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Jeffersontown Fire & EMS is currently accepting applications for full-time firefighters.  NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED.  Applications are available by request from Cathy Thomas or
can be obtained at:

Jeffersontown Fire Administrative Office
10530 Watterson Trail
Jeffersontown, Ky. 40299

Pay/Benefits: Estimated Yearly Wages
$38,820.04/yearly (Initial Probation)
$42,392.22/yearly (After Probation)


Candidates will be ranked according to physical ability testing, written testing and oral interviews.  

Candidates will be required to successfully complete the Jeffersontown Fire Drill School and successfully complete the Emergency Medical Technician certification.  Candidates must also successfully complete the CPAT certification.  Drill school will start on or about March 15, 2021.
Test dates will be sent to qualified applicants.  For additional questions, contact Major Jay Koestel. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 18 years of age
  • Minimum of a high school diploma or GED
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Auto Liability Insurance, current
  • Satisfactory criminal and employment background check
  • Successful completion of a Jeffersontown Fire provided physical examination

Additional information:

Recruits will participate in a 16 week drill school on a 40 hour work schedule.  After completion,
the recruit will be assigned to a fire company on a 24/48 work schedule.  Recruits will receive an additional $ 4,000.00 state incentive pay once eligible.

  • Average hour work 52/week after drill school (all hours above 40
    week compensated  time and half.
  • Employer paid health and dental insurance
  • Participation in Kentucky County Employee Retirement System (hazardous)
  • Paid vacation and sick leave policy
  • Paid holidays and personal time policy
  • Uniform/clothing maintenance allowance
  • Employer paid Life Insurance policy for member and spouse

*** Completed application must be submitted to the administrative office located at 10530 Watterson Trail, Jeffersontown, KY 40299 by noon on February 3, 2021.