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    Starting pay is 31,000. After one year, 37,000. As a driver I make 44,000. My second department brings home 27,000 and while at lsu I averaged 26,000.

    We are not allowed overtime but we have one of the best benefits packages in the state.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tajm611 View Post
    We are not allowed overtime.
    How are you not allowed OT?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfd1992 View Post
    How are you not allowed OT?
    Chief does everything in his power to prevent us from working overtime as in temp promoting up other guys and such, he's extremely frugal. We take an unpaid day off on the 56th day and unless its a dire emergency or a call back, he does everything he can to prevent it.
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    If your looking to get rich your in the wrong profession....I work in a medium sized urban department that hasnt had a raise in 3 years and won't get a raise or career development for atleast the next 3-4 years.

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    F/F starting $38,730 - F/F top after 7 years $90,436
    Lt. starting $95,506 - Lt. top after 1 year $100,578
    B/C starting $104,999 - B/C top after 1 year $109,419

    Lt's are company officers - B/C's are shift commanders

    These salaries include an EMT stipend and holiday pay for 13 holidays
    Longevity is not included in the above salaries and is on a sliding scale from 1% after 5 years to 9% after 24 years but has been eliminated for personnel hired after 1998

    Work schedule is 24/72

    7 - 24hr sick days a year accumulative up tp 45 days

    Vacation is on a sliding scale starting from 5 (24hr) shifts to 12.5 (24hr) shifts after 21 years

    All Lt's and B/C's have to be certified fire inspectors and certified fire instructors but are not compensated for it

    We currently pay 10% of our salary towards our pension and we pay 1.5% of our salary towards our health benefits

    We are in north/central jersey and the cost of living is through the roof

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    ff/medic 48 hr work week start at 60,000 plus at Fort Lauderdale fire rescue plus OT
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    Start at $37k, top is $55-ish after 7 years as a fire fighter. I haven't looked at any of the promotional pay scales because to be honest I like the job of fire fighter.

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    I can only speak for a family member who is a FF/Medic in Florida. He makes $75k.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FireFuss View Post
    Wait what? Are you saying you work at two departments? Or thats the pay at two departments you've worked at, at different times? I'm confused.
    I work at two departments.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FireFuss View Post
    Both paid, full time? Do you work 48 on 24 off or something? Is it two separate fire departments or one fire one ems? What state are you in?

    I'm sorry for all the questions. I've just never heard of a fire department allowing an employee to work at another paid department. Heck, some union depts won't even let you volly on your time off.
    24 on, 48 off. My second is a part time at 8-5 and on my way home so I drive there after my shift is over and work until 5 then finish my drive home. If some one calls in or they need a cover driver then I get there at 7 and work a 24. My main career department gave me **** but that's nothing new. I've never been less than an hour early to get to work nor have I ever called in sick so they really don't have a leg to stand on. My union never really said anything about my volly department either so I haven't had much trouble. Good chances of catching a fire every day of the week. Tripling up on experience is worth the sleepless nights.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FireFuss View Post
    Both paid, full time? Do you work 48 on 24 off or something? Is it two separate fire departments or one fire one ems? What state are you in?

    I'm sorry for all the questions. I've just never heard of a fire department allowing an employee to work at another paid department. Heck, some union depts won't even let you volly on your time off.
    Working part-time at another department is nothing unusual here especially since most of the departments work a schedule which gives the shift firefighters 6 days off in between 5 shift duty periods.
    Train to fight the fires you fight.

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    eh, forget it. I forgot it wasn't fun to argue with little boys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tajm611 View Post
    eh, forget it. I forgot it wasn't fun to argue with little boys.
    It's tempting to forget it but at the end of writing a great/lenghty post I always realize that this is the internet.

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    Good pay
    Good schedule
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    Quote Originally Posted by FFCG20 View Post
    Good pay
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    Great post A+++++++ will read again!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TL678 View Post
    How many looking at pay cuts?
    Luckily none. We were quite surprised this budget session when we were told that will get a 3% cola raise Jan. 2012. Last one was back Jan 08.

    Our city never felt full effect of turn down and still to date has been holding there own. While our growth has been slow it's been steady unlike our sister city who had massive growth and and lots of spending and is now feeling the effects of turn down with large budget cuts in all dept for 2012 and even talks of layoffs in all dept. in 2013.

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    I work in Toronto, Canada. Just over 3000 Operations Firefighters. The city's comparable in size and pop. to Chicago.

    42 hour week working 24 hour shifts.
    First Class firefighter after three years makes 78k Canadian, or about 75k USD.
    Excellent Health and dental benefits for self and dependents.
    6 Vacation days, 6 Lieu days (in Lieu of stat holidays), Sick time pay out at retirement, we pay 50% of pension costs.

    zero opportunity for OT in Operations unfortunately.

    The pay is very good, but cost of living here is high. Average home price including condominiums is 450k.

    Taj I'm amazed you get away with that. Are both IAFF locals? I ask because a guy in Ontario here worked for a Career department and a Composite on the side and was told to quit one, he refused and was fired from both.

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    There are no firefighter medics in the state of NJ. It is a violation of the law which states that all ALS has to be hospital based.

    I wish it would change, but I don't think it will in my time...

    I am a Capt in North NJ. My base is in the mid 90's.
    I work part time as a medic and make 21.75 an hour as a per diem.
    Per diems can make up to 35.00 an hour depending on the project you work for.

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    Default $$$$$$$$

    I work for a large fire dept in FL and only make 1,200 a month after ins. thats to feed a family of 5.

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    Firefighter /EMT - 33,245.00
    Firefighter / Paramedic - 35,978.00
    Gauranteed 1% a year for your entire career. Have always gotten been 2% to 4% plus the 1%
    Normally 14 to 17 holidays. 5 vacation for new hire,
    We are an meduim size department in WV ... cost of living is very reasonable here.

    Also, was one of the amazed about working at 2 Fire departments. just about all of our career departments are IAFF locals and no one would get away with that around here. Volunteering is not a big deal, but only not allowed at just a few choice locals.

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