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City Offers FREE $700 EMT Course - Apply by July 26, 2017

The City of Hopkinsville invites local residents to consider careers as Emergency Medical Technicians. Hopkinsville Fire Department will be conducting the course required to obtain certification as an Emergency Medical Technician. To help interested individuals afford the requisite training, the city is offering to waive the $700 course tuition for up to ten people who reside within the City limits of Hopkinsville. Those who reside outside of the City of Hopkinsville may enroll but are not eligible for the scholarship. Applicants would remain responsible for covering costs associated with their books, CPR training, and post-course testing.

Human Resources Officer Kenny Grabara noted, “The initiative aims to recruit non- traditional applicants – those who have an interest in serving the community in this capacity but haven’t had the resources to fully fund the training.” He added, “While the program does not guarantee employment, its successful completion qualifies applicants for entry- level positions at Hopkinsville Fire Department and other ambulance services in the region.”

Classes begin August 28th from 6:00 to 10:00pm. For more information regarding the class schedule, download an application packet here.

To be program eligible, applicants must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age;
  • Provide proof of Hopkinsville residency (for scholarship eligibility)
  • Have a high school diploma or GED;
  • Understand, read, speak, and write English with at least a ninth grade education comprehension and performance level;
  • Have no felony convictions; and  
  • Hold a valid motor vehicle operator’s license.

Completed applications must be received no later than 4pm on Wednesday, July 26 by email to or at:
Hopkinsville Fire Department
Attention: Lieutenant Phillip Ferguson
116 W 1st  Street
Hopkinsville, KY 42240

Application forms are available here.  Any questions related to the Scholarship process for the EMT Program should be directed to Human Resources Officer Kenny Grabara by e-mail at or by phone at 890-0264. Questions regarding the course should be directed to Lieutenant Phillip Ferguson by email at or Michael Cornett at