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Bill Hicks , Ed.D., CFO, EFO, CFI, F-IAFI, MiFire, CFPS

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  • Professor-Program Coordinator

Bio

Contact Information

  • Department: Fire Protection and Paramedicine Sciences
  • Office: Ashland 127
  • Mailing Address: Ashland 124
  • Email: william.hicks@eku.edu
  • Phone: (859)622-8477

Bio

Dr. Hicks has over 20 years of experience in the emergency services, occupational safety, and fire protection fields.  He is a Full Professor and Chair of the Department of Fire Protection and Paramedicine Sciences, teaching in the Fire Protection and Safety Engineering Technology Program at EKU. He retired as the Chief of the White Hall Fire Department in Madison County, KY.  Dr.  Hicks has served on the Madison County Rescue Squad, and as the Search and Rescue Coordinator for the Madison County Emergency Management Agency. He has completed a Bachelor of Science Degree in Fire & Safety Engineering Technology, with emphasis in Fire, Arson & Explosion Investigation, Minor in Police Studies.  Mr. Hicks also earned a Master of Science in Loss Prevention & Safety, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership.  Bill is a graduate of the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program and holds the Chief Fire Officer Designation from the Center for Public Safety Excellence (Formerly ICHIEFS). Mr. Hicks is very active in the profession having served on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Fire Investigators and the Board of Directors of the NFPA’s Fire Science & Technology Educators Section. Mr. Hicks is an amateur radio operator and serves as a Official Emergency Station (OES) for Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES) in Kentucky.  Dr. Hicks is married with two “daughters”, both Australian Shepherds.

Courses

Subject  TitleDatesLocationTerm
FSE 305Hazardous Materials   Fall 2021
FSE 450Adv Explosion/Bombing Invest.T 2:30pm-5:15pm Ashland Building 137Fall 2021
FSE 499Practicum  Internet Classes Fall 2021
FSE 499Practicum  Internet Classes SITEFall 2021
FSE 499Practicum  Internet Classes SITEFall 2021
FSE 499Practicum   Fall 2021
FSE 499Practicum   Fall 2021
FSE 499Practicum   Fall 2021
FSE 499Practicum  Internet Classes Fall 2021
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