Versailles, KY (June 5, 2012) – Firefighters across the state will have the opportunity to sharpen their skills at the Homeland Security Conference and 83rd Annual Kentucky State Fire School scheduled for June 6-10 in Lexington. Classes begin at 8 a.m. on Thursday at the Lexington Convention Center and Cox Street parking lot (located behind Rupp Arena).”Today’s firefighters must be multi-skilled,” said Kentucky Fire Commission Executive Director Ronnie Day. “The types of situations our firefighters are being asked to respond to is evolving, so they have to be prepared. This annual fire school provides them the education and tools they need to be able to handle different types of fires and other specialized rescues.”The more than 1,200 firefighters and first responders expected to attend from across the Commonwealth will be able to choose from more than 40 courses that offer both hands-on and classroom training. Courses include: College Dormitory Fires: ICS Strategy and Tactics, Rural Firefighting Operations, Railroad Safety for Emergency Responders, Highway Crash Scene Management & Emergency Traffic Control and more.For a complete schedule of events, visit the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security to download a brochure.
Editor’s Note: There will be great visuals of firefighters participating in hands-on courses on Friday and Sat. in the Cox Street parking lot.