Part-Time Firefighter Position

Shelbyville Fire Department

Part-Time Firefighter Position


The Shelbyville Fire Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Part-Time Firefighter.  This position is a part-time hourly professional fire and rescue position that reports to the Fire Captain.  Part-time firefighters are scheduled on a monthly and “as needed” basis and may (if available) respond on larger incidents or special events.  

Minimum Qualifications at Date of Application:

  • A High School Diploma or equivalent
  • A valid driver’s license issued by the Commonwealth of Kentucky
  • 150-Hour certification established and certified by the Kentucky Fire Commission.  
    • 400-Hour certification and the IFSAC Firefighter I and II established and certified by the Kentucky Fire Commission are preferred, but not required.
  • Emergency Medical Technician Certification (EMT-B or EMT- A or P) as established and certified by KY Board of Emergency Medical Services (KBEMS)
  • Certificates from the US Department of Homeland Security/FEMA that include: NIMS IS-100, 200, 700, and 800.
  • A CPAT card as certified by the Kentucky Fire Commission at date of hire.  The CPAT requirement may be waived for a lateral transfer who is currently employed with or who has previously been employed by a Kentucky fire department prior to January 1, 2013 in accordance with KRS Chapters 67, 75, and 95; and who has not been out of the fire service for more than one (1) year

Hiring Process:

  • Written test of 100 questions from IFSTA Essentials 6th Edition
  • Department Physical Agility Test (normally administered on same date as the written test)
  • Oral Interview board
  • Background and reference review
  • Pre-employment Physical exam and drug screening

All gear, physicals, and training are provided by the department.  Part-time pay is $10.75 per hour. Part-time firefighters who are already enrolled in the C.E.R.S. pension system will also get pension credit for time worked as a part-time firefighter in this position.

Applications are available online at

or can be obtained at Shelbyville City Hall, 315 Washington Street, Shelbyville KY 40065, between the hours of 8:30am and 4:30pm.  The application must contain copies of certifications and can be mailed or delivered to City Hall at the address above.  A resume will not substitute for a completed and signed application.  The position will remain open until filled.



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