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Yesterday we were delighted to donate some of our outdated turnout gear to Fern Creek High school.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.
This month has been a busy month for our members getting some quality training in with surrounding departments. Here is some shots of our guys out at the East End Bridge doing some rope rescue training with the J.S.O.C. team!
Posted by Fern Creek Fire Department on Friday, October 25, 2019
This week we sent a few members to the Nolin Lake Tailwaters to assist in another swift water training to better prepare ourselves and those around us for rescues involving people in the water. Big thanks to Louisville Metro Police Department River Patrol for the invite. #FCFD #LFD #LMPD Check out some clips:
Posted by Fern Creek Fire Department on Friday, October 18, 2019
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!
It is hard to fathom that five years ago today we lost Major Malcolm Jenkins. Our beloved training officer and mentor will never be forgotten. His memory is kept alive everyday as we pass his knowledge from one person to the next.
Major Malcolm Jenkins
Last call: Oct. 30th, 2014
Come out and see us out the 2019 FCFD & FCCFAA Fall Festival. This will be a fun filled evening of fun, food, and trick or treating.
Ten years ago we lost one of our own, Capt. Eric Hampton.
1/6/77 – 9/27/09
His memory lives on thru our members, and in that he will never be forgotten.
We are proud to partner with Fern Creek High School as they join the “Academies of Louisville.” This amazing program helps to prepare students for careers in several different fields. As a partner, FCFD will help prepare high school students for a career in firefighting.
18 years ago our country was attacked, costing the lives of nearly 3,000 of our citizens. Among the dead were 343 of New York’s finest firefighters. Today, we renew our pledge to “Never Forget” those you gave their lives trying to save others. Every time we get a call we know that it could be our last. Let us respond with all the courage and dedication that those 343 souls.