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.