Date of release: October 23, 2018
The Paducah Fire Prevention Division is hosting the 7th Annual Combined Conference for Fire Service, Electrical, and Building Professionals on Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27. The FREE conference is available to anyone in the electrical, building, construction, design, social services, or firefighting professions. The conference will be at the Julian Carroll Convention Center located at 415 Park Avenue. Participation in the classes can provide attendees with continuing education credits for the State of Kentucky.
The deadline to register has been extended to Wednesday, October 23. Complete the registration form on the City of Paducah website at www.paducahky.gov/annual-conference-information or contact the Fire Prevention Division at 270-444-8522. A booklet that provides detailed class descriptions also can be found at that link. The registration form includes information about lodging and a hospitality event organized by IAFF Local 168.
Deputy Chief of Fire Prevention Greg Cherry says, “Over the past seven years, I have watched this conference grow in size and importance. The Paducah Fire Department is often looked at as a leader in creating collaborative, educational opportunities for fellow fire departments, code enforcement officials, building inspectors, and social service experts. Seeing the Convention Center full of discussions about these interrelated professions is inspiring.”
Deputy Chief Cherry adds, “Due to the amazing generosity of the dozens of sponsors and vendors, the Paducah Fire Department is able to organize a conference that is free for participants. It’s an incredible time to network with other professionals, see the latest tools and technology that will help us successfully do our jobs, and enjoy a fun time meeting new people and winning door prizes. It takes about a year of planning for the Paducah Fire Department to organize this event, but the value it brings to the community is well worth it.”
So far, more than 300 participants have registered for this year’s conference.