Release posted October 10, 2016
The Paducah Fire Department has developed a program called Firefighter for a Day. The free one-day class is for anyone 18 years of age or older. It will be held Saturday, November 5 from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the Fire Training Center located at 1301 North 6th Street. Participants should wear tennis shoes and comfortable clothes.
The instructors will be from the Paducah Fire Department. Firefighter for a Day will include a combination of classroom instruction, demonstrations, and hands-on activities. The curriculum may include the history of the fire services, Paducah Fire Department organization and procedures, fire ground operations, personal protective equipment, self-contained breathing apparatus, search and rescue, portable fire extinguisher training, a smoke maze, vehicle extrication using the jaws-of-life, and aerial ladder climbing.
Assistant Fire Chief Jeff Montgomery says, “The Paducah Fire Department has long recognized the importance of maintaining a close relationship with the community we serve. This program is designed to teach citizens about the many jobs the Department does on a daily basis. It’s basically an inside view of our operations. We hope that it will give the participants a better understanding of the kinds of obstacles that firefighters face while providing us the opportunity to engage with our community members.”
The deadline to apply is Friday, October 28 with registration limited to no more than 15 participants. Lunch and drinks will be provided. Applications are available on the City’s website, www.paducahky.gov, or at any of the Paducah Fire Stations. This event will be held rain or shine.
For more information or if you have questions, please contact Assistant Chief Montgomery at firstname.lastname@example.org.