Firefighters hold training program


TOLONO, Ill. (WCIA) — For the first time, the Tolono Fire Protection District is hosting its own training.

Anyone in the fire service in Illinois and surrounding states can attend. It will be held at Unity High School next month. People will learn from experts in various fields, not just fire.

“We have EMS, which does your medical side. We have fire that’s coming as well, and then the Illinois State police is coming, and they’re gonna do a social media class. So there’s lots of different opportunities for people within public safety, the fire service, EMS, to get some great training at a very very reduced cost,” said Tolono Fire Protection District Assistant Chief Kyle Hayden.

The training is $55 for the whole weekend. All of that money will go back to the Tolono Fire Department to pay for training next year. The training will be February 29 and March 1. It runs from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. both days.

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