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KY Fire Commission to host Junior Firefighter Camp Nov. 2-4

Oct 31, 2018

Contact:  Greg Hiles, Greg.Hiles@kctcs.edu, (859) 256-3469

Lexington, Ky. – The Kentucky Fire Commission and State Fire Rescue Training will host the third annual Junior Firefighter Camp for those ages 15-17, Nov. 2-4, at the J.M. Feltner Memorial 4-H Camp in London, Kentucky.

“The majority of Kentucky’s fire departments are dependent on volunteers,” said Ericka Cole, co-coordinator of the event. “Our junior firefighters are the future of our fire service and this camp is a great way to encourage retainment of those trained so that once they progress to adulthood they are encouraged to continue in the fire service.”

This free camp will bring upwards of 60 campers from 24 departments across the state to help teach and build skills in ventilation, forcible entry and various fire ground operations, with a cadre of instructors from Kentucky and beyond lending their expertise.

“Camp participants will also learn about a variety of fire service opportunities, whether it be joining the ranks of the local volunteer department, pursuing a career as a full-time firefighter or enrolling in one of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System’s Fire Science degree programs across the state,” continued Cole.

For information about the Junior Firefighter program, call Jeremy Rodgers at (800) 782-6823, or visit kyfirecommission.kctcs.edu or facebook.com/kyjrffprogram.