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Structure Fire

Dispatched to above location by Erlanger PSCC for a report of a structure fire, sheds in the backyard on fire. On Chief 425 arrival found a large out building in the rear yard fully involved in fire with partial structural collapse. E-401 and E-51 crews stretched 2-1.75″ attack hose lines to extinguish the fire and completed overhaul.

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Structure Fire

Dispatched to East Covered Bridge for a Residential Structure Fire. On arrival of C-425 found a one story wood frame residential house approximately 40% involved in fire, the entire Side”C” of the structure and roof well involved. A large portion of the Side “C” roof structure had already failed and involved in fire, that’s why is important to find good professionals to work in your roof in case of construction or repairs, read this for more info. Fire crews began a defensive fire attack using 2 -1.75 hoselines and 1- deck gun master stream to knock down and control the majority for the fire. Fire crews immediately switched to an offensive interior fire attack to finish extinguishing all fire and overhaul.

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July 21st 2016, the city of Elsmere hosted a Touch a Truck event. This included Fire, Police and Public Works. It was a great time and thanks to all who came out and looked at the units that work thru out the city on a daily basis.

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Each July 4th, thousands of people, most often children and teens, are injured while using consumer fireworks.

Despite the dangers of fireworks, few people understand the associated risks – devastating burns, other injuries, fires, and even death.

Please CLICK HERE for more information!



No Open Burning

From May 1st 2016 to October 1 2016 there is a burn ban in effect that prevents all permits to be issued. For more information CLICK HERE



Please join us on Saturday June 25th from 6:00pm to 10:00pm at the firehouse for a grill out and movie. Please see attached for more details, also please spread the word!

Thank you in advance!

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The Elsmere Fire District would like to congratulate Firefighter / Paramedic David Dennis on his VFW National EMT Award, In recognition and utmost appreciation of his dedication and selfless service to the community of Elsmere.

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Firefighters Read to Students at Dorothy Howell Elementary School

On Friday, March 4, 2016, Elsmere Firefighters helped celebrate “Read Across America” by visiting and reading a variety of books with the first and second grade students at Dorothy Howell Elementary School. Read Across America is a program launched by the National Education Association to focus on the importance of reading with children. Students sat quietly and listened to the firefighters read their favorite books. EFD thanks the teachers and staff for the opportunity to help promote reading to their students

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A little yellow sticker could save your life. That’s the message Gov. Steve Beshear had for Kentuckians on Monday as he announced the launch of Kentucky’s Yellow Dot program.

The Yellow Dot program is a nation-wide program designed to improve emergency care to motorists involved in a vehicle crash.

The idea behind the program is that motorists put the “dot” — a circular yellow sticker — on the lower left corner of the driver’s side rear window of their car to alert emergency responders that a pamphlet with identification and medical information about the motorist is in the glove box of the vehicle. The pamphlet includes the motorist’s name, photo, medical conditions, recent surgeries, current medications, allergies, physical information and emergency contact information.



Introducing the NEW Medic 415! This Medic unit was placed into service Dec 1 2015.

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Engine 401 is now in service providing protection to the City of Elsmere and surrounding cities.



Engine 401 from E-One is now in production.

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New Fire Engine to serve Elsmere:

On August 25, 2014, the Elsmere Fire District Board of Trustees accepted the bid proposal from Vogelpohl Fire Equipment for a 2015 E-One Custom Rescue Pumper for $389,550.00. This purchase was made possible by the Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Assistance to Firefighters grant in the amount of $350.000.00. The new apparatus will replace our 1985 Sutphen Pumper; Engine 402. Delivery of the new unit is expected in May of 2015. Watch for additional details during the production of the truck.


Elsmere Fire District would like to congratulate the following members on thier 2015 Senior Graduation, Matthew LaFontaine ( Cov Cath), Mason O’Brien (Simon Kenton), Geoffrey Murphy and Molly Rice (St. Henry)



Congratulations to Kyle Harris for successfully completing the Kenton County Firefighter Recruit Class!



Engine 402 made its last run to a working fire on May 10th 2015 . What a way to go out of service! Engine 402 has served the city of Elsmere for 28 years.

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May 19 2015

Engine 401 responded with Erlanger to Erlanger Rd for a working fire.

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May 10 2015

Engine 401, Engine 402, Utility 421, Medic 415, Chief 425 and Chief 426 responded for a working fire in a mobile home. Chief 425 arrived on scene and advised aprx 40% of the residence was involved. Crews made fire attack and made a quick knock down containing fire damage to living room and kitchen area of the residence.

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April 10 2015

Engine 401 responded with Erlanger to Phelps Ct for a working fire.

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Feb 25 2015

Engine 401 responded into Florence for a working apartment fire. 401’s crew removed 2 victims from the 2nd story window via a ladder. Florence also removed victims from the rear side of the building.

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Feb 3 2015

Engine 401 responded into Florence for a working fire at a recycling center. Multiple agencies from NKY were on scene assisting in fire suppression.

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The Elsmere Fire District would like to announce the promotion of Lieutenant Robby Samuel to the position of Assistant Fire Chief. Mr. Samuel has been in the fire service for 19 years and has served as Shift Lieutenant since 2001. Robby fills the position made vacant by the retirement of Doug Brefeld. Congratulations Assistant Chief Samuel!

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The Elsmere Fire District would like to announce the promotion of Firefighter/EMT Tom Herman to Shift Lieutenant. Mr. Herman joined the department as a volunteer in 1999 and became a career firefighter in 2002. Congratulations Lieutenant Herman!

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EFP Hires New Employees:

At the August 25, 2014 board meeting of the Elsmere Fire District, the board approved the hiring of Kevin Davis as a Full Time Firefighter and Mike Wright Part Time Firefighter Paramedic. Both Mr. Davis and Mr. Wright bring with them many years of experience in the fire service.


Employee Recognition:

On Sunday August 31, 2014, Firefighter/EMT Richard Kallmeyer was presented with the Outstanding Firefighter Award from the Erlanger- Elsmere Community Reunion Group. Richard has served our community since 1999 as a Firefighter/EMT and Apparatus Operator. During this time, he has been a devoted member of our department and to the community; he is one of many employees that strive each day to provide excellent service to our community. Congratulations Richard!

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Application for Membership

Please fill out the application and submit via email to pam@elsmerefd.com or drop it off at the station.
Pub Ed Request
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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