SAFETY TALKS – Fulton Fire Chief Mike Gunn and Captain Jordan Jones, Lieutenant Tina Dropik, and Firefighter Melissa Curtis spent three afternoons recently teaching Carr Elementary School students about fire safety. In observance of Fire Prevention Week, the firefighters discussed “stop, drop and roll” as well as the importance of having smoke detectors in all homes in the Fulton area. They also talked to the students about how to call 911, when to call the emergency number and what information is needed when calling. The firefighters also brought bags with bookmarks, fire safety information and coloring books to give to students in preschool through fifth grade.
The Fulton Police Department will be participating in the No-Shave November. This is a month-long journey during which participants forgo shaving and grooming in-order to evoke conversation and raise cancer awareness. The goal of No-Shave November is to grow awareness by embracing our hair, which many cancer patients lose, and letting it grow wild and free. Please help and donate to your local cancer foundation. These donations will help to educate about cancer prevention, save lives, and aid those fighting the battle.
The bean supper for veterans and widows of veterans is today at Pontotoc Community Center at 11:00. The city will set off the warning sirens at 11:11 because on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in the First World War, then known as “the Great War.”
This years Third Street Trick or Treat saw an increase of about 150 participants, according to Wayne Lohaus resident and official counter. The total this years was 1,010, which falls short of the record 1,420. The weather was good and participants started earlier this year due to it being a school night.
Singers and musicians interested in joining Unity Choir, a community choir organized by the City of South Fulton, are asked to attend rehearsal on November 22 at 6 pm in the South Fulton Municipal Complex Community Room.
The best part of waking up is jumping in a fire truck. Join our team today as we are needing volunteers to keep our community safe. Think about what if you called an no one answered the call. Make the call today fires don’t wait and neither should you.
Call 270-472-1422 for more info or click here to submit an information request.
The Fulton Fire Department Junior Firefighters Program also currently has several openings for girls and boys ages 15-17 years old. This program is designed to teach teens Leadership, team building and firefighting skills. If you or someone you know is interested please come down and see what we are all about.
Click here to sign up. Watch the video below and check out the local benefit package that goes with volunteering.
Benefits of Being a Firefighter
Each Fulton Fire Department Volunteer Firefighter will be eligible for the following benefits. Some of the benefits will not take effect until completion of their Firefighter Certification.
KY State Required Firefighter Certification Training at no Cost
College Credit for Completed Training
KFA College Scholarship Program Eligibility
College Tuition Opportunities
The International Fire Service Accreditation Congress Firefighter I & II Certifications paid for by the department
Paid Travel & Lodging Expenses for Training
Participation Incentive Pay Program
We will provide necessary Personal Protective Equipment (to include: Bunker Coat & Pants, Helmet, Hood, Gloves, Boots, Flashlight)
Free Departmental Tee Shirt
Annual Firefighters Medical Physical
Discount to Local Fitness Facility
Workers Compensation Insurance
$3000 KFA Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
$80,000 Line of Duty Death Insurance State Benefit
$339,000 Line of Duty Death Insurance Federal Benefit
Annual Awards Dinner
A chance to serve your community and become a part of a large family