About the District
The Independence Fire District was established in 1979 under KRS 75 and annexed the city limits of Independence and the surrounding areas in 1991. The Fire District covers 43 square miles with a population of over 50,000 people. This makes the Fire District the largest land area in Kenton County and second, behind only Covington in population.
About the District Board
The District Board is a seven person board that has the power to operate the Fire Department and levy tax upon the property in the Fire District. The Kenton County Judge Executive appoints three board members that serve a three year term. Two board members are elected by property owners in the Fire District and two are elected by the Fire Department membership. All elected member terms are four years. On April 22, 2004, House Bill 406 was signed into law by Governor Fletcher. This bill amends KRS 75 to allow a fire district which serves as the primary ambulance service to raise their tax rates to no higher than 20 cents for every $100. This bill will allow the Fire District to continue to grow in the future and meet the demand of the community. District Board meetings are open to the public and are held at Station 1 on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm.
William Eggleston- Chairman Term Expires 2020
Larry Vogelpohl- Treasurer Term Expires 2022
Josh Cox- Secretary Term Expires 2023
Arthur Anderson- Board Member Term Expires 2021
Pat Cook- Board Member Term Expires 2022
Dan Richman- Board Member Term Expires 2021
Richard Messingschlager- Board Member Term Expires 2020
John Osterhage- Attorney