Oct 9 2017 34th Annual Great Louisville Fire Drill

On October 15, 2017 the Louisville Division of Fire will be celebrating the 34th Annual Great Louisville Fire Drill in partnership with 5 area Kroger stores. From 1-5pm, fire crews will be stationed outside these stores to provide fire safety information, static equipment displays and serve fire house chili. The Great Louisville Fire Drill is held in conjunction with Fire Prevention Week, a nationwide annual campaign commemorating the Great Chicago Fire in 1871.

Sep 18 2017 Louisville Fire Sgt. Loses Battle with Cancer

It is with great sorrow that the Louisville Division of Fire mourns the loss of Sgt. Timothy J. Groft. He lost his battle with cancer today and was surrounded by his family and loved ones. 

Sgt. Groft was a 15 year veteran of the Division and spent the majority of his career serving Louisville’s west end, his last assignment being at Engine 6 in the Portland Neighborhood.

May 28 2017 On this Day: Beverly Hills Supper Club Fire

On the night of May 28, 1977, 165 people perished and 200 were injured when a fire broke out at the Beverly Hills Supperclub in Southgate, Kentucky. Investigators believe that an electrical short was the cause of the fire. 

The subsequent investigation revealed numerous deficiencies including the following:

  • Overcrowding

  • Inadequate fire exits

  • Faulty wiring

  • Lack of firewalls

Nov 10 2016 Next Building our Blocks: Parkland on Nov. 17

 Collaborative effort designed to ‘cleanup, build up’ neighborhoods

Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that the next Building our Blocks event for 2016 will be in the Parkland neighborhood on Thursday, Nov. 17.

Oct 25 2016 City to roll out locally developed wireless smoke detectors in vacant, abandoned properties

Innovative project developed through collaboration among Louisville Metro agencies and local civic hackers

Louisville Metro Government will begin this week installing locally created, low-cost wireless smoke detectors in vacant and abandoned properties, in an innovative way to reduce fire risk.

Mar 17 2016 10th Anniversary of Zane Street Fire - St. Patrick's Day

In the late afternoon hours on March 17, 2006, a fire broke out at a large vacant warehouse located at 1107 Zane Street resulting in a multi-alarm response.   Heavy fire was observed on the north one-story section of the building in the center of the roof.  Because of the condition of the building, the responding Louisville Division of Fire companies performed a defensive attack.  The fire continued to grow and spread southward into the remaining warehouse and

Mar 17 2016 11 Division of Fire members promoted

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and Louisville Division of Fire Chief, Colonel Gregory W. Frederick celebrated the promotion of 11 members to new positions within the Louisville Division of Fire. We wish them the best of luck in their new roles!

See below for members promoted and their new positions:

Dec 29 2015 6 Fire Prevention Bureau Members Given Oath of Office

This afternoon, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer administered the Oath of office to 6 members of the Louisville Division of Fire's Fire Prevention Bureau at Fire Headquarters. These members currently hold the rank of Sergeant and work as Fire Inspectors enforcing fire code, teaching public education programs, and also New Construction/Fire plan review.

Photos courtesy of Sgt. Kent Parrish

Jul 9 2015 13 Division Members Promoted to New Positions

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and Louisville Division of Fire Chief, Colonel Gregory W. Frederick celebrated the promotion of 13 members of the Louisville Division of Fire. Members were promoted to positions of Assistant Chief, Battalion Chief, Fire Apparatus Operator, Fire Company Commander, Fire Storekeeper II, Fire Account Clerk Typist, and Fire/EMS Maintenance Coordinator. We wish them luck in their new roles within the Division of Fire!

Apr 20 2015 Louisville Fire & Rescue “rescues” Thunder Over Louisville’s Air Show

Meet the crew! Our firefighters were guests on WHAS 11's Great Day Live morning show this past Friday to talk about the Louisville Division of Fire's contribution to ensure that Thunder Over Louisville's Air Show was still part of the show! Well done LFD!!

Dec 3 2014 Louisville Firefighters Recognized by Blue Coats of Louisville

Three Division of Fire members were presented with the “Firefighter of the Year Award” by the Blue Coats of Louisville Inc. during their annual luncheon.

Oct 17 2014 Louisville Division of Fire Holds Promotional Ceremony for 9 Firefighters

Today, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and Louisville Division of Fire Chief, Colonel Gregory W. Frederick celebrated the promotion of nine firefighters. Five Firefighters were promoted to Fire Apparatus Operators (Sergeants) and four Sergeants were promoted to Fire Company Commanders (Captains). Sergeants are responsible for the safe operation of response vehicles during emergency and non-emergency incidents.