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City of Covington Executes Ceremonial Signing of Multi-Year Covington Professional Firefighters, Local Union No. 38 Contract

COVINGTON, KY – On Tuesday evening, Mayor Joseph U. Meyer, Interim City Manager Loren Wolff and Local Union No. 38 Executive Board Members executed the ceremonial signing of the multi-year Covington Professional Firefighters, Local Union No. 38 contract. Local Union No. 38 Executive Board Memb...

Board of Commissioners Approves Multi-Year Covington Professional Firefighters, Local Union No. 38 Working Agreement; Includes Competitive Wage Increases

COVINGTON, KY – Tuesday evening, the Board of Commissioners approved a multi-year working agreement with the Covington Professional Firefighters, Local Union No. 38. The agreement is through the end of 2018. Contract adjustments include annual wage increases, establishment of wage standards, h...

Covington Fire Department Partners with American Red Cross & Local Fire Departments for “A Cause for Alarms: Mega Blitz 2017”; Promotes Fire Safety Initiatives

  COVINGTON, KY –The Covington Fire Department participated in the American Red Cross “A Cause for Alarms: Mega Blitz 2017” event on Saturday, April 29, 2017. Firefighters installed smoke detectors in homes throughout Northern Kentucky and Ohio. The event was created as an ini...

Mayor & City Commission Approve Implementation of Fire Department Mobile App, Investing in Innovative Technology

COVINGTON, KY – On Tuesday evening, the Mayor & City Commission authorized an agreement implementing the Pulsara Mobile Application. The app will be used by the Covington Fire Department in conjunction with St. Elizabeth Medical Center to disseminate and expedite the communication of criti...

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...
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