Lexington Fire Department

Chase Cavanaugh

Students, teachers, and firefighters gathered at Clays Mill Elementary School Tuesday morning to name this year’s Junior Fire Chief. 


A Lexington firefighter who was charged with driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident has been fired.

A Lexington firefighter has been placed on administrative leave after being arrested on charges of DUI and leaving the scene of an accident.

Josh James / WUKY

The Lexington Fire Department unveiled what the city is calling an “unprecedented investment” in new fire trucks and medical vehicles Thursday.

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The Lexington Fire Department recently marked a unique milestone.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Lexington firefighters will soon learn how to help some unique patients suffering from smoke inhalation or other trauma.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Charges are not expected to be filed against a Lexington firefighter involved in a fatal traffic accident Saturday night. 

A preliminary police traffic collision report says firefighter Christopher Presley was behind the wheel of a fire truck when it struck and killed 27 year old Lauren Roady who was in the crosswalk and had the right of way when she was attempting to cross the street at Main and Broadway near Triangle Park. 

The report says Presley was on a non-emergency run at the time of the accident and failed to yield. 

Woman Struck, Killed By Lexington Fire Truck

Dec 9, 2012

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Police are investigating the death of a pedestrian who was struck in downtown Lexington by s Lexington fire truck that was not on an emergency call.

Fayette County Coroner's office on Sunday identified the woman who was killed as 27-year-old Lauren Roady, of Washington, D.C., and the Lexington Herald-Leader reports an autopsy is scheduled for Sunday in Frankfort.