Fire Department


Employment Opportunities

The City of Bardstown is now accepting applications for the full-time 24/48 position of Firefighter / EMT.

  • 18 years of age
  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • Valid driver's license
  • Complete a background check, including drug screen
  • Must have a current Candidate Physical Agility Testing (CPAT)
  • Any full-time firefighter who is currently employed or who has previously been employed by a Kentucky fire department in accordance with KRS prior to January 1, 2013 who is hired by another fire department and has not been out of the fire service for more than 1 year.
  • Kentucky or National Registry E.M.T.

  • 24 hours on, with 48 hours off
  • Starting Salary: $31,979
  • State Training Incentive: $4,000 (after completion of requirements)
  • Health insurance, life insurance, LTD, paid holidays
  • C.E.R.S. Hazardous Duty Retirement
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Applications accepted until 4:00 pm on Friday, April 27th, 2018
Submit completed application to City Hall, Attn: Greg Ashworth, 220 N. Fifth Street, Bardstown, KY 40004
Contact: Greg Ashworth at (502) 348-5947.
The City of Bardstown is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug-free Workplace.

Volunteer Firefighter
Bardstown Fire Department is seeking men and women to join our department and become volunteer firefighters. We are staffed by full and part-time personnel as well as volunteers. Our volunteer firefighters are an integral part of our department. If you have the desire to serve your community and meet our requirements, contact us or stop by and fill out an application at 220 N. Fifth Street, Bardstown.

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Pass a background check and medical exam
  • Adhere to department grooming policy which includes being clean shaven and maintaining a positive public image
  • Receive 18 hours of training per quarter (minimum)
  • Perform 24 hours of standby time per month which may be in (2) 12 hour blocks or (1) 24 hour block
The City of Bardstown is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 
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