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    Would someone give a description of the roles of the various ranks. I'm trying to figure out what the equivalent is in england.

    Lt - what is that rank responsible for?
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    Chief etc

    Cheers

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    Where I work, Top Step Captain's make $85K + benefits.

    15.75 Vacation/Holidays

    6 Sick Days

    3% @ 50 for retirement

    Deferred Comp plan.

    Retirement Medical Savings plan by employer.

    When I retire in a couple of years, I will go out in the low six figures.

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    Would someone give a description of the roles of the various ranks. I'm trying to figure out what the equivalent is in england.

    Lt - what is that rank responsible for?
    capt
    Chief etc

    Cheers

    pete

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    Around 60k for firefighter...60% pension lots of sick time..and plenty of vacation.....Not much different from the rest.

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    Default CCAS/KSC Firefighter's 2007 Pay Scale

    Firefighter 04/2007

    46.6 Hours per Week x 52 Weeks = 2423

    2423 per year x $20.53 per hour = $49,021.33

    11 Holidays x 8 hours per x $20.53 per hour = 1806.64

    Firefighter Base Annual Salary = $50,827.97



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    Driver/Engineer 04/2007

    46.6 Hours per Week x 52 Weeks = 2423

    2423 per year x $21.14 per hour = $51,222.22

    11 Holidays x 8 hours per x $21.14 per hour = $1,860.32

    Driver/Engineer Base Annual Salary = $53,082.54



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    Paramedic 04/2007

    46.6 Hours per Week x 52 Weeks = 2423

    2423 per year x $21.80 per hour = $52,821.40

    11 Holidays x 8 hours per x $21.80 per hour = $1,918.40

    2423 per year + 88 Holiday x $00.15 Incentive = $376.65

    Paramedic Base Annual Salary = $55,016.45



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    Lieutenant 04/2007

    46.6 Hours per Week x 52 Weeks = 2423

    2423 per year x $22.00 per hour = $53,306.00

    11 Holidays x 8 hours per x $22.00 per hour = $1,936.00

    2423 per year + 88 Holiday x $00.25 Incentive = $627.75

    Lieutenant Base Annual Salary = $55,869.75



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    Inspector 04/2007

    40 Hours per Week x 52 Weeks = 2080

    2080 per year x $24.86 per hour = $51,708.80

    Holidays off = $0.00

    Inspector Base Annual Salary = $51,708.80

    Special Teams pay All classifications $.55 per hour x 2423 hours = $1,332.65 Added to base annual salary

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    We work 24/48 here... Texarkana, AR

    Starting pay..

    Firefighter 32,500.00
    Driver/Engineer 42,600.00
    Lt. 46,800.00

    These figures are rough. We build sick time at 16.9 hours per pay period and vaction starts at 6.9 hours per pay period... Free Health Care for employes...

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    I work in Guntersville Al make just over 60k with min. ot and we get a k-day every 54 days (captain/emt-II 16yrs )

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    The local rag posted the 2006 earnings of every Cambridge (MA) FD member...

    Here ya go

    Actual earnings gives a clearer picture vs. starting/top pay, I think.

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    Forget parity with the Police department -- how do we get parity with Cambridge?

    Montreal is once again in negotiations for our next contract. The employer has yet to learn how to negotiate. If you follow the FH news articles, we tend to be one of the more militant groups around.

    Should make for an intersting fall. Firefighters are already wearing lime green union issue uniform instead of the standard issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clancyxdogg View Post
    The local rag posted the 2006 earnings of every Cambridge (MA) FD member...

    Here ya go

    Actual earnings gives a clearer picture vs. starting/top pay, I think.
    I know 9 of the Jakes on that list... I work with them at the Fire Academy or had them as an instructor while I was there.

    Since I do read the Herald on occasion, should I be allowed to see what the salaries of Pat Purcell, Howie Carr, Margery Eagan, Joe Scaccia and the other reporters and writers are, too? After all, if I pay for the paper, I am funding the operations of the "tattletale tabloid"...

    How about the pressmen and the drivers of the delivery trucks?

    How about the hawkers on the streetcorners?

    Did the Herald mention that Cambridge is an ISO class 1 FD?
    I doubt it..
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    In Canada (Quebec at least), salaries are public knowledge. You could theoretically walk into town hall and has to see how much everyone is paid.

    The salary of elected officials and top managers routinely make it into the newspaper. Granted, I've rarely seen people comment on our salaries. And there's a large difference between our stated and actual pay as well.

    I don't think anyone in Cambridge, or any other City for that matter, should be embarassed. We more than earn our pay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KeithA8 View Post
    We do very well! All things considerd - contract, benefits, holiday pay, health, retirement plan, 42 hour week, all the overtime you want. We are at the top of our state but very close to a few other prosperous depts. And our state is near the top of the country. Life is good!
    What is your top step?

    How many OT shift/yr do you guys work?

    Straight pay for OT or 1 1/2?

    Whats the avg. FF make/yr with OT?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LtDanCobbFD View Post
    How much do you make per year? I am curious to see how we compare. I am a 16 year veteran of a metro Atlanta Department with 11 as a Lt. and I just broke $70K with no overtime. I am not complaining by any means but curious to see how we compare.
    We are not under a contract and GA is a right to work state. Does that hurt us or help us. I always thought we were treated very well but am very curious to see the comparisons.

    Thanks
    I am a BC in a Midwest City with a population of 45,000 which can swell to 100,000 during business hours. We work 24/48 with a Kelly Day. I get 10 tours of vacation, medical/dental, clothing allowance, tuition reimbursement and I don't consider sick time as I rarely use it. I make 75,000/year.

    Compared to FDNY BC salary of 144,000...75,000 seems pultry...until you consider that according to Sperling's, it is 98% more expensive to live in NY City than in the Greater Cincinnati area. I would have to make a comparative salary of 147,000/year in NYC to equal the standard of living I now enjoy. Everything is relative. I think I'll stay with the 11,000 runs we make a year and the 15 minute drive to work.

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    Montreal (CDN $$)

    1st Class: 61,802
    Lt. : 67,983
    Capt. : 74,163

    42h work week. All hours over 40h at 150% (since we work a 42h a week, basic pay has 2h of overtime a week on it). 250% if we leave the City limits.

    Minimum staffing +/- 496 FF per shift. During the busy summer months (June, July, August) about 120 FF's on overtime on day shift, about 50 on overtime on the night shift. The rest of the year 20-30 on overtime per shift during most weeks.

    FF's about $8,000 a year in OT. Officers $20,000-$60,000. Last years overtime budget for 2300 firefighters was $16 million. If you were to average it out evenly that would be $7,000 each -- but the mass of the overtime is Lt. and Capt.

    Anything past Captain isn't unionized.

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    I read these post and all I can say is this. We are all underpaid.
    GFD748 First in... Last out.. Everyone goes home.... Do the best job you can and do it safely

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    2006 I grossed roughly $73000 with 2 OT days; this includes medic pay, longevity, and a premium for having an AAS degree; my base salary is about $57,000

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    CTJAKE:
    I don't like to talk out of school but it's public info anyway. Let me consult the contract:

    FF Start $53k top $65k
    Apparatus Opperator $72k
    Lt. $77k
    Capt. $85k
    B.C. $91k

    Then factor in 12 holidays @ 12 hours per day on top of that salary.
    OT is fat right now because we have 4 vacancies, several injuries.
    OT is straight time.
    Average FF made $80k last year. Drivers and officers made far above that.
    IAFF member, Love this job! Remember the oath!

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    2 Year FF EMT-B, i make 18,000 a year, housing provided ( including utilities), 100% free healthcare including dental and vision.


    Work 72 hour week, sometimes 96, no overtime paid.

    2 on 3 off,2 on 3 off, 2 on 2 off, 2 on 3 off, 2 on 3 off, and so forth.



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    starting is around 29k my last year was about 52k 6 years OTJ.
    I don't know about this year as I am a driver now probably in the 59k range.
    Add 2% per 5 years for longevity
    Add 4% if assigned Haz-mat.
    Add 5% if assigned to ALS pumper.
    Add 800 year uniform allowance.
    Add 5% for working up in class. (this does'nt sound like alot but if you are the senior FF in a house where your driver and Captain have 20+ years they are gone at least 60 days a year. 60 x24 x 5%= about 1300 year assuming you like driving)
    We work 49.5 workweek, 13 cycling kelly days. NO holiday pay instead were given 4 additional vacation days off a year. Subs start at 9 vacs a year up to 15 @ 20 years.
    Overtime is available but I dont work it as I run a construction crew and it pays better and is more dependable.
    This is in western missouri.

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    Angry Don't Laugh

    I work for James Island FD, a small dept near Charleston, SC.
    I am a Captain, EMT-I, and have about 11 years exp.

    Base- $32,000, no overtime, well very little and forced,$165 a paycheck for benefits. 24/48 (and 15 min so they dont have to pay at night FSLA)

    Median home price........$223,006

    Working almost every off day at a private ambulance service adds $15,000 but I have no quality of life. Tired all the time, never home.

    Gotta love a right to work state!!!!!

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