Posted 2 months ago

Position Type: Full-time position as a firefighter-entry level

Date Posted: December 22, 2023

Closing Date: January 12, 2024

Pay: Starting pay is $44,522.29 (state incentive included) with insurance and benefit package


Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Respond to fire, accident, rescue, hazardous materials, natural disaster and some medical calls

Use various manual and power tools in performing firefighting and rescue work

Operate, test, and maintain equipment, vehicles, and facilities

Perform related work and other duties as assigned

Maintain training requirements and perform training activities


Benefits: Anthem plan with standard or premium option. County provided $1500 HRA (after 60 days) FSA option. Dental plan available

CERS Hazard Duty Retirement in the KY Retirement System Tier 3 (after 60 days)

Holiday Pay

Paid Time Off (PTO) accrual

Paid Air Evac membership for household

Paid $25,000 Life Insurance policy

Kentucky Deferred Comp available

24-hour work shift with 48 hours off and overtime opportunity

Accelerated opportunity to advance to current vacant Driver/Operator positions upon successful completion of KY Fire Academy, IFSAC certifications for Driver/Operator, and department qualifications. Minimum pay increases to $51,832.31




Job Requirements:

13-week fire academy training for non-certified firefighters upon employment

IFSAC certifications for FF1, FF2, HMA, HMO required within 12 months of employment


Minimum Requirements:

Valid KY Driver’s License

Minimum 18 years of age

High School Diploma or GED

Valid CPAT card by date of hire

Past employment, driving, and criminal background checks

Pass pre-employment drug and alcohol screening as well as random testing



Applications may be downloaded or filled out at

Downloaded applications may be returned to Franklin-Simpson Fire Rescue, PO Box 242 Franklin KY, 42134 or emailed to

Completed applications must be received by January 12, 2024 at 4:00 pm.


About us: Franklin-Simpson Fire Rescue (FSFR) is a small combination department in Simpson County KY. FSFR covers approximately 240 square miles that encompasses the entirety of Simpson County including the City of Franklin. Our population is approximately 20,000 people. The area is largely agriculture but has sprawling residential areas and manufacturing parks along with 14 miles of Interstate 65. FSFR is transitioning to a 24/48 work shift. There will be 2 full-time firefighters on shift daily supplemented with 2 on-call personnel responding second out. The Chief and Deputy Chief will work a M-F daytime shift. Plans are being developed to fund additional full-time firefighters.


Download the application below and submit it along with any certifactions.


FSFR Application-Qualification Record

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