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 Edward Early
Captain
Edward Early
Louisville Fire Department (KY)
Structural Collapse
Sun, Sep 15th, 1889
Photo of Patrick Foley
Firefighter
Patrick Foley
Louisville Fire Department (KY)
Structural Collapse
Sun, Sep 15th, 1889
Photo of John Monehan
Firefighter
John Monehan
Louisville Fire Department (KY)
Structural Collapse
Sun, Sep 15th, 1889
Photo of Lawrence O. Steigleiter
Louisville Fire Department (KY)
Structural Collapse
Sun, Sep 15th, 1889
Photo of Thomas Whalen
Firefighter
Thomas Whalen
Louisville Fire Department (KY)
Structural Collapse
Sun, Sep 15th, 1889
Photo of Dennis Hamilton
Engineer
Dennis Hamilton
Louisville Fire Department (KY)
Explosion (Accidental)
Fri, Feb 17th, 1888
Photo of Nicholas Lawrence
Firefighter
Nicholas Lawrence
Louisville Fire Department (KY)
Accident (Other)
Tue, Jan 31st, 1888
Photo of James Connell
Engineer
James Connell
Louisville Fire Department (KY)
Explosion (Accidental)
Sat, Nov 13th, 1886
Photo of Jack Hunt
Firefighter
Jack Hunt
Louisville Fire Department (KY)
Exertion
Wed, Aug 12th, 1874
Photo of Francis M. Atkison
Firefighter
Francis M. Atkison
Louisville Fire Department (KY)
Horse Drawn Vehicle (Response)
Sun, Jun 8th, 1862