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The American Red Cross hosted a “Battle of The Badges” Community Blood Drive on June 4, 2019 at the St. Matthews Community Center.  The “Battle of The Badges” was a “friendly battle” set up to motivate some to give a little blood.  The nation’s blood supply is currently critically low.  This is of great concern going into summer because blood donations historically decrease during these months.  The community of St. Matthews did their part and came out to donate.  St. Matthews fire trucks and ambulances from all 4 stations rotated through and visited with those who showed up.  Fire Trucks must be a good draw and more popular than police cars.  Our friendly competition, “Battle of the Badges” between the St. Matthews PD and St. Matthews FD resulted in an overwhelming victory for the firefighters.  There were 23 firefighter donations to the 6 police officer donations!  Although the police lost the battle we do appreciate everything they do for our community and really appreciate the blood donations given by the extra special six.  Thank you to everyone who turned out to help save lives by donating blood!  #FirefightersRule

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.

The St. Matthews Fire Department was founded in 1919 and is celebrating it’s 100th anniversary this year.  The St. Matthews Fire Department Reunion Committee has been working hard on planning a celebration of this centennial anniversary.  The entire community, along with all past members and their families will be invited to celebrate this milestone on October 12, 2019.  Further details will be released as we approach the day of celebration.  SAVE THE DATE: October 12, 2019.

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.

NOAA-NWS-ALERTS-KY125CE189E658.SpecialWeatherStatement.125CE1974B40KY.LMKSPSLMK.6b23f153ad29e6fd97e30a0e2626f8cd w-nws.webmaster@noaa.gov 2019-01-30T15:22:00-05:00 Actual Alert Public Alert for Anderson; Bourbon; Bullitt; Clark; Fayette; Franklin; Garrard; Harrison; Henry; Jefferson; Jessamine; Madison; Meade; Mercer; Nelson; Nicholas; Oldham; Scott; Shelby; Spencer; Trimble; Washington; Woodford (Kentucky) Issued by the National Weather Service Met Special Weather Statement Expected Minor Observed SAME SPS 2019-01-30T12:36:00-05:00 2019-01-31T03:00:00-05:00 NWS Louisville (Central Kentucky) Special Weather Statement issued January 30 at 3:22PM EST by NWS Louisville …Cold Temperatures and Wind Chills Tonight… The combination of cold temperatures and light winds could result in wind chills dropping as low as nine below in parts of northern Kentucky and southern Indiana. Air temperatures will be a few degrees on either side of zero as well. If you plan to be outside for any extended period of time, dress appropriately for the conditions. WMOHEADER UGC INZ076>079-083-084-089>092-KYZ025-029>043-045>049-056-057 VTEC TIME…MOT…LOC

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Wind Chill Advisory issued January 30 at 12:36PM EST until January 30 at 5:00PM EST by NWS Louisville …Dangerously Cold Wind Chills Today… .Temperatures in the single digits combined with gusty west to northwest winds have resulted in dangerously cold wind chills. …WIND CHILL ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM EST /4 PM CST/ THIS AFTERNOON… * WHAT…Very cold wind chills. Wind chills as low as 15 below zero. * WHERE…Portions of east central, north central and south central Kentucky. * WHEN…Until 5 PM EST /4 PM CST/ this afternoon. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS…The Winter Weather Advisory expires at 9 am EST or 8 am CST. Snow has ended for the most part, although there still could be a few snow showers for the rest of the morning. Some roads still remain slick, so continue to drive with caution! A Wind Chill Advisory remains in effect. A Wind Chill Advisory means that cold air and the wind will combine to create low wind chills. Frostbite and hypothermia can occur if precautions are not taken. Make sure you wear a hat and gloves.

At 5:45 a.m., the Clinton Fire Department’s on-duty crew responded to a reported smoldering fire in a silo storage bin at Archer-Daniels-Midland loading facility. At 7:00 a.m., the scene was handed off to the next crew coming on-duty which included Lieutenant Eric Hosette. Nearly two hours later at 8:45 a.m., Hosette was injured in an explosion at the scene. Hosette was transported to Mercy Medical Center where, despite all efforts, he passed away. A second firefighter was critically injured during the explosion but survived.

Incident Location: Upper Mississippi River at mile marker 518 (U.S. National Grid: 15T YG 29870 32167 (DD: 41.808, -90.232))

St Matthews Fire & Rescue

Station 1
240 Sears Ave
Louisville, KY 40207
502-893-7825

Station 2
4400 Brownsboro Rd

Louisville, KY 40207
502-895-2340

Station 3
8126 New LaGrange Rd

Louisville, KY 40222
502-425-7474

Station 4
8414 Westport Rd

Louisville, KY 40242
502-425-1566

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