KY Fire Chief Sweats Loss of Firefighting Funding when Ohio River Bridges Construction Wraps Up

WDRB News reports, “A local fire chief says he’s losing sleep over the potential danger to drivers when the new East End Bridge opens. The Harrods Creek (KY) Fire Chief doesn’t think his department will be able to do what’s needed when there’s an emergency.” The report adds, “Chief Tyler said the ‘issue’ is funding to keep 15 firefighters and operate truck 1288, which is equipped to respond to emergencies in tunnels and the East End bridge.” Those resources were funded by InDOT, “[b]ut when construction ends, so will the funding, and the [fire chief] says cutting firefighters and equipment puts drivers’ lives in danger,” the report adds.