Community Rallies To Support Injured Firefighter

Lexington firefighters thank the community for an outpouring of support for a fellow firefighter who was burned while trying to put out a house fire earlier this week.

Lt. Richard Carlin was seriously injured while fighting a structure fire on Monday, Oct. 8. Carlin is still in the burn unit at UK Hospital in serious condition. Officials tell 27 NEWSFIRST, he faces a long and difficult road to recovery.

If you would like to send a message of encouragement to Lt. Carlin and his wife, Susan, you can do so by one of the following ways:
Send an email to

Or send a card to him c/o Fire Station #1, 219 E Third St, Lexington, KY 40508 (or just drop it by any Lexington Fire Station).

If you are in the vicinity of Fayette Mall Oct. 11-13, the Fire Department will have a booth set up near the children's play area at center court where you can sign a banner for Rich and Susan.

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  • by Rob Location: London on Oct 12, 2007 at 06:03 AM
    Yes cash donations should be sent to the same address,just be sure and mark them to Lt.Rich Carlin.
  • by sadie Location: lexington on Oct 11, 2007 at 06:22 PM
    hope you get well soon may the lord be with you and susan
  • by S Location: salyersville on Oct 11, 2007 at 02:05 PM
    A Hero!!! Please know your are in our thoughts prayers.
  • by john Location: campton on Oct 11, 2007 at 09:55 AM
    I hope you are doing ok just remember your family and friends are behind you and the state of Kentucky.Get well soon
  • by M Location: Lexington on Oct 11, 2007 at 05:19 AM
    I am assuming we can send cash donations to the same address?


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