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KY Fire Commission & SFRT Return-to-work

May 18, 2020

*Should the information below change, we will let you know here*

With Governor Beshear’s implementation of a return-to-work rollout, the Kentucky Fire Commission and State Fire Rescue Training are pleased to announce that effective May 26, our offices will begin the transition from a work-at-home to limited opening of the Fire Commission and SFRT area offices.  We will be open by appointment at our area offices and follow recommended guidelines for business.  Visitors will be expected to wear a mask when social distancing is not available and anyone that is feeling ill or has a temperature above 100.5 degrees should not enter.

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We have several anticipated return-to-service dates for testings and trainings:

June 1, 2020

The Fire Commission/SFRT will begin offering scheduled IFSAC accredited written exams.  No more than ten (10) persons total will be allowed in at a location.  Requests for accredited certification skills testing should be directed to the local SFRT Area Coordinator with the exception of FF 1 and 2 (of which there are none scheduled at this time). 

Firefighter Survival and Rescue skills can begin with limited participation. Only students that need to complete the hands-on portion of the courses (to meet certification requirements) will be permitted to attend the training.  There is a maximum of seven (7) students per session.  No one should attend the skill sessions that has already participated in a skill session.

There will be NO in-person SFRT training offered at fire stations, other than scheduled FF Survival and Rescue skills.  Virtual training will continue through at least June 30, 2020.

July 2020

The decision will be made by Executive Director Larry Potter, Director Marc Rudder, and Director Bruce Roberts on how to begin the transition from virtual learning to in-person training and testing.  This has been and remains a very fluid situation.  With the Governor’s office issuing guidance that crowds of less than 50 can assemble in July, we anticipate being able to return to a restricted face-to-face delivery of training and testing.

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Training is beginning to be completed via virtual learning.  We plan to release a full training schedule soon.

The above timelines are subject to change, depending on the directives of the Governor’s office. We ask that you remain flexible during this transition and understand we will provide updates as we are able to.