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Join Our Fire Department! City Seeks Firefighter/Paramedic Applicants

The City is currently accepting applications for Firefighter/Paramedic in preparation for its upcoming entrance exam, which will be administrated on Saturday, April 1, 2017.  Potential new hires must possess a Kentucky paramedic license or NREMT paramedic license upon appointment. The applicati...

Former Covington Fire Chief Donald Brown Passes Away; Leaves Legacy of Vast Achievements & Service

COVINGTON, KY- On January 23, former Covington Fire Chief Donald Brown passed away at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital. Brown served the Covington Fire Department for 36 years, beginning his career in 1955 and retiring as Fire Chief in 1991. Throughout his career, Brown fought several large fires, in...

Mayor & City Commission Approve Hiring of Three Police Officers & Ten Paramedics, Police Department & Fire Department Fully Staffed

COVINGTON, KY – On Tuesday evening, the Mayor and City Commission authorized the hiring of three police officers to its Police Department and ten paramedics to its Fire Department, fully staffing both departments. Approved unanimously, the City welcomed John Murphy, Alexandra Averbeck and Matt...

Covington Fire Department Reminds You to "Put a Freeze on Winter Fires"

The Covington Fire Department would like to remind you that the risk of having a home fire increases during the winter months: December, January and February.  To help teach the public about winter fire hazards and ways to prevent them, The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the U...

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 as you p...

Board of Commissioners Approves Fire Department’s SAFER Grant, Authorizes Purchase of $3M in Apparatus Fleet Vehicles

COVINGTON, KY – At the last Commission meeting, the City received great news as it was awarded $1.36M in federal grant funds to hire eight new full time firefighters. The Mayor and City Commission formally accepted the SAFER grant at their September 13 Commission meeting. Fire Chief Dan Mathew...

Firework Safety & Regulations

Covington Reminds Residents of Firework Safety & Regulations This Fourth of July Weekend COVINGTON, KY – This upcoming Fourth of July weekend, the City of Covington wants to ensure its residents are safe and made aware of the dangers associated with fireworks. While many people in Covingto...

Fire House and Park Improvement Projects Approved by Covington Commission

  COVINGTON, KY. – Tuesday night’s Covington Board of Commissioners Meeting focused on the City’s infrastructure and project improvements. Covington’s Mayor and Commissioners approved a contract for a new roof at the Fire Department Company 5 fire house in South Covingto...

Three Firefighter Promotions and Addition of Police Cadet Complete Goal of Increased Public Safety Staffing

COVINGTON, Ky. – The City of Covington promoted three Firefighters and added a new part-time Police Cadet at the Board of Commissioners’ meeting on Tuesday night, completing a goal of increased police and fire staffing levels. In October of this year, Covington passed legislation approvi...

Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries this Sunday

COVINGTON, KY - The City of Covington and the Covington Fire Department are reminding residents to change the batteries in their smoke alarms when they move their clocks back on Sunday. At 2 a.m. on Sunday, November 1, Kentuckians switch from daylight saving time back to standard time. To help remem...
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