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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.

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.

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?


  • Associate in Applied Science - Fire/Rescue Science Technology


  • Fire Chief


  • Advanced Firefighter
  • Firefighter I
  • Firefighter II
  • Fire Officer
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Basic

Additional Information

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

For more information about this program, or specific course requirements for the associate degree, diploma and certificates, go to 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.

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Mark Hammond

Fire/Rescue Science

Program Coordinator

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