Our department is a fire protection district funded by a small property tax levied on real estate and personal property. By utilizing a mix of paid and volunteer firefighters and EMT's, we are able to provide a high quality service in a highly cost-effective manner. Our ISO Public Protection Class is 5 for all properties within 1000' (feet) of a fire hydrant and 9 for properties beyond 1000' feet of a hydrant. The ISO rating is used by many insurance companies to determine the premium paid by you, to insure your home or business against fire. We continue to work towards lowering the ISO rating so your insurance costs are reduced.
In fact, our firefighters are currently training and working to improve our capability for rural water supply in the areas without fire hydrants. Our goal is to exceed the ISO requirements and reduce the class 9 areas as much as possible, to provide those property owners with much lower insurance premiums. When you stop and think about it, the fire district tax is the only one you pay that "gives you a return" for your investment in lower insurance premiums. NOFD's members are proud of the high quality service we provide for you at such a low cost.
The members of the North Oldham Fire Protection District (NOFD) proudly serve and protect a permanent population of 12,500 residents as well as commuters and visitors, within our 47 square mile taxing district. We operate from two stations, protecting a predominantly rural and residential area while also responding to emergencies on an eleven mile portion of the Ohio River between "Pond Creek" (mile 593) and "18 Mile Creek" (mile 581) near Westport, Kentucky.
We protect the communities of Prospect, Goshen, and Skylight in Oldham County, Kentucky (approximately 15 miles northeast of Louisville, KY). The district consists primarily of residentialareas, with a few retail strip centers, commercial office buildings, light industry and also includes a significant portion of the Ohio River. One of the most beautiful aspects of out district includes numerous throroughbred horse farms and stables as well as typical agricultural faming operations. The district has experienced significant growth over the past 30.
In 1951, the first year of operation for the North Oldham Volunteer Fire Department, the department answered 2 fire calls with it's 15 volunteer firemen and one fire engine. We now respond to approximately 500 calls each year.
More information can be found on our public web site at www.nofd.org.
INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING???
Volunteer firefighters are community minded people. They have full-time jobs in which they work as attorneys, accountants, managers, stay-at-home moms/dads, nurses, teachers, stock brokers, and students.
If you can dedicate
To protect life and property. We have two fully staffed stations from 0600-1800, and one staffed overnight by Volunteers. the majority of our staffing is volunteer!