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  • LODDs 6/14

    Posted: June 1st, 2014

    Three U.S. firefighters died recently in the line of duty. Two volunteer firefighters and one career firefighter died in three separate incidents. All three deaths were health related. FIRE CHIEF HUGH FERGUSON , 52, of the Damon, TX, Volunteer Fire Department died on April 21. Ferguson collapsed from an apparent heart attack while establishing a water supply at the scene of a fire involving a vacant residential. Fellow firefighters initiated immediate care and he was transported by Life...

  • Kentucky Fire Dept. Biilling Prompts Complaint

    The Times-Tribune, Corbin, Ky.
    Posted: May 31st, 2014

    The Laurel County Fire Department billed a London man nearly $2,500 for clean up of oil and gasoline after he wrecked his pickup truck.

  • Fire Law sidebar: Beverly Hills Supper Club Fire Revisited

    Posted: April 1st, 2014

    Students of fire history know that the Beverly Hills Supper Club fire occurred on May 28, 1977, in Southgate, KY, and claimed the lives of 167 people, making it the third-most-deadly nightclub fire in U.S. history. Students of fire science know that despite the fact that the exact cause of the fire was never conclusively determined, many...

  • Hazmat Studies: Meet Kentucky's All-Volunteer Somerset/Pulaski County SRT

    Posted: March 1st, 2014

    Somerset is situated in south-central Kentucky on the northeastern edge of Lake Cumberland, 76 miles south of Lexington, 128 miles southeast of Louisville and 129 miles northwest of Knoxville, TN, and is the county seat of Pulaski County. Somerset measures eight square miles and has a population of 11,196. Pulaski County is the second-largest...