Local Newskentucky

  • New Deliveries 4/13

    Article
    Posted: April 1st, 2013

    THE ST. PETE BEACH, FL, FIRE DEPARTMENT has taken delivery of an E-ONE Sidestacker 78-foot aerial built on an E-ONE Cyclone II chassis. Components include a 450-hp Cummins ISL engine, Allison EVS3000 transmission, 1,500-gpm Waterous CSU150 pump, 480-gallon water tank, 20-gallon foam tank, ALS compartment and eight-kilowatt Smart Power HR-8...


  • Autopsy Finds Ky. Fire Chief Died of Drugs and Alcohol

    News
    Posted: July 26th, 2012

    A recently released autopsy report into the death of Lake Dreamland Fire Chief John Wilkinson Jr. shows he died of drug and alcohol intoxication, not solely of cardiac disease as initially reported.


  • Patient Killed After Ky. FD Ambulance Hit Head On

    News
    Posted: July 24th, 2012

    A dialysis patient was killed and two members of the Gallatin County Fire/EMS Department were injured after an ambulance collided with an SUV allegedly fleeing the scene of an earlier incident.


  • Hazmat Response In The Bluegrass Region

    Article
    Posted: July 1st, 2012

    Regional hazardous materials response teams were located throughout Kentucky in the late 1980s. By the end of the 1990s, however, many teams had disbanded for various reasons, leaving gaps in hazmat response. Following an infusion of money from the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management, a regional team was formed in central Kentucky in...


  • LODDs 6/12: Firefighter Line-of-Duty Deaths

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    Posted: June 1st, 2012

    Ten U.S. firefighters died in the line of duty in April. Three volunteer firefighters and seven career firefighters died in nine separate incidents. One incident claimed the lives of two career firefighters. Six deaths were health related, three were the result of fireground operations and one was caused by a motor vehicle accident. CAPTAIN DAVID BAILEY , 50, of the Los Angeles County, CA, Fire Department died on April 3. Bailey suffered a medical emergency and died during physical fitness...


  • Industry News 6/12

    Article
    Posted: June 1st, 2012

    GEARGRID , specialists in wire forming and fabrication of custom retail POP display and OEM components, as well as its propriety line of GearGrid gear-storage systems for fire and rescue, athletic and equine markets, has received the 2012 Governor’s International Trade Award from Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton and the Minnesota Trade Office. The company is based in Forest Lake. One of 10 recipients honored with this year’s award, GearGrid was recognized for showing exceptional progress and...


  • Kentucky Fire Chief Dies Following Response

    News
    Posted: April 13th, 2012

    Fire Chief John Wilkinson Jr., 44, responded to a tree fire Thursday night and died after his own firefighters responded to his residence for a medial call early Friday morning.