The Kenton Fire Department proudly protects citizens and property within the city limits, and also the districts of Buck and Pleasant Townships. The Kenton Fire Department also has a medical emergency squad on staff that provides local Emergency Medical services.
In addition to fire suppression and EMS, the department also provides services such as fire inspections to new and existing properties and training on fire prevention. They also have their own arson investigations bureau and perform and assist with hazmat operations throughout the county. The Deparment has personnel trained and ready to respond to confined space rescues and underwater search and rescue.
Captain Jason Conley
Captain Bob Wilson
Captain Tony Hastings
Danny Foulk II
The City of Kenton now offers full testing services for the position of Firefighter/EMT through the National Testing Network (NTN).
To register with NTN and schedule a test, go to www.nationaltestingnetwork.com, select ‘Find Jobs’,
then select Firefighter Jobs and sign up for City of Kenton.
Next Scheduled Test - TBD
APPLICANTS: Read the entire section below to complete ALL requirements. Any missed steps will result in your disqualification.
When you visit the www.nationaltestingnetwork.com website:
Upon completion of your scheduled exam, scores are automatically forwarded to the City of Kenton. Candidates who attain a passing score on the entry level exam will be placed on the City of Kenton's eligibility list. The City of Kenton will contact candidates on the list and will invite them to participate in further stages of the selection process.
National Testing Network is a service provided to conduct entry level testing in a standardized, professional environment. National Testing Network does not replace the City of Kenton’s responsibility and decision making in the testing process. All candidate results are provided to City of Kenton where the final decisions are made.
READ NEXT SECTION FOR FURTHER REQUIREMENTS
1. Complete the Job Application Packet.
Click each link below to electronically complete the forms.
2. You must upload the below documents to the NTN website prior to
the posted close date:
3. The next step in the process is the Physical Agility Test. You will be contacted to schedule this test.
4. If you pass the physical agility test, an interview will be scheduled.
Failure to complete all of the above steps in the requested time period will result in your disqualification.
1. At least 18 years of age.
2. Must be under 41 years of age to receive original appointment.
3. Must have a high school diploma or GED.
4. Possess a valid Ohio Driver's License.
5. No felony convictions.
6. Pass a background check, physical examination and a physical agility test.
7. Pass Firefighter written exam.
8. Must be a U.S. Citizen and a resident of the State of Ohio.
In order to become employed as a firefighter, an individual must successfully complete a Firefighter I training course through a chartered program and receive a certificate of course completion. Firefighters will be required to obtain Firefighter 2 and EMT-Basic certifications.
2 weeks Vacation after completion of first year of service
Vacation increases to 5 weeks based on years of service.
2 Personal Days
A minimum of 3 weeks of Sick Leave annually (carried over)
Up to 72 hours of Compensatory Time
11 Paid Holidays
Medical Mutual Health Insurance w/prescription - for you and your family
Delta Dental with orthodontia benefit - for you and your family
VSP Vision Insurance - for your and your family
Life Insurance and AD&D - $50,000 (double indemnity)
EAP (Employee Assistance Program)
Ohio Deferred Comp
Associate Degree in Fire Science - Additional Pay
Captain in Charge Differential Pay
Member of International Association of Firefighters (IAFF)
Ohio Police & Fire Pension Fund -
City contributes 24% to your retirement
The City of Kenton, OH, is the Hardin County seat, and is at the hub of five state routes - providing easy access from almost anywhere. We are centrally located within 30 miles of Findlay, Marysville, Lima, Marion and Bellefontaine, and 60 miles north of Columbus.
With a population of approximately 8,300 residents, we are a community with small town values. Kenton is an affordable place to live with a cost of living that is approximately 14.4 percent lower than the national average, a median household income that is slightly higher than the state's median income, and lower taxes in comparison to other cities in the state.
Our community offers a new PK-6 Elementary School equipped with a state-of-the-art security system, and the construction of a new 6-12 building with a performing arts center, beginning for the 2025/2026 school year.
Our community is also home to Hardin Memorial Hospital (Ohio Health) with Urgent Care, as well as a public library, museum, and several parks, including Saulisberry Park and France Lake, which offers boating, kayaking and fishing, as well as walking trails. Hardin County is the home of Ohio Northern University, as well as several other educational institutions within a 30 mile radius.
Kenton City Building
111 West Franklin St.
Kenton, OH 43326
City Building Phone: 419-674-4850 Fax: 419-674-2383
PARKS & RECREATION Phone: 419-679-1242
Utility Office PHone: 419-673-1324 Fax: 419-673-1395
Income Tax Phone: 419-673-1355 FAX: 419-674-2383