Take our shift personnel as an example. They come in at 1630, and may have to do a check on an outlying station for an hour or so. After that, they have the night to themselves except for runs. They will do a couple of runs before bed and then about half the time sleep through the night until the typical early AM run comes in at 0600 or so.
During the net day they are assigned maintenance, testing and administrative tasks to perform. A couple of hours will be training as well, and that may be classroom or some outside drill. But even there there is often an hour of two of downtime towards the end of the shift.
So yes, we are paid to sleep and relax on the clock.
18 Days-Off after 1 year/ 21 at year 5/23 at year 8/25 at year 10
Mandatory 2% per year raise
Full pay Sick Time for on the job injuries and MOST off-duty injuries up to 364 days
I know of one department that actually buys food for the career staff.
Starting salaries without incentives including paramedic and such in the mid 30's for the two larger career departments and slightly lower for most of the fire districts. That is fairly good wage in this area with our lower cost of living, compared to other areas.
As I stated, many departments, including mine will exceed that mandated 2% by 1-3%.
Most departments in this area pay 100% medical. Most have incentive pay including my FD which can easily be up to $7K with a fair number of fire certifications and Paramedic or a college degree - 10K with both.
Most members of the public, at least in this area, would consider all of those to be quite generous.
New Orleans Fire Department -- Starting pay for a recruit -- $24,270/yr
Starting pay for a Firefighter II -- $29,608/yr ($14.23/hr)
Starting pay for a Fire Lieutenant -- $34,368/yr
Baton Rouge -- Starting pay for a Firefighter -- $28,102/yr
Very little of what you write holds up to any scrutiny. And I'm not interested in arguing with you. I'm only pointing this out to show anyone else on here who may believe what you write that, perhaps, they shouldn't.
Specifics. You opened your mouth.. did it write a check it couldn't cash?
As I said.. name one "overpaid" department.. just one....
Using MBarnes starting salary for a New Orleans firefighter... divided by 52 came to $433 and change a week... working a 56 hour week, they make a whopping $8.33 an hour
A Lieutenant in the NOFD makes a outrageous salary of $34368 a year, $660 a week or 11.79 an hour... to make life or death decisions for his/her crew on the rig
That is overpaid?
The Brothers and Sisters in New Orleans are geeting porked here too....
Tell me again how the Union destroyed Hostess...
I have no idea, and really don't care what they pay in BA or NO.
I do know that New Orleans is not civil service due to the fact that thier population is over the maximum threshold, or at least was pre-Katrina. They are now under the threshold, but nobody has made an issue of the fact that they now should be civil service. I believe Baton Rouge is.
You still haven't named one overpaid fire department, strawman.... :rolleyes:
Care to name the "larger departments" you were referring to?
And the second sentence just proves that union employees do NOT get paid more than their non-union counterparts. Thank you very much.