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Nov
28
2016

Lafayette Twp Fire Protection District Rescue 1 Featured In National Ad

LTFPD Rescue One will featured in an ad for the December issue of Fire Apparatus Magazine. The magazine reaches readers world wide. Rescue One was designed by our firefighters and officers with our district in mind. It sits on a Spartan Metro Star Chassis with the body built by Hackney Emergency Vehicles. Hackney is said to be “America’s Rescue Leader” according to FAMA statistics. We are proud partners with Hackney for many years now as our previous Rescue One was also built by them. T

The picture featured in the ad was taken by our department photographer Wes Perryman.

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Nov
16
2016

NWS Louisville Ky Releases Drought And Fire Weather Update

The National Weather Service Office in Louisville, Ky released a updated weather assessment regarding the current drought surrounding our area. This includes when the highest potential for rapid wild fire growth this week.

Floyd County continues to be under a burn BAN until further notice. All outdoor burning, including camp fires and fire pits are restricted. This does not include gas or charcoal grills.

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Nov
14
2016

Commissioners and EMA Issue Burn Ban For Floyd County

Floyd County Board of Commissioners issue a BURN BAN for Floyd County Indiana until further notice.

Effective immediately, the following activities are prohibited in Floyd County:

  1. Campfires and other recreational fires;
  2. Open burning of any kind, using wood or other combustible materials, with the exception of cooking grills fueled by charcoal briquettes or gas grills;
  3. The burning of timber, vegetation or construction materials;
  4. The use of burn barrels
  5. The use of ALL fireworks.

This will automatically renew each seven-day period until rescinded by either the commissioners or the Floyd County EMA Office.

All residents are called upon to directly comply with this Burn Ban. Drought conditions have increased the risk of wide spread fire hazards.

Any fires should be reported to 911 immediately. Fires have the potential to grow quickly out of control and threaten extensive damage to property, injuries or death.

A full copy of the deceleration can be downloaded by clicking the link below:

 Floyd Co In Burn Ban 11-14-16

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Oct
15
2016

Lafayette Twp Responds To Vehicle Crash On Scottsville Rd Saturday Afternoon.

On Saturday October 15th just before 4:30 PM Lafayette Township Fire Protection District was dispatched to a single vehicle crash in the 6500 block of Scottsville Rd in Floyds Knobs Indiana. Lafayette Twp Rescue 1 arrived on scene to find a vehicle on its top in a creek. Initial dispatch reports that a victim was trapped under the vehicle. Rescue 1 arrived on scene to find all victims out of the vehicle. Three victims were involved in the crash and transported to various hospitals. Two children were transported to Norton’s Children Hospital in Louisville and the other transported to Baptist Health Floyd. The victim that was transported to Baptist Health Floyd was pronounced dead there by doctors. The condition of the other two victims are unknown.

The crash is under investigation by Floyd County Sheriff Office.

Updated 10-16-2016. Original story stated victim was transported to University of Louisville. While in route, the transporting ambulance contacted University of Louisville doctors who then advised that ambulance to divert to the closest hospital Baptist Health Floyd.

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Sep
20
2016

Road Paving Changes On I 64 West Will Close Off Ramps Overnight

INDOT FLOYD COUNTY, IN-Paving will continue along westbound Interstate 64’s center lane this week through Wednesday night (SEPTEMBER 21) between the hours of 7 p.m. and 8 a.m. Milling and resurfacing operations in the center lane also require overnight closures of the westbound right lane.

The westbound right lane and I-64 ramps remain to be milled and paved.  That work will begin—weather permitting—at the end of the week.  INDOT’s contract completion date is October 31.

Paving operations require westbound I-64 ramp closures beginning at 9 P.M. at these locations:
TUESDAY—Westbound Exit 119, to U.S. Highway 150
WEDNESDAY—Westbound Exit 118, S.R. 62/SR 64

Again, Westbound off ramps as scheduled to reopen by 8 A.M. You can see the locations here:

Tuesday’s Ramp Closure

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Sep
14
2016

Bicentennial Torch Relay Arrives In Floyd County Thursday

The Bicentennial Torch will be in Floyd county on Thursday. Starting at 3 P.M. the torch will make it’s way from US 150 at the Harrison County Line all the way down Paoli Pike And through New Albany. Come join us at the corner of Paoli Pike and Scottsville Rd around 3:30-4:00 as we line the intersection in celebration of Indiana 200th anniversary.

You can follow the torch’s path by following the link Torch Relay Location.

You can lean more about the delay here Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay Updates

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Sep
14
2016

Lane And Road Closures Expected Sunday Sept. 18th

FROM INDOT (Indiana Department of Transportation)-

Indiana Department of Transportation maintenance crews are being scheduled to make pavement repairs this Sunday (SEPTEMBER 18) at two interstate highway locations in Floyd County.

  • Interstate 265 over Mt. Taber Road will be patched and repaired—weather permitting—Sunday morning between 5 and 11 a.m.  Work will require closing the eastbound left lane between mile markers 2.0 and 3.0.  The right lane and shoulder will remain open to traffic.
  • The eastbound I-64 on-ramp from eastbound U.S. Highway 150 will be completely closed to traffic this Sunday between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m.—weather permitting—for pavement repairs.  All I-64 lanes at mile marker 119.0 will remain open

We have an interactive map for the US 150 area closed Sunday. Follow the link to view: https://goo.gl/b7tLuk

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Aug
10
2016

Lafayette Township Welcomes New Deputy Chief

tmp_18767-20160810_134544-1703152263The Lafayette Township Fire Protection District and the Board of Fire Trustees are pleased to announce Terry Herthel as the new Deputy Fire Chief for the Fire Department. Terry recently served as the Floyd County Emergency Management Agency Director. Terry’s experience in Emergency Services over the last 37 years will be a great asset to the Fire Department and the community. The position came open about 2 months ago when Don Allen retired after serving the community for over 45 years. Don continues to assist the Fire Department with Fire Prevention and Crusade for Children. Congratulations to both of these men!

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Aug
10
2016

Road paving begins this week

A tentative schedule for road paving this week in parts of Floyd County by MAC Asphalt. Some roads may be closed temporarily. Please watch out for workers and SLOW DOWN.

8/9/16 – Baumann Drive N & S, Baumann Blvd, Elsie Ct., Clyde Ct.

8/10/16 – Lee Drive, Skyline View, Skyline Ct., Skyline Forest

8/11/16 & 8/12/16 – North Skyline from Renn to Skyline View

8/15/16 – Kamer Miller from Mel Smith to Chapel lane  

8/16/16 & 8/17/16 – Fairview Knob  (Close Fairview Knob on the 15th from the last house to Skyline Drive)

8/18/16 – St. Marys from Banet to Campion

8/19/16 & 8/22/16 – Bethel/Freiberger from Starlight to Banet & Banet from Bethel/Freiberger to St. Marys

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Aug
9
2016

Vehicle Fires Make Up The Day on Monday 8-8-2016

8-8-16_I64WESTVehicleCrashFireTwo vehicles caught fire in separate inecidents On Monday August 8th.  The first incident happened around 10:20 A.M. on I 64 West near the one hundred and nineteen mile marker. A vehicle crashed into the back of another vehicle and then caught fire. A secondary accident occurred behind the first accident as well. Both crashes caused minor injures and two people were taken to the hospital to be checked for further evaluation.

 

 

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The second incident, Lafayette Twp was called for mutual aid to Ashberry Ln in New Chapel Fire Company’s District. A SUV was being used to cultivate a hay field. The vehicle caught fire, possibly from overheating engine parts, catching the field on fire as well. Lafayette responded Brush 15 to the scene and assisted in extinguishing the field and the vehicle. No one was injured in the fire.

 

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