Dream Job: Man brought love of firefighting from Czech Republic to Kentucky county

  • Source: Messenger-Inquirer
  • Published: 05/09/2022 12:00 AM

When Pavel Zboril moved to Owensboro from the Czech Republic, he thought he left his life as a firefighter behind. Zboril, who comes from a community near the Czech city of Olomouc, was a volunteer firefighter, from a family of firefighters. “We have a long family history of volunteer firefighters in my family,” he said. “I had been around firefighting since day one.” By law, every community in the Czech Republic has to have a volunteer fire department, he said. Zboril moved to Owensboro to marry his wife in 2016 who he’d met through the Sister Cities program. Zboril thought he wouldn’t work as a firefighter again. “I told myself, ‘I’m starting a new life in a new country, probably firefighting is part of my old life in the Czech Republic,’ ” Zboril said. But, “when I would hear the sirens and see firetrucks, I missed the life.”



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