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Friday, May 17, 2013
Friday morning Floyd County's Fire, EMS, police and EMA agencies were put to a test when a bus, loaded with students, collided with a truck hauling Anhydrous Ammonia just outside of the Floyd Central High School. The bus rolled on its side and the truck started to spew its poisonous cargo into the air. Fortunately, no one was injured or even killed. How is that possible you ask? That is because this was only a drill. Several agencies participated in the "disaster training" including Yellow Ambulance, Greenville Twp Volunteer Fire Department, Lafayette Township Fire protection District, Georgetown Fire Protection District, New Albany Fire Department, Air Methods Air ambulance, Floyd County police, Floyd County EMA office, Indiana Department of Homeland security, New Albany -Floyd County School Corporation, Pearce Bottled Gas, and even the local media. Several of Floyd Central's students from the drama class assisted as victims. They even had makeup that looked like injuries they might have encountered in a bus crash.This event was conducted by the Floyd County LEPC office with the Floyd County EMA Office. It was used to help understand what local assets the community has and also let multiple agencies come together in a large group to practice working and communicating on a major incident . Information on the event will be gathered together and focus on what can be done to make incidents like these and others run more smoothly and efficiently.
Lafayette Twp Firefighters R. Houchen
and N. Ginn work to open up the top of
the bus to aid in victim removal. Photo
Greenville Twp Lt. R. Weddle and
Firefighter J. Scalf remove a victim
from the bus and take her to
decontanination area. Photo by
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
A two vehicle, side impact, crash occurred around 5:30 PM on Tuesday. Deputy Chief Todd Schindler drove up shortly after the crash happened and reported it to Floyd County dispatch. Rescue 1 from Lafayette Twp Fire Protection District and Quad 22 from Georgetown Twp Fire Protection District responded. Also, Greenville Twp Fire Deputy Chief Linker rolled up on the scene as well, to assist. The person that was impacted on the side of their vehicle had to be extricated. With team effort the person was able to be removed in a short amount of time. Once the victim was removed, they were transported to U of L hospital by Air Methods air ambulance. The other persons involved in the wreck did not want to be transported to the hospital.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Around 11:30 Thursday afternoon, a person lost control of their vehicle and crashed into Highlander Dental office at Highlander Point. The crash damaged the front entranced of the office and no one was seriously injured. The driver was treated for minor injuries but did not want to be transported to the hospital. The office did remain open while using the rear entrance of the building.Georgetown Township Fire Protection District also responded with Telesquirt 22 and additional command personnel.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Severe weather is forecast to impact the area later today or tonight. High winds, damaging hail and isolated tornados are possible with this event. The National Weather Service office in Louisville, Ky has put together a multimedia briefing explaining probable details of this storm system (Click the headlne and go to the full story to download the weather briefing). Keep informed of the on going changes happening with this weather sittuation by monitoring your all hazard radio or keeping it in ALERT MODE. If you don't have one, follow local media on tv, radio or social media for OFFICAL weather statements.You can monitor the Floyd County Fire Departments on your smart phone with one of many radio scanner apps (Scanner Radio). Look for Floyd County Fire Dispatch and Floyd County Fire (Safe-t 800mhz System). You can also listen to them on the web at broadcastify.com. Go to Indiana then Floyd County.
Sunday, April 14, 2013
The NWS in Louisville, Ky issued a special weather statement today regarding a "elevated fire risk" for this afternoon.FROM THE NWS IN LOUISVILLE, KY; ...South winds will increase to 10-15 mph this afternoon... with wind gusts approaching 25 mph. These winds combined with relative humidity bottoming out below 30% and drying vegetation, will result in an increased fire danger....What this means for you is that if you decide to burn you yard waste today it could get out of control and spread quickly if not careful.A this time the Lafayette Township Fire Protection District is only requesting that you hold off on any open burning for today 4/14/13.If you choose to ignore this request and decided to burn your yard waste today, please call the fire house at 812-923-8003 and let us know when and where you are burning in case we receive a call about your fire. Be aware that we will discourage you to not burn today. Keep the fire small, Under 5ft in diameter, and make sure you have some way to extinguish the fire if it gets out of hand. If the fire gets out of control, do not wait to call 911. The sooner we can get there, the less damage will occur.Continue to monitor our website and social media outlets for updates on this situation.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Joseph Lee "Joe" Hunt, 90, passed away on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany, Indiana.Joe was born on August 4, 1922 in Floyd County, Indiana to the late Everett & Pearl (Albin) Hunt. He served in the United States Army Air Corps as a Pilot during World War II. In 1944, Joe was united in marriage to Barbara Losson, who he spent 59 loving years with until her passing on January 13, 2003. He was a member of St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Church, the VFW Post #1693 and the American Legion Post #42. Joe was always helping the community, from being involved with the Boy Scouts of America for over 20 years and serving as a Volunteer Firefighter for the Lafayette Township Fire Department for 26 years. He retired from International Harvester after 33 years of service. Joe was a master gardener with Purdue university and a foounding member of the Floyds Knobs Community Club.He is survived by his children, Letrecia Donahoe (Roy), William Hunt (Sue), Michael Hunt, Merry Lemmel, John Hunt (Denice); 12 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Barbara (Losson) Hunt; brothers Everett Hunt Jr., William Hunt, Earl Hunt; sisters, Catherine Page & Patricia Bisceglia.Visitation will be from 2 PM to 8 PM Friday, April 5, 2013, at Newcomer Funeral Home (3309 Ballard Lane, New Albany, IN). His Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 AM on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Church (Chapel) at (5719 Saint Marys Road, Floyds Knobs, IN). Burial will follow at the church cemetary with Full Military Honors being conducted. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Church.
Friday, March 29, 2013
Didn't post Thursdays Severe weather preparedness post so you get a double post today . Thursdays Post is about what your "Response" should be after severe weather is over and during. Also what state, local and the Red cross responses are. Today's post goes over the "Recovery" process week and even moths after a severe weather event that cases damage.
Thursday Severe Weather Preparedness
Friday Severe Weather Preparedness
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The NWS in Louisville, Ky, IDHS and the Red Cross is putting out
information about preparing for severe weather. Today they talk about
"WARNINGS". Click on the picture to enlarge and read more or click the
link NWS Severe Weather Preparedness Week- Everyone's roles in Warnings:
The NWS in Louisville, Ky, IDHS and the Red Cross is putting out information about preparing for severe weather. Today they talk about "Watches". Click on the picture to enlarge and read more or click the link http://ow.ly/jkInh.
State agencies, including the Indiana Public Safety Commission, Indiana
Department of Education, Indiana State Police, Indiana Department of
Transportation, Indiana Broadcasters Association, and the Indiana
Department of Homeland Security, in cooperation with the National
Weather Service, the American Red Cross, local emergency management
agencies and the amateur radio community, will be observing Severe
Weather Preparedness Week, March 24-30.
While severe weather can strike at any time, volatile weather frequently
accompanies the arrival of spring. Historically, Indiana has
experienced some of the worst thunderstorms, tornadoes, and flooding
incidents during the spring months.
Planning and preparedness can help minimize weather related deaths, injuries, and property damage.
As part of Severe Weather Preparedness Week, on Wednesday, March 27, a
test of the Emergency Alert System will sound sometime between
10:00-10:30 a.m. EDT and 7:30-8:00 p.m. EDT on commercial radio,
television networks, and all hazards radios. These drills provide an
excellent opportunity for families, schools, and businesses to practice
their weather safety action plan.
In addition to knowing what to do during a severe weather emergency,
it's also important to be prepared in advance. All Hoosiers, who are
able to, are encouraged to purchase an all hazards radio for their home.
These battery-powered radios air more than 60 emergency alerts such as
hazardous weather and other local area warnings, including up to date
weather information broadcast directly from the National Weather
All citizens are also encouraged to prepare or update a disaster preparedness kit.
Ten important items to include in your family's disaster kit:
1. Food and water for three days (includes one gallon of water per person, per day)
2. Battery operated all hazards radio
4. Extra batteries for radio and flashlight
5. First aid kit
6. Extra clothing, sturdy shoes, rain gear, blankets, and personal hygiene items
7. List of emergency phone numbers
8. Important documents (copies of photo ID, social security card, insurance and banking information)
9. Cash (Small bills. Power outages can limit ability to use ATMs and credit cards)
10. Special items (baby formula, insulin, life sustaining medication) You can find out more on being better prepared in a emergency by downloading one of our Public Preparedness PDFs here Downloads.
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