First responders and other essential services are hiring in Warren County

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

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

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

If you are interested in becoming a Deputy, Dispatcher, or Court Security Officer with the Warren County Sheriff’s Office, these positions are all open right now.

If you want to get your EMT certification through The Medical Center, you can enroll in online courses. The course starts on February 8e.

These jobs and many more are perfect 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. Every time you come to work, it’s something something new every day. You know, you help people in some of their best times and in some of their worst times and so that spirit of service, so to speak, is kind of what it’s like to be a paramedic,” said Josh Harrington, paramedic, Med Center EMS.

Additionally, the Bowling Green Fire Department is opening up to its next batch of recruits. Application to join the team opens February 11e on line.

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

For the fire department, the number of hires has not been set as the city strives to build and operate an 8e Transpark station, which is scheduled to open in the fall of 2023.

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

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

BGPD dispatch jobs will be posted Friday while BGFD positions will also be posted Feb. 11 on the City of Bowling Green’s website.

Breakdown of open positions:

Town of Bowling Green

Dispatchers – hired five new employees at $39,898 per year plus benefits. Job vacancies will be posted on Friday.

Firefighters – number of hires unknown. Job vacancies will be published on February 11.

Warren County Sheriff’s Office

Assistant – monthly salary of $4133 with benefits

Dispatcher – monthly salary of $3270 with benefits

Security guard – monthly salary of $2600 with benefits

Michelle J. Kelley