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    Anyone wishing to share their policy of acting captain, or fill-in position pay policy. Any help would be appreciated. Stay safe.

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    A Lieutenant working in the capacity of acting Captain shall be paid the Captain's rate.

    A firefighter working as an acting Lieutenant shall be paid the Lieutenant's rate.
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    Same here!!!

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    CBA requires Captain and Assistant Chief be filled within ten buisness days. Those positions are filled by seniority and the person filling it is paid the higher rate.

    Lt is filled by Sgts. Sgts are paid everyday weather they act or not.

    Fire Marshal and Training Chief are filled day for day by the senoir person in that division.

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    On our department if you step-up from FF to Engineer, or Engineer to Captain (we don't have Lt's) you get $.50 an hour only if you step up for 24 Hour shift.

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    In order for a FF to ride as acting LT., they must have 6 years on, (minimum time of service to take the LT test). They get a 5% bump on their hourly rate for the hours they ride in acting capacity.
    A Capt. riding for a District Major (yeah, I know......) must have successfully completed their 6 mos. probationary period after promotion to Capt., then they get their 5% per hour.

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    Firefighters acting as LT is done by rank order from the existing list. If there is no one on duty that day from the list it is the most senior person. Pay is done at the LT rate, or 7% of the firefighter rate which ever is most.

    LT. acting to B/C is administration choice at this time. Pay is the B/C hourly rate, or 7% of Lt rate which ever is higher.

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    A FF working as acting LT. will recieve an additional $1.40/hr for the hours worked.

    A Lt. working as acting Chief will recieve Chief's pay for 5 or more days in the position. One to 4 days, $50/day.

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    On my department, fill-ins must have passed the Captain's exam and be on the hire list (we call the captain wannabes). In order to get "out of classification" pay, we have to work three consecutive shifts as a captain. The pay difference is 5% proactive to the first shift.

    Overtime, call-ins (unless working as a captain, IIRC), and trades do not reset or count toward the 3 consecutive days.

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    In our department a lieutenant in an acting captains position is paid top step captains pay for the shift(s) that he or she works in that capacity.

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    in our dept you get bent over and not paid. I know this from being an acting capt for a year before being officialy promoted.

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    Senior man in the company is upgraded to acting Lt provided he meets min requirements (5 yrs and FO I). If noone in the company qualifies, senior man on duty fills. 10% upgrade pay (same as regular Lt pay) is paid anytime you fill more than 2 hours. Captains are company officers with additional admin duties, and daily vacancies are filled by Lts or acting Lts. BCs are replaced by the senior Capt on duty who meets requirements (FO III).

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainGonzo View Post
    A Lieutenant working in the capacity of acting Captain shall be paid the Captain's rate.

    A firefighter working as an acting Lieutenant shall be paid the Lieutenant's rate.
    same in ny...plus if you get hurt while acting out of title you get that rate if you have to leave the job do to that injury in your pension.
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    In order for you to step-up here you must have taken and passed the promotional exam for that position. F/F's or F/M may step-up to D/E or Lt. D/E can step-up to Lt and Lt's may step-up to Fire or EMS Capt. All you get is 5% for the shift. Also F/F's get 5% for riding the box and lead medics get 5% per shift for being in charge of the box.

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    Need 5yrs as a 1st class firefighter to write the acting capt exam. Successful and you are placed on the promotional list below those already on that list . You then Act in place of your capt when he is off and other officers are off and they need you to fill that spot. You are paid 117% of first class for the number of hrs worked. (approx $5.30 per hr extra)
    when a perm position is available,, the next person on the promo list is promoted to captain, and this continues til they get to your name to be promoted.

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    The first actors are moved up from the current promotional list. After that it goes based on seniority and willingness. If you sit in the seat for five minutes you get paid the rate for five minutes. No minimums.

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    FF to LT= zero
    FF to CPT= zero
    LT to CPT= zero
    LT to Batt CH= zero
    CPT to Batt CH= zero

    Yup, I think that covers it there.
    A Fire Chief has ONLY 1 JOB and that's to take care of his fireman. EVERYTHING else falls under this.

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    FF to Cpt.-capt. rate provided a full 10 or 14 hr shift is filled. Any thing less is non compensated. We were able to keep it to this instead of having to fill the postion for three consecutive shifts before compesation.

    Requirements for Act. Capt.-5yrs on job and Chiefs opinion of your capabilities. As long as you meet those criteria you don't even have to pass or take the promo test.


    There is no filling in for Asst. Chief or Chief.

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    ARTICLE 34 WORKING OUT OF CLASSIFICATION

    53.01 Any person covered by this Agreement who is assigned by the Chief to accept the responsibilities and carry out the duties of a position or rank above that which the Employee normally holds, for any reason, shall be paid at the rate of twenty dollars [$20.00] extra per tour, or prorate portion thereof, while acting in that capacity for all periods served.

    53.02 This Section shall apply to forty (40) hour Employees on an equitable basis.

    53.03 Appointments to Acting Captain shall be the exclusive right of the City. Seniority of on-duty personnel, excluding shift fill or swap time, shall be given first option to refuse; but the Chief or his designee may appoint other than the most senior person, for just cause.

    53.04 Appointments to Acting Battalion Chief shall be the exclusive right of the City. Seniority of on-duty personnel, in rank, excluding shift fill or swap time, shall be given the first option to refuse; but the Chief or his designee may appoint other than the most senior person, for just cause.

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    ARTICLE 34 WORKING OUT OF CLASSIFICATION

    34.01 Any person covered by this Agreement who is assigned by the Chief to accept the responsibilities and carry out the duties of a position or rank above that which the Employee normally holds, for any reason, shall be paid at the rate of twenty dollars [$20.00] extra per tour, or prorate portion thereof, while acting in that capacity for all periods served.

    34.02 This Section shall apply to forty (40) hour Employees on an equitable basis.

    34.03 Appointments to Acting Captain shall be the exclusive right of the City. Seniority of on-duty personnel, excluding shift fill or swap time, shall be given first option to refuse; but the Chief or his designee may appoint other than the most senior person, for just cause.

    34.04 Appointments to Acting Battalion Chief shall be the exclusive right of the City. Seniority of on-duty personnel, in rank, excluding shift fill or swap time, shall be given the first option to refuse; but the Chief or his designee may appoint other than the most senior person, for just cause.

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    ARTICLE 34 WORKING OUT OF CLASSIFICATION

    34.01 Any person covered by this Agreement who is assigned by the Chief to accept the responsibilities and carry out the duties of a position or rank above that which the Employee normally holds, for any reason, shall be paid at the rate of twenty dollars [$20.00] extra per tour, or prorate portion thereof, while acting in that capacity for all periods served.

    34.02 This Section shall apply to forty (40) hour Employees on an equitable basis.

    34.03 Appointments to Acting Captain shall be the exclusive right of the City. Seniority of on-duty personnel, excluding shift fill or swap time, shall be given first option to refuse; but the Chief or his designee may appoint other than the most senior person, for just cause.

    34.04 Appointments to Acting Battalion Chief shall be the exclusive right of the City. Seniority of on-duty personnel, in rank, excluding shift fill or swap time, shall be given the first option to refuse; but the Chief or his designee may appoint other than the most senior person, for just cause.

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    Sorry for the multiple post.
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