Bowling Green Fire Department assist National Guard in EKY power restoration

Published: Feb. 21, 2021 at 4:07 PM EST
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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) - 6 members of the Bowling Green Fire Department have returned back to southcentral Kentucky after spending 5 days in Eastern Kentucky.

13 News spoke with Bowling Green Fire Department Captain Craig White about helping the eastern side of our student and lending a hand when the area was in need.

“It gives you a little bit more sense of gratification knowing that and they appreciate it to knowing that you’ve traveled and, or sacrificing time with our families--just kind of roughing it for a little while with them, I think means a lot to those people. And then it makes us feel good,” said White. “And then it makes us feel good. It just it is it’s really gratifying. And it’s kind of what we do. We like trying to give back and, and help people out in their worst days. And those people they’re really having some of their worst days over there right now.”

Craig says when crews first arrived in Lawerence County, the area they were working on had 5,000 people without power. Craig says near their last day being in Eastern Kentucky nearly half of the outages were restored.

“A lot of the side roads, when we got there were still either completely impassable,” said White.

Thank you to the Bowling Green Fire Department for providing public service whether it be in Warren County or 5 hours across the state to our neighbors in Eastern Kentucky. We appreciate you.


The Bowling Green Fire Department say they were asked to assist Eastern Kentucky counties in power restoration efforts.

Eastern Kentucky is battling widespread power outages as crippling winter weather impacted the eastern side of our state.

Bowling Green Fire Department writes, “6 personnel have deployed to Lawrence County Kentucky for up to 7 days to assist the National Guard in clearing access for utility companies to restore power.”

On Friday the BGFD received a request from KY Emergency Management to assist Eastern Kentucky Counties with debris...

Posted by Bowling Green Fire Department on Sunday, February 21, 2021

Thanks for helping our neighbors and all that you do in the name of public service. We appreciate you.

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