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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 ...

‘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...
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