Why Choose Lakeside Fire Protection District?
Established in 1963, the Lakeside Fire Protection District (LFPD) has continued to be an ever-evolving organization focused on providing quality services. The LFPD has a rich history and was the original participant in the Heartland Mutual Aid Pact and still boasts the longest-running transport paramedic ambulance program in San Diego County. Additionally, the LFPD provides very competitive salaries and benefits in comparison with other agencies in San Diego County.
- 18 years of age or older
- Possess a high school diploma or equivalent
- Possess a valid CA Class C driver license
- CA Paramedic licensure with San Diego County accreditation, or currently participating in the paramedic clinical or field internship portion of a paramedic training program (accreditation is required at time of hire)
- Possess the physical abilities to perform the duties identified in the NFPA 1001: Standard for Firefi ghter Professional Qualification
- Must have CPAT by date of hire
Highly Desired Qualifications
- Completion of an accredited academy
- CSFM Firefighter I certificate
- Associate’s Degree in Fire Science
- Uniform allowance $1,000 annually
- FLSA pay
- Paramedic incentive $1,000 annually
- Up to 5% education bonus
- Holiday pay 108 hours annually
- Health, dental and vision – generous employer monthly benefit of $1,775.21
- Retirement – CalPERS PEPRA 2.7% @ 57. Current CalPERS Classic Members 3.0% @ 50
- Vacation – 6 shifts increasing to 18 shifts
- Sick leave – 6 shifts annually
- Long term disability insurance (CSFA)
- Optional deferred compensation 457b
- Optional flexible spending accounts
- Employer paid CalPERS MEC-Health
Interested in becoming a Firefighter/Paramedic?
We are currently accepting applications for the position of Firefighter/Paramedic and Reserve Firefighter on a continuous basis. For more information on these positions, visit the Job Opportunities page or you can download an application below. You can also contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions about the positions.
In 2010, the Lakeside Fire Protection District initiated a reserve firefighter program and is one of the few agencies within San Diego County to continue to offer this opportunity.
Reserve firefighters ride on district apparatus and/or CSA No. 69 ambulances and perform all of the duties as the regular fire crew, including fire suppression, public education, station maintenance, and the response to medical emergencies including providing advanced life support treatment to the ill and injured. After the initial training period, reserve firefighters continue their training, working a minimum of two shifts (48-hours) per month on district apparatus. Reserve firefighters are not compensated for their time and must supply their own station uniform. Personal protective equipment (PPE) is provided by the District.