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HCFD Host Annual Jr. Firefighter Camp

A Lexington Fireman explains some of the controls on the fire department aerial truck.
Photo by: Steve Corlew / The Lexington Progress

Article by Steve Corlew-

The Henderson County Fire Department held its annual Junior Firefighter Camp last week hoping to inspire a younger generation to join emergency services.

A small, but eager group spent the week learning about fire safety and how to safely extinguish fires.

“It was a success,” Henderson County Fire Chief Lynn Murphy said. “They learned a lot and had a fun time doing it.”

The department plans to hold the event again next year. The class was given some hand-on demonstrations by experienced firefighters. Among the activities the class learned was how to extinguish a fire with a fire extinguisher.

Friday the department held a Touch-A-Truck event which featured a tour of the West Tennessee Dive Rescue and Recover center, fire trucks from the Lexington and Henderson County Fire Departments, the Lexington Police Department emergency response vehicles, the Emergency Medical Service and Henderson County Rescue Squad.

For this and other interesting articles, see the July 20th edition of The Lexington Progress.

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