I'm a Las Vegas Fire-medic and a military reservist. Several of the FF's on our department are also reservists and most of us are anticipating activation. Although we are eager to serve, especially now, unfortunately most of us will take a 50% pay cut for an unknown length of time.
Our union is attempting to get the city to make up the difference between military pay and FD pay so as to ease the burden on us. We are looking for information on any other departments that do the same, so we can take this info to the city. Federal law requires only that we be given our job back upon return from active duty, but says nothing about our civilaian pay. If you have any info please respond ASAP. We need to get this through before our folks get activated. Thanks.