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News briefs Dec. 26

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NOFD volunteers

The North Oldham Fire District will be starting a Volunteer Firefighter Training Program starting on Jan. 22, 2014. Classes will meet every Wednesday night at 7 p.m. (and select weekends) for up to 40 weeks or until completion of the program.

If interested please apply in person or online at www.nofd.org under the volunteer section. Contact Lt. George Wiggins at george.wiggins@nofd.org or at 228-1447 with any questions

This is a long-term commitment to help and serve your community in a team environment. In return, you will receive training, job skills and education in the fire and emergency field. Upon completion of recruit class, you will be eligible to take the Kentucky IFSAC Firefighter 1 and 2 test.

Be prepared to work and sweat as you learn, this is a physical job!

All applicants must be at least 18 years of age, possess a H.S. Diploma or equivalent. Must be able to carry a minimum of 50 lbs, wear a breathing apparatus, work under extreme conditions and be able to follow directions in a stressful para-military environment.

Text books and all equipment will be provided by NOFD.

Health Dept. classes

The Oldham County Health Department will host the following two programs:

 

•The New Definitions of Wellness Series with Dr. Carl Paige of Paige Primary Care Center at the health department, 1786 Commerce Parkway, La Grange, Jan. 7, 6:30 p.m.

 

•Smoking Cessation Class at the Oldham County Health Department, Jan. 7, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

This is a series of 13 classes designed by Drs. Cooper and Clayton to help you stop smoking! Classes meet for one hour per week and use nicotine replacement products and group support. Call 502-222-3516 ext. 128 for more information or to sign-up.