Metro Council Members to Participate in Fire Training

March 24, 2015
Fire Training

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                       
DATE:  MARCH 24, 2015
MEDIA CONTACTS:    
STEPHEN HAAG, JR.   
574-1204 / 645-1752
TONY HYATT             
574-4137 / 526-3622


Louisville, KY: Members of the Louisville Metro Council will be given a first-hand firefighter’s experience when they attend one of two fire trainings on Wednesday, March 25, 2015. Approximately half of the members of the Louisville Metro Council have accepted the invitation of Councilman James Peden (District 23) and Highview Fire Department Chief Dave Goldsmith to participate in an abbreviated fire training class and simulation. 

“We look forward to this opportunity to allow the Council Members to experience what we do to keep them and the community safe 24 hours a day”, said Highview Fire Department Chief David Goldsmith.

“I’m happy to see so many of my colleagues stepping up to the challenge and seeing first-hand the training and challenges fire fighters face”, said Councilman James Peden, Vice-Chairman of Louisville Metro Council’s Safety Committee and retired Assistant Chief for the Highview Fire Department. 

“I think it is always important for us on the Council to put ourselves in the shoes of the people we represent; especially the people who work or volunteer their time to keep our families safe. I look forward to experiencing the training our firefighters receive to better understand how our brave men and women serve our community every day”, said District 25 Councilman David Yates, Chairman of Louisville Metro Council’s Safety Committee

The first training will take place at the Kentucky Regional Fire Training Academy (11605 Fairmount Road). The training will begin at 3:30 p.m. Media representatives will be allowed to record the training and interview members of the Metro Council as well as those leading the training during the approximately two hour exercise. The second training date for members of the Metro Council will be scheduled in April. For more information on this event, please contact Stephen Haag at 645-1752 or [email protected].