Louisville Fire Department

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1135 West Jefferson Street
Louisville, Kentucky 40203
(502) 574-3701
Chief Gregory Frederick

About

The Louisville Fire Department has an authorized strength of 500 personnel and currently serves a population of approximately 709,264.

The Louisville Fire Department is the third oldest all-paid staff fire department in the nation. The first fire brigades established in Louisville were in 1780, two years after the city's creation. The first firehouses in Louisville were volunteer fire departments scattered throughout the city, but on June 1, 1858 the city took control, and replaced the hand engines with five steam engines and volunteers with paid staff. There were initially three fire stations, 65 full-time firefighters, and 23 horses.

Fallen Heroes

82 Heroes have given their lives in the line of duty during the history of the Louisville Fire Department.

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Photo of Isaac Abraham
Captain
Isaac Abraham
Louisville Fire Department (KY)
Asphyxiation
Sat, Sep 19th, 1936
Photo of John Duffy
Lieutenant
John Duffy
Louisville Fire Department (KY)
Heart Attack
Fri, May 8th, 1936
Photo of Matthew W. Heffernan
Louisville Fire Department (KY)
Stroke
Wed, Feb 27th, 1935
Photo of Louis W. Brimer
Private
Louis W. Brimer
Louisville Fire Department (KY)
Motor Vehicle Accident (Response)
Mon, Dec 11th, 1933
Photo of Charles Kern
Private
Charles Kern
Louisville Fire Department (KY)
Sat, Jan 7th, 1933
Photo of Walter G. Wallace Sr.
Louisville Fire Department (KY)
Heart Attack
Fri, Apr 17th, 1931
Photo of John Malick
Private
John Malick
Louisville Fire Department (KY)
Fall (Accidental)
Tue, Apr 23rd, 1929
Photo of John J. Connelly
Firefighter
John J. Connelly
Louisville Fire Department (KY)
Heart Attack
Mon, Mar 18th, 1929
Photo of Henry Charles Handwerker
Louisville Fire Department (KY)
Motor Vehicle Accident (Response)
Sat, Sep 22nd, 1928
Photo of Robert "Lee" Paul
Louisville Fire Department (KY)
Motor Vehicle Accident (Response)
Tue, Sep 18th, 1928
Photo of Lee Marion McGee
Louisville Fire Department (KY)
Motor Vehicle Accident (Response)
Mon, Sep 17th, 1928
Photo of Fred Stephen
Captain
Fred Stephen
Louisville Fire Department (KY)
Asphyxiation
Thu, Aug 9th, 1928