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KY first responder course stresses highway safety

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Kentucky transportation officials are hosting a training course for emergency responders that covers safety in various highway situations.

The Train-the-Trainer program starts today and is for all emergency responders; from law enforcement, to firefighters.

Today's session runs from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. 

It will be held at the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet building in Frankfort.

Emergency responders will learn how to stay safe, protect others, and correctly clear the scene after a crash or other highway situation.

Officials say the main goal of the program is to create safer and faster response teams throughout the state.

They'll do that at this training through things like interactive seminars, case studies, and role playing.

Participants will also learn how to reduce the time needed to clear an accident, which causes problems for drivers that aren't directly involved in the situation.

The training will also be held tomorrow morning as well.

Similar topics will be covered that keep the idea of safety at highway emergency scenes in mind.

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