Knox County Volunteer Firefighters Complete Annual State Training


Two volunteer firemen learn how to navigate with their equipment while blindfolded.


Over 60 local volunteer firefighters completed their annual State Fire Rescue Training at the Barbourville Fire Department Station 2 last week. The Kentucky Fire Commission brought in two Firefighter Survival and Rescue units.

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The two demo units were used in combination with ropes, ladders, and hoses to recreate scenarios that might pose a threat to the firemen. The training is mandatory for all volunteer firefighters. There were individuals from multiple volunteer fire departments in Knox county. Kentucky Fire Commission regulations state that new volunteer firefighters complete a minimum of 20 hours of training before they can participate in emergency response, and they need 150 hours for the first level of firefighter certification.


Image gallery from annual training.

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