Alexandria Fire Administration

Fire / EMS Chief

Fire/EMS Chief Jeff Pohlman comes from an enriched fire service background. Chief Pohlman was employed by the Alexandria Fire District on September 1st, 2003. Chief Pohlman started his fire service career at the young age of 14 with the Bromley, Kentucky Volunteer Fire Department. He acquired the rank of Lieutenant and also served as President of the volunteer organization from 1980-1985. In July of 1985, Chief Pohlman was employed by the City of Newport, Kentucky Fire/EMS Department where he attained the rank of Lieutenant until his retirement in July of 2003. Working with the Newport Fire/EMS Department allows for him to bring Fire and EMS experience to the Alexandria Fire District for future needs. The Chief served on the Fire District Board of Directors from July of 1999 to July of 2002. He also served as the part-time Code Enforcement Officer for the City of Alexandria from 2000 until his appointment as Fire/EMS Chief.

Chief Pohlman has an Associates Degree in Fire Science, a Bachelors Degree in Fire Safety and Engineering, and a Masters Degree in Executive Fire Service Leadership. Chief Pohlman is committed to assuring that the citizens of Alexandria and surrounding area have the best Fire/EMS protection available. As the City of Alexandria grows, the Fire District must keep up with the pace. Chief Pohlman is happy to be serving his community, a community he has resided in for the past 19 years. “Being a Fire Chief is special, but being a Fire Chief in your hometown is much more special.”

Board & Staff

Board Of Trustees

Name Board Position Elected/Appointed Duration of Term Term
Michael Cooney Chairman Judge Executive Appointee 3 year term 7-1-2018 to 6-30-2021
George Kees Vice-Chairman Judge Executive Appointee 3 year term 7-1-2017 to 6-30-2020
Mason Muench Treasurer Fire Department Elected 4 year term 7-1-2017 to 6-30-2021
Chris Schack
Secretary
Fire Department Elected 4 year term 7-1-2019 to 6-30-2023
Jennifer Duke Trustee Property Owner Elected 4 year term 7-1 2018 to 6-30-2022
Doug Carmack Trustee Judge Executive Appointee 3 year term 7-1-2019 to 6-30-2022
Steve Halpin Trustee Property Owner Elected 4 year term 7-1-2016 to 6-30-2020

Operations Staff

Rank Name Radio Number
Command Staff
Chief Jeff Pohlman 150
Deputy Chief Charlie Rauch
Deputy Chief Mark Rauch 151
Assistant Chief Tim Ford 152
Fire Marshall Keith Hammann 153
Major/Safety Officer Bud Lederer
Line/Company Officers
 Chief Engineer Dan Hildebrand
 Captain Paul Ampfer
Captain/EMT James Pape 154
Captain/Paramedic Adam Bradbury 154
Lieutenant/EMT Mason Muench 154
Lieutenant/EMT Larry Record 155
Lieutenant/EMT Colton Sharp 155
Lieutenant/Paramedic Brad Oeffler 155
 
Emergency Responses

 Monthly EMS Responses

EMS RESPONSES
 2014
2015
2016
2017
January
108
100
124
129
February
117
101
122
111
March
108
124
109
13
April
124
147
104
126
May
101
131
119
130
June
113
104
118
139
July
118
133
118
124
August
147
136
114
116
September
126
125
116
126
October
122
124
129
111
November
106
127
113
December
163
123
139
TOTAL

1452

1475
1425
1242

Monthly Fire Responses

FIRE RESPONSES
 2014
 2015
 2016
2017
January
36
35
33
41
February
37
42
39
38
March
30
37
27
76
April
48
36
28
42
May
19
38
36
32
June
29
39
44
35
July
36
52
35
32
August
26
46
35
36
September
38
42
43
29
October
40
37
36
32
November
44
34
26
  0
December
39
35
29
0
TOTAL
420
473
410
393

 

Advanced Life Support

Alexandria Fire District

2016
2017
Dispatched
Paramedic
Ride In
Dispatched
Paramedic
Ride In
January
84
51
95 64
February
91
34
77 44
March
77
40
91 52
April
59
34
79 39
May
77
37
80 44
June
77
38
104 55
July
78
50
81 35
August
76
45
81 43
September
63
34
97 43
October
86
45
 79 41
November
78
47
December
93
65
TOTAL
939
520
785 419

Campbell County Fire District #1

2016
2017
Dispatched
Paramedic
Ride In
Dispatched
Paramedic
Ride In
January
38
12 33 9
February
29
9
34 15
March
29
14
35 15
April
43
19
46 17
May
41
11
48 18
June
37
12
34 11
July
36
21
42 22
August
34
16
35 18
September
50
28
28 14
October
40
15
30 15
November
33
13
December
45
16
TOTAL
455 
186
335
139
Employment

Firefighter/Paramedic

The Alexandria Fire District is accepting applications to create an eligibility list for Firefighter/Paramedic career position. Interested persons can obtain an application packet online at www.alexandriaky.org.

The Alexandria Fire District offers a competitive salary and benefits package. The candidate must be able to obtain a Kentucky Certified 400 hour firefighter certificate, IFSAC FF I, IFSAC FF II, and Kentucky Inspector Certification within twelve (12) months of hire.

The minimum qualifications include, but are not limited to:

  • Be at least eighteen (18) years of age at date of contingent job offer and date of employment and not older than 50 years of age.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license at date of application and employment.
  • Have an acceptable Justice System Offense record and driving history
  • Previous firefighting experience. A one-hundred-fifty (150) hour and four hundred (400) hour firefighter certificate must be obtained within one (1) year of employment.
  • Possess a current Kentucky Paramedic certificate at date of contingent job offer and date of employment. Consideration may be given to Candidates who are currently enrolled in an approved Paramedic class nearing completion.
  • Possess a current ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) provider card at date of contingent job offer and date of employment.
  • Possess a current PEPP (Pediatric Education for Pre-hospital Professionals) or PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) certification at date of contingent job offer and date of employment.
  • Possess a current CPAT (Candidate Physical Ability Test) certification unless exempt per KRS and Kentucky Fire Commission Regulations
  • Have achieved a High School diploma or GED certificate.
  • Possess strong inter-personnel skills, technical abilities, and work ethics.
  • Must be physically capable of performing job responsibilities

The Alexandria Fire District is an equal opportunity employer and has the right to accept or reject any application. A Starting salary of $48,500.00 plus State Incentive $4,000.00 once you are qualified, for an annual $52,500.00. Current benefits include paid sick and vacation time, short/long term disability, single dental, life insurance, and excellent family health/vision insurance.

Applications due by 16:00 Friday, August 21, 2020

The attached Application and Background check are Adobe PDF documents that allow you to fill them out on your computer and save them If you don’t already have Adobe Reader, you can get you free copy from https://get.adobe.com/reader/ Please download these forms to your computer, once you have typed in all of the information print it off, sign it and return with all of the requested information. Please be sure to look at the attached Checklist to ensure you are turning in all of the requested documents.

Background check

Firefighter Paramedic Checklist

Alexandria Fire District Career Application

History

Sixty Plus Years and Growing

The Alexandria Fire Department was organized in 1937. A garage was purchased in the rear of the present Alexandria Court House and a 1938 Ahrens Fox pumper was added as the first piece of fire apparatus. A second piece of apparatus was purchased in 1954.

On June 1, 1959, the fire department moved into the new fire station at 5 Pete Neiser Drive.

In May of 1961, a used life squad was purchased from the Mack, Ohio Fire Department commencing the start of the local ambulance service. Over the following years, more modern equipment was added.

In 1976, Fire District #5 was organized. The first paid Fire Chief was hired in 1997. On December 17, 1999, the fire department moved to the present facility at 7951 Alexandria Pike. On May 19th, 2004, Campbell County Fire District #5 was officially changed to the Alexandria Fire District per County Ordinance O-09-04.

The Alexandria Fire District is a special fire taxing district that encompasses a twenty-five square mile area, including the City of Alexandria and surrounding Campbell County area. The population served by the Fire District is approximately 20,000 citizens. The Fire District consists of a mix of commercial, residential, and education facilities, including one of the largest middle schools in the State of Kentucky. A new elementary has opened for the 2005 school year. The fire protection Insurance Services Office rating starting on August 1, 2009 for the City of Alexandria is a Class 3 and the surrounding Campbell County fire protection rating of the Fire District is a Class 4-9. The Fire District has a career staff of sixteen personnel and maintains a volunteer staff of forty-two dedicated individuals. The Fire District responds to approximately 840 EMS responses and 350 fire responses per year. The Fire District’s equipment includes 2 Engine Companies, 1 Truck Company, 1 Heavy Rescue Company, a special foam unit, a first response vehicle, and all terrain rescue/fire suppression unit, 1 command vehicle, and 2 basic life support ambulances. On July 1, 2009, 2 ALS chase cars were placed in service serving the Alexandria Fire District, Campbell County Fire District #1 (Camp Springs/Eastern Campbell/Silver Grove), Fire District #6 (Melbourne), Southgate F.D., and Wilder F.D.

As the Alexandria area continues to grow in population, the fire department will continue to grow as the demand for Fire/EMS protection continues to grow. A future goal of the fire department include a second fire station in the eastern section of the fire district.