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Full - Time Firefighter/Paramedic

The Alexandria Fire District is accepting applications for the position of Firefighter Paramedic. AFD is a rapidly growing progressive area and offers a competitive salary & benefits package (laterals welcomed).  AFD offers Fire, EMS, and Technical Rescue services, responding to over 2,000+ incidents annually.  AFD operates with 2 day-time command staff and 5 - 24/48 staff with volunteers and interns.   

Laterals accepted per AFD Policy 100.14.  PTO starts at documented career level years of service for lateral entry candidates with a career or combination fire department.   


  • Hourly Rate $21.05 - $22.25

  • Approximate Salary $70,054.40 – $74,048.00

  • 100% Paid Family Health and Vision Insurance

  • 100% Paid Employee Dental Insurance with option to add family at employee’s cost

  • Sick and Vacation (PTO) paid time off (Laterals start at documented career level years of service)

  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability

  • Life Insurance

  • Technical Rescue Training

  • Kentucky CERS Hazardous Duty Retirement

  • St. Elizabeth Employee Assistance Program

  • CERS Hazardous Duty(When Applicable)

  • Holiday Pay for 10 Holidays

    • New Years Day

    • MLK Day

    • Memorial Day

    • Independence Day

    • Labor Day

    • Veterans Day

    • Thanksgiving

    • Christmas Eve

    • Christmas

    • New Years Eve

  • Paid Time Off

    • Year 1-2 = 114 Hours Annually

    • Year 2-5 = 240 Hours Annually

    • Year 5-10 = 312 Hours Annually

    • 10 Years + = 360 Hours Annually

  • Annual Pay Increases

  • Merit Based Pay Increases

  • Tuition Reimbursement Program

  • Short and Long Term Disability

  • Social Security Tax Exemption

  • Apparatus Operator Incentive $0.61 hourly

  • Ability to promote after 2 years when available

  • Multiple training opportunities every month

  • Over-Time Available regularly

  • Rotation of ambulance and engine days

  • Personal Bunk Area (No Hot-Cot)

  • On-Site Fitness Equipment

  • 2,000+ Responses annually

  • Active participant in the Northern Kentucky Technical Rescue Team

  • Shift personnel are part of the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 4185

The minimum qualifications include, but are not limited to:

  • Be at least eighteen (18) years of age at date of contingent job offer, and not older than 50 years of age

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Possess a valid driver’s license

  • Have an acceptable Justice System Offense record and driving history

  • NIMS 100, 200, 700 & 800

  • 150hr, 400hr, IFSAC I & II, IFSAC Hazardous Materials Operations certification, and Kentucky Company Inspector within 1 year of employment

  • Possess a current Kentucky Paramedic certificate with ACLS at date of contingent job offer and date of employment.

  • Possess a current CPAT (Candidate Physical Ability Test) certification, unless exempt per KRS and Kentucky Fire Commission Regulations

  • Possess strong inter-personnel skills, technical abilities, and work ethic

  • Must be physically and mentally capable of performing job responsibilities

The Alexandria Fire District is an equal opportunity employer and has the right to accept or reject any application. 



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