PADUCAH, KY (KFVS) - The Paducah Fire Department is hosting a class on Tuesday about fire fighter survival and preventing line-of-duty deaths.
Deputy District Chief of the Chicago Fire Department Steve Chikerotis will be teaching the class to PFD and surrounding agencies.
The seminar, "Keeping Badges Off the Wall," will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Tennessee Room of the Julian Carroll Convention Center.
Chikerotis had been teaching the class for 25 years and says the leading cause of fire fighter deaths are cardiac arrest, motor vehicle accidents while responding and fire scene incidents like building collapse, falls and flashover.
"Unfortunately each year the fire service has approximately 100 Line-of-duty deaths," said Chikerotis. "The purpose of this class is to enhance fire fighters' skills.