Fire Commission and KBEMS Share New Office

Jul 02, 2013 - | 02:41 PM -

Versailles, Ky. (July 2, 2013) – The Kentucky Community and Technical College System’s (KCTCS) Kentucky Fire Commission and Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services (KBEMS) have moved from the System Office in Versailles to a new facility in Lexington.

Both agencies are sharing the lower level of a two-story, multi-tenant office building located at 118 James Court, off Winchester Road. The building overlooks the exit ramp to New Circle Road and was just completed in early June.

The new facility means improved service to statewide firefighters, EMS, paramedics, as well as new amenities for employees and room for growth.

New Address:
118 James Court, Suite 50
Lexington, KY 40505

All phone and fax numbers for the Kentucky Fire Commission and KBEMS remain the same.

About the Kentucky Fire Commission
Since 1972 the mission of the Kentucky Fire Commission and the State Fire Rescue Training agencies has been to train and certify volunteer and career firefighters of Kentucky. In 1997 the Postsecondary Education Improvement Act was mandated bringing about the approval of an associate in applied science (AAS) degree in fire/rescue science technology. At that time the Kentucky Fire Commission was established within the Kentucky Community and Technical College System.

(KBEMS) brings lifesaving, emergency medical care to the Commonwealth by certifying first responders and emergency medical technicians. Additionally, it provides licenses to paramedics and ambulance services and also establishes standards for the education and training of emergency medical services personnel. In 2010, KBEMS provided 1,200 first responder certifications, 10,100 emergency medical technician certifications and 2,100 paramedic certifications.