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CodeRED is Out, Smart911 is In

Smart911In the past, residents of the Greater Louisville Area and Kentuckiana have been able to sign up to receive emergency notifications by email, text, or phone calls through a service called CodeRED.  During emergency situations, subscribers would receive notifications with details about the emergency along with instructions for what to do such as shelter in place or evacuate.

CodeRED’s coverage of the Louisville area will officially terminate tomorrow night, August 16, at midnight and currently subscribed citizens will no longer receive area alerts from that service.  Area residents will still be able to receive alerts, although it requires action.

The new service that will provide emergency alerts involving the Louisville Metro Area is LENSAlert – with LENS short for Louisville Emergency Notification System.  This service is provided through the Smart911 framework.

Those wishing to do so can sign up for LENSAlert by visiting the subscription page here.

13906981_1147719138583931_378707994658548090_nHazmat  crews are on scene in the 600 block of Main St where a chemical leak is spilling ammonia.

A shelter-in-place has been ordered for the NuLu area within the borders of I-65 and Witherspoon, Clay, and Market Streets.

Louisville MetroSafe/EMA issued the following:

THERE HAS BEEN A RELEASE OF A HAZARDOUS MATERIAL AT 609 EAST MAIN STREET. THE FIRE DEPARTMENT IS ASKING THAT PERSONS EAST OF I 65 NORTH OF MAIN STREET AND EAST TO CLAY STREET TO SHELTER IN PLACE AT THIS TIME.

 

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and Louisville Division of Fire Chief, Colonel Gregory W. Frederick celebrated the promotion of 11 members to new positions within the Louisville Division of Fire. We wish them the best of luck in their new roles!

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See below for members promoted and their new positions:

  • Sgt. Michael Davis – Fire Apparatus Operator
  • Sgt. Michael Enyard – Fire Apparatus Operator
  • Sgt. Jelen Greene – Fire Apparatus Operator
  • Sgt. James Perry – Fire Apparatus Operator
  • Capt. Thomas Anderson – Company Commander
  • Capt. Darrell Davis – Company Commander
  • Capt. Jason Sanders – Arson Investigator II
  • Capt. Chris Wahl – Company Commander
  • Maj. Lawrence Graves – Battalion Chief
  • Maj. Chris Jenkins – Battalion Chief – Chief of Investigations
  • Maj. Chris Verdi – Battalion Chief

LGEKUEmergency crews are responding to a report of an explosion that happened shortly after 1:30PM today at LG&E’s coal-fired Mill Creek Generating Station in the 14000 block of Dixie Highway.

MetroSafe has reported that there are multiple burn injuries, although there is currently no word on the severity of their burns.

 

More information will be posted as it becomes available.

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