Fire Department

Firefighter demonstrates protection gear for local school childrenKevin Hutcherson, Fire Chief

Kevin Parrish, Assistant Fire Chief

Franklin County Public Safety Complex
106 Darbyshire Circle
Frankfort, KY 40601

(502) 695-1617 Phone
(502) 695-4457 Fax


Franklin County Fire Department has 6 stations covering 222 sq. miles strategically located throughout the county.  Currently the Department holds an ISO rating of 2/2Y and provides many additional services for the citizens of Franklin County.

Fire/Rescue Recruitment

Firefighting is a noble and rewarding career that requires teamwork, sacrifice and dedication.

Franklin County Fire Department tests annually to establish a pool of qualified candidates for consideration of future employment. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age and not older than 39 at the application deadline, possess a high school diploma or GED, have a valid driver’s license, be free from felony conviction and successfully pass a drug screening.  Although not required to apply, applicants must possess a current Candidate Physical Agility Test (CPAT) card in order to be offered a position.

Cold water rescue demonstrationNot required for employment but desirable qualities listed below:

  • Certified KY Firefighter
  • Haz-Mat Tech
  • IFSAC FF1 and FF2
  • College education
  • Military Experience
  • KY EMT