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Top 25 Cities for Firefighters

Top 25 Cities for Firefighters

Tania Khadder, Anna Hennings, Adam Starr, Alice Handley | FireLink

May 13, 2011

#22. Louisville, KY

Population: 256,231

  Average Salary: $37,410

  Firefighter Salary: $35,000

Cost of Living Rank (in a 1-100 list): 16

Average Commute Time: 21.5 minutes 

  Job Growth Rank (in a list of 372 Highest Growth Cities): 204

  Unemployment Rate: 10

Louisville is a charming southern belle of a city with a derby full of galloping fire opportunities.  Ranked at #16 for cost of living, Louisville offers country charm and city amenities.  The job growth is pacing around the national average, and the unemployment rate has gone up a reasonable 4.2% since the recession began. Louisville opened its first fire house in 1858 and today employees over 500 highly trained men and women.

Bonus fun fact: 90% of the United States’ disco balls are produced in Louisville.

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