Joint statement from Mayor Chris McBarnes, Fire Chief John Kirby and Police Chief Troy Bacon With six to ten inches of rain from Tropical Storm Isaac forecasted to reach the Clinton County area by the Labor Day holiday weekend, the Frankfort Police and Fire Departments stand ready to assist the Clinton County Emergency Management Agency […]
Frankfort, IN – Responding to a confirmed house fire yesterday afternoon at 654 West Boone Street, Frankfort firefighters quickly gained access into the house and located and extinguished the fire in the attic of the unoccupied home being renovated.According to Fire Chief John Kirby, crews were dispatched at approximately 12:30 p.m. to the two-story house. […]
Public safety teamwork leads to arrests in less than a week Frankfort, IN – Through the investigative teamwork of Frankfort’s Fire and Police Departments, two suspects were arrested yesterday for burglary and arson of an abandoned house at 514 Ohio Street, with the case solved less than a week from the July 14 fire. Frankfort […]
Since the Clinton County burn ban went into effect in June, Frankfort firefighters have responded to 15 illegal burn calls and one grass fire within their territory. Residents are reminded the County burn ban has been extended again until August 6, so caution is urged with the ongoing dry, hot weather. No fireworks currently are […]
Frankfort, IN – According to Frankfort Fire Chief John Kirby, clarification is needed regarding the use of fireworks during Clinton County’s burn ban: up until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 29, fireworks are not allowed in accordance with the countywide burn ban. The timeframe of Friday, June 29 – Monday, July 9 is excluded from […]
Frankfort, IN – Clinton County Commissioners at their meeting yesterday issued an extension of Ordinance 99-8, a countywide burn ban in effect immediately until further notice prohibiting fireworks, campfires or other fires for cooking and heat, burning of trash and vegetation, burning candles, flares, torches, and any other incendiary devices. According to Frankfort Fire Chief […]
A dozen Frankfort firefighters are participating in a mentoring program, working with kids once a week at the Clinton County Boys & Girls Club. Spearheaded by Fire Chief John Kirby who also serves as the Club’s athletic director, the initiative is designed to partner Frankfort youth with strong role models while they enjoy Club activities.
From January 1 – June 14 of this year, the Frankfort Fire Department staff handled seven fires, responded to 226 fire alarms, 519 ambulance assists, conducted 118 inspections and ten other types of assistance.
The City’s Fire and Police Departments continue to offer their Safer Seniors Program to assist senior citizens and those physically challenged with home evaluations for fire and safety hazards. Appointments are free and can be made for Thursday afternoons between 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. by calling the Fire Department at 654-4329. The City’s Department of […]
Teens warned of risk prior to Saturday’s prom Frankfort, IN – Designed to remind Frankfort high school students of the dangers of drunk driving as Saturday’s prom approaches, the Frankfort Fire Department is organizing an Every 15 Minutes drill and Mock 1050 (car crash) this week. On Wednesday, an Every 15 Minutes drill will be […]