The Academy was originally started by 3 Fire Departments within Jefferson County, Fern Creek, Buechel and Highview Fire Districts. Jeffersontown Fire later joined in 1992. These agencies had an idea for a place where all departments involved could come together and train. In September of 1995, an offer was made for the 78 acres on Fairmount Road where we currently operate. After several counter-offers, the deal was approved and the Fairmount Road property became the Academy site in November of 1995.This facility has gone through many changes over the years and has grown to be one of the most well known facilities in it's region.
The Academy is managed by a Board of Directors which consists of one member from each department involved. There are 14 agencies to date who all actively participate in training activities.
President Scott Evans, Fern Creek FD
Vice President Jeff Carlson, Okolona FD
Treasurer Jim Jennings, CPA
Secretary Shaun Carta, Fern Creek FD
Throughout the past 2 years the facility has added a state of the art Search and Rescue Drill House(video link on Home page), a new Ventilation Prop and combined Flammable Liquids/ Car Fire Prop.
Confined space prop, Trench Prop, Administrative Bldg. with Classrooms, CPAT facility, Combat Challenge Tower, Firefighter Survival & Rescue Prop, Live Burn Building, Multiple Outdoor Classrooms, Auto Extrication/ Vehicle Stabilization prop and we are in the process of designing a 6 story Tower hopefully to come in the near future.