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    Default Lexington Fire Department (Kentucky) is hiring!!!

    Lexington Division of Fire and Emergency Services application process opens on May 1, 2013 and runs through May 31, 2013. Applicants must be between 21 and 33 years old as of May 31, 2013. Please visit www.lexingtonky.gov/lexfire to fill out a Position Interest Form asap! Submitting the form will ensure that you are kept in the loop when the time comes to apply.
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    If anyone interested in these jobs is not from the area, let me say this as a graduate of the University of Kentucky and semi-informed observer of the Lexington Fire Department:

    Lexington FD is one of the most streamlined, efficient fire departments I have ever seen. As an urban-county government, the fire department covers the entirety of Lexington-Fayette County. That means no confusion and mess about districts, radio channels, command, equipment, blah blah blah. Everything is standardized.

    In addition, EMS transport is part of the fire department as well. Compare that to another municipal area I know pretty well, which at one time had 23 fire departments and probably four EMS providers responding to 911 calls, and you can see the difference.

    It is a fantastic fire department staffed with well-trained people operating good equipment. Had I not been such a chicken about heights, I would have applied there myself.

    Now go get it!
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    Awesome! Thanks for the info.

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    Awesome! Thanks for the info.

    Quote Originally Posted by EastKyFF View Post
    If anyone interested in these jobs is not from the area, let me say this as a graduate of the University of Kentucky and semi-informed observer of the Lexington Fire Department:

    Lexington FD is one of the most streamlined, efficient fire departments I have ever seen. As an urban-county government, the fire department covers the entirety of Lexington-Fayette County. That means no confusion and mess about districts, radio channels, command, equipment, blah blah blah. Everything is standardized.

    In addition, EMS transport is part of the fire department as well. Compare that to another municipal area I know pretty well, which at one time had 23 fire departments and probably four EMS providers responding to 911 calls, and you can see the difference.

    It is a fantastic fire department staffed with well-trained people operating good equipment. Had I not been such a chicken about heights, I would have applied there myself.

    Now go get it!

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    Definitely sounds like a good department. I talked to someone and they even make the couple years someone spends on the medic enjoyable, because they run medics as apparatus and allow them to fight fire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CFD11 View Post
    Definitely sounds like a good department. I talked to someone and they even make the couple years someone spends on the medic enjoyable, because they run medics as apparatus and allow them to fight fire.
    Definitely true. The EC Units have a much larger district, better chance at catching a fire. We run 2 paramedics and 1 EMT on our EC Units. Typically at a fire, 1 medic will be assigned to accountability and the other 2 will be assigned to a backup hose line.

    And yes.....I did say....3 people are assigned to every ambulance!!!

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    Do you ever hire out of state candidates?

    Thank you.

    Quote Originally Posted by lexfirejobs View Post
    Definitely true. The EC Units have a much larger district, better chance at catching a fire. We run 2 paramedics and 1 EMT on our EC Units. Typically at a fire, 1 medic will be assigned to accountability and the other 2 will be assigned to a backup hose line.

    And yes.....I did say....3 people are assigned to every ambulance!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bestcoast858 View Post
    Do you ever hire out of state candidates?

    Thank you.
    Of course. We have quite a few people on our department who are from out of state. Everyone attends our 18 week academy so if some of your certifications don't transfer, we provide you with the certifications that are required by the state of Kentucky. We welcome applicants from out of state!
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    Awesome. How many are you looking to hire off the next test?

    Quote Originally Posted by lexfirejobs View Post
    Of course. We have quite a few people on our department who are from out of state. Everyone attends our 18 week academy so if some of your certifications don't transfer, we provide you with the certifications that are required by the state of Kentucky. We welcome applicants from out of state!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bestcoast858 View Post
    Awesome. How many are you looking to hire off the next test?
    We typically try to have a class consisting of 25-35 candidates.
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    FAQ page on our facebook page (lexfirejobs) coming soon!!!

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    On the Facebook page titled "Lexington Fire Department"?


    Quote Originally Posted by lexfirejobs View Post
    FAQ page on our facebook page (lexfirejobs) coming soon!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bestcoast858 View Post
    On the Facebook page titled "Lexington Fire Department"?
    No, it's on the lexfirejobs facebook page.

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    Can you tell me how some stats for LFD?
    Example: how many fire calls, how many structure fires, how many working house/commercial fire, MVA's, MV Fire, etc. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by matthew_chan View Post
    Can you tell me how some stats for LFD?
    Example: how many fire calls, how many structure fires, how many working house/commercial fire, MVA's, MV Fire, etc. Thanks!
    In 2012 our 22 front line engines made 31,106 fire & EMS runs and our 10 front line Emergency Care Units made 39,106 runs. We had a total of 1,689 structure fires, 263 vehicle fires, 1,710 hazardous material responses and 390 rescue responses. Since these statistics were compiled, we have recently added an 11th EC Unit.

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    I have searched high and low online for Lexington firefighter's contract. Is there anywhere online I can read it that I haven't been able to find?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarnyTheKid View Post
    I have searched high and low online for Lexington firefighter's contract. Is there anywhere online I can read it that I haven't been able to find?
    I don't believe you will find it posted anywhere online but I'll be glad to attempt to answer any specific questions you have. If you would rather email, you can reach me at lexfirejobs@lexingtonky.gov.

    Thanks-
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    Since i live out of state, i plan on moving to lexington (if i got the job) on my own. How is the pay and how much does it go up/how often?

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    how many people typically apply/test for Lexington?

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    Quote Originally Posted by matthew_chan View Post
    Since i live out of state, i plan on moving to lexington (if i got the job) on my own. How is the pay and how much does it go up/how often?
    Step 1 Firefighter $39,521.00
    Step 16 Firefighter $63,291.00
    Step 1 Lieutenant $63,997.00
    Each Step is a year of service.
    Assigned Medic Pay is $1.583/hour based on a 56 hour week.

    We allow firefighters to test for Lieutenant after 72 months of service and we are paid every other Friday.

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