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Climbing the Carew Tower: Covington firefighter team preps for 45-floor competition

Covington Fire Lt. Mike Davis, left, urges on Firefighter Stu Johnson as they prepare for Sunday’s Fight for Air Climb.    COVINGTON, Ky. - Covington firefighter Stu Johnson slid off his Air-Pak and bent over, sweat literally dripping off his forehead and hitting the tiled floor.&nbs...

New safety radios to cost $400K less

COVINGTON, Ky. - A contract to replace radios for Covington’s Police, Fire, and Public Works departments will cost the City less than originally anticipated -- more than $400,000 less.   The Covington City Commission voted to accept a bid at its Nov. 20 meeting with AMK Services to supply...

Awards recognize 3 for ‘Service Above Self’

The three Covington Rotary Club honorees pose with their plaques and dignitaries. From left: Kenton County Commissioner Jon Draud, Covington Fire Chief Mark Pierce, Firefighter Jeff Sanzere, Fire Capt. Joseph Bowman, Covington Rotary Club President Darren Wurz, Police Officer Brian Powers, Lt. Justi...

When a Blackhawk came to town …

COVINGTON, Ky. - When a UH-60 Blackhawk comes thundering in, the rotor wash sends anything not tied down either in the air or flying across the ground.   That was Lesson No. 1 of the day for the Covington Fire Department, and it was apparent the moment the helicopter came thundering in to land ...

‘Touch a Truck’ draws over 1,000

COVINGTON, Ky. - An estimated 1,100 people converged on the Latonia Shopping Center early Saturday afternoon for the City of Covington’s first “Touch a Truck” event. The star of the show were the trucks - all the vehicles used by public service agencies in the City (and...

‘Touch a Truck’ showcases safety, service vehicles

COVINGTON, Ky. - There’s an obvious reason that the City of Covington’s “Touch a Truck” open house is being held on the vast parking lot of the Latonia Shopping Center.   Few other places in the City - if any - would be large enough.   The event, to be held from 11 ...

Rescue training closes top floor of Midtown garage

COVINGTON, Ky. - The top floor of the Midtown Parking Garage at Fifth and Scott streets will be closed to parking today through the end of the day Wednesday. Members of the Northern Kentucky Technical Rescue Team will be rappelling off the side of the garage to practice mid-air rope resc...

Seminar on traumatic stress honors former chief

Assistant Fire Chief Chip Terry served in Covington for almost three decades. (Photo courtesy of Katie Woodring Photography.) COVINGTON, Ky. - When Assistant Chief Chip Terry retired in 2012 after 26 years with the Covington Fire Department, he addressed City leaders in a speech that recapped his ca...

Applications Being Accepted For Lateral Entry Firefighter / Paramedics

JOIN OUR TEAM! The City of Covington is accepting applications for lateral entry into our progressive yet traditional Career Fire Department.  SUMMARY The City of Covington Fire Department provides Fire/Rescue and Emergency Medical Services to a population of 40,640, c...

Firework safety reminder

COVINGTON, KY - This upcoming Fourth of July, the City of Covington wants to ensure its residents are safe and made aware of the dangers associated with fireworks. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), fireworks caused an estimated 18,500 reported fires, including 1,300 struc...
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