Hopkinsville Fire Department

Hoptown Hose Down

Need a COVID cool down?? Beginning Monday, July 6, Hopkinsville Fire/EMS and Hopkinsville Parks & Recreation are partnering to bring the community Hoptown Hose Down — a five-park tour on weekday afternoons that will allow local residents a chance to be sprayed down with an HFD pumper truck! Each stop will be limited to 100 people at a time. Check out the graphic for more details. #SprayinAndPlayin

Hoptown Hose Down

Need a COVID cool down?? Beginning Monday, July 6, Hopkinsville Fire/EMS and Hopkinsville Parks & Recreation are partnering to bring the community Hoptown Hose Down — a five-park tour on weekday afternoons that will allow local residents a chance to be sprayed down with an HFD pumper truck! Each stop will be limited to 100 people at a time. Check out the graphic for more details. #SprayinAndPlayin

24/7: A Hopkinsville Fire Department Facebook Event

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be a Hopkinsville Firefighter for a 24 hour shift, get ready to join us for a day in the life of an HFD Battalion. We will be offering this one of a kind glimpse into HFD as an interactive event. You will be seeing in real time what an average shift is like, run by run.

On Leap Day February 29th, you will be getting real time updates from 7AM until 7AM March 1st. These are actual runs during actual times that our professional crews made during a selected shift from earlier in the year. Obviously we take patient privacy concerns very seriously so we’ll be protecting the identities of any people involved in these incidents.

If you would like to participate in this event, there are a few things you need to do to get prepared. First, make sure you “like” our page. Next, make sure you are following our page and are able to receive updates of our posts. Lastly, get ready for every emergency and non-emergency dispatch for this 24 hour period. After this event, on March 3rd, we hope to answer any questions you may have in a special Q&A live event to be announced after the interactive shift.

We are excited to share our experiences with our community. We want everyone to know that we truly enjoy being able to respond whenever we’re needed to help our fellow citizens. Hopkinsville and Christian County is our home and we are proud to serve our community. We hope you will join us on 2/29 and let us take you along in this interactive HFD event.

Battle of the Brigades Kickball Game – at Hopkinsville Sportsplex

The Sportsplex is turning ONE! To celebrate this exciting milestone, they’re hosting a friendly turf kickball game (Battle of the Brigades) between Fort Campbell Fire and Emergency Services and Hopkinsville Fire/EMS at 6:30 pm on Thursday, January 9, 2020 — the one-year anniversary of the Planters Bank-Jennie Stuart Health Sportsplex Hopkinsville‘s ribbon cutting!

Admission is just $1, with ALL proceeds going to the Pennyrile Children’s Advocacy Center. Cake and cookies will be provided, and the Game Day Cafe will be open for business.

Holiday Open House – at Woody Winfree Fire-Transportation Museum

Join the Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County and the Hopkinsville Fire Department for a festive day of fun!

The Woody Winfree Fire-Transportation Museum (310 E. 9th Street) will be decked for the holidays for this special Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 14 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. There’s lots of fun in store for you:

  • NEW Bucket Brigade and Connect-the-Fire Hose interactive exhibits
  • Discover the Scents of the Season station
  • Natural-themed crafts
  • Local firefighters
  • Light refreshments

 

At 1:00 pm, Santa will read Firefighters Night Before Christmas to the young and young at heart.

They will also have fresh, live greenery available for folks to take home to decorate.

Celebrate the season at this FREE holiday event!

The Woody Winfree Fire-Transportation Museum serves as a drop-off location for the Hopkinsville Fire Department’s Christmas for Kids program. Drop off an unwrapped toy to the Fire-Transportation Museum on or before December 11. All toy donations will be distributed through this special community program to children by the Hopkinsville Fire Department.

Tuesday at the Town Clock

The Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County and the Hopkinsville Fire Department present Tuesdays at the Town Clock. This monthly story hour at the Woody Winfree Fire-Transportation Museum will be held the first Tuesday of each month. Local firefighters will read a story and introduce kids to some of the equipment in the museum.

Pinning Ceremony & Reception for Fire Chief Futrell – at The Bruce

Hopkinsville Mayor Carter Hendricks cordially invites the public to a reception and pinning ceremony in honor of Fire Chief Steve Futrell on Tuesday, October 29, 2019. A reception and meet-n-greet will begin at 4:30 p.m. with remarks commencing at 5:00 p.m.

Festivities will be held at The Bruce Convention Center, located at 303 Conference Center Drive, Hopkinsville. For more information or to RSVP, please call 270-890-0215 or email [email protected].

Engine #1 Comes Home

Join your friends at the Museums as they welcome the 1928 American LaFrance truck back to its original home in the Woody Winfree Fire-Transportation Museum, formerly the city’s Central Fire Station. They will hold a short dedication program and will have local firefighters on site to discuss the truck and the work that they did on it. Light refreshments will be served.

The City of Hopkinsville purchased this American LaFrance 1,000-gallon-per-minute pumper at one dollar per pound: $13,750. It was delivered by rail from Elmira, New York on January 21, 1928. The American LaFrance was the first-run truck until 1940. The city sold the truck to John W. “Woody” Winfree on June 20, 1968, and Winfree presented it to the Pennyroyal Area Museum in 2004.

Known as Engine #1, this truck served the Hopkinsville Fire Department for 40 years and still bears all of its original parts and paint scheme. Thanks to the skill, work, and elbow grease of members of the Hopkinsville Fire Department, folks at the city’s Public Works garage, and other mechanics, the truck has been carefully conserved and reassembled for exhibition at the Woody Winfree Fire-Transportation Museum. Join them for its homecoming on Friday, August 2, and be among the first to see it returned to its original location.

The truck will make its way back to the Woody Winfree Fire-Transportation Museum on the afternoon of Thursday, August 1. If you are on Main Street, come out and see the trailer bring this iconic truck back to the station it called home.

Contact the Museums of Hopkinsville at 270-887-4270 with any questions.

History on Tap

Join the Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County at the next History on Tap program at the Hopkinsville Brewing Company on Thursday, July 25 at 6:30 pm.

Alissa Keller, Executive Director of the Museum, and Battalion Chief Phillip Ferguson will present on the history of the American LaFrance pumper, its current conservation efforts, and its role in one of the most dramatic fires in Hopkinsville’s history.

On January 21, 1928, the City of Hopkinsville received an American LaFrance 1,000-gallon-per-minute pumper that would serve as its first-run truck until 1940. The city sold the truck to John W. “Woody” Winfree on June 20, 1968, and Winfree presented it to the Pennyroyal Area Museum in 2004. Members of the Hopkinsville Fire Department have carefully and diligently conserved the truck and will return it to the Woody Winfree Fire-Transportation Museum (formerly the Central Fire Station). A public reception will be held on Friday, August 2 from 5:30-7:00 pm.

The 1928 American LaFrance pumper was the first-run truck on Sunday, August 4, 1940 when a fire broke out in the attic of the Hotel Latham. Learn more about this iconic structure and its tragic destruction and watch rarely-seen film footage of the fire.

Farewell Reception for Chief Montgomery

City officials will host a farewell reception in honor of Chief Montgomery at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 16 at the Hopkinsville Municipal Center, located at 715 South Virginia Street. The public is welcomed to attend. For additional details regarding the reception, please call 270-890-0200 or email [email protected] .