Versailles, Ky. A number of firefighters will have the opportunity to sharpen their skills at the 87th Annual Kentucky State Fire School scheduled for June 1-June 5 in Lexington.

A full roster of classes will begin at 8 a.m. on Thursday, June 1st at the Lexington Convention Center and Cox Street parking lot.

Firefighters and first responders from Kentucky, as well as surrounding states, will be able to choose from more than 40 courses that offer both hands-on and classroom training. Courses include: Public Safety Diver Workshop, Urban Search and Rescue Initiatives, Violence Intervention by Prevention, Junior Firefighters and more.

"Today's firefighters must be multi-skilled," said Kentucky Fire Commission Executive Director Ronnie Day. "The types of situations our firefighters are being asked to respond to is evolving, so they have to be prepared. 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."

For a complete schedule of events, visit the Kentucky Fire Commissions website to download a brochure.