EMT Recruit

We are hiring for EMT Recruits!

Learn More & Apply Now!

Louisville Metro EMS routinely hires EMT Recruit position for individuals without EMS experience or certification. This site will be a main point of communication for the selection process which will include the latest process updates and applicant information.

4 Month Paid Training Class

Pay During Training: $15.15/hour
Pay After Certification: $18.34/hour

The EMT Recruit position is an opportunity for individuals seeking certification and full-time employment as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). EMT Recruits will be paid during the 4 month training process ($15.15 per hour) and are eligible for benefits.  Upon successful certification as an EMT, Recruits will be promoted to a full-time EMT position ($18.34 per hour) with Louisville Metro EMS. Upon hire as an EMT Recruit, an employment agreement is signed requiring at least one year of employment with LMEMS following certification - failure to adhere to the agreement will result in reimbursement for the training class up to $1,200.

Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements at the time of application:

  • At least 18 years old
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Valid Driver's License
  • No Felony Convictions - Misdemeanors are considered on a case by case basis.

Please click the below links for more information about this process. 

  • Download Applicant Forms Below (to be submitted at Information and Testing Sessions)
  1. Kentucky Background Check Form
  2. Out-of State Background Check Form (only required for applicants who have lived outside Kentucky in the last 7 years
  3. Polygraph Waiver Affidavit

10/12/2022:  Information/Testing sessions are now being conducted.  Applications submitted after this date will be held for consideration for the next LMEMS EMT Academy in Fall 2023. 

10/27/2022:  All interviews are scheduled and being conducted. Conditional offers to be sent within next 2 weeks.  Applications still being accepted but will be held for next recruit hiring process. 

11/2/2022:  Recruit selections have been made.  Potential recruits being contacted with conditional offers and to schedule medical exams. 


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