Fire Department


Employment Opportunities

The Bardstown Fire Department is currently hiring for the position of Firefighter/EMT.
  • Starting Pay: $45,680 plus state incentive when 400 hour certification is obtained
  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • 48/96 shift
  • Paid Holidays
  • One week paid vacation after one year, two weeks after two years
  • 7 hours a month in personal time
  • 12 paid holidays


  • A minimum of 18 years old
  • Current CPAT card unless laterally transferring from a full time position at another department or two years or less removed from a full time position
  • 150 hour certified
  • EMT Certification
  • Current driver’s license
  • Must pass a physical and drug screen

About the Department:

  • Protecting the “Bourbon Capital of the World”
  • Average 1700 calls a year
  • Two manned stations
    • Station 1-One 109’ Quint with 3 personnel
    • Station 2-One Engine Company with 3 personnel
  • We perform technical disciplines in: swift water, rope, confined space, and hazardous materials technician level

Submit your resume and application to Chief Todd Spalding at

Applications can be found at  Applications must be submitted by 4/30.  

The City of Bardstown is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 
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