Several members of Petersburg and Hebron Fire
Departments were honored on Saturday January 26,
2013 at the Northern Kentucky Firefighters Awards
Banquet for there actions in saving a young child.
The incident happened in 2012 in Petersburg
involving a young child getting caught in some
fencing and strangling himself. Because of
the actions of the members responding to the
incident the child was able to be rescue and
eventually make a full recovery. Chief Bill
Birkle, Caroll Michaels, Capt. Wayne Isaacs, Ron
Jones, Adam Casteel and Alex Fish were all honored
for there actions involved in this incident.
Congratulations to all involved.
HFPD 2012 Recruits Graduate Recruit Class
Congratulations to the 8 new volunteers that
successfully completed the recruit class to become certified
Pictured from Left to Right: Jimmy Randolph,
Jason Rogers, Adam Dunlop, Kyle Keith, Branson Kovach, Jennifer
Blum, Mickey Martin, and Zac Johnson
Fire Prevention Week is October 7-13 2012
This years theme is
"Have 2 Ways Out". It is important for your
family to have an escape plan in case a fire were to
occur and to practice that plan regularly. There
should always be two ways out no matter where you are
in the house and a safe meeting place outside of the
Click here for more information!
September is National Preparedness Month
September is National
Preparedness Month and is a good time for you and your
family to prepare for a natural disaster. You
should be prepared to be on your own for at least 72
hours without assistance. There are a few things you
can do to be prepared:
1. Have a supply of
water available for drinking and other needs.
Have a supply of non-perishable food ready, don't
forget pet food.
3. Have a portable generator
4. Have a flashlight and portable
5. Have a battery powered
Here for more tips and information!
Summer Fire Safety
The warmer summer weather brings with
it several hazards with grilling, fireworks and
swimming pools. Remember to follow certain
safety precautions when participating in these summer
Click Here for Summer Fire Safety Tips!
Click Here for Pool Safety Tips!
Hebron Fire Chief Bill Martin inducted into KFA Hall
Former Hebron Fire Protection
District Chief Bill Martin was inducted into the Kentucky
Firefighter's Association Hall of Fall at this year's
annual conference. This is a prestigious honor and was
given to Chief Martin for his years of service as Chief at
Erlanger, Point Pleasant and Hebron along with his
representation of the fire service in many state boards
and committees. Congratulations to Chief Martin on
HFPD Hires Four
The Hebron Fire Protection District Board
approved the hiring of four new members at the July
Board Meeting. All four come from the volunteer
staff and completed numerous stages of testing beating
out several others for the job. Congratulations
to these four pictured below.
From Left to Right: Brad Steele, Dylan Scott, Josh
Rodamer, Adam Casteel
HFPD Open House a Success
The 2011 HFPD Open House was another success
with several thousand people attending. The event included
fire safety demonstrations, Vehicles from several local, state and
federal agencies and tours of the firehouse.
Click Here to See Pictures of the Event!
Prevention Week is October 9-15, 2011 and this year's theme is
"Protect Your Family From Fire." Over 75% of all fire
fatalites occur in homes and there are several things you can
do to make your home more fire-safe:
1. Install smoke
alarms on every level of your house, test them monthly, and
change the batteries yearly.
2. Install a residential fire
3. Develop and practice a home escape
4. Have fire extinguishers in the house and know how
to use them properly.
5. Know common causes of fire,
including smoking, cooking, and heating equipment and know how
to prevent such fires from starting.
Click here for more information!
Open House 2011 is Saturday October 1st from 12p
to 4p at Hebron Fire Station 1!
Come and see vehicles from different
agencies around the tri-state, tour the firehouse,
learn about local and regional emergency response
agencies, learn about fire safety
and see demonstrations,
eat food and have fun.
Portable Generator Hazards Fact Sheet
Portable Generator Safety
Many people have
portable generators to use when the power goes out in
their home. According to the USFA portable
generators were associated with 228 carbon monoxide
poisoning deaths in the U.S. between 1990 and 2003.
Generators are a valuable tool when the power is out but
have many hazards and need to be used correctly.
Click the link below for information on avoiding hazards
with portable generators.
Each year fire burns millions of acres of woodland
across the United States. More houses are being
built in woodland areas causing more residents to face
the real danger of wildfires. The potential for
devastating wildfires exists in every state across the
United States and actions like properly disposing of
lit cigarettes and not leaving campfires unattended
can decrease the risk for these kinds of fires.
There are several steps you can take to make your home
less susceptible to becoming part of a wildfire.
Click here to learn more.
Awarded Silver Star Medal of Valor
Volunteer FF/EMT Phil Wysocki was
awarded the Silver Star Medal of Valor for his actions
during a November 1st suicide bomb attack. Phil is
currently serving in Afganistan with the Army's 101st
Airborne. Congratulations to Phil on this prestigious
Click here for further information!
Chief Hitzfield Named February
Northern Kentucky Firefighter of the Month
Chief Hitzfield was named as the Northern Kentucky
Firefighter of the Month for the month of February.
This is a recognition sponsored by Kerry Toyota. Congratulations Chief Hitzfield for this
Promotes New Chief On
January 4, 2011 the Hebron Fire Protection District Board
approved the promotion of Assistant Chief Dan Hitzfield to
Chief of the HFPD. Chief Martin stepped down from the
chief's position and Chief Hitzfield will now take over.
Former Chief Martin will still work at HFPD as a part-time
administrative captain. Thanks to Chief Martin on his 6 1/2
years of service with the HFPD and Congratulations to Chief
Hitzfield on his promotion to chief.
to Takes Delivery of 2 New Engines On October
Hebron took delivery of 2 new engines to replace 2 older
engines and a rescue truck in the fleet. The new engines are
identical 2010 Pierce Impel PUC Rescue Pumpers and one will be
stationed at station 1 and one at station 2. These new
pumpers will be in-service in Mid-October.
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