Belmont College Firefighter Program Involved with Fire Safety Month
October is National Fire Safety Month and firefighters from the firefighting program
at Belmont College are going the extra mile to educate some local elementary students
about the basics of fire safety and prevention.
“It is important to teach children about fire safety,” said Curtis Kyer, Belmont
College EMS Fire Safety Program Assistant. “By educating them about fire detectors,
locating the escape exits of a house, calling 911, having a meeting place outside,
and how to implement the 'Stop, Drop and Roll' technique children will know best
what to do in case of a fire emergency.”
Kyer is also a full-time Lieutenant/Paramedic at the Cumberland Trail Fire Department
in St. Clairsville and a volunteer at the Morristown Volunteer Fire Department.
At Belmont College the Firefighter program includes initial training in Firefighting
and additional specialized training which allow students to become state certified
as they move through the program. This degree provides the student with the knowledge,
skills, and certifications to obtain a position as a paid firefighter in the state
The Firefighter program offers the training needed to help students reach their
goals of becoming a Firefighter. In addition the program utilizes experienced professionals
to offer high quality training. In collaboration with many area fire departments,
Belmont College offers many courses for both someone who is considering a fire service
career or for someone who is already a firefighter and is looking to advance their
career with more education.
If you are interested in the Firefighting program at Belmont College, please call
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Curtis Kyer, Belmont College EMS Fire Safety Program Assistant (left) and Justin
Borkoski, Captain at Morristown Volunteer Fire Department (right) explained the
importance of fire safety during Fire Prevention Week for Union Local Elementary
School’s Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, and 1st grades to help spread fire safety
awareness during Fire Prevention Month. Borkoski is currently upgrading his fire
certification to Firefighter I at Belmont College.
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