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Covington firefighters in Texas with Laura

4 from City on 85-member hurricane response team   COVINGTON, Ky. - Four Covington firefighters were due to arrive in Texas this afternoon to help conduct search-and-rescue efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura, a Category 4 storm being billed as one of the strongest to ever hit the Unite...

New CPR tool ‘doesn’t get tired’

Andrea Quigley of the Stryker Corporation trains Covington firefighters in the use of the LUCAS 3 mechanical compression device. Purchase helps Fire Dept. improve response to cardiac arrests  COVINGTON, Ky. - When it comes to giving CPR, the Covington Fire Department is going mechanical.  ...

Generous PPE donations continue

Covington firefighter/paramedics Jordan Warner and Chuck Wagner model the face shields donated by A & P Technology. City conveys appreciation to businesses, others  COVINGTON, Ky. - Businesses and organizations continue to generously donate and share PPE (personal protective equipment) with...

All-call for 'thank you' messages

Send in video snippet conveying gratitude to Covington 1st Responders   COVINGTON, Ky. - From truckers to nurses, and grocery store cashiers to teachers, there are many people who are working hard to help all of us get through the coronavirus pandemic.   Here at the City of Covington, we w...

City fights for better testing, equipment

New protocol for First Responders a ‘step in right direction’   COVINGTON, Ky. - The City of Covington continues to fight hard for quicker access to testing and better personal protective equipment for its First Responders while they respond to potential cases of the highly contagio...

Ambulance dedicated to COVID-19 response

Covington firefighters assigned to the City’s new COVID-19 response ambulance got refresher training in using personal protection equipment today. New procedures will reduce risk of exposure COVINGTON, Ky. - Covington is activating an ambulance it had in reserve and is assigning it to ...

Generous Covington businesses lend hand

 Hotel Covington’s director of rooms, Justin Ham, right, and engineer Dakota Steward with the hotel’s donations City solicits supplies to protect First Responders COVINGTON, Ky. - CoreStrong got it started with gallon jugs of hand sanitizer. Riverside Korean Restaurant donated surgi...

City public safety: We’ll be there for you

But residents should note small changes in procedure   COVINGTON, Ky. - Covington’s police and fire departments are implementing small procedural changes to increase protection from the new and extremely contagious strain of coronavirus hitting the nation, but those changes won’t in...

New CovData record dissects Fire Dept. runs

Covington firefighters responded to a structure fire last year. (Photo used courtesy of Katie Woodring) Annual report compiled, available to the public  COVINGTON, Ky. - The Covington Fire Department made 6,024 “runs" in the last half of 2019, of which 78.25 percent were EMS-related, 8.28...

9 new firefighters 'pinned'

Covington’s nine new firefighters pose with their trainers after receiving their badges. From left to right: Chase Autry, Peter Doherty, Mike Gullett, trainer Lt. Jimmy Adams, Brandon Padilla, Sara McPherson, Tyler Sipes, Ryan Ruberg, TJ Galliher, Kevin Davis, and trainer Assistant Chief Mike ...
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