About Us

Area 11 as we know it today came into being in 1976 with PR Delong being the first Area Coordinator. He was soon followed by Robert P. Barringer who served in the position for 30 years.  Today State Fire/Rescue Training Area 11 is overseen by Greg Gray who started his carreer as a volunteer at W.R. Castle Fire/Rescue.

Today Area 11 does training for a five county area which includes Johnson, Floyd, Pike, Martin and Magoffin.  Area 11 expects to teach nearly 400 classes for the year of 2008.  Area 11 offers each of the 64 departments in it’s area 20 hours of training each year at no cost to the department.