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Buechel Fire Protection District Posts Surplus Equipment

Unit 3734, 3788 and 3799 have all been declared surplus property and have been posted on for sale to the highest bidder. Use the QR code below to access our auction site.


Buechel Fire Protection District to Conduct Live Fire Training

Monday July 6, 2015 the members of the Buechel Fire Protection District and other fire districts from the immediate area will conduct live fire training at three structures slated for demolation. The turn of the century homes at 3818, 3820 and 3824 Bardstown Road.


The training afforded by conducting live fire training is invaluable for our crews to hone thier skills and develop new ones. Simulations in training props and burn buildings are close but not exactly the same as wood frame structures. The heat develops differently and with a lot of the modern construction materials, live fire training can be as close to real conditions that can be acheived.


We will have an area for people to safely view the training and take photos if you wish. Please feel free to join us and learn more about your Buechel fire fighters and how we protect our community.


Richard F. Harrison, Chief

Buechel Fire Protection District


Buechel Fire Protection Distict Receives a Class 2 Rating from ISO

Buechel was notified on June 9, 2015 that effective June 1, 2015 we have been re-classified as a Class 2 - ISO rated fire department.ISO - Insurance Services Office, Inc. rates fire departments on many factors related top their ability to provide fire protection on a Nationally recognized survey and scores are based on various factors.


The ISO Rating system is used by many of the largest insurance providers in the US to set both residential; and commercial insurance premuims for their customers. The best rating is Class 1 and ratings go up to a class 10 for fire departments that offer the least protection classification and water supply capabilities.


Buechel was rated at a Class 5 in the early 1980's and was re-rated in the mid-1980's to a Class 3. For the past few years we have been making strides to improve our training and equipment to obtain the higher classification the we just attained of Class 2.


I want to thank the members of the fire district who made this new rating possible by supporting the many changes in our policies and procedures in addition to logging more training and updating our equipment and tactics to improve our overall rating.


This is something that was accomplished through a true team effort and I'm greatful for the efforts of each and every member of our department for a job well done.Now the hard work begins as we continue to make strides to improve by our next review in just under five years to reach that ellusive Class 1 rating!


There is always room for improvement, and I know we can reach that next level.Thanks everyone, and keep up the great work!


Richard F. Harrison,. Chief

Buechel Fire Protection District


Buechel's 2015 Crusade Total - $33,607.00

Thanks to the Buechel community, the motorists who passed through our roadblocks, and those who donated at our door-to-door collections we collected $33,607.00 for the 2015 WHAS Crusdae for Children. We couldn't do this amazing work without the help of all of our firefighters, families and friends and volunteers who come out each year and help us collect on Crusade weekend.


Thanks to our Community Support Team who helped prepare and serve our meals to keep all the volunteers fed and motivated.


Also, to our many food donors, we couldn't feed and nourish all our volunteers without the support and donations of food and materials from the businesses that assist us each and every year.


The Buechel Fire Protection District is Preparing for the 62nd Annual Crusade for Children

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 If you or your organization are looking for ways to assist this year's crusade efforts, contact Chief Rick Harrison at (502) 491-0085 or by email Rick Harrison to find out how you can volunteer with the Buechel Fire Protection District June 6th & 7th, 2015.




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4101 Bardstown Road
Louisville KY 40218

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