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Q – When will the Bowling Green Fire Department begin taking applications for Entry-Level Firefighters?
A – The Bowling Green Fire Department usually opens the application process once a year. Check the Employment section of this web site on a periodic basis if you are interested in applying.
(Employment URL Coming Soon!)
Q – When will the written test be scheduled?
A – The City of Bowling Green’s Human Resource Office schedules the written tests. You may contact them by calling (270) 393-3689.
Q – Do I have to go through recruit training if I am already employed elsewhere as a Firefighter?
A – Yes. We do not support a lateral transfer hiring program. All candidates are required to apply via the department’s entry-level testing process and attend our Recruit Training Program once offered employment. (Recruit and Training Program URL Coming Soon!)
Q – Will a criminal record prevent me from applying for a job as a Bowling Green Firefighter?
A – A criminal record does not disqualify you from applying for a position with the Bowling Green Fire Department. Keep in mind, however, that the hiring process is very competitive and any negative background information will affect your chances of being offered a position.
Q – How do I submit a complaint regarding:
* fire code or fire permit violations
* trash build up at an apartment building or a business
* locked or blocked exit doors
* overcrowding in a business
A – Contact the Fire Marshal at 270-393-3702 during business hours or the Bowling Green Police/Fire Dispatch Center at 270-393-4000 after business hours.
Q – Are fireworks legal in Bowling Green?
A – The sale, possession, use and discharge of fireworks and pyrotechnics are regulated by a Fireworks Ordinance of the City of Bowling Green and Kentucky State Law. For more information, click this link: http://www.bgky.org/fire/fireworks.php
Q – Who do I notify about a fire hydrant covered with weeds or brush?
A – Based on the location of the fire hydrant, please contact either Bowling Green Municipal Utilities at 270-782-1200 or Warren County Water at 270-842-0052 as they own and manage the fire hydrants in the City of Bowling Green.
Q – Can I receive a fire safety class & get a tour of a fire station?
A – Scheduled fire safety classes and tours of fire stations are available by appointment. Please review the Station Tours information page. (Station Tour URL Coming Soon!)
Q – Can I rent the community room in the fire stations for a private event?
A – Yes, community rooms can be reserved free of charge by filling out this form.
(Facility Form URL Coming Soon!)
Q – Am I allowed to burn brush on my property?
A – A permit is required for burning brush and natural vegetation within the city limits. For further information, please call the Bowling Green Fire Department Administration building at 270-393-3702.
Q – How do I find help installing a baby seat in my car?
A – Contact the Warren County Health Department at 270-781-2490.
Q – I own a vacant structure that needs to be demolished. Can the Fire Department use it for training?
A – Possibly. The Bowling Green Fire Department sometimes uses vacant structures to conduct training. From a single-family residence to large commercial structures, these buildings provide excellent training opportunities for firefighters. For more information contact the Bowling Green Fire Department Training Division at 270-393-3088.