RIP Asst. Chief Emeritus Ray Knochelman
April 19, 2017
It is with great sadness that the Park Hills Fire Department announces the passing of Asst Chief Emeritus Ray Knochelman. Ray was the last surviving founding member of PHFD, having served our community for over 75 years. His knowledge and devotion to serving others were surpassed only by his love and dedication to his friends and family. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers. He will be greatly missed.
PHFD On Scene with Multi-Vehicle Accident on I-75
April 16, 2017
Park Hills FD is on scene at I-75 NB near Exit 188 with Fort Wright and Ludlow FDs for a 10-vehicle accident with injuries. Three people have been transported to area hospitals so far. Long delays are expected and the area should be avoided if possible.
Dispatcher Appreciation Week
April 10, 2017
This week is Dispatcher Appreciation Week. The role of a dispatcher is one of the most important links in the emergency response chain. Their hard work often goes unnoticed and unappreciated. The City of Park Hills is fortunate enough to be served by the Kenton County Consolidated Dispatch Center; one of the few accredited dispatch centers in the Commonwealth. If you know a dispatcher (especially one of our Kenton County dispatchers), thank them for their service! The PHFD literally could not function without them!
A Message from the City Clerk:
March 25, 2017
Residents of Audubon Road and surrounding areas:
Beginning Monday, March 27th, as part of the land clearing for the Audubon Forest Development, open burning will be occurring at various scheduled times during the daytime hours. The burning will be limited to fallen wood material only and will comply with all state and local clean burning regulations. The Park Hills Fire Department has been made aware and will monitor all activity.
Covington FD Assists PHFD with Rescue Training
March 21, 2017
PHFD took advantage of the soon-to-be-demolished Griffin Center in Park Hills to practice RIT (rapid intervention team) training. All working structure fires should deploy at least one RIT team to be used in emergencies where rapid removal of firefighters may be needed. Special thanks to Covington FD for the training assistance.
E-603 Responds to Accident with Injuries on Dixie Highway
March 8, 2017
Earlier this evening PHFD E-603 responded to the 1400 block of Dixie Hwy for an accident with injuries. When crews arrived, they found a single vehicle that struck several parked cars in the area of Fort Mitchell Garage and also damaged a utility pole. The driver was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
PHFD, FWFD, and LFD Participate in Combined Familiarization Drill
March 7, 2017
The Park hills, Fort Wright, and Ludlow Fire Departments held a combined drill last night. During the training, crews from each department received a refresher over what type of equipment each department carries on their apparatus. The fire service in Northern Kentucky is very much dependent upon mutual aid responses in the event of critical incidents. It is therefore extremely important to become familiar with one another's equipment and jurisdictions.