Firefighter for a Day Class

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2017 Firefighter for a Day Class

Building upon the success of the first ever Firefighter for a Day class, the Paducah Fire Department is inviting anyone 18 years of age or older to apply for the 2nd annual class which will be held Saturday, October 28.   The free one-day class, taught by members of the Paducah Fire Department, will be from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the Inland Logistics and Marine Institute located at 631 Marine Way in downtown Paducah.  Participants should wear tennis shoes and comfortable clothes.

Firefighter for a Day 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.

Assistant Fire Chief Jeff Montgomery says, “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.” 

The deadline to apply is Friday, October 20 with registration limited to no more than 15 participants.    Lunch and drinks will be provided.  Applications are available at any of the Paducah Fire Stations or download an application below.  This event will be held rain or shine.

For more information or if you have questions, please contact Assistant Chief Montgomery at

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