In 2017, our Owensboro Fire Department was recognized for its efforts in community-based fire prevention and fire safety education programs.

Just recently, the OFD was presented with the Life Safety Achievement Award for its efforts.

The National Association of State Fire Marshals Fire Research and Education Foundation presents the annual honor in conjunction with Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company.

This is the third time in the last five years, the Owensboro Fire Department has received the award.

In its presentation, according to a media release, the NASFM singled out the OFD's ability to champion installation and use of residential smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, fire safety public education, and its research-driven target hazard fire prevention and fire safety education programs as well as grass roots company fire inspection programs.

Congratulations to all the brave men and women of the Owensboro Fire Department for, once again, receiving this well-deserved honor.

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