Louisville Fire Newsroom
Mayor, Fire Department to Begin Recruiting Push
Tuesday August 15, 2006

Applications accepted Sept. 25 thru Oct. 20

This fall, Mayor Jerry Abramson and Louisville Fire Department officials will be looking for a few good men and women to join the ranks of “Louisville’s Bravest.”


Today, using a panorama of the city skyline, the mayor and several firefighters posed for photos that will be used in a recruitment poster. It will be part of the city’s first firefighter recruitment campaign since the formation of Louisville Metro Government.


“It takes a special kind of person to be a firefighter,” Abramson said. “We’re looking for those individuals who are so dedicated to serving their community that they want to be the one going in to help, when everyone else is coming out.”


Louisville firefighters’ starting annual salary is $37,263, with an additional $3,100 annual state incentive upon completion of training. The city will accept applications from Sept. 25 through Oct. 20. All applicants will complete written and physical-ability tests, as well as a series of interviews and medical and background screenings. Applicants selected after testing will begin the six-month firefighter training program in March 2007.


“Our standards are high, but the reward and the satisfaction you take home from this job can be even greater,” said Fire Chief Greg Frederick.


He added that for many firefighters, the schedule of working 24 hours, followed by 48 hours off, is helpful in balancing work with family life.


Beginning Sept. 25, individuals may apply online at www.louisvilleky.gov/HumanResources.

Requirements include:

A high school education
A valid driver’s license
The ability to meet physical requirements
For more information, call 574-3611.

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