Alexandria Fire Other

Burn Permits

Burn Permits are issued at the Alexandria Fire Station located at 7951 Alexandria Pike. There is no fee for obtaining a burn permit.

Burning shall only be granted in accordance with regulations set by the Kentucky Standards of Safety, Kentucky Administrative Regulations (KAR), and the Guidelines for compliance with Kentucky Division for Air Quality Regulations.

The Burn Permit Holder shall be responsible and liable for any damage caused or created by the fire and production of fire products and by-products that are emitted into the air. In addition the permit holder is responsible and liable for any reimbursements for any property loss or other damages from the fire or fire products or fire by-products.

There shall be no use of Flammable or Combustible Accelerants used to start or enhance the fire.

A person shall be at the burn site until the fire is no longer burning.

Burning can only be authorized by the Fire Department.

Burn piles of acceptable materials shall be no larger than 10 feet long, by 10 feet wide, by 10 feet high.

There shall be, at least a fifteen (15′) foot clearance area around and on all sides of the burn pile.

There shall be, at least fifty (50′) feet clearing from any building or structure.

There shall be, at least one hundred fifty (150′) foot clearing from any woodlands or forested area.

There shall be a means of fire control, operational and ready for use in the immediate vicinity of the fire area, at all times while the fire is burning.

There shall be no asphalt shingles, insulation, wiring insulation, synthetic materials of any type such as carpeting, carpet pads, upholstery, plastics, lead, lead based paint materials, asbestos, emissions from pipe lagging, asbestos or fiber siding shingles, asbestos contaminated waste, or asbestos contained in asphalt roofing shingles.

If a complaint is filed, the permit holder is responsible for and shall put out the fire.

Failure to comply with these regulations could result in criminal or civil charges being brought against the permit holder.

Membership

Fire Membership Requirements

If you are interested in becoming a Volunteer Firefighter, please feel free to stop by the Fire Station and speak with someone about obtaining an application. In the meantime, you may read some of the general requirements for membership with the Fire District as a Volunteer Firefighter.

Firefighter applications will be accepted throughout the year. However, potential members will only be sworn in in March and August.

You must be 18 years of age by the time you come off of your probationary period (6 months).

You must have a current drivers license.

You must have current auto insurance.

You must be willing to submit to a criminal and driver license background check.

You must be willing to commit to training at least twice a week (Monday and Wednesday nights).

Once you graduate from recruit class, you must obtain a minimum of 15 training hours semi-annually and 30 hours annually.

You must be willing to commit to participation in Fire District Events (Demo Derby, Fund Raisers, Work Details, etc).

You must be team oriented and willing to work with others.

The Fire District is a semi military organization, in that there is a structured rank system. Therefore, you must be respectful of superior rank and seniority.


EMS Membership Requirements

If you are interested in becoming a Volunteer EMT, please feel free to stop by the Fire Station and speak with someone about obtaining an application. In the meantime, you may read some of the general requirements for membership with the Fire District as a Volunteer EMT.

You must be 18 years of age.

You must have a current drivers license.

You must have current auto insurance.

You must be willing to submit to a criminal and driver license background check.

You must be willing to commit to enrolling in and attending a State Approved EMT Course (length 6 months).

You must be enrolled in an EMT Course within 1 year of becoming a member of the department.

You must commit to a minimum 1 year of service to the Alexandria Fire District.

You must commit to providing EMS Shift Coverage for a minimum of 12 hours per month.

You must obtain a minimum of 8 EMS training hours semi-annually and 16 hours annually.

You must be willing to commit to participation in Fire District Events (Demo Derby, Fund Raisers, Work Details, etc).

You must be team oriented and willing to work with others.

The Fire/EMS District is a semi military organization, in that there is a structured rank system. Therefore, you must be respectful of superior rank and seniority.


Fire District Explorers

Explorer Post 100:

In February of 2007, the Alexandria Fire District Explorer Post was established. The program follows the “Learning for Life” through the Boy Scouts of America. The purpose of this program is to allow young teens to be involved in the fire service and when these Explorers attain the age of 18, they can become regular volunteer members of the Fire District. The Explorers train on Wednesday evenings and are permitted to train with the regular members on Monday evening. They do have limitations to what they are permitted to do training wise and are well supervised by the Fire District Advisor(s).

The Explorers continue to sponsor a monthly “Youth Dance” held at the Fire Station during the school year. They continue their fund raising event with the address signs and assist with the Santa on the Fire Truck and needy families at Christmas time. The Explorer program has been a great success and remains a very active part of the Fire District.

IAFF Local #4185

 

International Association of FireFighters

Local #4185

Melvin Sands – President

Scott Ifcic – Vice President

Dan Schmidt – Secretary/Treasurer

Brent Gerrety -Trustee

 


 

 

Please visit the IAFF website at http://www.iaff.org

Please open the link below for a reminder of why our world is where it is today!!

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Fire/EMS Training
The Alexandria Fire District trains every Monday with the exception of holidays.

Training:
The Fire District is required by the Kentucky State Fire Commission to maintain 75% staffing of certified fire fighters.

The State Fire Commission requires volunteer members to be certified at Level 2 (150 hours) within 2 years of beginning the fire service career. Volunteers are required to maintain a minimum of 36 hours of training annually as prescribed in the policy manual. The State Fire Commission requires career members to be certified at Level 3 (400 hours) within one year of beginning employment. Career members are required to maintain a minimum of 100 hours training annually.

In-house training that Fire District personnel received in 2011 included, but not limited to Hazardous Materials Operations Class, Vehicle Extrication, Structural Collapse Training, Confined Space Training, high angle rescue class, pumper operations, ladder training, hose lays, Incident Command Classes, and EMS classes.

Recruit members entering the department must successfully complete a recruit program consisting of over 120 hours of basic training. The training assists the member in the 150 hour State Fire Commission required training for volunteer status. Emergency Medical Technicians must successfully complete a training program that consists of over 125 hours of classroom instruction, at least four written and practical exams, and a written and practical exam for certification. Members who are presently certified as an EMT must maintain 26 hours of training every two years to maintain their certifications. EMT’s in our Fire District are also combi-tube trained, epi-pen trained, CPR trained to include the AED. Paramedics must also maintain annual training requirements to include ACLS, PEPP, or PALS certifications.

There are currently 23 Level 3 fire fighters (400 hours) and 9 Level 2 fire fighters (150 hours). There are 23 active EMT’s and 8 active Paramedics. There are 6 members certified to teach CPR/AED training.

 

Fire Safety

Remember to change your smoke detector batteries when you change your clocks!

The majority of fatal home fires happen at night when people are sleeping. Contrary to popular belief, the smell of smoke may not wake a person. The poisonous gases and smoke produced by a fire can numb the senses and put you into a deeper sleep.
Inexpensive household smoke detectors sound an alarm, alerting you to a fire. By giving you time to escape, smoke detectors cut your risk in half. Smoke detectors save so many lives that most states have laws requiring them in private homes.

Please make sure your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors are in working condition. It is ideal to change your batteries every six months when you change your clocks.

If you have a group and would like to schedule a tour of the fire station, please call (859) 635-5991.