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For 67 years, fire departments have raised millions of dollars for the WHAS Crusade for Children, which distributes funds to schools, hospitals and organizations that provide critical services to children with special needs across Kentucky and Indiana. Traditionally, Crusade Weekend is the first weekend of June. However, due to COVID-19, it was postponed to August 8th & 9th. We are asking you for a special favor this year. More than ever, Crusade funding to its partner organizations is extremely critical, as everyone has been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Fire departments typically raise 50% of the annual Crusade tote board, but with social distancing in place this year, departments are limited in what they can do to continue this important effort. We want to make sure the children and families impacted by Crusade dollars do not suffer a loss of services.

We know that you, too, have likely been financially impacted by COVID. If you are able, we ask that you please join our campaign and help us help the WHAS Crusade for Children. Please click on “DONATE” below to contribute directly to the 67th WHAS Crusade For Children and credit the St. Matthews Fire Department.

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Thank you for the continued to support of the crusade kids of Kentucky and Indiana!

The St. Matthews Fire Department is honored to receive the “Award of Excellence” designation for 2020 by The Kentucky EMS for Children (KYEMSC) Program.

The KYEMSC program works to decrease pediatric mortality and morbidity due to severe illness or injury by enhancing pediatric emergency care services throughout the commonwealth. It does this by building partnerships across the continuum of emergency care, offering special programs and training opportunities, and through policy development

“Children make up a small number of the patients we see in EMS. While that is clearly a good thing, it also means we have less direct experience in meeting their unique needs. EMS providers must make a deliberate effort to remain proficient in caring for children,” said KYEMSC Project Director Morgan Scaggs. “These agencies have demonstrated that they are committed to improving emergency pediatric care and they are raising the bar for everyone.

KYEMSC developed the Voluntary EMS Pediatric Recognition program to acknowledge EMS agencies that go beyond what is required by the state in pediatric care by completing the additional program requirements.

To be recognized, an agency must designate a pediatric emergency care coordinator to ensure integration of the unique needs of pediatric patients into all aspects of emergency care, comply with national recommendations for pediatric equipment carried on the ambulance and engage in pediatric-focused community outreach activities. There are also requirements for additional pediatric-related continuing education and annual demonstration of pediatric skill competency for all EMTs and paramedics.

This is the third year for the recognition program and all participating agencies will need to reapply annually to demonstrate their continued commitment to excellence in pediatric emergency care. KYEMSC commends the recipient agencies for their dedication to meeting the needs of the children in their communities.”

COVID-19 Information

Since COVID – 19, or more commonly known as Coronavirus, has now officially come to town, we are posting access or links to official resources which provide the most up to date information on COVID-19.  Rest assured your fire and EMS service is prepared to continue to provide emergency services to the citizens we protect.  As many of you hear, over and over everyday now, please wash your hands, cover your cough and sneezes, and do not touch your face.  #WashYourHands #DoNotTouchYourFace #CoverYourCough

Kentucky COVID-19 Information – www.kycovid19.ky.gov 

Center For Disease Control and Prevention – www.cdc.gov 

 

The St. Matthews Fire Department was founded in 1919 and celebrated it’s 100th anniversary October 11 and 12th, 2019.  The St. Matthews Fire Department Reunion Committee worked hard to pull off a wonderful event commemorating this centennial anniversary.  The entire community, along with many past members from across the country,  showed up in large numbers on what ended up being a wonderful Fall weekend in the Bluegrass!  The celebration coincided with the 5th Annual Metro Louisville Firefighters Rib Cook Off.  This “FREE” event for our members and the community would not have been possible without the generous support of all the sponsors listed here!  We thank them for their support of the event which also generates proceeds for the WHAS Crusade For Children.

Rib Cook Off Sponsors

Texas Roadhouse
Steepleton
Mission BBQ
Paul Davis
Logan Lavelle Hunt
Independence Bank
Fire Protection Services
Walmart
Willis Klein
Medicount
Isaacs and Isaacs
Dave N Busters
St. Matthews FOP
Shepherd Insurance
Jackson Sod Company

100 Year Celebration Sponsors

Baptist Health Louisville
Fire & Specialty Equipment Company
Commonwealth Bank & Trust
Dean Dorton
Action Overhead Door
Medleys
Raben Tires
Semonin Reality
Stock Yards Bank
Vogelpohl Fire Equipment
Eagle Paper
Sterling Thompson Company

 

The ever growing 5th Annual Metro Louisville Firefighters Rib Cook Off will take place on Saturday October 12, 2019.  Team Registrations are now open!  Teams must register online by completing the entry form at www.stmatthewsfd.com/entry-form. (click here) Rib Cook Off rules and other information about the event can be located under the Rib Cook Off tab on the STMFD website at www.stmatthewsfd.com.

A few extra activities will be taking place at this years Rib Cook Off.  This same weekend the St. Matthews Fire Department will be celebrating their 100 years of service to the community!  This Centennial celebration will bring out a few more apparatus and firefighters of the past.  Please join us for this special event.

It has been raining for days and we are all tired of it!  Many roads in the Louisville area have been covered by water from rivers and creeks overflowing their banks.  If you approach one of these water covered roads, please turn around and find an alternate route to your destination.  #TurnAroundDontDrown

Flood Watch issued February 12 at 3:37AM EST until February 13 at 4:00AM EST by NWS Louisville …FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH EARLY TUESDAY AFTERNOON… …FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EST /NOON CST/ THIS AFTERNOON… The Flood Watch continues for * Southern Indiana and Central Kentucky * Until 1 PM EST this afternoon. * A persistent plume of rainfall will continue along a slow- moving frontal boundary this morning and into early this afternoon. The rain will be moderate in intensity at times, causing rises on area rivers and streams and likely periods of street flooding. The heaviest rainfall is expected between now and 10 AM EST. * The rain has already resulted in minor river flooding and could cause some area rivers to rise to moderate flood stage. In addition, isolated flash flooding is possible early Tuesday. Total additional rainfall amounts of 1-2 inches are possible before the rains end this afternoon. A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts. Monitor forecasts and be alert for possible Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop. As always remember this slogan… Turn Around…Don`t Drown.

 

Firefighter Steven Pollard arrived with the Fire Department of New York City’s Ladder Co. 170 at the scene of a motor vehicle accident on the Belt Parkway, just east of Flatbush Avenue. As he was assisting at the scene, Pollard fell through a gap dividing the eastbound and westbound lanes of an overpass bridge and plummeted 52 feet to the ground. Pollard was transported to Kings County Hospital where he passed away a short time later from the critical injuries he sustained in the fall.

Incident Location: Mill Basin Bridge on the Belt Parkway, just east of Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY (U.S. National Grid: 18T WK 93185 95568 (DD: 40.605, -73.898))

Firefighter Steven Pollard arrived with the Fire Department of New York City’s Ladder Co. 170 at the scene of a motor vehicle accident on the Belt Parkway, just east of Flatbush Avenue. As he was assisting at the scene, Pollard fell through a gap dividing the eastbound and westbound lanes of an overpass bridge and plummeted 52 feet to the ground. Pollard was transported to Kings County Hospital where he passed away a short time later from the critical injuries he sustained in the fall.

Incident Location: Mill Basin Bridge on the Belt Parkway, just east of Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY (U.S. National Grid: 18T WK 93185 95568 (DD: 40.605, -73.898))

NWS Louisville …Impactful Winter Weather Possible Late Tonight and Friday Morning… …WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM EST /2 AM CST/ TO 11 AM EST /10 AM CST/ FRIDAY… * WHAT…Light snow developing late tonight over south-central Indiana and much of central Kentucky. Precipitation mixing with or changing to light freezing rain or sleet, before ending as a little light rain, especially over parts of central Kentucky. Total snow accumulations of an inch or less. A glaze of ice is possible on roads and especially elevated surfaces. * WHERE…South-central Indiana, north-central and east-central Kentucky, and a part of south-central Kentucky to the north and east of Bowling Green. * WHEN…From 3 AM EST /2 AM CST/ to 11 AM EST /10 AM CST/ Friday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Expect some roads, overpasses, and elevated surfaces to become slick. Use caution if driving. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning commute. A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Expect snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.

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St Matthews Fire & Rescue

Station 1
240 Sears Ave
Louisville, KY 40207

Station 2
4400 Brownsboro Rd

Louisville, KY 40207

Station 3
8126 New LaGrange Rd

Louisville, KY 40222

Station 4
8414 Westport Rd

Louisville, KY 40242

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