U.S. Census 2020 Jobs

The United States Census 2020 is now taking applications for Census Takers! $14 an hour and $0.58 per mile.

The City of London hopes to receive an accurate count of our citizens in 2020 to help improve our roads, schools, emergency services, local jobs, shopping choices, as well as state representation in Congress. Help improve your local community by becoming a Census Taker!

To apply online visit 2020census.gov/jobs or call 1-855-JOB-2020.

The U.S. Census states that 2020 Census jobs provide great pay, flexible hours, weekly pay, and paid training.

London Fire Department Announces Critical Incident Stress Management Team

Emergency preparedness goes beyond an incident for the London Fire Department. The Department has formed a new Critical Incident Stress Management Team (CISM) to address and decrease the possibility of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with first responders and their families that may develop after an incident.

“We are here to help the helpers, recognizing signs of stress, PTSD, or depression early could save a life,” said Firefighter David King, who is spearheading the Department’s group.

The team is made up of eight peers within the London Fire Department with backgrounds ranging in case management, Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), and those with decades of experience in serving the community through emergency services.

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) first responders are at a high risk for suicide and PTSD due to the environments they work in, their culture, and stress, both occupational and personal. Law enforcement officers and firefighters are more likely to die by suicide that in the line of duty. Studies have found that between 17-24 percent of public safety telecommunicators have symptoms of PTSD and 24 percent have symptoms of depression.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration reported that Depression and PTSD affect an estimated 30 percent of America’s first responders – compared to 20 percent of the general population.

Firefighter King said that peers and co-workers often notice a change in behavior or attitude before a supervisor does. The London Fire Department’s CISM is versed in recognizing the warning signs of stress and can offer help more quickly to address how to help a fellow first responder or family member before their stress becomes more impactful to their physical or mental health.

“First responders and their families are faced with higher stress levels than citizens who don’t deal with dangerous or life-threatening daily uncertainties,” King said, adding, “The job is unpredictable and often you find yourself facing back-to-back emergencies that can trigger intense stress that lasts for hours.”

Warning signs of stress may include but are not limited to:

  • Irritability towards coworkers, family, and friends
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Difficulty sleeping, increased sleeping, or nightmares
  • Feelings of sadness, anxiety, or guilt
  • Loss of appetite
  • Loss of interest in work
  • Isolation
  • Increased use of substances
  • Chronic pain such as headache or backache
  • Feelings of hopelessness

For first responders or families of first responders wishing to utilize the CISM team, please contact Firefighter King at (606) 864-2922 or email him at david.king@londonky.gov. For more information about the team, visit www.londonkyfire.com/cism.

For more information about the London Fire Department, visit londonkyfire.com or their Facebook page www.facebook.com/londonfiredept. For further questions about services the Department offers, call (606) 864-2922.

London Downtown Accepting Applications for Local Assistance to Downtown Businesses

Local Assistance to Business applications are open! Deadline to apply for up to $1500 is July 31, 2021. If you have any questions, please contact, London Downtown Director, Julie Rea, at 606-224-1126.

DISCLAIMER- Application submission does not mean you will receive funds. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Determinations as to awards, including recipients and amount, will be made after the July 31, 2021 deadline.

Awards will be based upon a blind review of applications by a committee comprised of members of London Downtown, the London-Laurel County Chamber of Commerce, and the Leadership Collective. No individual member of either organization has the authority to promise an award or the ability to choose award recipients.

London Fire Dept. Knocks Down Fire on North Mill Street

At 10:41am London Fire units were Dispatched to Larkey HVAC on North Mill Street due to a structure fire. Upon arrival, smoke was coming from the attic area and London Fire had the Laurel County Fire Department and East Bernstadt Fire & Rescue paged out for mutual aid. Bush Fire Department responded on stand-by at the station to assist with further incoming calls. London Police shut down access to a portion of the roadway.

Fire units cleared all personnel from within the building, then began knocking down the fire without incident. Assisting on-scene also included Laurel Co. Department of Public Safety and Emergency Management, London-Laurel Rescue Squad, and Ambulance Inc. of Laurel Co. Units cleared the scene at approximately 3:23pm and the roadway has reopened. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time and is under investigation.

The London Fire Department would like to express our gratitude for the quick response in mutual aid and assistance. We are thankful to work in a community where we all work together as a team to accomplish the goal of saving lives and preserving property.

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