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On 20-year anniversary, peace remains elusive COVINGTON, Ky. -- With their suddenness, violence, and scope, the horrific events that transpired 20 years ago tomorrow traumatized America. Even here in Covington, 650 miles from the collapse of the Twin Towers after a coordinated terrorist attack...

Police, Fire name new assistant chiefs

(First photo) From left, Assistant Chiefs Brian Valenti and Justin Wietholter, Chief Rob Nader, and former Assistant Chief Pat Swift pose on the night that Wietholter was promoted to replace the retiring Swift in the Covington Police Department. (Second photo) Gary Rucker, right, was promote...

‘Not a good place to be’

Two City of Covington firefighters are among search and rescue crews combing through the rubble of the collapsed condo complex in Florida. In the second photo below, one of those firefighters, engineer Ryan Marzheuser, stands third from right with other Ohio Task Force 1 members. (Photo used courtes...

Join the Covington Fire Department

Must have at least 2 years’ experience   COVINGTON, Ky. – The Covington Fire Department is looking to hire, but there’s a catch: You must have at least two years’ experience in a professional, full-time fire department to apply.   The City today posted a link HERE t...

New cameras to provide ‘eyes’ on the river

This photograph shows a good portion of the Covington riverfront where the 18 new cameras will be mounted and also gives a sample of the type of view that the cameras will offer. Used courtesy of Ohio River Port Security Camera Program, the image was from video shot by an existing camera located on ...

A bridge, a blur … and a frigid rescue

Covington First Responders rush to the edge of the Ohio River, where Jamie Lewis waits with the woman he rescued from its frigid waters. (Photo courtesy of Ohio River Port Security Camera Program) Safety boat operator: ‘God had me in the right place at the right time’  (EDITOR&rsquo...

81,468 chest compressions, applied perfectly

The Covington Fire Department now has seven Stryker LUCAS 3 devices. The mechanical compression device administers perfect CPR. mCPR device’s 9-month record: better outcomes for patients, providers COVINGTON, Ky. – In the old days, it wasn’t unusual for paramedics from the Covingto...

Covington firefighters set to defend title

The Covington Fire Department’s 2020 Fight for Air Climb team, with the gear they wore to climb 45 flights of stairs. 3-time Fight for Air Climb champs seeking donations  COVINGTON, Ky. – A new “playing field” and challenge will greet Covington firefighters April 25 whe...

In a flash, a Christmas tree’s ‘lovely branches’ can become a deadly torch

Just 10 seconds after ignition, a Christmas tree whose needles were allowed to dry out becomes a fiery torch in this demonstration from the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Covington fire officials offer tips on preventing holiday fires  COVINGTON, Ky. – The video, shown HE...

Post-traumatic stress ‘not going away’

Assistant Fire Chief Chip Terry served in Covington for almost three decades. (Photo used with permission from Katie Woodring Photography.)  Pandemic bolsters need for training inspired by late fire chief  COVINGTON, Ky. - Even aside from her own family’s personal tragedy, Jo Terry...
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