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 three Engines (E-2, E-3, E-4) and one Aerial (A-1) 2005 E-One 114’ Bronto Skylift.
London City Fire Department
London City Fire Department
UPDATE: Roadway is now open

⚠️Due to an injury accident, all I-75 southbound traffic is being diverted. Please use caution and watch for emergency personnel who will be diverting traffic from Exit 41 to East on Hal Rogers Pkwy., West on KY-192, South on US 25, West on Cumberland Gap Parkway, and South on I-75 at the 29 mile marker.⚠️
London City Fire Department
London City Fire Department
Due to an injury accident, all I-75 Southbound traffic is being diverted. Please use caution and watch for emergency personnel who will be directing traffic.
London City Fire Department
London City Fire Department
Congrats to our Firefighter Nathan Kirby who designed Kentucky's newest firefighter license plate! The new license plate was approved by The Kentucky Firefighters Association Executive Board and allows optimal readability by the human eye and automated license plate readers to ensure safety and accuracy. 👏👏👏
London City Fire Department
London City Fire Department
At 8:02pm London Fire units responded to a motor vehicle collision on KY-192 near Texas Roadhouse. The roadway will reopen shortly. Assisting on scene include London–Laurel Rescue Squad, Ambulance Inc. of Laurel Co., and the London Police Department.