May 28 2020 Mayor Fischer releases 911 calls from Breonna Taylor case

Mayor Greg Fischer today released all calls from MetroSafe, including 911 calls, from the March 13 police incident that resulted in the death of Breonna Taylor.

“I have heard the calls from the community and Council to share whatever facts we can as quickly as we can. And, as I have said, I believe that when we get the facts out, justice will follow,” the Mayor said.

Nov 14 2019 Louisville Metro EMS Announces First Ever “Advanced EMTs” in Jefferson County

12 Advanced EMT’s and 4 EMT Captains Promoted

 

LOUISVILLE, Ky., November 14, 2019 – Louisville Metro Emergency Medical Services (LMEMS) recognized 14 individuals in a promotion ceremony today, including 12 EMTs promoted to Advanced EMT, a first-of-its-kind position in Jefferson County and Louisville Metro EMS.

Mar 4 2019 Kentucky Severe Weather Awareness Week and Statewide Tornado Drill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact: Mitchell Burmeister, 565-7842

 

Severe Weather Awareness Week is March 1-7

City officials encourage all citizens to Be Aware, Be Prepared, and Have a Plan for severe weather.

Nov 15 2018 Crews from Louisville Gas and Electric, as well as public safety agencies around Louisville Metro, work to clean up and restore power

Louisville Metro Emergency Services coordinating with Salvation Army, American Red Cross for overnight shelter

Oct 3 2018 Mandatory nationwide test of the emergency alert system to be conducted on October 3, 2018

Intergovernmental Affairs Advisory

Sep 18 2018 City agencies, MSD brief public on flash flooding response, including plans for improved warnings

Louisville Metro Emergency Services, Louisville Fire Department (LFD) and Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) officials provided a briefing today about the city’s response to a 2-hour flash flooding event on Saturday, Sept. 8, including steps being taken to better educate the public about the dangers of flash flooding and to provide more warning for high-water incidents.

May 24 2018 SBA disaster loans available for Louisville businesses and residents impacted by storms and flooding

Louisville businesses and residents affected by the severe storms and heavy flooding from Feb. 21 through March 21, 2018, can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, officials announced Wednesday.

Apr 20 2018 Stay Informed of Emergencies Through Text Alerts this Derby Season

Stay Informed of Emergencies Through Text Alerts this Derby Season

Text “Derby” to 67283 to receive emergency notifications specific to Derby Festival and Kentucky Derby Events

Mar 9 2018 Assistance available for residents impacted by Louisville flooding

Mayor Greg Fischer joined with U of L Football Coach Bobby Petrino today to announce plans for a special flood relief fund to help aid families who have been hit hard by the flooding.

The fund was created with a $100,000 donation from Bobby and Becky Petrino and the Petrino Family Foundation, as part of its #LoveLouisville campaign, and will go to families displaced by the flood, as well as to help people cover some of their clean-up and recovery costs.

Mar 6 2018 Emergency Services to Conduct an Active Shooter Exercise

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Emergency Services to Conduct an Active Shooter Exercise

Multiple Agencies will Participate in the Event at Holy Cross High School

Dec 15 2017 Louisville Adds Smart911 to Enhance the LENSAlert Progam

Louisville Adds Smart911 to Enhance the LENSAlert Progam

 

Residents encouraged to sign up and complete a Smart911 Safety Profile to enhance their personal safety in the event they need to call 9-1-1.

 

Aug 21 2017 Louisville Metro files lawsuit against nation’s three largest drug distributors for their role in creating opioid crisis

Louisville Metro Government has filed a federal lawsuit against the three largest wholesale opioid distribution companies – Cardinal Health, AmerisourceBergen, and McKesson – for dumping millions of pills into Louisville neighborhoods while refusing to fulfill their obligations to monitor, identify, report and halt suspicious shipments of opioids.

May 2 2017 Louisville Metro Emergency Services Announces a New Safety Tool in Time for Kentucky Derby Week

Louisville Metro Emergency Services Announces a New Safety Tool in Time for Kentucky Derby Week

City officials encourage attendees of Kentucky Derby events to Opt-In to the Louisville Emergency Notification System via text message to receive emergency notifications.

Feb 27 2017 Statewide Tornado Drill Held on March 3 and Severe Weather Awareness Week is March 1-7

City officials urge participation in the Statewide Tornado Drill and encourage all citizens to Be Aware, Be Prepared, and Have a Plan for severe weather.

Sep 12 2016 City of Louisville Announces EMT Recruit Class

LOUISVILLE, Ky., September 12, 2016 – The city of Louisville announced today that it is filling an EMT Recruit Class and is now accepting applications. EMT Recruits will attend a paid training in preparation for obtaining an EMT Certification. Training is expected to start by January 2017 and will consist of class five days a week from 8am-4pm.