About Us

The Okolona District covers 33 square miles, stretching I-65 from the Watterson Expressway, South to the Bullitt County line.  We operate three stations; two on Preston Highway and one on Rangeland Road.  In our District, we service a variety of residential homes, as well as interstate roads including I-65 and the Gene Snyder Freeway.  We also service commercial businesses including Ford Louisville Assembly Plant, United Parcel Service (UPS) and General Electric (GE).

The Department is led by Chief Chris Gosnell.  He leads a force of 50 career firefighters, 18 volunteer firefighters & 2 Administrative Staff.  The Chief reports to the Board of Trustees consisting of 3 Mayor-appointed members, 2 property-elected representatives and 2 firefighter-elected members.  The Board meets the first Thursday of every month at 7:00 p.m. at Station #1.  The public is always welcome to come see how the inner workings of a fire department are managed.