RFD has a competitive initial salary that varies based on qualifications. 2010 starting range for an EMT was 30k-33k, as well as differential pay for promotions, specials teams, paramedic, etc..



Premium's are paid every pay period. Pay period is every two weeks.    

    Medical / Dental
     2011 Premium's   Vision Insurance
    2011 Premium's     
  EE Only    $ 14.20   EE Only        $ 3.65     
  EE + Family    $ 34.01    EE + Spouse       $ 7.29     
       EE +  Child        $  6.92    
        EE + Family       $ 12.22    

LOPFI. Local Police and Fire Retirement System. Employee contributes 8.5% per pay period and in return City contributes 20.89% per pay period.
    28 years to 
receive full retirement. 5 years vested.

    Optional Plan. Used for cancer, accidents, hospitalization, short-term disability, STD, Also has a 125 Cafeteria Plan.

    Firefighters start with 7 paid 24hr shifts per year after first calendar year is complete (potential for 35 straight days off a year). Up to 11 shifts with seniority.

    Sick Leave

    Direct Deposit
    City sponsors you through First Western Credit Union if you choose. You can also use Direct Deposit for any bank.

    Long Term Care
    US Able. Part of your insurance coverage. In case you or covered individual are incapacitated by accident or illness. You must first be disabled for 90 days.

    457B Plan
    Optional Plan through Principal Finacial. Pre tax amount of check used for your contribution for investments. City does not contribute.

    Uniform's Provided
    Basic uniform needs covered with the option to buy more. Basic includes short/long sleeved shirts and polo's, ball caps, work-out clothing, shoes,
    formal wear, belt, and pants. Each year you are given a new uniform allowance to replace what is worn.

    Cafeteria Plan
    For unreimbursed medical expenses and dependent day care. Administered thrugh Aflac.

    Life Insurance
    City pays for life insurance for employee of twice annual salary.

   Health/Wellness Program
   Free department medical screenings and health improvement plans/resources.



Detailed explanation of 2011 Medical/Dental/Prescription/Vision insurance.


    Blue Cross, Blue Shield PPO.  $300 per person, per calendar year deductible, Max 2 per family per year. After deductible is met, pays 80% in-network 60% out-of-network services up to $5,000 per year in network, $20,000 out of network then 100%. Primary Care c-pay $30  Wellness Checks $0. Starts 1st of the month following the completion of 30 days.

   Three Tier co-pay $10/$30/$50  34 days supply

   Blue Cross, Blue Shield PPO. For in-Network Providers only. $25 deductible per yr for Preventative Care. Pays 50% for restorative Care. Orthodontics under age 19 pays $1000 for maximum lifetime. . Starts 1st of the month following the completion of 30 days.

   CompBenefits. $10 for exam per yr, $25 lenses and frames per yr (frames per 2 yrs). Starts 1st of month following completion of 30 days.