In the Bowling Green Fire Department we all strive to have selfless ambition.  Being selfless means putting others before ourselves.  Ambition means having a strong work ethic, a strong desire to better ourselves and those around us every day, and perseverance when the work is hard.  When these values are combined, that is the true heart and character of a firefighter.

Captain Joe Harbin

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Joe Harbin

As a Bowling Green Firefighter, we value work ethic, integrity, and teamwork. We strive daily to always have a heart for service and our city. We continually push ourselves and each other to improve.

Brad Akins, Fire Captain/EMT

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Brad Akins

We are not all the fastest, strongest or the smartest people in the room, but we are all seeking to improve on our weaknesses and share our strengths. We are willing and ready to put our community’s needs before our own. We do the right thing even when it’s inconvenient and we put forth maximum effort when we’re called to act. We want to “make it better”!

Ketler Calixte, Fire Engineer/EMT

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Ketler Calixte

Bowling Green Firefighters share the common desire to serve our community. We strive for excellence through teamwork, integrity, and professionalism. We have a heart for service and a passion to make it better.

William Moore, Fire Engineer, EMT

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William Moore

More than anything else we all have the desire to be a Firefighter. It’s really important that we are physically able to do the job and we never let ourselves become complacent with our physical fitness.

Brittany Rich, Firefighter/EMT

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Brittany Rich

“One of the best benefits of the BGLEA was getting to go home every night and have real weekends. I also loved the small class size which helped provide further assistance where needed.” ~ Jon Smith – Class 1

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“The staff was always big on safety and professionalism.” ~ Brandon Boards – Class 2

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“The BGLEA trained me in different laws, tactics, and techniques to best prepare me to get out onto the streets for patrol.” ~ Jaeden Brown – Class 1

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“I would consider the BGLEA a more personal training program. I had a sergeant assigned to me personally who I was able to trust and go to for extra attention as needed.” ~ Michaela King – Class 2

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“The best part is learning the way BGPD does things. It makes it less stressful to go to the street because you aren’t learning the way taught at the academy in Richmond and then relearning it the way BGPD does it.” ~ Jon Smith – Class 1

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