Our condolences go out to the families involved in yesterday’s tragedy involving 4 Louisville women. To the Louisville Fire Dept, our hearts are truly broken and words cannot express our shock as we mourn the loss of a sister in the fire service.
Recently, members from our apparatus committee traveled to Pennsylvania to do a mid-build inspection on our new engine company. Here is a quick look into what goes into building a firetruck.
We are currently accepting application for our 2020 Firefighter Scholarship. This is an up to $1,000 per year scholarship renewable for up to four years. Below you will find a link containing all the necessary information on the award and how to apply. All submissions are due by March 1st, 2020.
Today we would like to take a moment to thank those who have served, and continue to serve, in our armed forces. The sacrifices they have made in the defense of our country do not go unnoticed. Furthermore, we would like to thank those veterans within our department.
Sgt. Larry Huffman
FF. Aaron Dossey
FF. Colin Gardner
FF. Arrick Henry
FF. Jason Moran
FF. John Perkins
FF. Joey Ward
Yesterday we were delighted to donate some of our outdated turnout gear to Fern Creek High school. This gear may no longer be suited as protective equipment for us, but it is perfect for the high school Fire Science program.
Today, they were able to don their new jackets and come learn about water supply and elevated master streams.
Being a firefighter today means more than just putting water on fire. We must be prepared for anything that could come our way. Over the last few weeks we have been focusing on our special operation teams. Water rescue, Rope rescue, and HAZMAT are all highly technical skills that require a great amount discipline.
In May Fern Creek firefighter Joey Ward enlisted in the United State’s Army. After 4 month of training and school he has graduated as a Calvary Scout. Immediately after he shipped out for his duty station in Germany. We are all very proud of Joey and his accomplishments over the last few months. Our Chief, Nathan Mulvey, and his family went down to celebrate with Joey and watch his graduation.
Our 2019 Fall Festival is in the books and we took it to the next level this year! With several displays and an auto extrication demo. If you came out to see us we hope you had fun!