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                                    2018        2017       2016               

Number of graduates                             23            23            21             

Number of grads attempting                  23            23            21           

Number passing – 1st attempt              19             16            19            

Number passing subsequent attempts   3               4              0              

 Total passing to date                            22             23             19        

 

Practical Exam Pass Rate

Graduation Year                                      2018          2017           2016          

Number of graduates                               23              23               21             

Number of graduates attempting             23              23               21             

Number passing – 1st attempt                 23              23               21              

Number passing – subsequent attempts   0                0               0                

Total passing to date                                23               23             21              

 

Attrition/Retention

On-Time Graduation Date Year                 2018          2017          2016         

Total students in this class                           24             24             24             

Number of students dropped out (attrition)   1               1              3              

Percent attrition                                            4%            4%           12.5%             

Percent retention                                         96%           96%         87.5%            

 

Positive Placement

Graduation Year                                        2018           2017           2016         

Number of graduates                                 23                23                21              

Number of graduates employed                 23                23                21