VIDEO: A child was rushed to the hospital after being pulled from a burning house on Princeton Road in Cerulean Friday morning.
Cerulean Firefighters say two people who lived in the area noticed the fire and alerted the people inside along with helping them get out. The home was fully engulfed along with two vehicles when firefighters arrived.
A 7-year-old child was taken by ambulance to a waiting helicopter that flew her to a Nashville hospital for injuries.
Christian County Sheriff’s Deputies say the child was alert and talking before leaving the scene. A man was also injured as he helped get the child out of the home but he didn’t want to be taken to the hospital.
The home is located at the intersection of Princeton Road and Bainbridge Road. The American Red Cross was called to assist the family.
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City leaders are weighing combining local fire and emergency medical services, but some officials said the move would not reduce expenses.
Louisville Metro Council’s budget committee discussed the idea Wednesday. “I'm hearing from experts from the fire community, including the union frankly, who say this is the best practice,” said Councilman Anthony Piagentini, R-19. “And, it stands to maintain the same level of service but increase efficiency and save the city millions of dollars potentially.”
However, Louisville Metro Chief Financial Officer Daniel Frockt said the city would not save money unless firefighters switched to 12-hour shifts, “which is not statutorily where Fire is.” Fire Chief Greg Frederick said a switch to 12-hour shifts would require the department to hire more people, which would offset the savings.
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Fire protection and emergency response capabilities are getting an upgrade in the Gott community of northern Warren County, which has seen plenty of residential growth in recent years.
The Gott Volunteer Fire Department, long limited to a single fire station on Porter Pike, has opened a second station near Sunnyside-Gott and Kelly roads.
It will improve emergency response capabilities in the community while also paying homage to a former Gott VFD firefighter who died during a training exercise nearly 20 years ago. "We've been trying to do this for the last three or four years," said Gott VFD Chief Jason Duckett. "With this station, about 90 percent of the residents in the Gott community will now be within five miles of a fire station." The three-bay station is particularly important for residents along Kelly Road, an area that has grown as the Kentucky Transpark industrial park has developed.
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Officials are searching for an individual who they believed drowned in Kentucky River just outside of Wilmore.
The search for the individual began at 6 pm, but the search has been suspended due to the darkness. Continued search is expected to pick back up at 8 am Friday morning. "At this point unfortunately we are considering this a recovery operation," Assistant Chief of the Jessamine County Fire District Danny Eades said. "We've suspended operations tonight due to the darkness and the conditions of the water. We're going to start back up tomorrow morning first thing."
The river currently has a severe undercurrent which tends to be extremely hard on swimmers. According to a witness, a group of people were hanging at a lock and the individual decided to jump in the water on his own. The individual is an adult male. His name cannot be released.
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This summer will look different for most of us. That includes our rescue teams in WAVE Country.
The Jefferson County Fire Service says they get about 50 calls each year involving water incidents. With area pools closed this year, fire departments said they will absolutely get more because people will be using waterways, ponds, lakes and rivers as alternatives and without lifeguards.
Local firefighters said if you're going to swim be familiar with the specific waterway. You should never swim alone in case you need someone to call for help. Swimmers should be mindful of weather and water conditions because different waterways can impact your ability to swim in different ways. In smaller bodies of water the conditions change faster. "Currents can be very deadly,” Lt. Colonel Kent Kruer of the Anchorage Middletown Fire Department said.
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