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The Kentucky Fire Commission has set up a phone line to provide information to prospective volunteer firefighters.
The commission will direct calls from all over Kentucky to recruiters who will take information from people interested in joining volunteer departments.
The information will be passed along to the volunteer service closest to the caller.
The 800 number will make it easier for those who want to join the fire department as well as streamline volunteer records. The direct line is 1-800-347-3546.
David Lilly, chief of the Owenton Volunteer Fire Department, encouraged every Owen countian to get involved and serve their community.
“We would like to encourage Owen County residents ages 16 years and up to call this number,” Lilly said in a statement. “Owen County residents has always help out in disasters and emergencies. The fire commission has classes that you take to prepare you in being on the fire department. You can get these hours at the fire department and the state instructed class go toward college hours.”
The fire departments in Owen County are Jonesville, Monterey, New Liberty, Owen County, Owenton and South Owen volunteer fire departments.
The fire departments appreciate all your help throughout the year, Lilly said.