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Environmental Science Class Learns about the Work of the Fire Marshal

Aug 25, 2014

On Tuesday, August 19th, Mark McFerron, the Fire Marshal for the City of Richmond, Kentucky, was a guest speaker in instructor Hank Jones’ Environmental Science class.  Mr. McFerron discussed the fire department and the fire marshal’s roles in protecting human lives.  He discussed state and city fire codes and why those codes are necessary. 

Angel Powell, a student in the medical assisting program, found the presentation to be very informative. She especially enjoyed his discussion of school fire drills in which he explained that they remove a child from the class without the teacher’s knowledge to make sure that no child is left behind.  She asked him how they develop fire codes, and the fire marshal explained that most fire codes are created after someone loses their life as a result of a fire.

“I never had much respect for the fire marshal because I never understood what their job was, said Angel. “Now that I have had a chance to talk with Mr. McFerron, I understand the necessity of his job.”

Fire Marshal Mark McFerron is pictured with students from the Environmental Science class at the Richmond Campus.