Firefighter’s Benefits & Salary​

Salary

  • $61,367.00 - Starting Pay
  • $63,600.00 - Starting Pay with four-year college degree

RankBase Salary Ranges

Fire Rescue Officer$61,367.00 - $79,484.00

Driver Engineer$61,635.00 - $87,632.00

Lieutenant$64,266.00 - $95,971.00

Captain$70,414.00 - $105,118.00

Battalion/Section Chief$77,246.00 - $115,361.00


Education Pay

Officers with a bachelor’s degree receive $300.00 a month. Officers without a college degree but with college hours above the minimum required 45 semester hours receive $12 per month for every additional 3 hours college credit up to a maximum of $240.00 per month.

Service Pay (applicable to all ranks)

Rate: $4 per month for each year completed/p>

Maximum $100 per month for 25 years of service

Educational Incentive Pay (applicable to all ranks)

Officers with a bachelor’s degree receive $300.00 a month. Officers without a college degree but with college hours above the minimum required 45 semester hours receive $12 per month for every additional 3 hours college credit up to a maximum of $240.00 per month.

Benefits

  • Paid Academy
  • Insurance- Life, Health, Dental and Vision
  • Pension Plan plus optional 401K and 457 plans
  • Work approximately 10 days per month (shift)
  • Holidays, Sick and Vacation Leave

Programs

The Safety Division encompasses several distinct areas of responsibility: the Safety Program, Wellness and Fitness Program and the Respiratory Protection Program. The current Safety Officer for the Department is Chief Lauren Johnson.

The Safety Program oversees the Department's Collision Review Program and Injury Investigation. This includes data collection and aggregated data dissemination.

The Wellness and Fitness Program is coordinated by Captain Gregory Henderson. This program is designed to provide a comprehensive medical physical evaluation of each member assigned to the Emergency Response Bureau. A fitness evaluation is also included for each member. The purpose of the program is to reduce injuries through increased levels of physical fitness, providing early detection and treatment of serious medical conditions, and to promote an increased level of overall health and fitness. The ultimate desired outcome of the program is to ensure firefighters are prepared physically to perform their jobs safely and effectively.

The Respiratory Protection Program is coordinated by Lieutenant Julian V. Almaguer. This program is currently tasked with the maintenance of the Department's Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) inventory. This includes ensuring continued compliance with state and federal regulatory requirements. Additionally, the program coordinator is responsible for oversight and maintenance of the Department's thermal imaging cameras.