When it gets real cold outside like it is now, what do firefighters do? They go outdide and “play” on the ice! Firefighters from Lyndon and other fire departments around Jefferson County are taking advantage of the cold weather this week to “hone” their ice rescue skills. Firefighters really don’t want to do this, but how else can they better prepare themselves to help without getting on and under the ice?

The two videos below are from this ice rescue training. The first video is on the Lyndon Fire & Rescue YouTube Channel. The second video below is the news story by WLKY News in Louisville about this training. Photos of the training are in the “Photo Gallery” on this website at

About Chief David Howser

Chief Howser was born and raised in the Lyndon area. He joined LFR as a volunteer fire fighter in 1980 while a student at the old Westport High School. During his tenure here he has served as Company Officer, Training Officer, Safety Officer, Battalion Chief, Assistant Chief and Fire Chief. In 1984 he was hired as one of Lyndon's first career firefighters. As noted, since that time he has worked his way up through the ranks where he has served as Fire Chief since 2014.

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