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
- High school diploma or equivalent
- California Class C driver license
- California paramedic license
- Physical abilities to perform the duties
- CPAT by date of hire
Highly Desired Qualifications
- Completion of an accredited academy
- CSFM Firefighter I certificate
- Associate’s Degree in Fire Science
- Salary: $66,839 – $85,020
- Education Bonus: 2.5% (Associate’s)
- Education Bonus: 5.0% (Bachelor’s)
- Paramedic Incentive: $1,000
- Uniform Allowance: $1,000
- Holiday Pay: 108 hours
- Retirement: CalPERS 2.7% at 57
- Retirement: Paid medical
- Health / Dental: Employer paid
- Vacation: 6 – 18 shifts annually
- Sick Leave: 6 shifts annually
Interested in becoming a Firefighter/Paramedic?
If you are interested in applying for a firefighter/paramedic position, we encourage you to send an e-mail to place your name on the pre-examination notification list. You will be notified prior to the process to file a current application and begin the examination process.
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.