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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...

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 ...
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