Public Information Officer

Magen Zawko

Our Public Information Officer (P.I.O.) is responsible for all dissemination of news and information to the media and the public. Press releases from the London Fire Department will occur on an as-needed basis. The duties and responsibilities of the P.I.O. include:

  • Assisting news personnel at the scene of incidents and on an on-call basis
  • Preparing and distributing news releases
  • Arranging news conferences
  • Assisting at community events
  • Managing social media and web presence

The London Fire Department values input, comment, and feedback from our citizens. If you have a question or concern as an individual or citizens group, or a media-related question, contact Magen Zawko at (606) 864-2922 or email zawko@londonky.gov.

London City Fire Department

The City of London Fire Department began its story in August of 1922 at a City of London City Council Meeting. The need arose after numerous fires in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries destroyed many properties in London. The first department had 11 members and a Ford truck with a 35-gallon chemical tank that was delivered in June 1927. Through almost of all of the Fire Department’s history, the Fire Stations have primarily resided on Broad Street until the current “Station One” on Dixie Street at the old location of the First Presbyterian Church. The new station was completed in 2004 and is a state of the art facility. The London City Fire Department now has four Engines (E-2, E-3, E-4, E-5) and one Aerial (A-1) 2005 E-One 114’ Bronto Skylift.
London City Fire Department
London City Fire Department
At 3:38pm London Fire units responded to a single vehicle injury accident on Moren Road. Assisting on scene include London-Laurel Rescue Squad, Ambulance Inc. of Laurel Co., and the London Police.
London City Fire Department
London City Fire Department
Don't forget to pick up your autism awareness stickers and your "on board" safety sticker from the London Fire Department! For helpful tips on home safety with autism, visit https://www.autismspeaks.org/safety-home
London City Fire Department
London City Fire Department
UPDATE: Roadway has reopened

At 10:36am London Fire units responded to a vehicle collision with entrapment and partial ejection on West KY-80 near the entrance of Habanero Mexican Grill. Please use caution, the roadway will be shutdown temporarily. Assisting on-scene includes London-Laurel Rescue Squad, Ambulance Inc. of Laurel Co., PHI Air Medical, and London Police.
London City Fire Department
London City Fire Department
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