Degrees and Certifications:
Lexington Community College: Associate's Degree-Applied Science Fire Service Training/Certificaitons: Fire Instructor 1 BLS Instructor National Fire Academy Paramedic Fire Inspector 1 and 2 Public Information Officer
TO Kyle Branham
Welcome! I am "TO" Branham, the new Fire Science pathway teacher here at Eastside. The TO means "Training Officer" and it's what students call me. It may seem like a odd name, but fire recruits in training call their instructors "TO". Teaching Fire Science in a career and technical education center means we keep it real-world here at Eastside.
I decided to teach Fire Science to impact and assist the next generation of firefighters and I am eager to meet our students. This will be an exciting year as I grow along with my fire students.
I would like my students and their families to know I am a recently-retired Lexington Fire Fighter. My wife, Casey, and I have four children, and I enjoy coaching baseball.
Years at Eastside: This is my first year at Eastside!
Work History: 18-year veteran of the Lexington Fire Department
Hometown: Lexington, Kentucky
Family: Spouse (Casey); Children (Cade, Collin, Caleb, Caroline)
Pets: Two dogs (Kimber and Belle)
Hobbies: Coaching baseball, golfing, and traveling
Fun Fact: My baseball team played in a World Series in Florida this summer.
3 Words That Describe You: Outgoing, Helpful, Hard Worker
Cats or Cardinals: Cats 1,000,000,000%
Pet Peeve: Car must be backed in!
Hero: Ken Griffey Jr.
Favorite Book: Prefer music and talk radio in my downtime.
Best piece of advice: Stay positive!
When I am alone I...: Listen to music and do carpentry.
The best part of waking up is: Drinking copious amounts of COFFEE!