In Memoriam Donnie Buffo
The Louisville Fire Department mourns one of its own after Don "Donnie" Buffo, a longtime former volunteer firefighter and current board member, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Feb. 2, of sudden cardiac arrest.
Buffo, 64, was widely known in the community and served 25 years as a volunteer firefighter in Louisville. He was publicly elected to the board of directors of the Louisville Fire Protection District in May 2014.
Fire station flags are being flown at half-staff, and employee badges are shrouded. Memorial services, open to the public, are set for 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, at St. Louis Catholic Church, 902 Grant Ave. A reception will follow at the Tri-City Elks Club, 525 Main St.
A Message from our Fire Chief
Welcome and thank you for visiting our web site. We hope that our site will serve as a tool for our citizens, visitors, and companies doing business in the district. It is our ultimate goal to provide our customers with the necessary information and contacts to improve the community's Fire/EMS programs. We understand that to improve our services requires feedback from the community, so we ask that you e-mail us your ideas and suggestions. email@example.com
The men and women of the Louisville Fire Protection District are proud to be an active part of the community and to provide quality services. We strongly believe that delivering reliable services have a direct effect on our community's quality of life. We ensure the quality of our services by:
- Providing “Best in Class” service to our customers.
- Providing the best support to our members.
- Managing change in a positive manner, always improving.
- Being responsible to the organization and the community.
- Being personally committed to our mission, vision and values.
The department believes that the key to providing a “Best in Class” service is through planning. Our comprehensive plan delineates the department’s vision for the future and the financial challenges to meet these customer driven expectations. Our citizens have grown to expect services that manage “all risk” emergencies and we have organized ourselves to meet these changing expectations. More importantly, we strive to improve every citizen’s quality of life through high standards and solving the customer’s problem.
Our Family Serving Your Family
“Our Family Serving Your Family” is our motto and we try everyday to make it more than just a slogan. We try and live this motto every time we have contact with you and your family. It’s our belief that the qualityof the care we provide is directly impacted by the quality of people we have in the department. We treat all of our customers as though they were part of our family.
We value our members, as they are the backbone of the service we provide. We emphasize a well-trained and competent staff and we strive to have motivated and empowered members capable of delivering quality service.
Most importantly, I think you will find a department with a unique spirit, and a true commitment to community and family. Whether you are in need of something as routine as a lockout assist or have a fire / medical emergency, we are ready when you need us.
"It is our mission to preserve life and property and to promote public safety for the citizens of the Louisville Fire Protection District. Our committed and well-trained professionals provide quality fire prevention, public education, fire suppression and emergency medical services. We honor our volunteer heritage using innovative strategies and methods to improve our service delivery."