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 Kentucky. The LFD received its 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

Paramedic Program with Outcomes

CAAHEP Accredited Paramedic Programs and CoAEMSP Letter of Review (LoR) Programs track and report outcome measures annually to the Committee on Accreditation for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

2020

  • The most current CoAEMSP Annual Report was for the calendar year 2020.
  • The most recent success rate for the National Registry of EMT Paramedic/State Cognitive exam was 95.7%.
  • The most recent positive placement rate for graduates was 100%. The CoAEMSP defines positive placement as "Employed full or part-time in a related field and/or continuing their education and/or serving in the military." Positive placement is measured at the completion of the program.
  • The most recent retention rate was 100%.

2019

  • The CoAEMSP Annual Report for the calendar year 2019.
  • The most recent success rate for the National Registry of EMT Paramedic/State Cognitive exam was 91.7%.
  • The most recent positive placement rate for graduates was 100%. The CoAEMSP defines positive placement as "Employed full or part-time in a related field and/or continuing their education and/or serving in the military." Positive placement is measured at the completion of the program.
  • The most recent retention rate was 100%.

2018

  • The CoAEMSP Annual Report for the calendar year 2018.
  • The most recent success rate for the National Registry of EMT Paramedic/State Cognitive exam was 95.7%.
  • The most recent positive placement rate for graduates was 100%. The CoAEMSP defines positive placement as "Employed full or part-time in a related field and/or continuing their education and/or serving in the military." Positive placement is measured at the completion of the program.
  • The most recent retention rate was 96%.