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Haz-Mat Operations w/Practicum

Advance student registration is REQUIRED and must be received by Friday, March 28, 2014

April 12, April 13 and April 19, 2014

State Fire Rescue Training Building
90 Campbell Drive, Highland Heights, KY 41076

Course Description:
The 24-hour course provides training for those personnel who respond to releases or potential releases of hazardous materials for the purpose of protecting person, property or the environment. Topics includes: basic hazard and risk assessment, proper selection of PPE, basic containment and confinement operations and decontamination. This course is a prerequisite for the HAZMAT Technician Course. Class time is 8:00am – 5:00pm each day.

Student Criteria:
This course is open to all Emergency Management, Rescue, Fire, Emergency Medical, and Law Enforcement personnel or any organization having responsibility for responding to a hazardous materials incident.  There are no pre-requisites for this course. Although a Haz-Mat Awareness Class would be beneficial to the student.

Special Notes:
Advance student registration is REQUIRED and must be received by Friday, March 28, 2014 in order to participate in this course.  Minimum number of students is ten (10). MAXIMUM   number of student seats available is 30. You are considered accepted as a student in this class upon receipt of your application by this office so you will not receive a letter acknowledging that acceptance. Meals, lodging, and travel arrangements/expenses are the responsibility of the student and will NOT be reimbursed by KYEM unless otherwise noted.

Registration application for the course can be completed using the following link: and click on register. Students will be notified if the course is cancelled. For this reason, it is imperative that you provide accurate contact information.

For more information, contact:
Bill Birkle, Training Coordinator
State Fire Rescue Training Area 7
(O) 859-441-6859
(F) 859-441-1158
Toll Free 888-306-8101
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State Fire Rescue Training Area 7
90 Campbell Drive
PO Box 76488
Highland Heights KY 41076-0488

859 442-4136 SFRT7 office, 888 306-8101 toll free, 859-441-1158 fax

Bill Birkle SFRT Area 7 Coordinator Cell 859-743-0592

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Darlene West SFRT 7 Office Coordinator

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Welcome to the website for KCTCS State Fire Rescue Training-Area 7. It is our goal is to provide informative training information making your visit a positive, helpful and easy experience.

Area 7 is one of 14 regional offices of State Fire Rescue Training (SFRT) serving the firefighters and rescue personnel of Kentucky with training and support. SFRT is a Division of the Kentucky Fire Commission within the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS). SFRT is headed by Division Director Bryant Stiles, whose office is located at the KCTCS System Headquarters, 300 North Main Street, Versailles, KY 40383.

SFRT Area 7 offers Fire, EMS and Industrial Training. Staff includes 28 adjunct field instructors, a full-time area coordinator, a full time office coordinator and is located in Campbell Hall on the campus of Northern KY University at 90 Campbell Drive, Highland Heights, KY 41076.

SFRT Area 7 provides classroom and hand on training to our 56 fire departments in 8 counties (Owen, Grant, Pendleton, Carroll, Gallatin, Boone, Kenton, and Campbell ) of the North Central Kentucky Region delivering on the average 1100 class hours from 2 to 170 hours in length to over 4000 student contacts .

SFRT A7 website offers our area’s training schedule for upcoming classes in Area 7 plus events in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. We hope our efforts will assist the user to find your professional training requirements in a quick, convenient website for the North Central Kentucky Region.

Thank you for visiting with us!

If you need further assistance, please give us a call at 888 306-8101 (toll free) or 859-442-4136 (local).

The Governors Commission on Fire Protection Personnel Standards and Education (hereafter referred to as the Fire Commission) originated in 1970 with the passage of House Bill 64. It was funded in 1982 with the passage of House Bill 525, which became KRS 95A. The Fire Commission is a 19-member commission appointed by the Governor.

Our Mission

MISSION OF FIRE COMMISSION: The mission of the Fire Commission is to strengthen, upgrade and improve the fire service for the citizens and industry of the Commonwealth through standardized, education, training, communication, and distribution of funds.

MISSION OF FIRE RESCUE TRAINING: The mission of Fire Rescue Training is to plan, direct, and administer a quality, comprehensive and uniformly delivered training program through the most efficient use of available resources to assist in meeting the training needs of fire, rescue and other emergency services personnel so that lives and property may be saved more safely and effectively. In addition, to provide health and safety training programs for industries, institution, government agencies and other such entities to assist in meeting their training needs mandated by federal, state and local laws.