Hello. I know that the Toronto fire department amalgamated with six other departments back in 1998. Our department and the neighbouring one may be facing the same situation.
If there are any members out there that could explain what kind of changes were made, I would very much appreciate it.
Some of the questions:
How did they handle seniority? Did they blend everyone, or did they set up seperate districts and keep everyone in place?
Did the guys who had written their Officers exams but had not yet been promoted get bumped back when guys from other departments in the same situation but more seniority joined?
What did they do with all the Chief Officers? Did they find them positons or did they buy some people out?
Any information about the change over would be great, and I thank everyone for their time.
I cant answer your question but i might be able to point you in a direction that you might be able to get it answered. Try posting your question @ firehall.com its a more canadian based site and I know there are a quite a few TO guys there who may be able to help ya out.
Just outta curiousity what department(s) does this possible amalgamation affect?