MADISONVILLE, Ky. (1/22/13) – Over the holiday weekend, the Madisonville Fire Department (MFD) reported six instances of activity within the Madisonville city limits.
On January 18, at approximately 11:17 AM, an alarm was received from Central Dispatch for a water flow fire alarm activation at 200 Commerce Drive (Period Furniture). Upon arrival Battalion One was informed by maintenance personnel that a water pipe had frozen causing the alarm activation and there was no fire. All other responding units were advised of the false alarm and ordered to return to station. The scene was deemed safe and Battalion One returned to station.
At approximately 12:02 PM, MFD received an alarm from Central Dispatch for a request for assist from Medical Center Ambulance Service at 215 Union Street, Apt. 5 (Mayflower Apartments). As Engine-17 arrived on scene Central Dispatch advised to disregard the run per Medical Center Ambulance Service. No assistance was needed. Engine-17 returned to station.
On January 19, at approximately 9:03 AM, MFD received an alarm via public service for possible presence of carbon monoxide at 164 Celeste Drive. The homeowner advised that the heat to the residence was not working and they were using a gas space heater for heat. Upon arrival fire crew used carbon monoxide detector to check for presence of CO. The structure was thoroughly checked and no presence of CO was detected. No further action was taken. Fire crew returned to station.
At approximately 1:04 PM, MFD received a call via Public Service for a request for assistance from Medical Center Ambulance Service at 1145 Tucker Schoolhouse Ln. Upon arrival fire crew found the occupant had not fallen, but was attempting to repair a lavatory water line and could not get up from the floor without assistance. Crew assisted occupant from bathroom floor to bedroom. Occupant refused treatment from M.C.A.S. No further action taken. Fire crew returned to station.
At approximately 4:17 PM, an alarm was received from Central Dispatch for vehicle fire in the area of 613 East Broadway. Upon arrival, firefighters found a vehicle disabled in the roadway with what appeared to be light smoke coming from under the hood. Fire personnel talked with the driver and he said the vehicle had just overheated. The fire crew investigated and determined the vehicle had overheated and then helped push the car into the owners drive. The scene was deemed safe and all crews returned to station.
On January 21, MFD received an alarm from Central Dispatch for a commercial fire alarm at 250 Laffoon Trail (Hopkins County Jail). Central Dispatch advised the alarm company had called back with proper authorization to disregard the fire alarm. Fire Department contacted the Hopkins County Jail direct and the Sergeant stated they had excessive moisture in a closet where mops are stored which caused the fire alarm. Sergeant stated they would ventilate the closet and remove the moisture. He was asked to call us back when the alarm was reset. The Hopkins County Jail called back advising the alarm reset, but then showed an error on the sensor in that closet. The Hopkins County Jail advised they had contacted the alarm company and the fire alarm was going to be offline until 1:30 AM while the issue was being worked on. No further action was required. All units remained in station.
Information provided by the Madisonville Fire Department
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