County fire departments seek volunteers
Jan 04, 2012 | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend | print
To the Editor:

The Trigg County Fire Departments may be facing the prospect of losing their certification due to the lack of volunteers. All Kentucky fire departments are required to have a minimum of 12 fire fighters and one chief. Fire department members include officers, firefighters, maintenance and clerical employees.

In order to keep everyone’s homes and businesses in Trigg County protected from fire and to help keep insurance rates down, the nine Trigg County Fire Departments ask you to join us for a rewarding opportunity to serve our community.

We need men and women over 18 who can dedicate 12-18 hours a month as a fire fighter for meetings, training and other department requirements, depending on the amount of fire runs in your department. It is a big commitment, but very rewarding.

If you can watch a fire scene and monitor it as a safety officer, drive a truck (no special license), take photos, direct traffic, or act as the clerical arm of the department we need your services. Some departments reimburse their members for fire runs or for out of pocket costs incurred during the year, such as mileage. All firefighters are covered by workers compensation and insurance during fire duties.

Please join the men and women of your fire service to help our community. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer firefighter or have questions, talk to a local firefighter if you know one, or call me at 270-522-6426.

Kenneth Kohl,

Trigg County Fire Department and Training Coordinator
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