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Study: County firefighters’ average compensation dips to $175,000 from $189,000
Las Vegas Sun ^ | Thursday, March 8, 2012 | 4:18 p.m. | By Joe Schoenmann (contact)

Posted on 03/08/2012 5:58:18 PM PST by redreno

A new employee compensation study by Clark County administrators shows average firefighter compensation dipped to $175,000 in 2011 from about $189,000 in fiscal year 2010.

Almost all of the decline stems from a drop in overtime pay to firefighters. During the last two years, overtime compensation for firefighters fell from $17.4 million in 2009 to $10.5 million in 2011. In 2009, overtime made up 24 percent of a firefighters' wages; in 2011, it made up 15 percent.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: corruption; criminal; firefighters; fraud; govtabuse; taxes; teaparty; tyranny; unions; vegas

1 posted on 03/08/2012 5:58:23 PM PST by redreno
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To: redreno

I understand they’re really capable too.
Haven’t lost a basement yet.


2 posted on 03/08/2012 5:59:55 PM PST by nascarnation
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To: All

Now that Clark County has this information, what will be done with it? Surely, The firefighter union should compensate the voters for the fraud that its members committed. Right?


3 posted on 03/08/2012 6:12:12 PM PST by redreno (Americans don't go Gault. Americans go Postal.)
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To: redreno

The problem is overtime it seems. Perhaps they could raise the basic pay and take away the overtime. I mean most people who are salaried work way more hours than 40. Plus maybe if they are on watch but sleeping give a portion of the wage, but if they are called to fight a fire than they can get the full amount. There are ways to do things that won’t put them in the poor house but not have tax payers paying 175K either.


4 posted on 03/08/2012 6:15:30 PM PST by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: redreno

Dang. Firefighters rake it in. WTH?


5 posted on 03/08/2012 6:17:53 PM PST by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: redreno
average firefighter compensation is at $175,000

Was a kick in the tax payers face this is. What's the chief there make? $400,000 per year.

Hard to believe Americans standby and take this cheet.

6 posted on 03/08/2012 6:18:55 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: rwfromkansas

Toss in the “work injury” scam huge numbers of fire fighters pull in the last 3 or 4 years of their career and you’re talking real money.


7 posted on 03/08/2012 6:21:01 PM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: redreno

And they still call during dinner asking for donations to their kids’ college funds!


8 posted on 03/08/2012 6:21:04 PM PST by LonelyCon
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To: napscoordinator
I mean most people who are salaried work way more hours than 40.

Well that's pretty damn odd.

Most people in the private sector we know, have had their hours slashed, cut, benefits reduced or completely eliminated, lost pensions, lost businesses, lost homes, with millions losing basic things like group Health insurance and on and on.

9 posted on 03/08/2012 6:22:22 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: redreno

I spent 25 years as a professional Firefighter. Never in my wildest dreams did I make this kind of money.

Why don’t they just hire enough people so they don’t have to pay overtime.


10 posted on 03/08/2012 6:27:16 PM PST by Venturer
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To: napscoordinator
The problem is overtime it seems. Perhaps they could raise the basic pay and take away the overtime.

No, no no...Along with *everyone* in government, outside the military, they need their pay slashed, benefits reduced, and make them pay for their own retirements for the most part, just like millions in the private sector have been subjected to.

Then completely eliminate unionization of government employees.

Enough!

11 posted on 03/08/2012 6:30:53 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Mears

bfl


12 posted on 03/08/2012 6:31:59 PM PST by Mears (Alcohol. Tobacco. Firearms. What's not to like?)
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To: redreno

Man, just one step away from the homeless shelter.


13 posted on 03/08/2012 6:38:00 PM PST by TonyInOhio (Arm yourselves, and be ye men of valour)
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To: redreno
Post 9/11 Bush was tremendously appreciative of the brave sacrifice the firefighters in NYC had undertaken.

No one doubted his sincerity.

Then the Witch took over the issue and started talking about union benefits and salary increases and such for the firefighters/police.

I suspect that the bilking of the taxpayers she accomplished in NY spread to the rest of the nation.

14 posted on 03/08/2012 6:38:42 PM PST by what's up
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To: Venturer

the marina i’m moored next to has a fire station that houses the fire boats

i’m told that in fifteen years they have never put out a fire

a boat at the marina actually caught on fire and it was a fire truck from across town that responded...although the waterborne fire brigade was so close next door they could have put the fire out without leaving their dock

the first year of Zero’s presidency, they not only replaced their fireboat with a state of the art jet-powered fire fighting vessel, they threw in five additional smaller boats...i have seen one of these rescue an injured skier, and once they brought a drowned body in...other than that no one has ever seen them on duty in any capacity

once a week they don spotless drycleaned blue uniforms and take the big fireboat out for a joyride...love to know how much firemen who never put out a fire get paid


15 posted on 03/08/2012 6:46:50 PM PST by AnTiw1 ("Where Liberty is, there is my Country." B. Franklin)
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To: redreno

Socialism American-style puts those Lower Slobbovian Russkis to shame!

Yee-haw! Two Mercedes in every garage!

And a wine-cellar.

It’s the least civilians can do to support the Heros.


16 posted on 03/08/2012 6:58:32 PM PST by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: AnTiw1

Find out what they get paid.

My town publishes every salary paid by the town every year,including names.

I’m sure that info would be available.


17 posted on 03/08/2012 7:58:10 PM PST by Mears (Alcohol. Tobacco. Firearms. What's not to like?)
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To: Venturer

Our little town’s fir chief requested and received a $750,000 federal grant to buy a new engine. This was after we voted down a request to buy a new engine. Now, we’re being asked to vote on March 13th whether to pay the extra $250,000 to make complete payment on the $1,000,000 new engine.

Serious question. How does a fire chief make such a federal request?

I’m trying to word a letter to the town selectman to ask how this was able to happen and what happens if we reject the $250,000 expense.

Like another poster stated, there hasn’t been a fire to contend with in this little town for years. Yet, we have 3 engines already with this one on the way.


18 posted on 03/08/2012 7:58:22 PM PST by AlmaKing
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To: AlmaKing; AnTiw1

That’s nothing, I’ve see 2 rescue trucks, a paramedic vehicle, and 2 fire engines respond to an old guy who fell down. It was like a response to an aircraft crash.

BTW, in my area, about 90 percent of the time, the Fire Department does not roll on fires, but auto collisions, most of which are relatively minor.


19 posted on 03/08/2012 10:14:30 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: AlmaKing

How much chrome did they put on this thing to raise the cost to $1,000,000 dollars.
That’s a huge cost for an Engine.

Theu could buy a pumper Engine and a good ladder truck for that kind of money.Even a pumper tanker shouldn’t cost that. Apparatus has become a huge expense , an ambulance now can cost $120,000, but a Million bucks is just too much for a pumper .


20 posted on 03/09/2012 4:06:41 AM PST by Venturer
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To: AnTiw1

Are they paid or volunteer?


21 posted on 03/09/2012 4:09:04 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Venturer

they are paid...they rotate a lot of the ‘grunts’ but the officer types are real comfortable and bring their fishing gear to work

the old fireboat did everything their new toy does except it didn’t look like a floating spacecraft go sixty miles an hour or cost fifteen million dollars

next time i run into an old timer i’ll ask if even the old fireboat ever put out a fire, because i’ve never heard of it


22 posted on 03/09/2012 4:53:05 AM PST by AnTiw1 ("Where Liberty is, there is my Country." B. Franklin)
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