Evansville Fire Department

Autopsies set for Wednesday after deadly explosion

Jun 28, 2017

Autopsies are scheduled Wednesday afternoon following an explosion and fire that leveled an Evansville home.

Fire crews recovered the bodies of two people from the collapsed house at 1717 Hercules Avenue Tuesday afternoon.

Two adults and one child escaped the flames and were taken to hospitals.

The names of the people killed and two of the people injured have not been released.

EFD accepting online arson tips

Jun 23, 2017

The Evansville Fire Department is seeking arson tips online. 

The fire department’s website now features a page called “Submit Arson Tip,” where you can click a logo that takes you to an email page.

You can find it at evansvillegov.org.

In a news release, the department says arson hurts neighborhoods and the entire city.

Fire departments across the U.S. responded to nearly 54,000 intentional structure fires between 2005 and 2009.

They say most fires are started between 3 p.m. and midnight.

McCurdy close to welcoming residents

May 18, 2017

Friday could be moving day for residents hoping to get into the renovated McCurdy Hotel on Evansville’s riverfront.   

The notice on the agreement to let residents move into the McCurdy came in an email from Evansville Fire Department Public Information Officer Dan Grimm Thursday afternoon.

In the note, Grimm wrote that the building commission, the Evansville Fire Department and McCurdy developer The Kunkel Group have reached an agreement to resolve the remaining items on the pre-occupancy inspection checklist.

Volunteers to distribute smoke alarms

Apr 19, 2017
John Gibson

Volunteers will fan out across two Evansville neighborhoods this weekend to boost fire safety.

The American Red Cross, the Evansville Fire Department, and The Promise Zone have partnered in the Home Fire Campaign.

Theo Boots of the Red Cross says volunteers will meet at the C.K. Newsome Center at 8:45 Saturday morning to learn about delivering and installing smoke detectors in homes that need them.

She says after training, teams of two and three volunteers will canvas the Akin Park and Tepe Park neighborhoods.

Evansville, Henderson establish fire aid agreement

Jun 16, 2016

  Henderson and Evansville fire departments are bridging the resource gap with a formal agreement which allows firefighters to operate on both sides of the river during disaster situations.

Evansville's city council formalized a Mutual Aid Assistance Agreement between the fire departments with a resolution Monday evening. 

Fire Chief Mike Connelly said Mutual Aid Assistance Agreements are common within state boundaries, but between states they become more complicated.