Firefighters from across the state are sharpening their skills at the 86th Annual Kentucky State Fire School in Lexington. Classroom and hands-on training began today at the Lexington Convention Center and Cox Street parking lot (located behind Rupp Arena), and continue through June 7.

This annual fire school provides them the education and tools they need to be able to handle different types of fires and other specialized rescues, said Kentucky Fire Commission Executive Director Ronnie Day.
The more than 1,200 firefighters and first responders are attending the school from across the Commonwealth. They have the opportunity to choose from more than 40 courses including: heavy vehicle rescue, technical rope rescue, IFSAC airport firefighting, rapid intervention team training, foam fire streams and much more!
In addition to Kentucky State Fire School, a bike night with live music will be held Saturday night in the Cox Street parking lot. Motorcycles are not mandatory. The event is free and open to the public.
For a complete schedule of events click here.

Editors Note: There will be great visuals of firefighters participating in hands-on courses on Friday and Sat. in the Cox Street parking lot.