Homeland security conference comes to Lexington

The 2008 Homeland Security Conference and State Fire School will begin Thursday at the Lexington Convention Center complex in downtown Lexington. More than 1,000 firefighters, law enforcement, EMS and emergency management officials are expected to attend the event, which will continue through Sunday.


Opening ceremonies for the conference will be held Thursday, beginning at 8:30 a.m.

Guest speakers include Kentucky Office of Homeland Security Executive Director Adam Edelen, National Fire Protection Association representative Russ Sanders, State Fire Marshal William Swope, State Fire Commission Executive Director Ronnie Day, Kentucky Firefighters Association President Chief John Daley, and Dr. Paul Davis of the Firefighter Combat Challenge.


The conference includes a range of training opportunities, including courses in firefighting, emergency medical services, and a new course in meth lab detection. Off-site courses include ones in industrial, structural, and aircraft firefighting. 


The schedule for this year’s conference can be found here.

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