Fire departments, first responders hold training at Parklands of Floyds Fork

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Fern Creek Fire Department along with seven other fire departments, EMS and LMPD's Air Patrol participated in a training at Turkey Run Park in the Parklands of Floyds Fork on Monday. 

Fern Creek Fire Department Major Nathan Mulvey said one of the main goals of this training is to be more familiar with this area and to be better prepared in case of emergency. The Parklands of Floyds Fork is nearly 4,000 acres and spans multiple fire districts. 

"We were able to utilize the Parklands rangers to help locate different trails and side routes to get from one place to another. There's a lot of foot trails back here in the Parklands that are inaccessible by ATV or an off road vehicle, only available by foot or bike. So we’re able to put some guys out in those trails today and get some familiarization with what they are going to be facing if we do have a true call out here," said Mulvey. 

Major Mulvey said this was also an exercise in working together with different departments. He said as the Parklands continues to grow, training like this becomes even more important.

"From the community standpoint you want to know that the people actually coming out and familiarizing themselves with where you need to be rescued if that time comes," said Mulvey. 

This training will continue with different groups tomorrow and Wednesday. 


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