Joining the Department

Joining the Department

To apply for a position with the Frankfort Fire Department application must be made through the City of Frankfort Human Resources. For more information regarding the fire department recruiting process please view the Fire Recruit Process (PDF). For further information regarding joining the department, please Complete an ONLINE application at City Employment Application- Firefighter Recruit Application.


Opening:  Firefighter Recruit

We are currently accepting applications until March 29, 2019 @ 4:30 pm.  Complete an online Firefighter Recruit Application at:   Firefighter Recruit Application

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Firefighter Written Exam Date:  

You must register for the written exam, but only after you have completed your application and have submitted all of your required documents with your application.  If you have not submitted all of your required documents by the exam time, you will NOT be permitted to take the written exam.   You may go to the the following location to register for the written exam.

Event:    Firefighter Recruit Written Exam 

When:    April 13, 2019; 

Time:      0900 or 1300; 

Where:   Kentucky State University - Hathaway Hall Auditorium (lower Level); 400 E. Main, Frankfort KY  40601

Civil Service Board Interviews:  

Civil Service Board Interviews are scheduled for candidates that pass the written exam with a 70%. 

Event:   Civil Service Board Interviews 

When:    April 25th and 26th, 2019

Time:      To Be Determined

Where:   300 W. 2nd Street;  Frankfort KY  40601

Candidate Physical Agility Test (CPAT) Dates:

CPATs cards must be valid and completed no later than July 30, 2019.  

First CPAT Test Dates:   Louisville, KY  (11605 Fairmount Road)

  • May 9 Mandatory Orientation 6pm
  • June 06; 1st Practice - 6pm
  • June 20; 2nd Practice – 6pm
  • June 27; Final Test – 6pm

Second CPAT test Dates:  Jamestown, KY  (219 Industry Drive)

  • May 18 Mandatory Orientation – 8am
  • June 15; 1st Practice – 8am
  • June 29; 2nd Practice – 8 am
  • July 6; Final test – 8 am

Fire Recruiting Notification

The recruiting process for Firefighter recruits is implemented on a once a year basis unless circumstances require more frequent recruitment.   However, if you would like to be notified when the hiring process becomes open, please  complete the notification form.  Fire Recruit Notification Form.

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