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County DPS begins firefighter 1 training

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The Levy County Department of Public Safety (LCDPS) is holding a 206 hour Firefighter 1 class. The class began Oct. 15 and ends in Feb. This class is being held at the new LCDPS complex, which has climate controlled classrooms and a large training field all at one location.

The Firefighter 1 curriculum includes classroom lectures and practical skills training, as well as required participation in live fire training. Students will also receive training in Wild-land Firefighting (S130 & S190) and First Responder Certification. Students who successfully complete the Firefighter 1 curriculum standard are able to operate in an Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health (IDLH) environment as volunteer firefighters.