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Prospective firefighters can expect to be involved in any number of emergency responses including fighting residential and commercial fires and responding to medical calls.

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The Park Hills Fire Department is currently looking for additional volunteer firefighters, according to Fire Chief John Reeves.

The department hopes to add the volunteers in the near future to maintain the number of volunteer firefighters, which Reeves said is usually 20 to 25. Right now, the department has about 18 volunteers, which he said is a little low.

Reeves said there are no qualifications required for beginning volunteers, apart from a willingness to work as part of the department’s team. New volunteers will receive weekly training from the department in addition to occasional special training from outside the department.

“We’ll teach them the way we do things,” Reeves said. “There are all kinds of classes we can send them to. It’s mainly just the willingness to be there and to help out.”

While firefighting is an essential part of the job, Reeves said that the duties of a volunteer firefighter are varied and can include any number of things.

“It’s sort of hard to say,” he said. “It can be anything from running medical calls to a house or commercial fire. There is a wide range of things.”

To become a volunteer firefighter with the Park Hills Fire Department, individuals must be at least 18 years old and must also complete a background check.

For more information, call Park Hills City Hall at 431-3577.

Jacob Scott is a reporter with the Daily Journal. He can be reached at 573-518-3616 or at jscott@dailyjournalonline.com.

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