Firefighters entering building

Kentucky Fire Commission

The Kentucky Fire Commission works to strengthen, upgrade and improve fire rescue services for individuals and industries throughout the Commonwealth.  By providing standardized education and training programs, and distributing funds that equip and strengthen Kentucky's fire departments, the Kentucky Fire Commission is creating a safer and more effective fire service for Kentucky.


The 16 KCTCS colleges offer an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degree in Fire/Rescue Science Technology with a curriculum based on federal and international standards and regulations.

The Kentucky Fire Commission offers incentive pay to full-time firefighters who complete specialized training each year, while also providing a number of grants to improve volunteer fire departments and regional training centers.

Other Services

  • Instructor certification
  • Certification of paid and volunteer firefighters
  • Low-interest loan programs for equipment purchases
  • Workers compensation for volunteer firefighters
  • Death benefits for firefighters killed in the line of duty
  • Online training programs for certification
  • Local and state fire schools
  • Risk Watch Programs for elementary schools
  • Homeland Security initiatives
  • Information to establish new fire departments
  • Drivers Training Simulator
  • Candidate Physical Agility Testing
  • Health and Wellness Program

Interested in learning more about what the Kentucky Fire Commission is doing for the state of Kentucky?  Start here, or feel free to contact us with any questions that you might have!