2019 Crusade for Children. Fern Creek was the over #1 fire department for crusade donations this year. Even though this was an outstanding year for us it was also bitter sweet. Captain Eric Brown is stepping aside as our Crusade chairman. With Eric leading the charge Fern Creek has collected over 1.2 million dollars in nine years. This was also Mike Schmidt’s last Crusade as Chief of the Fern Creek Fire Department. Chief has been collecting for the Crusade his entire career. We were glad to make #1 this year as an awesome way to say thank you to these two outstanding men.
It’s thats time of year again. Time to empty your change jar and help us fill one very important bucket. Fern Creek members will be out in force all week collecting for the Crusade for Children. Look for us everyday at the road blocks. Bardstown and S. Hurstbourne in the mornings and Bardstown and Gene Synder in the evening starting at 4pm. We will begin our door to door collection Wednesday evening. If you’re afraid we’ll miss you when we’re collecting feel free to stop in and drop your donation off at the firehouse.
Crusade for children is a cause that is near and dear to every firefighter’s heart. At the end of the week it isn’t about the fire trucks or the competition. It is about the millions of dollars that we all collect together.