|Fri. Apr 29th 2016|
I Was Nearly Ran In The Creek
1312 hours...911 dispatchers notified the firefighters of an injury accident on Ky Rt. 2030 just past the three-way stop of K...
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|Thu. Apr 28th 2016|
Non-Injury Accident In Heavy Traffic
0758 hours...911 dispatchers notified the firefighters of a non-injury accident blocking school traffic on the Harold bridge ...
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|Sun. Apr 17th 2016|
Fire Alarm At Kentucky Oil
1453 hours...911 dispatchers notified the firefighters of a fire alarm at Ky Oil & Refining Company in the Stanville comm...
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|Mon. Feb 8th 2016|
2016 Betsy Layne Fire Dept. elected officers
Congratulations to President Lonzie Blankenship (re-elected), Vice President Lonnie Ray Allen (re-elected), Quarter Master Ky...
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|Tue. Nov 18th 2014|
Betsy Layne Fire Dept. recently purchased members a Firefighter Bible. On November 3, 2014 Chaplain Tony Mead...
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401 Chief Eddie Clark (Board Member)
405 Firefighter Steven Clark
406 Assistant Chief Edward Clark(Training Supervisor)
407 Chaplain Tony Meade
409 Firefighter Tommy Kidd
410 Lieutenant Darren Daniels
411 Vice President Lonnie Ray Allen
413 Firefighter Danny Keen
414 Junior Firefighter Jamison Stanley
415 Firefighter Josh Hall
416 Firefigher Jonathon Brock
417 Firefighter Jarrett Stanley
418 Firefighter Chris Stanley (Water Resource Officer)
420 Captain Bobby Slone (Board Secretary & Fire Code Inspector)
421 Lieutenant Kyle Akers (Quarter Master)
423 Junior Firefighter Jenna Stevens
424 Firefighter Brian White (Public Information Officer) (Secretary)
425 Firefighter Brandon Daniels
426 President Lonzie Blankenship
427 Safety Officer Justin Kidd (Public Relations)
428 Firefighter Greg Osborne (Junior Firefighter Program Coordinator)
429 Firefighter Jackie Smith
430 Firefighter William Elliott
431 Firefighter Alex Meade
432 Firefighter Josh Murphy
433 Firefighter Austin Gillispie
434 Firefighter Nathan Looney
435 Firefighter Brandon Osborn
436 Probationary Junior Firefighter Tommy O Keathley
Bobby Johnson, Board Member
Ronnie Wallen, Board Member
Keith Stumbo, Board Member
Mike Hammond, Board Member
Brian Hunter, Board Member
On December 19, 2015 Betsy Layne Fire Dept held their Santa Run. We took our group photo (top photo), right after that photo we had prayer as we always do before begining our Santa Run. We hope the community enjoyed Santa atop Engine 2 as much as we enjoy doing it!!
photos by Alyssa Kidd
On behalf of the other Betsy Layne firefighters, board members, our families, and even his own personal family, I want to express just how thankful we each are for 'OUR Chief' Eddie Clark and how blessed that a majority of us were to be there to help honor him on December 11th, 2015, when he was elected into the Betsy Layne High School Hall of Fame. Not only is he a "winning coach" who has helped lead his team to some of its greatest of accomplishments (the one that stands out here is becoming the first solely volunteer fire department east of the Mississippi River to receive an ISO class rating of a "FOUR" in 1990) but he has done so with pride, honor, integrity, and a true passion for what he loves since the fall of 1971. Just four years later, he became the 5th-ever fire chief of the Betsy Layne Fire Department (a position, mind you, that he still serves in today). He attributes his outstanding capabilities to three things...1) being in good physical condition, 2) being very well-trained to face even the most extreme danger, and 3) most importantly being right with Jesus Christ. For what is rapidly approaching 1/2 a century, Eddie has closed his own business to help someone in need (sometimes a mere stranger) and saw more tragedy in his life than most others of us could only imagine. Chief was there long before any others started their Betsy Layne firefighting careers and also long after many others left. He has toughed the rough times, he has saw death both in the firefighting field as well as a loss of an active member of his department, he has stood firm for what he believes in, and 'went to bat' for us way more times that we could imagine, but, one thing has remained the same through it all...CHIEF EDDIE CLARK. Like his father was, Chief Clark is an icon in his community! Chief, we sometimes needed that stern word to set us back onto the right track, we sometimes needed guidance when we were being lead astray, we sometimes needed our chief to have our backs even in the eyes of the public officials, and we needed that special someone to look up to. Many may say, "I don't know why Eddie goes about an issue like he does" but, if you know Chief, then you can not safely say that. We are just blessed to be able to be by his side and understand he is doing what is best for Betsy Layne. He also puts his department and his community FIRST (only after Christ and his family). I know Chief Clark would never take credit for all he has done as he often says, "there is no I in Betsy Layne" but, simply put, if it wasn't for everything he stood for, Betsy Layne FD would not be what it is today and many of us can attest that 'WE' wouldn't be a part of the award-winning heritage and tradition that IS Betsy Layne. The best of the best and we have our winning coach of the last 44 years to thank for it.
PIO Brian White 424
photo by Beverly Bush
2015 Firefighter of The Year
Congrats to Firefighter Brandon Daniels, 2015 Betsy Layne Fire Department Firefighter of The Year!
Keep up the great work!
Award presented by Firefighter Lonnie Ray Allen(Center) and Captain Bobby R. Slone(Right)
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