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Fire/EMS Recruitment

Are you interested in being a fire fighter for the City of Florence?

Florence Fire/EMS Department is a combination department, meaning the department is made up of career and volunteer firefighters.  All department personnel must be at least 21 years of age, possess a high school diploma or GED, have a valid driver’s license, be free from felony conviction and successfully pass a drug screening.  Florence Fire/EMS Department accepts applications anytime for career and volunteer positions. Applications can be obtained at our Headquarters located at 1152 Weaver Road, M-F 0800-1630.

Career Fire Fighter
Florence Fire/EMS tests annually to establish a pool of qualified candidates for consideration in future hirings. In addition to the requirements listed above, career applicants must hold a Kentucky 150-hour Firefighter Certification or an equivalent IFSAC, Pro-Board or similar certification.  Applicants must hold a current Kentucky or National EMT Basic or Paramedic certification.  Although not required to apply, applicants must possess a current Candidate Physical Agility Test (CPAT) card in order to be offered a position.  For information regarding CPAT please reference the Kentucky Fire Commission:                                     
                                               or  contact Rick Larkins, at 859.753-7282,

Volunteer Fire Fighter
Florence Fire/EMS Department maintains an active volunteer staff.  In addition to responding to significant incidents our volunteer members staff an engine company several evenings per week and/or can schedule to ride with our career staff. Applicants must be 21 years of age or older, possess a high school diploma or GED, have a valid drivers license and reside in Boone County or a city immediately adjacent to Florence. Prior fire fighting experience is preferred but not required for volunteer applicants.  Interested individuals should complete and submit a Fire/EMS Volunteer Application.

City of Florence, KY
8100 Ewing Blvd.•Florence, KY 41042•Ph: 859.371.5491•Fax: 859.647.5411
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