Certified Firefighter

City of Danville | Danville, KY

Date Posted: 10/12/2020 5:09:58 PM


THE CITY OF DANVILLE: The City of Danville is located 35 miles southwest of Lexington, and is a thriving community with a population of 17,000. The City has a highly efficient infrastructure, water treatment and wastewater facilities, police and fire services, quality school system, and a highly educated workforce. Danville is the home of Centre College, which is among the most prestigious small liberal arts colleges in America. The City of Danville is also the business hub to a 5 county, 100,000 + region.

POSITION SUMMARY: This is a skilled experienced and state certified firefighter that provides fire safety and suppression services within the City of Danville. This position will work under direct supervision performing firefighting work in combating, extinguishing, and preventing fires. Work will also involve training and participation in varied firefighting and life rescue duties and activities in the protection of life and property.


  • Responds to alarms, fires, rescues, extrications, and other emergencies.
  • Performs essential emergency scene functions, including hose pulls and lays, operation of nozzles in the application of fire streams, raise and climb ladders, use of extinguishers, use of forcible entry tools.
  • Capable of performing strenuous activity while wearing full protective clothing and equipment, including bunker coat and pants, fire boots, helmets, gloves, and full self-containing breathing apparatus (SCBA).
  • Capable of performing rescue activities involving standing, crawling, or climbing, and being able to pull or otherwise remove a potential victim from a fire or other rescue situation. • Administer emergency first aid procedures, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and other life saving techniques.
  • Perform salvage and overhaul operations including moving heavy objects, sweeping water, removing debris, and pulling ceilings and drywall as needed.
  • Strong verbal communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate via radio and telephone.
  • Capable of working under stress and duress at any hour of the day or night without becoming excitable or loss of control.
  • Must be able to follow orders and direction, and be able to respond in a timely manner.
  • Participates regularly in training sessions, both hands-on and classroom instructions, on firefighting, emergency medical rescue, incident command, equipment maintenance, etc.
  • Performs general maintenance and upkeep of departmental equipment, facilities, grounds, and buildings.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • HS Diploma or GED. 
  • 1-2 years of prior firefighting experience with a fulltime fire department is required.
  • Must have valid and current Kentucky driver’s license.


  • Must have completed and maintain an active fire certification issued in the state of KY. Out of state applicants must have an active fire certification that is transferable to the state of KY.
  • IFSAC Firefighter I and Firefighter II certification.
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification.

COMPENSATION: The beginning salary for this position will be based on a combination of education, experience, and certifications.


  • 100% Paid Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Company Paid Short & Long Term Disability Insurance
  • 100% Paid Life Insurance
  • Vacation Pay
  • Sick Pay
  • Holiday Pay
  • Educational Assistance
  • KY CERS Hazardous Duty Retirement
  • $4000 KY State Firefighter Training Incentive

Application Process: The position will remain open until filled with the most qualified candidate. To be considered for this position please e-mail a completed application to Human Resources at rboyd@danvilleky.gov. Applications can also be mailed or dropped off at the following address: Danville City Hall, 445 West Main St., Danville, KY 40422. For more information about this position and/or the recruitment and hiring process you may contact Human Resources at 859-936-6866. A detailed job description is available upon request.

The City of Danville provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other trait or characteristic protect by federal, state, and local laws.

Salary Information: Compensation will be based on a combination of experience, education, and certifications.

Randy Boyd
Human Resources Director
445 West Main St
Danville, KY 40422

Phone: 8599366866
Fax: 8599361302
E-mail: rboyd@danvilleky.gov

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