Kentucky fire department gets new tool they say will keep Ohio river safer than ever

  • Source: WLKY-TV CBS 32 Louisville
  • Published: 11/18/2022 12:00 AM

VIDEO: The Louisville Fire Department has a new tool that leaders believe will keep the waterways safer than ever before. On Thursday WLKY got a first look at LFD's newest rescue boat, during one of the training sessions for one of the three crews that will be manning it. "There's not a vessel close to this within the port," said Louisville major Jonathon Jones. "The next closest one is probably Cincinnati, Covington [KY] area." The boat was, in part, paid for with the federal port security grant, and it arrived at the LFD port last week. Jones was the one who filled out the application in 2019 after their previous frontline rescue boat was damaged in a storm in the summer of 2018. "Since that boat was damaged we've been using our 1976 coast guard cutter as our frontline boat," said Jones.



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