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Vehicle Fire

May 16, 2013 at 01:05 EFPD units were dispatched to New Buffington Rd for a vehicle fire in the parking lot. On scene units found smoke coming from the vehicle with an interior fire. The fire was quickly extinguished. E-401 and C425 both responded to this incident.

Vehicle Accident with Injuries

May 15, 2013 at 06:41 EFPD units were dispatched to New Buffington Rd for an auto accident with injuries. Both vehicles sustained heavy damage. One patient was transported to the hospital with minor injuries and a second patient was treated at the scene.

Auto Accident

On April 18, 2013 Elsmere Medic 415’s crew along with Erlanger Medic Unit 63 responded New Buffington Road to an auto accident with injuries involving two vehicles. Both vehicles sustained heavy damage. One patient was transported from the scene with injuries a second patient was treated at the scene

Commercial Structure Fire

On 4/1/2013 at 15:30 E-401 was dispatched to the 7300 block of Industrial Road to assist Florence Fire/EMS with a structure fire. Upon arrival units found a large area of recycle materials fully involved in fire, which had extended into the structure. The fire took several hours to extinguish and multiple mutual aid companies to assist Florence with this fire.

Structure Fire

On 3/29/2013 at 09:30am crews were dispatched to Eastern Ave for a reported structure fire, fire in the basement of a multi family dwelling. A/C 426 arrived on scene and found light smoke showing from the front entrance door and rear of the structure with an active fire contained to a clothes dryer just inside the basement entrance. E-401 crew removed the dryer to the exterior of the building onto the parking lot area and quickly extinguished the fire. Damage was contained to the dryer and contents with minimal smoke damage to the building interior. Erlanger Engine 51 also responded to assist with the incident.

Structure Fire

At 3:27am on April 18, 2012, crews were dispatched to Eagle Drive for a report of a structure fire. At 3:30am Chief 425 arrived on the scene and reported a single wide mobile home that was fully engulfed. Engine 401’s crew quickly suppressed the fire and began overhaul. The one resident home at the time of the fire was able to get out. The home was a total loss. Ambulance 415 responded to the scene and treated and released one patient. Chief 428, Erlanger Engine 51 and the Kenton County Task Force also responded to assist with the incident.

Elsmere Personnel Responds to Assist Tornado Victims

On Friday, March 2, 2012, the area was hit with severe weather, including several tornado touchdowns that left a wide swath of destruction and took several lives.

One of the hardest hit areas was Piner, Kentucky in southern Kenton County which suffered four fatalities, multiple injuries and widespread destruction of property. The National Weather Service reports that this tornado was an EF-4 with winds up to 175 miles per hour. Soon after the tornado struck, the Elsmere Fire District, along with multiple other agencies deployed resources upon request to assist the community and citizens of Piner and surrounding areas. Our units assisted with managing the incident and provided ALS support and treatment.

Vehicle Accident w/o Injuries

3-4-12 Single Vehicle accident that crashed into a utility pole. No injuries to occupant in the vehicle.

Industrial Structure Fire

In the evening hours of February 9th, Elsmere Fire Protection District units were dispatched to Industrial Road for an automatic fire alarm at a manufacturing facility. While enroute responding units were notified by dispatch of additional calls reporting that the structure was on fire; the call was upgraded to a structure fire response. On arrival units found a working fire in a machine and piping at the business. The fire was contained to the machine and crews quickly extinguished the fire and checked for further extension. E-401, E-402, A-415, C-425, C-428 responded to the incident and were assisted b mutual aid units,  Erl T-60, Ind E453, Flo E-102, and PPFD Ventilation 1367.

Elsmere and Erlanger Firefighters Receive Medal of Honor and the Liberty Mutual Firemark Award

At the January 21, 2012 Northern Kentucky Firefighters Annual Awards Banquet, several Elsmere and Erlanger Firefighters were awarded the Medal of Honor Award and both departments received the Liberty Mutual Insurance Firemark Award. The individuals and their respective departments were honored for their response to a structure fire in Elsmere involving a rescue of a child that later succumbed to injuries sustain in the fire. The Elsmere firefighters recognized were: Assistant Chief Doug Brefeld, FF/EMT Jeremy Sheehan, FF/EMT Brian Meyer, FF/EMT David Dennis, and FF/Medic Gary Knight.

Structure FireNovember 20, 2011

At 15:51 EFPD units were dispatched to the 200 block of Eastern Ave for a reported structure fire. While enroute units were further advised of a working fire in a small storage shed with several exposures. Car 425 arrived on scene and reported heavy smoke and fire showing from the rear of the structure. E-401 quickly knocked down and extinguished the fire with very minimal damage to the exterior siding of the house. The shed contained several small quantities of hazardous materials which were consumed by the fire, as well as a “H” oxygen cylinder which was not damaged. The fire was started by juveniles playing with fire. Erlanger E-51 also responded but were cancelled after the fire was knocked down. The owners of the shed are going to need to check storage prices here so they can have a new place to put their stuff in.

Structure Fire

10/1/2011 – At 18:30 hours units were dispatched for a possible structure fire in the 1700 block of Garvey Ave,  911 callers were reporting smoke coming from a roof of a single family house. Car 425 arrived on scene and reported heavy smoke showing from the front of the structure. Engine 401 quickly located and knocked down the fire with moderate damage to the substructure void area and second floor bedroom. The fire originated between the first/second floor substructure space from an electrical failure which consuming a large portion of the floor rafters compromising the bedroom floor system. During overhaul firefighters were surprised when they discovered an elaborate “Grow Room” set up in a concealed area within the basement. (This area was not involved in or damaged by fire) Erlanger E-51 and Ambulance 64 responded and assisted with this incident also.

Auto Accident

E-401 responded to the 7600 block of Turfway Road to assist Florence with a reported rollover vehicle accident with multiple injuries. Point Pleasant T-1360 arrived first and confirmed a rollover accident and requested an additional squad. Two persons were transported with minor injuries. E-401 remained on scene to assist with clean-up.

Structure Fire

On Friday June 10, 2011 at approximately 00:46 hours, Elsmere Firefighters responded to 112 Dove Drive for a single family mobile home structure fire. Upon arrival, crews found a single wide mobile home approximately 50% involved and the fire threatening adjacent homes. There was extensive damage to the home, however a large majority of the home was saved and there was no damages to neighboring homes. Fire Investigators determined the fire was caused by careless smoking. There were no working smoke detectors in the home, we urge everyone to install and maintain working smoke detectors in their home. If you cannot afford to purchase a smoke detector, contact us and we will provide and install one for you at no charge. E-401, E-402, A-415, C-425 and Erlanger E-51 all responded to this incident.

Fire Safety Program

Third graders from St Henry Grade School graduated from the Elsmere Fire District Junior Fire Safety Program on May 27th. The five day class presents age appropriate fire education consisting of home escape plans, calling 911, “Get Out/Stay Out”, and other general fire safety topics. This is the 18th year the program has been presented to the students of St Henry.

CPR Class

St Henry students completed training and earned their CPR certifications during the month of May. Fire District personnel conducted the annual class for the eighth grade students.

Auto Extrication

During the month of April, crews conducted training on auto extrication.

Auto Accident

On April 26th Ambulance 415 was dispatched to the intersection of Dixie Hwy & Main St for an auto accident with injuries. Upon arrival Elsmere Police advised that two patients was needing to be assessed for injuries. One patient refused care and the other patient was transferred to the hospital for further evaluation. Engine 401’s crew assisted 415 and performed clean up of debris.

On March 27th Engine 401 was dispatched for an automatic sprinkler alarm that had been activated. Chief 425 arrived on the scene and was advised by an employee that there was a working fire inside a silo in the docking area of the warehouse. Chief 425 had upgraded the incident to a working fire. The crew from Engine 401 made entry into the warehouse to investigate the extent of the fire. The fire was contained inside the silo with the sprinkler system. Crews performed salvage and overhaul operations. Elsmere Chief 428, Engine 402, Ambulance 415, Erlanger Engine 51 and Florence Truck 110 also responded.

Structure Fire
On March 26th Engine 401 & 402, Ambulance 415, Chief 425 and Erlanger Truck 60 were dispatched to Fox St for a structure fire. Chief 425 arrived on the scene and advised there was smoke showing from the front of the residence. The crew from Engine 401 made initial fire attack and quickly knocked down the fire. Crews checked for fire extension and performed salvage and overhaul.

On February 16th Engine 401, Ambulance 415 and Chief 425 was dispatched for a possible vehicle fire on the lot of Lanagin Auto Sales on Dixie Hwy. Chief 425 arrived on the scene and advised that the fire was out and one patient had minor burns. The crew from Engine 401 checked for fire extension and performed overhaul. Ambulance 415 treated one patient for minor burns and patient refused transport to hospital for further treatment.
Application for Membership

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Burn Permit

No opening buring from May 1st to Oct 31st. Any questions contact FD at 859-342-7505.

New Members
Greg Hollian - Firefighter / EMT

Kids Fire Safety

Would you know what to do if a fire started in your home? Would your kids? Take the time now to review fire safety facts and tips so your family will be prepared in the event of a fire emergency in your home. Click for more information.

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