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Glendale Fire Department Proposing A Plan To Prevent Another Tragedy

GLENDALE, Ky. --  Members with the Glendale Fire Department, along with the family of a fallen firefighter, are thanking the community for their support.

25-year-old Jonathan  French was killed and his mother Lisa, also a firefighter, injured when a semi hit their fire engine as they battled a car fire along Interstate-65 last Wednesday.

Fire Chief Richie Peters, who is Jonathan's uncle, says a campaign called "Shut It Down" could save lives, by closing a roadway instead of just setting up cones.

Peters says Lisa is improving, but has a long road of recovery ahead.

Peters says he expects the fire department to be back online in about two weeks.

A fund has been set up to help the family, at West Point Bank. It's called French Family Benefit Fund.




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