Another 9/11 in the firehouse. Today marks 19 years since the September 11th attacks. Spending this day in a firehouse is a sobering event. The day starts like many others with coffee and news from the off going shift. But as the sun begins to rise we make our way out front. Lowering the flag to half mast and taking a moment of silence to remembers all those lives lost 19 years ago. Cars drive by as life continues, but not for us, not today. For us, this day serves as a reminder, and a time to rededicate ourselves. 343 firefighters lost their lives in New York that day, and on 9/12 those remaining got back on the truck. Our service never stops! Across the country fire companies will answer calls for help baring 9/11 stickers and decals, and with 343 souls watching over them.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent declarations of national and state of emergencies, no physical location for the public will be provided except for members of the board and essential employees. The meeting of this board is forced to be held via video teleconference using Gotomeeting.com via access code 560-856-357. A meeting invitation has been sent to each individual board member. The Public is invited to attend via video conferencing, https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/560856357 or via telephone by calling 1-571-317-3122 Access Code: 560-856-357.
On September 1st Major Todd Newman retired after serving the community of Fern Creek for 37 years. Major Newman joined the department in 1983 and promoted through the ranks, ultimately becoming a Major of Health & Safety. Todd also served as a member of our Board of Trustees for 20 years. During his time at FCFD he redefined the term fire family. He served along side his brothers and nephew. His daughters were also very involved in the department helping with events such as the crusade. He also helped to mentor countless firefighters over his 37 years. He was never afraid to pass on the knowledge that he learned. In his last years with the department Major Newman worked with other firefighters to help establish our cancer policy, which is considered one of the most aggressive in the state. No amount a gratitude will able be enough to truly thank Major Newman for all that he has brought to our department and community.
Fern Creek Fire Protection District
We are currently seeking applications for an administrative assistant to the Chief. Applications can be downloaded from the link below or picked up in person from Fern Creek Fire & EMS Station 1 at 6200 Bardstown Rd. All applications must be submitted on or before September 2nd, 2020. Applications can be emailed to email@example.com or in dropped off at Station 1 during business hours. I full description of the position can be found information below.
Submit applications to firstname.lastname@example.org
We are proud to announce that despite COVID-19 we were still able to collect over $119,000 for the WHAS Crusade for Children. The pandemic created quite the roadblock for our traditional means of collecting. We did what firefighters do and adapted and overcame. We worked with Louisville business owners to aid in our collection, and like many other departments we conducted drive thru donations at the firehouse. While we hope that we will be back to normal for next years Crusade we aren’t going to sit around to find out. We are already planning new and exciting ways to collected for the amazing charity.
Due to COVID-19 the 2020 Crusade for Children was rescheduled for for the first weekend in August. It is also going to look a little different. Unfortunately in order to help reduce the spread of the virus changes to our collection efforts have had to be made. We will likely not be doing any road blocks or door-to-door collections.
We are going to need your help if we are going to hit our goals! We have several new ideas in the works but the easiest way to donate is going to be electronically.
Make sure to credit Fern Creek when you make your donations so we can be #1 again this year!
We are very excited to get this rescue pumper on the streets. After the Facebook Live yesterday, we thought we’d also show a quick walk around hype video with more follow up videos to come. Meet 7131 –
Posted by Fern Creek Fire Department on Friday, June 12, 2020
After two years of planning, designing, and building our new Rescue pumper, 7131, is in service! 7131 is a 2020 KME Severe Service Rescue engine. Its running with a 1500 GPM Waterous pump and a 500 water tank. This engine has ample storage space for all the equipment we need to serve our community
An election will be held Saturday, June 27th from 11 am – 2 pm for the position of property owner trustee. The two eligible candidates are Charles J. Bauer JR and Charles M. Schmidt. The election will be held at station # 1, 6200 Bardstown Road. Eligible voters must be a citizen of the United States, at least 18 years of age and must be a property owner within the district of Fern Creek. Eligible voters must be able to provide proof of identity, age and sufficient information to confirm they are a property owner within the Fern Creek district. Access to Jefferson County Property Valuation Administration’s website will be available onsite. Registration forms will be available the day of the election, and are also available for down through the link below. We will provide all efforts to make the election as contactless as possible and ask that all voters wear a mask.