Lexington Fire and EMS Paramedic Program

Paramedics are health care professionals who treat a wide variety of patients in advanced life support. They most often work in pre-hospital and out-of-hospital settings so, in essence, they bring emergency room services directly to patients at home, work or in public settings. In Lexington, paramedics serve as part of the overall emergency service system for the LFD. 

The paramedic role is closely related to other healthcare positions, especially the emergency medical technician role. But in comparison, paramedics often operate at a higher grade, with more independence and responsibility. Thousands of lives are saved because of paramedics each year.  

The Lexington Division of Fire and EMS is the first and only accredited fire-based paramedic program in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The LFD received their official accreditation on July 31, 2014, from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Education Programs for Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program
25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 185
Clearwater, Fla. 33763
(727) 210-2350
caahep.org

CoAEMSP
8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312
Rowlett, Texas 75088
FAX (214) 703-8992
coaemsp.org

Three year window review of outcomes

National Registry Exam Pass Rate

Graduation Year                                    2019        2018       2017               

Number of graduates                             24            23            23             

Number of grads attempting                  24            23            23           

Number passing – 1st attempt              14             19            16            

Number passing subsequent attempts   7               3              7              

 Total passing to date                            21             22             23        

 

Practical Exam Pass Rate

Graduation Year                                      2019          2018           2017          

Number of graduates                               24              23               23             

Number of graduates attempting             24              23               23             

Number passing – 1st attempt                 24              23               23              

Number passing – subsequent attempts   0                0               0                

Total passing to date                                24               23             23              

 

Attrition/Retention

On-Time Graduation Date Year                 2019          2018          2017         

Total students in this class                           24             24             24             

Number of students dropped out (attrition)   0               1              1              

Percent attrition                                            0%            4%           4%             

Percent retention                                         100%         96%         86%            

 

Positive Placement

Graduation Year                                        2019           2018           2017         

Number of graduates                                 24                23                23              

Number of graduates employed                 24                23                23