The Bowling Green Fire Department hires for Character because we cannot teach it. You must bring with you, strong work ethics, morality, and integrity, a respect for all people and a heart for service. No amount of training can teach any individual how to possess these character traits.
BGFD looks for candidates that work hard and strive for self-improvement. Candidates exhibit these traits through having an employment history that is consistent and steady and that is terminated voluntarily by the employee for reasons to better themselves through education and advanced opportunities, volunteering within the community, being active members of organizations and teams that develops a person’s character.
Illegal Drug and Alcohol Use
Applicants will be asked about both past and current illegal drug and alcohol use. Significant use of illegal drugs/substances within the past year or a history of regular drug use unless rehabilitated; or use of illegal drugs that would be considered a felony maybe cause for disqualification. If you are considering applying to become a member of BGFD and you meet the minimum qualifications but have questions about your part drug and alcohol usage, contact a recruiter before disqualifying yourself.
Personal Appearance Policy
The policies set forth are for firefighter safety. Due to some of the personal protective equipment utilized to keep firefighters safe, limitations and restrictions on hair styles and facial hair have been implemented.
There are limitations to the wearing of jewelry while on duty. Please contact a recruiter today to discuss specific concerns or request for accommodation.
- Failure to disclose any convictions on employment application
- Felony convictions
- Received a dishonorable discharge, bad conduct discharge, or general discharge under other than honorable conditions in any branch of the Armed Forces of the U.S.
- Significant use of illegal drugs/substances within the past year or history of regular drug use unless rehabilitated; or use of illegal drugs that would be considered a felony
- DUI within the past 2 years
- Illegal sexual misconduct
- Acts of domestic violence