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‘Hope it never happens’

Covington’s public safety officers practice entering a school building and rescuing victims earlier today. Forming the protective shield are Police Officers Matt Raabe, Rachel White and Gregg Andrews (behind White). Behind them are Fire Department recruits Chase Autry and Brandon Padilla. Assi...

Fire Department promotes from within

From left, Covington Fire Chief Mark Pierce poses with newly promoted Capt. Kyle Simpson, Lt. Dennis Hoyle, and Assistant Chief Greg Salmons.  Salmons 'obvious, best' choice for assistant chief   COVINGTON, Ky. - Covington has a new assistant fire chief, and he's a familiar face.   D...

4 decades of public safety dedication retires

From left, newly promoted Captain Justin Wietholter, Chief Rob Nader, newly promoted Assistant Chief Brian Valenti, and retiring Assistant Chief Brian Steffen listen as the Board of Commissioners praised Covington’s police department as “the best police force in Kentucky.” Police, ...

New home, name for ‘Fire Boat 1’

The Covington Fire Department's rescue boat, at its current (temporary) home. Covington awarded grant to buy space at new Ohio River dock   COVINGTON, Ky. - When a runaway barge demolished the Ludlow Bromley Yacht Club recently, Covington firefighters rushed to the scene - not in a shiny red tr...

Rivalry at Braxton: FOP vs. Local 38

Friday event honors City’s first responder military veterans   COVINGTON, Ky. - With nearly 50 military veterans serving in its Police and Fire departments, Monday’s holiday will be particularly meaningful at the City of Covington.   Ahead of the solemnity of Veterans...

Return of 'Touch a Truck'

One of the “stars of the show” at the 2018 Touch a Truck event was the MRAP (Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected) vehicle used by Covington Police and other law enforcement agencies in Northern Kentucky during hostage situations. Show-and-tell event showcases safety, service vehicles  C...

‘This has become an epidemic’

Assistant Fire Chief Chip Terry served in Covington for almost three decades. (Photo used with permission from Katie Woodring Photography.) Registration open for PTS seminar Friday honoring late chief  COVINGTON, Ky. - The family of late Assistant Covington Fire Chief Chip Terry didn’t k...

Wanted: Firefighter/paramedics

Covington firefighters responded to a fire on Riverside Drive last year. (Photo used courtesy of Katie Woodring Photography) City has 7 openings; must have at least 2 years’ experience  COVINGTON, Ky. - The Covington Fire Department is looking to hire seven firefighter/paramedics, but the...

Covington says ‘farewell’ to retirees

Covington Fire Chief Mark Pierce, right, reads the details of promotions for three Covington firefighters: From right, Joseph Vance, Kurt Thomas, and Jordan Warner. At left is Assistant Chief Michael Bloemer.   COVINGTON, Ky. - A spate of retirements will take from the City of Covington nearly ...

Search for new Engine Co. 2 under way

There’s less than an inch of clearance between Pumper 2’s ladders and Engine Co. 2’s door frame.   COVINGTON, Ky. - The process of building a bigger Engine Co. 2 - and finding a place to build it - has begun. The Covington City Commission voted 5-0 this week to hire Brandstett...
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