Firefighters Overview



2018 Recruitment is OPEN!

Program Overview

The Alvaton Fire Department Recruit Academy is a 6 month process preparing men and women to become certified firefighters. The class meets one night per week and one Saturday per month for six months. The classes are a healthy balance between classroom instruction and hands-on experience. All classes follow the standards set forth by the nationally recognized “International Fire Service Accreditation Congress.”

All recruits are expected to attend every class. The academy is a great time commitment and the instructors strive to make the classes fun, provocative, and engaging. At the end of the academy, every recruit will have a firm grasp of the IFSAC skills and a comprehension of the material presented in each chapter. In addition to preparing the recruit to take the nationally recognized IFSAC skills and written tests each student will also complete the required 150 hours of training to become a Kentucky certified firefighter, the IFSAC Hazardous Materials Awarness Level Certification, and IFSAC Hazardous Materials Operations Level Certification. Alvaton is very proud of its Recruit Academy and we are confident in each firefighter’s abilities that successfully complete the program.

Minimum Qualifications

In order to become an Alvaton firefighter, each applicant must:

  • complete a criminal background check
  • complete an Annual Medical Statement which will indicate the need of a physical exam
  • have a desire to help people in their times of need

Application Process-Open for 2018

You can apply online now!


Please click here to fill out an application.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply?
Apply online or download an application.  Hard copy applications need to be dropped off at Alvaton Fire Station three.

How much time will I lose with my family?
One night a week (4 hours) and one Saturday (4-8 hours) per month for 6 months. You have to be dedicated and want to finish in order to complete the academy.

How much physical fitness do I need?
You must be physically fit or willing to be physically fit in order to be a firefighter because of the demanding nature of the job.

What incentives do I have?
The Alvaton Fire Incentive Program complete with discounts to local restaurants and retailers, a brotherhood and a chance to serve your community in a way that others only dream of.