Kentucky News

Friday, May 24, 2019

Two Maysville houses destroyed by fire

Two homes in Maysville’s west end were destroyed by fire early Thursday. According to Maysville Fire Department Lt. Bryan White, firefighters were called to the scene of the fire in the 300 block of West Third Street just after midnight. When firefighters arrived on the scene, they discovered that the fire had already spread to an adjacent house, White said. The two structures were about 10 feet apart, he said. Neither house was occupied and one of them had been condemned by the city prior to the fire, White said. Only one house had electrical service, he said. White said he was unaware of who owned the houses. Firefighters remained on the scene for about 3.5 hours, White said. No one injured by the blaze, he said. Both houses were a total loss, according to White.
Ledger Independent

Buechel Fire-EMS awarded for pediatric care

A parent's worst fear is an emergency involving their child. But an award given to local first responders should give parents some peace of mind. Buechel Fire and EMS is now awarded with "Pediatric Accreditation" through the Kentucky EMS Board. It recognizes the department's paramedics and EMTs for going above and beyond when treating children. "Most of us here have children of our own, so it's closer to us," said Jordan Yuodis with Buechel Fire-EMS. "And now that we have this, parents in the area should be reassured they're getting the absolute best care possible from our paramedics and EMTs here." Buechel is one of just eight agencies across the state to get the honor. It was the only department awarded in Jefferson County.
WDRB- TV 41 News

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Madison County EMS receives grant

The Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation in Jacksonville, Florida, has donated more than $400,000 to first responders in Kentucky alone, and recently the foundation awarded a $17,000 grant to Madison County EMS for up-to-date CPR equipment. Firehouse Subs, a restaurant that opened 22 years ago in Florida decided to help out after Hurricane Katrina. The foundation was then conceived to help first responders by donating portions of its revenue back into the foundation. Now, all proceeds go toward new equipment for first responders throughout the country. The new equipment includes six baby mannequins, six adult mannequins and a bluetooth device that monitors the pressure applied to the chest, whether the paramedic is giving the proper amount of air and the speed of chest compressions, for example.
The Eastern Progress Online

Fire destroys Anderson County barn

VIDEO: Several units were called to a fire in Anderson County Wednesday after a barn went up in flames. According to the Anderson County Fire Department, firefighters arrived to find the barn fully involved on Burgin Road. The barn had a large tractor and other equipment inside. The barn and everything in it was destroyed.
WTVQ-TV Lexington

Daviess Fiscal Court tightens up fire station use

Daviess Fiscal Court is suspending non-fire related activities at Daviess County's 10 volunteer fire stations, according to Daviess County Judge-Executive Al Mattingly. "There were things being done that were not covered by our insurance," Mattingly said. "KACo (Kentucky Association of Counties) is our new provider and they are looking at the uses of fire stations. They are the underwriter, meaning they are responsible. As we reviewed the different uses it became apparent that the stations were being used for personal use and events that were not related to fire." To aid KACo in their assessment of how the volunteer stations have been used in the past, Fiscal Court asked each station's chief to compile a list of activities that take place throughout the year.

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