Jefferson County firefighters have begun basic instruction, a 60-hour course sponsored by the Jefferson County Fire Council and which takes several months to complete.
The classroom and hands-on components prepare new fire department volunteers to be functional firefighters — equipping them with the knowledge and skills to understand what to do and how to do it safely when arriving on-scene at a fire call. It does not cover wildland fire training as DNRC conducts that in the spring. This year’s class includes firefighters from Clancy, Jefferson City and Montana City volunteer fire departments. (Photos courtesy of the Montana City Volunteer Fire Department)