Recruitment and Membership

Recruitment and Membership

Are you interested in being a fire fighter for the City of Florence?
Florence Fire/EMS  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 accepts applications throughout the year to establish a pool of qualified candidates for consideration in future hiring. 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.  When submitting application and experience form, please be sure to include a  résumé.

Click here for employment application  
Click here for experience questionnaire

For information regarding CPAT please reference the Kentucky Fire Commission: 
or  contact Rick Larkins, at 859.753-7282,

Volunteer Fire Fighter
Florence Fire/EMS maintains an active volunteer 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.