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.