About Firefighter for a Day
Firefighter for a Day is a free one-day class for those at least 18 years of age taught by members of the Paducah Fire Department.
The class is a combination of classroom instruction, demonstrations, and hands-on activities. The curriculum includes 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.
Class Details and Application
Stay tuned for details of the next class.
"This program is designed to teach citizens about the Paducah Fire Department’s daily responsibilities and services. It’s basically an inside view of our operations. Furthermore, this class gives participants a better understanding of the kinds of obstacles that firefighters face while providing us the opportunity to engage with our community members. The Paducah Fire Department recognizes the importance of maintaining a close relationship with the community we serve.”