State Fire and Rescue

Area 7

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

Email GCTC Campus Phone 24134


Darlene West SFRT 7 Office Coordinator

Email GCTC Campus Phone 24135

Mission Statement

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.

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.


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 32 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).

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