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    Angry 9/11 Holiday pay

    I'm sorry but there is NO WAY anyone besides the FDNY,PAPD,NYPD and EMS of NYC,Fairfax Co.and Arlington Co. should receive a 9/11 holiday pay. Just another person trying to benefit from the horror of that morning. How about you get the holiday pay and donate it to the familys of 9/11.I happened to be called mutual aid from Westchester Co. to the scene and noone I responded with would ever ask to get paid for that day. Sorry Kentucky, You get the thumbs down from me and many others in the North East.

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    Default Re: 9/11 Holiday pay

    Originally posted by xsquid
    I'm sorry but there is NO WAY anyone besides the FDNY,PAPD,NYPD and EMS of NYC,Fairfax Co.and Arlington Co. should receive a 9/11 holiday pay. Just another person trying to benefit from the horror of that morning. How about you get the holiday pay and donate it to the familys of 9/11.I happened to be called mutual aid from Westchester Co. to the scene and noone I responded with would ever ask to get paid for that day. Sorry Kentucky, You get the thumbs down from me and many others in the North East.
    How about Alexandria, DCFD, and Montgomery Co. FD, all of which sent assets to the Pentagon while still needing to be ready for attacks in their first due on that terrable sunny September Tuesday?
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    I'm with ya there.. I don't see how anyone but those directly involved with or directly affected by 9/11 should benefit from anything stemming from the incident. Seems like the situation once again is being taken advantage of.
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    Hold on one second. Don't forget that "Patriot Day" is a national holiday now recognized on September 11th of every year. Now, firefighters negotiate paid holidays into their contracts every year. Why would firefighters across the country not be "recognized "(for lack of a better term) on a day that is remembered for the sacrifice firefighters made for their country. Firefighters getting a paid holiday for Patriot Day seems even more appropriate to me then, say, Presidents Day or Labor Day.

    Just food for thought.

    P.S. IIRC, Lexington is not the first FD to have this in their contracts. I believe Omaha, NE has had Patriot Day in their contracts since its inception.

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    Don't forget.. a contract is signed by two parties... perhaps the city offered this holiday in lieu of some other monetary item....

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    Cranston RI FD also gets 9/11 as a paid holiday.
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    Cranston RI FD also gets 9/11 as a paid holiday.
    Not until 2006 and as Gonzo said, it wasn't the FD's idea. The city offered that while looking for something else.

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    TC, not as an attack, just made the statement. I knew that the city gave it to you guys. I didn't know it goes into effect next year. Sorry for any confusion. Puff
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    Lexington, KY works a 24 on 48 off shift. That averages to 56 hours a week. In the contract negotiations the subject of working more hours than the police in the city was brought up. The two options to fix the issue was more pay or more time off. The cith went with the later that does not cost them more money.
    This is the disturbing part of the entire issue. According to firehouse rumor when asked which holiday we (I am a Lexington Firefighter) wanted to add the team asked for September 11. The response from managment was "What day is that?" People are already forgetting. I can only assume that our e-board wanted to make sure that we never forget. And for those concerned about the "pay" part we get time only. No extra cash.

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