Become A Firefighter

 Firefighters ventilate the roof of a house fire.

Louisville Division of Fire
Firefighter Recruit
Salary & Benefits Overview

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SALARY
Firefighter starting salary
$40,339
SALARY PROGRESSION
There are contractual salary increases for the first 5 years, longevity pay after 3 years, and promotional opportunities after two years.

WORK SCHEDULE-
Firefighters work 24 hours on duty and then are off 48 hours on a continuous three day rotation.

PERSONAL BENEFITS:
• Being engaged in a rewarding career with the focus of assistance to the community.
• Working as a member of a team of dedicated professionals.
• Opportunities to expand your skills to specialized disciplines such as dive rescue, high angle (rope) rescue, structural collapse rescue, hazardous material response technician, and others.
• Ability to shape your own career through competitive testing for promotion and advancement.

OTHER BENEFITS INCLUDE:
• 25-year Pension
• Paid Vacation
• Health Insurance
• Tuition Reimbursement
• Deferred Compensation Savings Plan
• Life & Dependent Life Insurance

Louisville Metro Civil Service manages the application process for the Louisville Divsion of Fire the link below will take you to their site for additional information.