Lexington Fire Department celebrates 150 years – ABC 36 News – WTVQ

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)– The Lexington Fire Division has served the community for 150 years. To commemorate this milestone, the department set up two weeks of activities not only for themselves, however the neighborhood. Sunday mid-day, fire engine of all makes, designs and also years were on display screen for family members as firefighters completed in friendly competitors to showcase several of their abilities.

“It’s pretty great to be able to communicate with the public such as this, we do it at all times yet not to this range,” says Lexington fireman Todd Houston “Usually it’s their worst day, that we’re being called since they remain in an auto wreck or they’re ill or hurt.”

Firemans claim as the biggest fire division in Kentucky, it is necessary to recognize background as well as exactly how far they’ve come. The Lexington Fire Division says Saturday evening, a dinner was held recognizing retired people, individuals that assisted build the division to where it is now.

“Fire service is constructed a lot on custom,” claims Houston.

Thousands of people walked the brought back fire trucks and also youngsters had a blast reaching see inside and learn more concerning them. Firemans state they hope to motivate kids to be firefighters when they mature and also at least one youngster left Sunday ready to conserve lives.

“I recognize one point, this man right below has been motivated,” says Sarah Davis in relation to her kid, Andrew. “He said ‘well I assume I could just be a firefighter’ and I assume that’s an actually advantage.”

Between supporting on the contending firemans in their games to appreciating the craftsmanship on old vehicles, the Lexington Fire Department started 150 years in the best way.

“I believe without the Lexington Fire Division there would certainly be a lot of culture missing out on from the city of Lexington, it’s simply a terrific place, wonderful community/family atmosphere,” says Davis.

If you missed out on Sunday’s events, catch one of the parties listed below prior to October 3rd. All occasions are totally free as well as available to the general public.

  • Tuesday, September 21st, 6– 8 P.M., Fire Station 4 (earliest station house) at 246 Jefferson St., festival-type atmosphere: Jump residence, food, games, station tours.
  • Saturday, September 25th, 8 A.M.– noon, Station house 3 at 370 Merino Road, pancake morning meal as well as terminal excursions.
  • Tuesday, September 28th, 6:30 A.M.– 6:30 P.M., blood drive, Lexington Fire Department Citizen 526 Union Hall at 2205 Thunderstick Drive.
    • Partnership with the Kentucky Blood Facility, goal is to obtain 150 donations in one day in honor of the 150th anniversary and to give back to our community by assisting to offset a severe national blood shortage. The initial 150 contributors will certainly get a complimentary celebratory 150th wedding anniversary challenge coin and also travel mug.
  • Wednesday, September 29th, 5– 8 P.M., Fire Station 24 (newest fire station) at 2754 Magnolia Springs Drive, festival-type atmosphere: jump residence, food, video games, terminal excursions.
  • Sunday, October 3rd, Fire Avoidance Celebration, 2– 6 P.M., Masterson Station Park, bounce houses, petting zoo, food, video games, fire engine trips, over 40+ vendors, touch-a-truck.

For additional information on the events for the Lexington Fire Division’s anniversary, most likely to the Lexington Fire Department’s Facebook page under “occasions”.

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