The community served by the South Oldham Fire Department is a densely populated area, surrounding Crestwood Kentucky, which is 14 miles east of Louisville, KY. The Fire District covers approximately 25 square miles. A rapidly growing bedroom community represents our population of about 12,000 residents. The department protects many important assets of the community including a downtown district, growing residential and commercial areas, as well as a major interstate highway (I-71), which runs between Louisville and Cincinnati, and a busy CSX rail line. The department also protects five schools in the fire district, as well as providing mutual aid to several surrounding fire departments. The district is also in a holding pattern for air travel for Louisville International Airport, which is a major hub for United Parcel Service's Worldport.
Our Fire Station is staffed, by career and volunteer firefighters, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you are in the area, we encourage you to stop by, say hello and meet us in person. We are proud of our Station and Department and would like to show you around.
Our Board of Trustees Meetings are held the 4th Monday at 7:30 and are open to the public.
The South Oldham Fire Department is collecting old cell phones, printer cartridges for recycling. We are now accepting handheld gaming systems like the Nintendo DS, Gameboy and Playstation Portable. Items may be dropped off at the fire station, 6310 Old LaGrange Road, Crestwood; South Oldham Library, 6720 W. KY. 146, Crestwood; South Oldham Government Center, 6710 W. KY 146, Crestwood.
Proceeds will benefit the WHAS Crusade for Children. For information call 241-8992.
If you would like to make an online donation go to
Fire Safety Home Inspections
The South Oldham Fire Department is offering a free fire safety home inspection for residents in our fire district of Crestwood and surrounding communities. The program is voluntary for residents and in not regulated by any local fire codes or regulations. Contact the station at 241-8992 Monday - Friday from 9-5 to schedule an inspection.
We Want You!
South Oldham Fire Department is currently looking for volunteer Firefighters. We will be starting a recruit training class in early April. If you are interested in serving your community contact us at 241-8992 or go to the JOIN page on this website.
2004 Ford Explorer up for Bid
South Oldham Fire Department, Inc. will accept sealed bids to sell a surplus vehicle.
2004 Ford Explorer 4WD/4.0L SOHC V-6 engine. 82000 Miles
also INCLUDES A light bar and siren, will be sold as is.
This vehicle may be inspected by an appointment with Chief Edward Turner at the fire station, call 502-241-8992 or 502-376-6814 Monday thru Friday 9:00am – 4:00pm.
Bid opening will be on March 24, 2014 at 7:30pm at South Oldham Fire Station, 6310 Old LaGrange Road, Crestwood, KY. South Oldham Fire Department, Inc. reserves the right to reject any or all bids.
Commonwealth of Kentucky
Energy and Environment Cabinet
Steve Beshear, Governor
Leonard K. Peters, Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Spring Forest Fire Hazard Season Begins
Outdoor burning restrictions take effect Feb. 15
Ky. (Feb. 14, 2014) – It doesn’t make
sense for wildfires to start easily when Kentucky has had such a run of cold,
wet weather but how wet or cold the ground is has little to do with how
vulnerable dead grass is to a spark.
recent precipitation, fine dead fuels like grass, leaves and twigs are rapidly
dried with minimal sunlight and wind,” said Leah MacSwords, director of the
Division of Forestry. “With only a few hours of sunlight and wind these fuels
can become primed for carrying a wildfire. It is very important that
people not develop a false confidence during wet conditions, and take all
necessary precautions with any outdoor burning,”
law designates Feb. 15 through April 30 as spring forest fire hazard season.
During this time, it is illegal to burn anything within 150 feet of any
woodland or brushland between the daylight hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. The law
is intended to prevent forest fires by allowing outdoor burning only after 6
p.m. when conditions are less likely to cause a wildfire to spread.
temperatures mean drier vegetation, making it easier for a fire to start and
spread. Even if the ground is so wet you can’t walk without sinking, the
vegetation on top of the ground is tinder just waiting for a spark to ignite.
The division reports there have been 55 fires burning 1,506 acres since Jan. 1,
Open burning ends April 1, 2014
You may burn natural growth material from October 1 through April 1. Your brush pile fire must be attended while burning. You need to notify Oldham County Dispatch before you start burning at 222-0111.
You may not burn construction debris or trash.
You may not burn construction debris or trash.