On 09/21/2016 at 1027 hours, the Bardstown Fire Department was dispatched to American Fuji Seal for a report of a hazardous materials incident of a 55 gallon drum of ammonia being spilled. Upon arrival of first units the building had been evacuated. Management on scene advised that they building was being ventilated by roof top units and that the room of where the incident had occurred had been isolated. Employees were checked for any health issues and management was advised to contact their contracted mitigation company to come clean up the spill. Some employees were allowed back into the building after the air quality was checked with air monitoring equipment and deemed safe. Crews were on scene for about two hours.
On 09/19/2016 the Bardstown Fire Department was notified by FEMA that it would receive an award of $633,746.00 that was applied for for a recruit and retention program of volunteers for the duration of four years. This grant will enable the department to employee one individual for the sole responsibility of recruiting and retaining volunteers to supplement the full time staff. The grant will start 12/06/2016 and run until 12/05/2020. The grant is broken down into the following categories and amounts:
On 09/17/2016 at 1254 hours, the Bardstown Fire Department was dispatched to a report of a vehicle fire in the driveway of a residence in the 100 block of Springhill Drive. When crews arrived on scene there was heavy smoke and fire coming from the engine compartment of the vehicle. Crews extinguished the fire and conducted overhaul. Crews were on scene for about an hour.
The Bardstown Fire Department conducted 180 inspection in August and found 208 violations. These violations must be corrected before the facility can receive a passing inspection.
On 08/28/2016 at 1754 hours, the Bardstown Fire Department was dispatched to a report of the smell of smoke in residence after a lightning strike in the 100 block of Limestone Court. When crews arrived they checked the residence for smoke and fire but were unable to locate. There had been an apparent lighting strike as some of the brick was knocked off of the residence. Crews were on scene for about a half hour.
On 08/27/2016 at 2009 hours, the Bardstown Fire Department was dispatched to a reported structure fire in the 100 block of Scenic Drive. When crews arrived they did have light smoke coming from one of the eves of the house. Crews extinguished the fire and performed overhaul. The fire is believed to have started from a lightning strike which caused some wiring to short out. Crews were on scene for about two hours.
On 08/25/2016 at 2050 hours, the Bardstown Fire Department was dispatched to the 300 block of East O’Bryan AVE for a report of someone burning tires. When units arrived on scene they were unable to locate the fire. Units were on scene for about 10 minutes.