Wednesday afternoon around 3:30 PM, five juveniles were reported missing while wading in a rain swollen Indian River Creek near Greenville, In. Some reports indicated the juveniles entered the creek around noon near 8536 Old Vincennes Road. The only indication they may have been in trouble was their bicycles and cell phones were left by the creek and the victims were nowhere to be found.
Georgetown Fire Protection District and Lafayette Township Fire Protection District responded units to the emergency call. Chief Jeremy Klein, of the Lafayette Township Fire Protection District, deployed GTFPD Quad 22 to the bridge crossing at Hamby Rd and John Pectol Rd. Then sent LTFPD Rescue 1 to the location where they were last seen to search the rest of the creek. GTFPD Quad 22 found the five victims, almost a mile and a half from where they entered the water, near the Hamby Rd and John Pectol bridge. Quad 22′s crew safely rescued the five victims from the creek. The victims said while they were wading in the creek the water began to rapidly rise and swept them downstream. None of the victims suffered any injuries and were returned to their parents.
We would like to remind everyone that you should NOT enter rain swollen, fast moving waters. Flash flooding can occur without warning and you could easily be swept away and drown.
Here are the routes and days we will be bringing the fire trucks for the WHAS Crusade For Children. Remember: If we miss you, you can always drop off your donation at the fire house on Scottsville Rd or one of our road blocks at Scottsville Rd and Paoli Pike or Highlander Point. You can even call us to come pic it up or send us a message on one of our social media outlets.
Old Hill, E. & W. Riley Rd., Grandview, Fox Hill Estates, Old Vincennes Rd, Spring Farms, Spring Creek, Quarry Rd, Fox Hunters Point, Westchester, Kelly’s Ridge, & ALL Other Side Roads and Subdivisions
Woods of Lafayette, Altawood, Buffalo Trails, Paoli Pike from Scottsville to Buffalo Trail, & ALL Other Side Roads and Subdivisions
Spickert Knob Road, Jones Lane, South Skyline Drive, Plum Hill, Orchards of Moser Knob, ALL Side Roads and Subdivisions
The area of Brush College, Weber Lane, Country View Estates, Forest Springs, Rustic Hills, Crestwood Manor, Scenic Valley, Lakeview Estates, ALL Side Roads and Subdivisions. Including: Anson Ln., Andrew Dr., Ella Dr., Joann Ct., Kendall Ct., Haley Ct., Dalton Ct., Country View Dr., Wolford Dr., Shady View Dr., Elaine Dr., Erin Dr., Erin Ct., Lakeview Dr., West Shoreline Dr., East Shoreline Dr., Denise Way, Hunter Trail, Scenic Valley Dr.,and Lorean Court.
Moser Knob Road, N. Skyline to St. Johns Rd., Woods of Skyline, Lee Drive, Bauman’s Bluff, ALL Side Roads and Subdivisions.
The area of Buck Creek Road, Wimberley Woods, ALL Side Roads and Subdivisions
Loi Road, Eagles Trace, Cornerstone Drive, Martin Road, ALL Side Roads and Subdivisions
E. Luther Road, Knable Court, Twinview Court, Arthur Park, ALL Side Roads and Subdivisions
Lawrence Banet Road, Fairways of Valley View, Fairway Drive, Golfland Court, Woodfield Drive, ALL Side Roads and Subdivisions
Paoli Pike (From Scottsville to US 150), Doe Creek, Sylvan Estates, Bridge Court, Flemar Drive, ALL Side Roads and Subdivisions
Campion Road, English Stables, Whispering Woods, Atkins Road to Clark County line
Beckin Drive, Flora Drive, Peach Orchard, ALL Side Roads and Subdivisions
St. Mary’s Road, Highland Drive, Paul’s Lane, Arrow Run, Andrea Drive, ALL Side Roads and Subdivisions
Starlight Road, Bethel Road, Gloria Lane, McCartin Drive, Roberts Road, Foskuhl Road, Book Road, Emmons Lane, Banet Road, Freiberger Road, ALL Side Roads and Subdivisions
Stiller Road, Smith Road, Gold Dust Hills, Fertig Creek Road, ALL Side Roads and Subdivisions
St. Johns Road, Wieseka Hill Road, Balmer Fenwick Road, ALL Side Roads and Subdivisions
Pete Andres Road, Kirby Road, ALL Side Roads and Subdivisions
Scottsville, Jenny Lane, Dogwood, Bent Creek, ALL Side Roads and Subdivisions
Scottsville, Jenny Lane, Dogwood, Bent Creek, ALL Side Roads and Subdivisions
Starting today, Wednesday June 1st, we begin our collection for donations for the Sixty-third WHAS Crusade for Children.
Every year the citizens of Floyds Knobs make the Lafayette Twp Fire Department the NUMBER ONE donation collectors in Southern Indiana. Beating out bigger populated cities in the area. Please help us continue this trend in 2016.
We’ll be going door to door and have roadblocks set up at the intersection of Scottsville Rd and Paoli Pike and at Highlander Point from now until Saturday afternoon. If we miss your donation when we come to your street, you can drop it off at our fire house at 4002 Scottsville Rd. in Floyds Knobs. The main entrance to the fire house is in the back of the building. Or call us at 812-923-8003 and we will send someone out to your house to pick it up.
For more information about the Crusade For Children, head to their website http://www.crusadeforchildren.org/
FLOYDS KNOBS, IN- On May 10, 2019 at 7:15 PM Lafayette Township Fire Protection District, along with New Chapel Fire Department, were dispatched to 1919 Plum Hill Way on smoke coming from a ice machine. First arriving units found large amounts smoke coming from an area on the first floor near the kitchen. Suppression crews began to seek out and extinguish the fire on the first floor but efforts were not gaining any ground. Firefighters quickly realized they had a fire between the first floor and the basement void spaces in the flooring in the twelve thousand square foot home. Additional firefighting crews from Georgetown Township Fire Protection District and Greenville Township Volunteer Fire Department were then requested for additional man power. As firefighters began opening up the ten foot tall ceilings in the basement, they encountered the heavy fire between the floors and extinguished it. The fire was called under control after about two hours. Crews spent several hours after making sure the fire had not spread to other unseen areas.
Fire damage was contained to a five hundred square foot area to the basement and some damage to the first floor. Most of the homeowner’s possessions were able to be salvaged. No one was injured during the fire.
While LTFPD was on scene a engine from Sellersburg Fire Department manned St1 to cover the area for additional calls.
At 5:49 Friday morning a box alarm was dispatched for a structure fire at 100 Lafollette Station South. Which is the Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Family Sports Restaurant. A box alarm is a automatic dispatch of all three upper county fire department to a reported structure fire. With special truck assignments from each department. Deputy Chief Todd Schindler, of the Lafayette Twp. Fire Protection District was first to arrive on the scene. He advised that the fire was in the sign on the South side of the building but was not actively on fire. LTFPD’s Quad 11 and Georgetown Township’s Ladder 2 arrived on the scene and began to check the sign and the building for further evidence of the fire extending into the building. The fire involved only the sign and a fabric awning just below the sign. A Yellow Ambulance crew staged in the area had seen the incident and reported the fire. Their actions are credited to keeping the fire from becoming larger and saving that and other businesses adjacent to Beef ‘O’ Brady’s. The initial cause of the fire was cause by a bird nest in the sign that was set fire due to the electricity arcing or reaching combustible temperatures.
Crews on scene had difficulty accessing the interior do to the building owners not wanting to install a Knox Box master key box. This saves time and money to the businesses by allowing fire departments easier access to the structure without having to damage doors or windows. Knox boxes are nearly indestructible and can only be accessed by the fire department with a special key. It would house “master key(s)” that would open any door on the property. LTFPD’s Administrators are still working with the building owner (they are not the operators of Beef ‘O’ Brady’s).
Minutes before 2PM Tuesday, Lafayette Township Fire Protection District was dispatched, along with Georgetown Twp FPD and Greenville Vol. FD, to reports of a structure fire on Maple Grove. The fire was reported by the security company that monitors the home and by a neighbor that lived directly behind the residence. The fire had started in the home’s garage that was separated by a enclosed “breeze way”. most of the breeze way had been consumed by the fire and was beginning to move up the siding into the second floor of the home. Fortunately, Georgetown Twp, FPD arrived on scene and slowed the progress of the fire. With the assistance from Lafayette’s Quad 11 and Greenville Twp. Vol. Fire the fire was contained in less than 20 minutes. Two of the families dogs were also saved from the fire and were not injured. With the combined effort of all the department most of the home was saved. The cause of the fire is under investigation by Georgetown Twp Fire Protection District.
11:32PM Monday Night, the Lafayette Twp. And Georgetown Twp. Fire Protection Districts were dispatched to a motor vehicle collision with a vehicle on fire. The crash was located I-64 West bound at the 120 Mile Marker. As the first fire units arrived on scene, a passenger vehicle had collided into a small pick-up truck that was on the shoulder. Reports from by-standers at the scene were the pick-up truck was assisting another vehicle that had broken down in the emergency lane. A wrecker had picked up the disabled vehicle when the small pick-up truck was struck by the passenger vehicle and caught fire. At 11:56 PM the fire was called under control. There was one person killed in the small pick-up truck. Injuries to the other persons involved are not known by LTFPD. The roadway was reopened at 3:43 AM on Tuesday morning. The crash is under further investigation by the Floyd County C.A.R.T.
Wednesday, we were notified that our website had a page that was in very bad taste. This page was called “Ambulance Drivers”. It used vulgarity and made negative statements about the public. We have proudly served our citizens in our communities for over fifty years. This post is not from ANY of our current or former employees. It was written by someone claiming to be a Chief of the WCU EMS in North Carolina, which was false. As for how it ended up on our website, we are investigating with our current web host. If you come across this article anywhere in social media, please send us an email to the link as we are continuing to investigate.
Late Monday morning, Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Department in Washington Co. called for mutual aid on a structure fire they had been fighting since midnight. It was located at 5143 East Mann Road. Georgetown Twp, Greenville Twp, and Lafayette Twp fire departments were called to the scene. As the first units arrived on scene Jackson Township fire department handed over the scene to Georgetown Township FD officers and left the scene. From second hand information, Jackson Township VFD left the scene due to exhausted firefighters and apparatus that was low on fuel. Palmyra VFD was also called to the scene to help as well. The structure was a complete loss but no one was injured in the fire. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.