Vehicle versus Utility Pole

The Bardstown Fire Department responded to a report of a vehicle versus a utility pole with an occupant trapped inside on Commerce Blvd at 1058 hours.  When crews arrived on scene they found an occupant trapped inside a vehicle with numerous electrical lines and transformers on top of the vehicle.  Fire crews stood by until the City electric crews could cease all power to the wires and transformers.  Once power was killed fire crews were able to extricate the patient.  Crews were on scene for about 1.5 hours.

Fire at F.E.T.

The Bardstown Fire Department was dispatched to F.E.T to a report of a grinder room fire.  When crews arrived on scene they found that the building had been evacuated and there was light smoke showing.  Crews extinguished a small amount of fire and overhauled the equipment.  Crews were on scene for about 45 minutes.

Fire on the Sidewalk N 3rd St

The Bardstown Fire Department was dispatched to a report of a fire in front of a downtown building on 03/24/2016 at 0227 hours.  When crews arrived they found a plastic flower pot on fire.  Crews extinguished the fire and ensured there was no extension into the structure.  Crews were on scene for about 20 minutes.

Deck Fire

The Bardstown Fire Department was dispatched to a report of a unknown fire behind a residence in the 100 block of Tyler Court on 03/23/2016 at 1000 hours.  When crews arrived they found that the deck on the rear of the residence had caught fire and was starting to extend into the attic area.  Crews extinguished the fire and checked for extension into the attic.  Crews were on scene for about 30 minutes.

Mulch fire at Zaxby’s

The Bardstown Fire Department was dispatched on 03/22/2016 at 1425 hours for a report of a mulch fire next to the building at Zaxby’s restaurant.  Crews arrived on scene and extinguished the fire and contained it to the point of origin.  Crews were on scene for about 30 minutes.

Bicycle Safety Tips

With spring coming upon us, please read these bicycle safety tips for a safe and injury free spring and summer.

  • We have a simple saying: “Use your head, wear a helmet.” It is the single most effective safety device available to reduce head injury and death from bicycle crashes.
  • Tell your kids to ride on the right side of the road, with traffic, not against it. Stay as far to the right as possible. Use appropriate hand signals and respect traffic signals, stopping at all stop signs and stoplights.
  • Teach your kids to make eye contact with drivers. Bikers should make sure drivers are paying attention and are going to stop before they cross the street.
  • When riding at dusk, dawn or in the evening, be bright and use lights – and make sure your bike has reflectors as well. It’s also smart to wear clothes and accessories that have retro-reflective materials to improve biker visibility to motorists.
  • Actively supervise children until you’re comfortable that they are responsible to ride on their own.

– See more at: http://www.safekids.org/bike#sthash.7NimW5Lw.dpuf

MVC with possible entrapment

The Bardstown Fire Department was dispatched on 3/13/2016 at 1927 hours to a report of a single vehicle MVC with possible entrapment near the Sutherland Lane area.  When fire crews arrived on scene they found one patient but was not entrapped.  Fire crews assisted EMS with patient packaging and were on scene for about 30 minutes.