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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...

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...
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