Recruitment for our next class current status:  


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While active recruitment has ended for our Spring 2019 class, you can still submit your application for consideration in our next class.  We are always recruiting and look forward to the opportunity to speak with you about your interest in our Department.  

Do you think you have what it takes and are interested in joining a high activity Fire Department?  Are you wanting to find a way to give back to your community in a special capacity?  Are you interested in firefighting, medical calls, vehicle accidents,  animal rescues, water rescues, and much more?  If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you.  Click on the "Recruitment" tab at the top and click on the "Apply Online Today" link on that page or the one we have listed below.  Once you submit your online application, a member from our Recruitment Team will reach out to  you to help answer any questions you may have about our background process, minimum qualifications, academy class, training, and more!  Apply today!




Check out our recruitment video below!




Or print the application here Firefighter Application and

Mail to:

Richardsville Fire Department

1185 Richardsville Rd

Bowling Green, KY 42101


Or fax to 270-777-9991


Or email to


Our membership committee will review your application and contact you to set up a meeting.

If you have any questions feel free to leave a message at (270)777-9991 and a representative will return your call ASAP.

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