How to Apply
Applications are accepted online through the form on this page.
- Status: Full Time
- Schedule: 24-hour on / 48-hour off
- Shift: 7:00 am – 7:00 am
- Base Income: $41,950 /yr
- Additional Income: $4,300 /yr State Incentive (once eligible)
- Vacation/Sick/Holiday/Birthday paid time*
- Paid employee health insurance (family options available)
- Life insurance
Today’s firefighters have a challenging and rewarding career ahead of them. Fire suppression has always been part of the job, but our expectations are increasing as community needs arise. We participate in everything from public education to extended emergency response, such as the Eastern Kentucky flooding in 2022. We have an active Honor Guard** that participates in many events and provides funeral services for first responders. We strive to be a department our members and community can be proud of.
Example of Duties
- Fire suppression
- Emergency medical response
- Public fire education
- Public relations activities
- Public service calls
- Station duties
- Pre-fire (incident) planning
- Basic vehicle preventive maintenance
- Must be able to receive 400 training hours within one year of hire
- Applicant must be 18 years of age (or older)
- Applicant must be a United States citizen
- Applicant must have a high school diploma or equivalent
- Applicant must possess a valid Kentucky Driver’s License
- Applicant must be able to pass a background check and drug screen
- Full-time applicants must possess a CPAT Certification or be a lateral Transfer from another career department where they obtained a CPAT Certification before the hiring date at that department (Full-Time position only) per 739 KAR 2:090.s
*Vacation and sick time are paid time off, holidays and birthdays provide extra pay.
**Honor Guard members are selected from interested candidates and are not a required part of employment.
FF1 and Lateral Transfer Application Process:
• Applicant must take a written test demonstrating knowledge of the fire service.
• Applicant must successfully pass an oral interview.
• Applicant must submit to a background investigation, which will include a driver history check and criminal history.
The City of London is an Equal Opportunity Employer
The City of London Fire Department utilizes paid and volunteer staffing to accomplish its mission of fire protection. The personnel who are allowed to participate as members of the City of London Fire Department must show they are of sound mental, physical, and ethical aptitude. This is due to the fact that the City of London Fire Department’s mission of fire protection requires its members to have a high degree of public trust.
There are times in a person’s life when they feel they want to be part of something big. They want an adventure, honor, or maybe just a chance to do things that not everyone else gets to do. We are looking for those people. We are looking for members of our community that have the courage to make a difference and become part of a team that craves the adrenaline of being involved. Is this you? We are excited to meet you and invite you to become part of our team.
Although firefighting is fun, it can be dangerous. We mitigate this danger by being trained, equipped, and up to date on the science of fire suppression. We have Fire Drills twice a month to train, equip, and build as a team. Just like any sports team, if you want to play in the game, you have to come to practice. The training section below will explain drills further.
Being a combination department means we have full-time crews that work on 24-hour shifts. Every weekday we have shift training that you are welcome to attend.
We also offer on-site training (Fire Drill) on the 2nd & 4th Tuesday evenings of each month. Drills are larger training that gives our volunteers an opportunity to train when they can’t make it to shift training. It is highly encouraged to come to every drill you can.
Throughout the year we hold special weekend training that is more in-depth and physical.
To become a firefighter in Kentucky you are required to have 150 firefighter 1 (FF1) hours. For firefighter 2 certification (FF2) you need 400 hours.
The following is the minimum standard of subjects and hours that a new London Fire Department member needs to complete to respond to a fire scene.
- Administration & Organization (2hrs)
- Safety (2hrs)
- Fire Behavior (1hr)
- Extinguishers (1hr)
- Personal Protective Equipment (3hrs)
- Forcible Entry (1hr)
- Ventilation (1hr)
- Ropes (1hr)
- Ladders (2hrs)
- Fire Hose/Nozzles/Appliances (2hrs)
- Fire Control (1hr)
- Salvage (1hr)
- Overhaul (1hr)
- Drivers Training (Private Owned Vehicle) (1hr)
All equipment will be provided to you. Equipment includes an emergency notification device (radio), text alerts (active 911), and personal protective equipment (PPE). Other equipment may be provided if warranted to complete training or assignments.
- Interior structure fire suppression
- Exterior operations
- Fire prevention
- Vehicle collision response
- Community events
- Supporting firefighters on scenes
- Assisting in operations
No experience is necessary.
All costs are covered.
Come with a good Attitude, Character, and Ethics (ACE)
The personnel who are allowed to participate as members of the London Fire Department must show they are of sound mental, physical, and ethical aptitude.
London Fire Department’s mission of fire protection requires its members to have a high degree of public trust.