State Fire and Rescue

Area 7

Bill Birkle SFRT Area 7 Coordinator 

Cell: 859-743-0592

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GCTC Campus Phone 859-442-4134

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 Marc Rudder located at the Fire Commission Office 118 James Court, Lexington, KY. 40505.

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 Florence, KY. At the Gateway Boone County Campus, 500 Technology Way, Florence, KY 41042 in Rooms B03 A&B.

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 60 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).

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.