Fire school in Lexington to attract hundreds of firefighters

VERSAILLES, Ky. (AP) – Hundreds of firefighters from Kentucky and other states will be in Lexington next week for a training conference.

The first responders will have a chance to sharpen their skills at the 87th Annual Kentucky State Fire School beginning June 1. Classes will be held at the Lexington Convention Center and Cox Street parking lot.

Visiting firefighters will be able to choose from more than 40 courses that offer hands-on and classroom training. Some of the courses are urban search and rescue, violence intervention and a workshop for public safety divers.

Kentucky Fire Commission Executive Director Ronnie Day says firefighters today must have multiple skills, since the types of situations they’re asked to respond to are ever-changing.