Louisville Area Fire Departments
The Louisville area has always
been divided into two sections, one being Jefferson county and the other was
the city of Louisville.
Each had it's own police, fire and EMS services
and radio systems. In 2003 the citizens of Louisville
and Jefferson county voted to merge the city and county governments to form
Today the Louisville
area is still separated into two areas. The former city of Louisville
is called the URBAN SERVICE DISTRICT and the unincorporated area around the
old city limits formerly known as Jefferson
county is the SUBURBAN SERVICE DISTRICT.
Scanning fire services in the suburban area is a little different
from monitoring the fire department in the urban district. The primary
difference being that the urban service district has only 2 fire departments,
Louisville Fire & Rescue and Shively.
The suburban area has 18 fire departments that use both career and volunteer
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