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The Erlanger Fire/EMS Department is always looking for talented and dedicated individuals to become a part of its Fire/EMS team.

The Department accepts applications throughout the year to establish a pool of qualified candidates for future employment opportunities in the department. An applicant must be a U.S. citizen, have a valid driver’s license, high school diploma or its equivalent, and be 18 years of age at the time he or she files an application. For a summary of wages and benefits in the department, click here.

Applicants must be certified by the Kentucky Fire Commission as having completed the 150-hour Firefighter Certification course or have an equivalent certification from another state’s nationally recognized accrediting agency. Candidates also must pass the Kentucky Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT), which  allows Fire/EMS departments to consider only those candidates who are physically able to perform essential job tasks on the fire scene.

This test consists of eight separate events: Stair Climb; Hose Drag; Equipment Carry; Ladder Raise and Extension; Forcible Entry; Search; Rescue; and Ceiling Breach and Pull. This is a pass/fail test that is based on a validated maximum total time of 10 minutes and 20 seconds. For more information, about CPAT, visit the Kentucky Fire Commission State Rescue Training website.


Employment Application Checklist (PDF)

Employment Application Packet (PDF)