First responder and other essential services are hiring in Warren County

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – First responders are needed in several different capacities across Warren County and applications are open now or opening up soon.

Making the choice to pick a career of service can sometimes be scary and exciting.

But, in Warren County, there are several first responder and essential personnel positions open and in need of your help.

If you are interested in becoming a deputy, dispatcher or court security officer with the Warren County Sheriff’s Office, those positions are all open right now.

If you are interested in getting your EMT certification through The Medical Center, you can sign up for classes online. Class begins February 8th.

These jobs and more are great for people who have the heart and desire to serve their community but can be stressful and demanding.

“Something inside of you says, ‘I want to help the community. I want to serve the community.’ You know, it’s never the same thing over and over again. Whenever you come to work, it’s something new every day. You know, you’re helping people in some of their best times and some of their worst times and so that service spirit, so to speak, is kind of what it’s like to be an EMT,” said Josh Harrington, paramedic, Med Center EMS.

Additionally, the Bowling Green Fire Department is opening up to its next group of recruits. The application to join the team opens on February 11th online.

“We’re looking for people that reflect our diverse community, you know, and that’s the main thing. But really we’re looking for people that want to be firefighters, not necessarily people that are looking for a job, right. Because becoming a firefighter is different. It’s a lifestyle. It’s not just a job per se. We have a family here,” said Rob Gilliam, deputy chief of logistics with the Bowling Green Fire Department.

For the fire department, the number of hires has not been set as the city is working to build and man an 8th station in the Transpark that is set to open in the fall of 2023.

The City of Bowling Green Police Department will begin hiring five dispatchers starting this Friday. The applications for all of these positions will be online.

Most of the jobs mentioned are already posted online at,,

The BGPD dispatch jobs will be posted Friday while the BGFD positions will be posted on February 11th on the City of Bowling Green’s website as well.


Breakdown of the positions open:

City of Bowling Green

Dispatchers – hiring five new personnel at $39,898 per year plus benefits. Jobs will be posted on Friday.

Firefighters –  unknown number of hires. Jobs will be posted February 11.

Warren County Sheriff’s Office

                              Deputy – monthly pay of $4133 with benefits

Dispatcher – monthly pay of $3270 with benefits

Security officer – monthly pay of $2600 with benefits