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City insisted Fire Captains get 10 percent

At meeting today with Fire union members, we were told that the union sought an 8 percent across-the-board raise for all ranks during the negotiations…

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Staffing comparison

How does Pensacola Fire Department staffing compare with Port Orange: Fire Chief: Port Orange 1 – Pensacola 1 Division Chief: Port Orange 4 – Pensacola…

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Pensacola Fire Expensive

According to US Census, Pensacola has a population, as of July 2006, of 53,248. Port Orange has 54,851. Margate has 55,974. Sarasota has 52,942. Pensacola…

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Bait and Switch: City fire fees

The first of a series of attempts by local government to switch from property taxes to a flat fees is about to occur if the…

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Unified Fire Service delayed two more years

The delays and stall tactics continue. This time its at the county level with fire protection. Last June, a citizen task force advised the county…

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Firefighter letter to BOCC

From the Firefighters Union: August 22, 2007 Dear Commissioner, Since March ‘07, the Escambia County Professional Firefighters Union has presented the County with numerous unsafe…

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More than just smoke

Firefighting in Escambia County is in shambles. You can spin it a dozen different ways. You can pit the paid firefighters union against the volunteers….

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Audit Findings – Significant Potential Liability

From the report by the Escambia Clerk of Courts: We believe the volunteer fire departments are misinterpreting the Firefighter I exemptions granted by the State,…

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VFD Audit – Draft Copy

The Escambia County Clerk of Courts office has finished its audit of the volunteer fire departments and submitted a draft of its findings to County…

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