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Fire/EMS Training


The core mission of State Fire Rescue Training is the delivery of training into the fire departments of Kentucky.  SFRT is funded to provide up to 21 clock hours of training into each of Kentucky's fire departments. Additional training is provided as funding is available.


Departments may schedule training by contacting the SFRT District 15 Office or by filling out the online Training Request Form.  Departments may choose subjects needed by their responders.  Departments may request specific instructors who will be assigned based on their qualifications in the subject area, location and availability.


SFRT instructors will bring teaching materials with them.  The host department is responsible for providing a location for the class and any apparatus and equipment needed for hands on training.


Departments may work with the District 15 Office to share training hours and requests to provide for longer classes, classes requiring more than one instructor, or classes requiring mobile facilities.

Departments are encouraged to review the AAS Fire Rescue Degree Program as many of these modular courses can be delivered into a fire department as part of its 21 hour training.


Kentucky Fire Commission Approved Courses & General Information


Basic Firefighting

  • IFSTA Essentials of Firefighting

  • Fire Engineering Firefighter 1 & 2 Handbook

  • Jones & Bertlett Fundamentals of Firefighting


Online Training

May NOT be used for initial certification training of 150 or 400 hours.


May only be used for 25% of annual required training.

  • 5 hours of 20 for Volunteer

  • 25 hours of 100 for Career


Emergency Medical Care Training

Only CPR/AED & First Aid are required for initial certification.


May only be used for 25% of annually required training.

  • 5 hours of 20 for Volunteer

  • 25 hours of 100 for Career

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