Upcoming Community Support Team Events
April 13, 2014 – Pancake Breakfast & Easter Egg Hunt
Congratulations to Recipients of Life Saving Awards
This year at the March 15, 2014 - Annual Awards Dinner, sixteen firefighters received the fire districts second highest award for life saving actions performed in the past year, some received multiple awards for their actions.
Congratulations Major Todd Early
Congratulations to Major Todd Early on his appointment to the position of Major. His wife and two sons participated in a small ceremony to pin his rank insignia onto his uniform.
Crusade for Children
We would like to thank the citizens of Buechel for another impressive year of collections for the WHAS Crusade for Children. The Buechel Fire Protection District raised $49,460.60
As a whole the Crusade for Children collected over six million dollars this year and we are proud to be a part of this organization. Money collected supports Children in Kentucky and Indiana with special needs. 100 percent of the money collected goes directly to the children, administrative costs to run the crusade organization are funded through a separate endowment.
Tornado App for Your Phone or Tablet
As you know, tornadoes are nature’s most violent storms. Spawned from powerful thunderstorms, tornadoes can cause fatalities and devastate a neighborhood in seconds. Damage paths can be in excess of one mile wide and 50 miles long and every state is at some risk from this hazard.
The America Red Cross has delevoped an official
Tornado App. The
Tornado app sounds an alarm when NOAA issues a tornado warning for
your location, even when the app is closed. In addition, the app
puts everything you need to know to prepare for an impending tornado
in the palm of your hand.
Hoarding and Fire Safety
The following is from NFPA's guide on Hoarding and the fire service.
Many fire departments are experiencing serious fires, injuries, and deaths as the result of compulsive hoarding behavior. The excessive accumulation of materials in homes poses a significant threat to firefighters fighting fires and responding to other emergencies in these homes and to residents and neighbors. Often, the local fire department will be contacted to help deal with this serious issue. Since studies suggest that between three and five percent of the population are compulsive hoarders, fire departments must become familiar with this issue and how to effectively handle it.
Sign up for Code Red Emergency Alert System
Code Red is a free citywide emergency alert system to warn Metro Louisville residents about potentially life threatening events including severe weather. You can receive alerts via text, call, or e-mail and also chose which types of events you would like to receive notifications for.
Use the Following link to Sign Up for Code Red
We have had many questions lately from residents of our district regarding recreational fires, or "campfires". This page from Louisville Metro Government should answer most questions. If you have any further questions please call or E-mail Deputy Chief Adam Jones.
NIMS Online Training Courses
A list of firefighters who do not have NIMS certificates on file has been posted on the Training Bulletin Board (center hallway). If you believe you have completed a listed course and you can locate your certificate of completion please turn it in to Captain Burton.
The classes are available online as independent study courses at the following link. Please contact Captain Burton with any questions.
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