Iowa Firefighters Call for Changes to Paid On-call Program
CEDAR FALLS | The city’s fire department has undergone several significant transformations over the last 10 years, and Jim Cook, president of the Cedar Falls Firefighters Association, thinks a lot of them have hurt more than helped.
A paid on-call program instituted in 2006 allows city employees to receive cross-training as firefighters and police officers. Concerned about cost effectiveness and disparities in experience levels, Cook thinks the City Council should eliminate the...
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