Fire Commission and KBEMS to Have Open House

Jul 29, 2013 - | 01:50 PM -

Versailles, Ky. (July 29, 2013) – The Kentucky Community and Technical College System’s (KCTCS) Kentucky Fire Commission and Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services (KBEMS) will host an open house on Wednesday, July 31 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at their new location in Lexington.

The new, multi-tenant office building, shared by both the Kentucky Fire Commission and KBEMS, is located at 118 James Court, off Winchester Road. In addition to lunch and touring the new facility, guests will have the opportunity to drive an emergency vehicle in the vehicle simulator and see other equipment first-hand. There will also be a drawing each hour for great gifts!

About the Kentucky Fire Commission
Since 1972 the mission of the Kentucky Fire Commission and the State Fire Rescue Training agencies has been to train and certify volunteer and career firefighters of Kentucky. In 1997 the Postsecondary Education Improvement Act was mandated bringing about the approval of an associate in applied science (AAS) degree in fire/rescue science technology. At that time the Kentucky Fire Commission was established within the Kentucky Community and Technical College System.

The Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services (KBEMS) brings lifesaving, emergency medical care to the Commonwealth by certifying First Responders and Emergency Medical Technicians, providing licenses to Paramedics and Ambulance Services and establishing standards for education and training of Emergency Medical Services personnel. KBEMS is also a participant in the EMS for Children (EMSC) Program. The Kentucky EMSC project encourages providers to improve their pediatric skills and increase public awareness regarding the health and safety of children.