Bluegrass Update by Kent Parrish

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face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Photos by Kent Parrish

 The Bluegrass Update reports on apparatus news in major areas of
interest in the state of Kentucky such as Ashland, Bowling Green,
Covington, Frankfort, Lexington, Louisville, Owensboro, and Paducah. The
most populous cities in  Kentucky, with Louisville Metro being
disproportionately the largest, these areas are anchored by traditional
municipal fire departments ranging from 3 to 23 stations surrounded by
actively developing suburban fire departments. The  demographics of
these areas result in modern and fluid fleets of fire apparatus of 
all makes and types following all of the current fire service trends.
Periodically, the Bluegrass Update will also feature unique new apparatus
deliveries from smaller and rural volunteer departments throughout

Kent Parrish

F.A.J. Contributing Editor

The Bluegrass Update is written by Kent Parrish. A lifelong fire apparatus buff, he is a graduate of the University of Louisville and a fire service veteran since 1992. Kent is currently a Sergeant with the Louisville Fire Department assigned to the Prevention Bureau. With interests in modern fire apparatus history and writing, he has authored published titles on manufacturers such as E-One, Grumman, Pierce, and Seagrave. Kent has amassed a large collection of fire apparatus photographs and slides through trading with fellow photographers. The avid University of Kentucky sports fan also enjoys documenting fire apparatus in his home state and photographing rigs in seldom seen areas of other states. Kent resides in Louisville with his wife and three young children.

Kent may be contacted at