Louisville Fire Department

Louisville Fire Department Patch
Louisville Salvage Corps Patch
Louisville Volunteer Fire Department Patch
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.

Page 3 of 7

Photo of William Denneler Jr.
Louisville Fire Department (KY)
Motor Vehicle Accident (Response)
Sun, Nov 27th, 1927
Photo of George F. Booth
Captain
George F. Booth
Louisville Fire Department (KY)
Heart Attack
Mon, Aug 29th, 1927
Photo of Joseph M. Terrell
Louisville Fire Department (KY)
Asphyxiation
Wed, Aug 17th, 1927
Photo of William "Bud" Fisher
Assistant Chief
William "Bud" Fisher
Louisville Fire Department (KY)
Fall (Accidental)
Wed, Dec 29th, 1926
Photo of Charles A. Webb
Private
Charles A. Webb
Louisville Fire Department (KY)
Fall (Accidental)
Wed, Dec 29th, 1926
Photo of Patrick J. Sheehan
Louisville Fire Department (KY)
Fri, May 22nd, 1925
Photo of Thomas Maloney
Private
Thomas Maloney
Louisville Fire Department (KY)
Asphyxiation
Wed, Dec 27th, 1922
Photo of Albert Thresher
Private
Albert Thresher
Louisville Fire Department (KY)
Electrocution (Accidental)
Wed, Jul 12th, 1922
Photo of Charles O. Keller
Louisville Fire Department (KY)
Exposure (Toxins)
Mon, Dec 26th, 1921
Photo of Franck C. Mellen
Louisville Fire Department (KY)
Motor Vehicle Accident
Wed, May 25th, 1921
Photo of William Steele
Engineer
William Steele
Louisville Fire Department (KY)
Duty-Related Illness
Wed, Feb 23rd, 1921
Photo of George Dutt
Lieutenant
George Dutt
Louisville Fire Department (KY)
Duty-Related Illness
Fri, Dec 31st, 1920