Reading Fire
Department



Firefighter/EMT and Firefighter/Paramedic Salary and Benefits

 

As of 1/1/2022

  • Probationary period of 12 months, during which time new employees will receive all necessary training as specified by the Department.
  •  Entry level salary - $47,753.42 (throughout the probation period)
  • Two day, two night, four off platoon schedule
  • Healthcare (Co-Pay)
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Vacation (14 days)
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Pension Plan
  • Holiday pay for 11 annual holidays
  • Annual uniform/clothing allowance

Paramedic Salary and Benefits

As of 1/1/2022

  • Paramedic Classification – Hourly Rate
    • * Paramedic Trainee - $19.36
      * Paramedic I - $21.63
      * Paramedic II - $23.59
      * Paramedic III - $25.61
      * Paramedic IV - $26.43
      * Paramedic V - $27.88

  • Overtime is built into the schedule and will be paid for all hours worked in excess of 40 hours in a given week.
  • Two day, two night, four off platoon schedule
  • Healthcare (Co-Pay)
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Vacation (14 days)
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Pension Plan
  • Holiday pay for 11 annual holidays
  • Annual uniform/clothing allowance
  • Annual Paramedic Bonus of $1,000
  • All Paramedic continuing education/training is provided.

All benefits and salary are open to collective bargaining in accordance with Pennsylvania Act 111.


EMPLOYMENT DOCUMENTS
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Career Firefighter Paramedic Job Description


Career Firefighter/EMT Job Description


Firefighter/EMT/Paramedic Salary & Benefits


Civil Service Testing Process


CPAT Candidate Preparation Guide