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.
Crusade for Children Collection Schedule
Collections will begin at 0900 on weekends and 1830 on weekdays. Morning road blocks will be Tues-Friday from 07:00-08:30. Evening road blocks will be from 17:00-18:00.
Saturday May 25th will be the first collection day starting at 09:00.
Dinner will be served at 18:00 each night.
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.
Annual Hydrant Testing Has Begun!
South Oldham Fire Department conducts fire hydrant tests annually April thru November — to ensure the fire hydrants are operating properly and can be used in the event of a fire or other emergency that requires water. The fire hydrant flows also help to improve water quality by turning over water in low-usage water mains.
The increased flow of water from the fire hydrants during testing occasionally causes the scouring of manganese that has built up on the lining of water mains. The scouring can result in discolored water at the customer’s tap.
• The discolored water is bacteriologically safe but can stain clothing.
• DO NOT WASH clothing in the discolored water. Check for discolored water in your washing machine before washing clothes during the designated fire hydrant testing times.