Hiring Full-Time Firefighter/Paramedic

Posted on April 12, 2020

The City of Fort Wright is seeking to hire three (3) dynamic, highly motivated and experienced individuals to fill vacancies in newly created Full-Time Firefighter/Paramedic positions. These positions will be responsible for duties including, but not limited to, fire prevention/suppression, emergency medical duties, rescue, report preparation, equipment maintenance, etc. These individuals will report directly to the Fire/EMS Chief and/or his designee and must perform skilled responsibilities for a department that has approximately 1500 service calls per year.

The successful candidates should possess a high school diploma or equivalency; A Valid Driver’s License; Current National Registry Paramedic Certification or KY Paramedic Certification; ACLS, CPR, and PALS Certifications; KY 400 HR Certification or Firefighter I and II Certification; CPAT Card (KY Firefighter laterals are exempt). All applicable certifications should be supplemented by proven responsible Fire Rescue/EMS work, or any combination of training and experience that provides the desired knowledge, skills, and abilities.

These are 24/48 hour shift rotations including a Kelly Day, that involves hazardous work in inclement weather conditions.

Starting Salary (DOQ) for each position is $51,000, plus 416 hours of regularly scheduled over-time and a $4,000 state hazardous duty incentive. Excellent benefit package provided, which currently includes the following:

Employer provided Medical w HSA, Dental, & Vision Package or Health Ins Waiver Incentive

  • 11 Paid Holidays
  • Uniforms Provided.
  • On-site Fitness Facility
  • Longevity Pay
  • Life Insurance Benefits
  • Paid Vacation & Sick Leave
  • 24/48 hour shift with Kelly Day
  • Social Security Tax Exempt and KY CERS Hazardous Duty Retirement

Download the Fort Wright Fire Department Application and submit it along with your resume to:

COFW Fire/EMS Department
Attn: Chief Schewe
409 Kyles Lane
Fort Wright, KY 41011


via email to [email protected]

Application deadline is no later than 5:00 PM, Wednesday, April 24th, 2020.

Equal Opportunity Employer