In 1992 three Jefferson County Fire Departments had a vision where multiple fire departments could train together in preparation for mutual aid responses. The founding departments include Fern Creek Fire, Buechel Fire, and Highview Fire and then Jeffersontown Fire Department joined in 1995. They purchased 78 acres on Fairmont Road in Louisville Kentucky and the purchase instituted the current Kentucky Regional Fire Training Academy.
The academy host monthly trainings held on the second Monday - Wednesdays at 9 am and 1 pm daily, and include firefighting scenarios or technical rescue instruction. The academy provides a search and rescue drill house, ventilation prop, flammable liquids prop, car fire simulator, training simulations for confined space and trench rescue, CPAT training, Combat Challenge tower, firefighter survival and rescue training prop, burn building, extrication area, outdoor classrooms, and an administration building with indoor classrooms.
Current members include the Buechel Fire Department, Camp Taylor Fire Department, Fern Creek Fire Department, Highview Fire Department, Jeffersontown Fire Department, Lyndon Fire Department, McMahan Fire Department, Mt. Washington Fire Department, Okolona Fire Department, Pleasure Ridge Park Fire Department, Worthington Fire Department, Zoneton Fire Department, Louisville Gas & Electric Co., and the Kentucky Air National Guard.
Please visit http://www.kyfiretrainingacademy.com/ for more information. You can contact the academy at http://www.kyfiretrainingacademy.com/contact-us.html if you are interested in becoming a member.