Thursday March 16th at 9:45 AM, in the 7500 block of St. John’s Rd, Lafayette Twp Fire Protection District was dispatched to assist Sellersburg Fire Department on logging equipment that had caught fire in the woods. Quad 11, Brush 15, and Brush 16 responded to aid Sellersburg Fire Department and arrived on scene with them. Due to the equipment being off road, only the Brush units were able to reach the fire. Brush 16, Brush 15 and Sellersburg’s brush units were able to extinguish fire. The drivers compartment had major damage extending to the engine. The cause is under investigation by Sellersburg Fire Department and no one was injured in the fire.
The National Weather Service in Louisville, Ky Issued a Special Weather Statement Tuesday…
"...Fire danger will increase on Wednesday afternoon due to gusty west winds and very low relative humidities. West winds at 15 to 20 mph with gusts to 25 mph, and relative humidities near 25 percent, will cause drying of dead and grassy fuels on Wednesday afternoon. Fires may become difficult to control. Anyone burning outdoors should exercise extreme caution, or postpone burning until conditions improve...." With this statement the Lafayette Twp Fire Protection District is asking it's customers and residents of Floyd County not to burn yard waste on Wednesday. This may continue through Thursday if conditions persist.If you decide to ignore this request and your fire gets out of control, you must call 911 immediately. Any time wasted will cause an Immediate danger to you and others near you.
The National Weather Service in Louisville, Ky issued a weather briefing for Tuesday night and into Wednesday afternoon. You can read the briefing below. Make sure your weather radios are on and in alert mode. Monitor local media outlets and the NWS in Louisville for the latest information. Do not rely on social media outlets during the threat. That information can be delayed.
On Friday, just before 2 P.M., LTFPD responded to a two vehicle crash clean up on US 150 an St. Anthony Dr. (Mt. St. Francis entrance). A New Albany Police department cruiser and a Ford SUV had collided in the intersection. There were no injuries to either driver. The cause of the crash is being investigated.
Saturday afternoon around 4 PM, Lafayette Twp Fire Protection District responded to a report of a vehicle crash in the 6500 block of Moser Knob Rd. Rescue 1 arrived on scene with a vehicle that had crashed through a utility pole snapping it in two and uprooting the base from the ground. The vehicle traveled a few hundred more feet before hitting a curb on a driveway and coming to a stop. The victim of the crash was transported to the hospital by Air Methods Air Ambulance. The crash did cut power to the surrounding area for a few hours until utility crews could fix the pole.
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.
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.
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:
- Campfires and other recreational fires;
- Open burning of any kind, using wood or other combustible materials, with the exception of cooking grills fueled by charcoal briquettes or gas grills;
- The burning of timber, vegetation or construction materials;
- The use of burn barrels
- 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:
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.
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: