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Fire Department promotions = 60 years’ service

Fire Chief Mark Pierce, left, introduces four of the five fire personnel promoted Tuesday. COVINGTON, Ky. - The formal hiring of Mark Pierce as Covington’s Fire Chief on May 15 started a chain reaction of open positions below him.  Tonight, those positions were filled.   Five Fire D...

Gas line break forces evacuation in Latonia

Crews from Duke Energy examine the gas line break at 35th and Latonia. COVINGTON, Ky. - Residents of a two-square-block area of Latonia were forced out of their homes for about two hours on Friday afternoon after a contractor working on the reconstruction of Latonia Avenue ruptured a natural gas lin...

Pierce to be sworn in as Covington Fire Chief tonight

COVINGTON, Ky. - Just 15 years old when he joined the Bromley Volunteer Fire Department, Mark Pierce felt the firefighter’s call at an early age.   Tonight, after 23 years as a paid firefighter in Covington, he will be officially sworn in as Chief of the City’s Fire Department ...

South Covington Fire Station Full Service Restored

COVINGTON, Ky. - Full fire and ambulance service was restored to the South Covington Fire Station on October 30, 2017.   Staffing at the South Covington fire station had been reduced by two firefighters per shift in July 2015 due to personnel cuts in the fire department, eliminating ambulance ...

Covington to Approve Lateral Hires for Police

COVINGTON, Ky. - The City Commission has approved allowing lateral hires for police officers.   Previously, the Covington Code of Ordinances did not allow the lateral hire of police officers and firefighters.   The change in the law was approved Tuesday evening.   Chief of Polic...

Thanksgiving Day Fire Safety Tips

As you plan your Thanksgiving menu, the City urges you to think about fire safety. Did you know Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires? The number of home fires double on Thanksgiving. Remember to keep these safety tips provided by the United States Fire Administration in mind...

Covington Fire Department Visits Holy Family School; Promotes Fire Prevention Month Safety Initiatives

COVINGTON, KY -- As a part of Fire Prevention Month, the Covington Fire Department crews from Pumper 6 and Rescue 1, and retired Lieutenant Tom Brinkman visited Holy Family School.  The Fire Department spoke with students about fire safety, becoming a firefighter, not being scared of firefighte...

Covington Fire Department Welcomes Holy Cross Elementary School Students to Fire Station

Earlier this week, the Covington Fire Department welcomed Holy Cross Elementary School preschool students to the Company 8 Fire Station! While at the station, firefighters spoke with the preschoolers about fire safety. Additionally, they showed the students fire safety gear and reminded th...

2017 National Fire Prevention Week Scheduled for October 8-14; Covington Fire Department Promotes Safety Initiatives

  COVINGTON, KY – The Covington Fire Department is working in coordination with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), to reinforce potentially life-saving messages during Fire Prevention Week, October 8-14, 2017. NFPA is the official sponsor of the Fire Prevention Week. This ye...

Board of Commissioners Authorize Fire & Police Department Promotions

COVINGTON, KY – On Tuesday evening, the Board of Commissioners approved thirteen promotions within the Fire Department and four promotions within the Police Department. Beginning with the Police Department, Captain Pat Swift was promoted to Assistant Chief of Services.  Captain Swift has...
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