Fire/Rescue Science

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What is Fire/Rescue Science?

The Fire/Rescue training program offers classes at no cost to Kentucky volunteer fire departments, volunteer rescue squads, volunteer ambulance services, and members of paid departments who have written mutual aid agreements with volunteer departments across the Commonwealth.

average base pay
Based on research conducted by the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS) in 2016 for the state of Kentucky.
$29,383
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low: $20k med: $29k high: $46k

What are my career options?

Most students in the program are already fire fighters. They are seeking to increase their knowledge and skills in order to advance their careers.

Fire Rescue Career Median Annual
SalaryBased on research conducted by the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS) in 2016 for the state of Kentucky.
Emergency Medical Technician $29,383
Basic Firefighter $32,816
Fire Officer $32,816
Advanced Firefighter $32,816
Fire Chief $46,652

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?

Degree

  • Associate in Applied Science - Fire/Rescue Science Technology

Diploma

Certificates

Additional Information

Emergency Medical Technician: 6 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
Basic Firefighter: 12 Total credit hours
Fire Officer: 13 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
Advanced Firefighter: 24 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
Fire Chief: 52 - 55 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

Semester Plan

For more information about this program, or specific course requirements for the associate degree, diploma and certificates, go to www.sfrt10.com or contact State Fire/Rescue Training, Area 10 at (270) 534-3446

Length of Program

You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.

Program Contact

Mark Hammond
Fire/Rescue Science
Program Coordinator
606.326.2431
mark.hammond@kctcs.edu