West Knox Volunteer Fire Rescue

West Knox Volunteer Fire Rescue

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South 25 across from AILC station 2 2/7/19
Thank you all for all that you do. We're truly blessed that Uncle Ray had such an amazing family.🚒👨‍🚒🖤
AWESOME job on the fireworks show tonight. We really enjoyed it. Lily FD-511
Thank you West Knox Volunteer Fire Rescue for being to the Cardinal Heights parade! Everyone really enjoyed it!
Hey guys, do we get to enjoy a cook out and fireworks with you this year?

West Knox Volunteer Fire Department was founded in January of 1962. The first meetings were mostly conducted at citizen’s homes and at Lynn Camp School.

In early 1962, members filed our Articles of Incorporation that formed our Fireman's Club. The West Knox Volunteer Fireman's Club members are the Board of Directors of the Fire Department. Members at that time of Incorporation included George Cox, Ewell B. Cline, Noble Olsen, William F. James, W. C. Daniels, James T. Ohler, Sam M. Campbell, Earl Parks, Elbert J. Caddell, Wm. J. Steele, Roy Engle,

06/26/2022
06/14/2022

🚨TRAFFIC ALERT🚨

South Stewart Road, from the 1st Walmart entrance to the 2nd, will be closed for an extended period of time due to a Hazmat spill clean up. You WILL still be able to enter Walmart at the first entrance. However there will be no through traffic allowed down South Stewart. If you need to gain access to the Byrley Road area please seek an alternate route.

04/17/2022
Photos from West Knox Volunteer Fire Rescue's post 02/16/2022

🚨Kentucky Spring Fire Season is in effect.🚨

During the fire hazard seasons it shall be unlawful for any person to set fire to,
or to procure another to set fire to, any flammable material capable of
spreading fire, located in or within 150 feet of any woodland or brushland,
except between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m., or when the ground is
covered with snow. KRS 149.400.

Before you burn, find out if any burning
restrictions or bans are in effect. Contact
your local fire department or:
www.forestry.ky.gov (502) 564-4496
www.air.ky.gov (502) 782-6592

01/04/2022

Hi everyone, This is Former Chief Darryl Baker and I would like to make a huge announcement. As some may have heard, I decided that after 12 years of being Chief, that it was time for me to retire as Chief. I have no plans of slowing down at the fire department. I just wanted to step back a little and let some of the other qualified people have a chance to lead our department.

It pleases me to introduce you to our new Chief, Amos Moses. Amos is an incredible asset to our fire department. I have no doubt that through his leadership, our fire department will continue to grow and be one of the best around. We are very blessed to have the firefighters we have. And unbelievably bless to have Chief Moses to guide us from here on.

I would like to thank my fire department for the support they have always given me. Whether it be positive support or, as my grandpa would say, jerking a knot in my tail when needed. We have prospered because I have always included our firefighters in my decisions. Thirty plus minds are always better than one mind. And even though I get given the credit for our department being such a good department. I would be quick to correct that by saying "It's all of us! I could not do this alone!" And I look forward to seeing Amos supported in the same way.

God Bless and Guide Our new Chief Moses and God Bless Our Fire Department!!

Photos from West Knox Volunteer Fire Rescue's post 12/07/2021

12-7-21 Residential Structure Fire

Firefighters responded to a Structure Fire on Dr Jones Road in Gray. No injuries were reported. Bailey Switch and Corbin Fire Department provided mutual aid.

11/16/2021
11/10/2021

We would like to extend our appreciation to everyone who supported our recent fundraiser. Congratulations to Glenn Baker! He was the lucky winner of the AR15 raffle.

11/03/2021

Come out and show your support for our fire department and eat a delicious meal! Meal includes chili, dessert and a cold drink. Be sure to invite all of your family and friends!

Now it's easier to send West Knox Volunteer Fire Rescue a message. 10/27/2021

Now it's easier to send West Knox Volunteer Fire Rescue a message.

Now it's easier to send West Knox Volunteer Fire Rescue a message.

Photos from West Knox Volunteer Fire Rescue's post 10/20/2021

10-19-21 Accident with injuries and entrapment. London Ave.

West Knox Fire units extricated one patient from the vehicle. Fire units and Laurel Rescue units also set up a Landing Zone at East Side Church for air medical helicopter. Laurel Rescue, Laurel EMS and Laurel Sheriff's Department assisted on scene.

Photos from West Knox Volunteer Fire Rescue's post 09/30/2021

9-30-21 Commerical Structure Fire

Units responded to a fire at the Old National Standard Building. A large fire was found in the office area of the building that had spread to the roof. Corbin, Bailey Switch and Keavy Fire Department's assisted on scene with manpower and equipment. Laurel County Emergency Management responded with a air truck. Knox County EMS also assisted on scene. Thank you to all the departments for the assistance today. No injuries were reported.

08/21/2021

FISCAL COURT TO PROVIDE $3.3 MILLION
TO VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENTS

It’s the biggest thing Laurel County has done for its volunteer fire departments in history.

That’s the sentiment overwhelmingly expressed this week after the Laurel County Fiscal Court agreed to provide $3.3 million dollars to buy new Class A pumper trucks for every volunteer fire department that serves the county.

The 11 fire departments will receive $300,000 each to purchase a fully-spec’d, first-out pumper truck that will greatly enhance their firefighting capabilities. Several departments are running pumpers that are more than 40 years old.

Laurel County Judge-Executive David Westerfield and magistrates made the commitment Sunday during a special meeting of the Alliance of Laurel County Fire Departments.

“It makes me feel really good that we can help people who volunteer day after day for nothing other than the reward for helping their community,” Westerfield said. “We need to see that our volunteers have the equipment to work with to make their job safer.”

The $3.3 million is coming from Laurel County’s portion of the American Rescue Plan Act. The funding under ARPA provides a unique opportunity for state and local governments to make strategic investments in long-lived assets such as fire trucks, which should last a minimum of 20 years.

At the alliance meeting, fire department chiefs expressed gratitude for the historic support. “Judge Westerfield and the fiscal court have done a lot for the fire departments already, but this is unprecedented,” said Bush Fire Chief Phil Williams. “It’s a game changer. It’s a huge shot in the arm for all the fire departments. It’s a big morale booster.”

The money will be given to the alliance, which will then disperse the money to each department as the trucks are ordered. It will take 12-15 months to receive a new truck. The alliance will provide an audit of all the funds provided by the fiscal court.

Modern fire-fighting equipment has a huge bearing on a fire department’s ISO rating, which is used to set homeowners’ insurance rates in the community it serves. A lower ISO rating translates into lower insurance premiums. Some homeowners may see a savings of 25-30 percent when new ISO surveys are completed.

“As these ratings drop so does the homeowner’s insurance,” Westerfield said. “These new trucks will help that. Everyone in the county will prosper with the purchase of these trucks.”

A few months ago, the fiscal court agreed to give the fire alliance $150,000 for five years out of its own funds to help purchase new pumper trucks. Each fire department would receive $75,000, but would have to come up with the remaining $225,000 on its own.

“We found out very quickly that this wasn’t going to work because most of the fire departments couldn’t come up the rest of the money,” Westerfield said. “We just decided to give them the money in one lump sum.”

That brought a sigh of relief to members of the Keavy Volunteer Fire Department, as well as others.

“We were in the process of buying a new pumper truck, but we were going to be in debt for years,” said member Richard Bales, who also serves as a county magistrate. “The one it will replace is 27 years old. There has never been a judge or court that has done something of this magnitude for the fire departments.”

Supporting Laurel County’s emergency responders has been a top priority for Judge Westerfield and the fiscal court.

“You can’t put a price on volunteers and what they do,” he said. “This is one way we can give back to the men and women who volunteer every day to help others.”

08/17/2021
06/25/2021
Photos from West Knox Volunteer Fire Rescue's post 05/18/2021

5-18-21 Residential Structure Fire. 2:54 AM Robert E Cox road.

No injuries were reported. Ambulance Inc. Of Laurel County and Laurel County Sheriff's Department assisted on scene.

Photos from West Knox Volunteer Fire Rescue's post 05/11/2021

5-11-21 Residential Structure Fire. 1:14 am

Johnson Hollow Rd. No injuries were reported.

Photos from West Knox Volunteer Fire Rescue's post 03/24/2021

3-23-21 9:10 PM Structure Fire Hawe Street

Fire units responded to a Residential Structure Fire. The resident, who was renting the property, told firefighters he fell asleep while cooking. When he woke up and the house was filled with smoke. The resident was able to crawl out of the house. The resident declined medical treatment at the scene.

Corbin Fire Department, Knox County Emergency Management and Knox County EMS assisted on scene.

Photos from West Knox Volunteer Fire Rescue's post 03/11/2021

3-10-21 2PM
West Knox Fire Department responded to a Structure Fire on Sampson Street. No injuries were reported. Corbin Fire Department and Laurel EMS assisted on scene.

03/09/2021

*Traffic Update*

25W at 830 is back open.

03/08/2021

*TRAFFIC ALERT*

25W at KY 830 (Beatty Ave.) is currently closed due to serious traffic accident. Please seek an alternate route.

Photos from West Knox Volunteer Fire Rescue's post 02/19/2021

UPDATE: 9:15AM Roadway is back open

🚨🚨TRAFFIC ALERT🚨🚨

2-19-21 8:35AM

I-75 29 Exit Southbound ramp is closed due to a Commercial Vehicle Fire. Please use caution if in the area as crews work to clear the roadway. Keavy and Corbin Fire Departments assisted on scene.

Photos from West Knox Volunteer Fire Rescue's post 02/15/2021

***Update*** I-75 is back open.

I-75 Northbound at Ext 29 is closed due to icy roads and multiple accidents. Please use caution if you have to be out.

Photos from West Knox Volunteer Fire Rescue's post 01/25/2021

📢📢📢 Roadway is back open📢📢📢

West Knox Fire Department currently on scene of an injury accident and fuel spill I-75 Southbound at Ext 29. All Southbound traffic is stopped. Please avoid the area as crew's work to clear the accident.

Photos from West Knox Volunteer Fire Rescue's post 01/21/2021

1-21-21 Accident with Injuries and Entrapment. HWY 770 at Loves Truck Stop.

Firefighters extricated one patient from the vehicle. Assisting on scene Ambulance Inc. Of Laurel County London - Laurel Rescue Squad Laurel County Sheriff's Office

Photos from West Knox Volunteer Fire Rescue's post 01/15/2021

1-14-21 Commerical Vehicle Fire I-75 South at Exit 29.

Please use caution if in the area. Cleanup crews are on scene now working to clear the roadway. Keavy, Lily and Corbin Fire Department's assisted on scene.

Photos from West Knox Volunteer Fire Rescue's post 01/11/2021

1-11-21 Commerical Vehicle Fire. I-75 Southbound 29 off ramp. No injuries were reported.

Photos from West Knox Volunteer Fire Rescue's post 12/24/2020

12-23-20 2:28PM

Accident with injuries HWY 1232.
Knox county EMS and Knox County Sheriff's Department assisted on scene.

12/01/2020

***Traffic Update***

I-75 Northbound is back open!

Photos from West Knox Volunteer Fire Rescue's post 12/01/2020

***Traffic Alert***

Accident with injuries Northbound I-75 at the Laurel / Whitley County line. Corbin Fire Department has the interstate closed at Ext 25 Northbound. Please avoid the area as emergency crews are working to clear the roadway.

Photos from West Knox Volunteer Fire Rescue's post 11/13/2020

Update: Roadway was cleared at 9:07PM

****Traffic Alert****

West Knox Fire Department currently on scene of a Commerical vehicle accident. 25E at American Greeting Card road. Northbound lanes are reduced to 1 lane. Please use caution if traveling in the area. Crews are currently working to clear the roadway.

Photos from West Knox Volunteer Fire Rescue's post 10/25/2020

10-25-20 2:12AM

West Knox Fire Department responded to a Commercial Structure Fire at Knights Inn. Units on scene found visible flames coming from the roofline. The hotel was evacuated and firefighters quickly extinguished the fire. No injuries were reported. Ambulance Inc. Of Laurel County and Laurel County Constable District 6 David Griffith assisted on scene.

Photos from West Knox Volunteer Fire Rescue's post 10/19/2020

10-19-20

Accident with injuries. Hwy 1232 at Cope's store. Knox County EMS and Kentucky State Police assisted on scene.

Photos from West Knox Volunteer Fire Rescue's post 10/17/2020

10-17-20

West Knox Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire with Corbin Fire Department on Wilder Avenue. No injuries were reported.

Photos from West Knox Volunteer Fire Rescue's post 10/11/2020

10-10-20

Accident with injuries HWY 1629. Knox County EMS, Knox County Sheriff's Department and Whitley County Sheriff's Department assisted on scene.

Photos from West Knox Volunteer Fire Rescue's post 10/10/2020

10-8-20 12:18AM

Structure Fire. Robert E Cox RD. No injuries reported. Ambulance Inc. Of Laurel County and Laurel County Sheriff's Office assisted on scene.

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