History of Jeffersontown Fire Department

By the early 1900's, Jeffersontown was a thriving country village with a variety of businesses and sprawling developments. In the community spirit, a group of concerned citizens banded together to provide fire protection for their friends and neighbors, giving birth to the Jeffersontown Fire Department in 1919. It has been argued that the history of the department goes back further than 1919, however this claim is difficult at best to prove.