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.