Fernie Fire Department Collective Agreement

The collective agreement provides for a wage increase of more than 24 per cent and a 20 per cent increase in benefits. Preferred Requirements: – FireSmart Local Designation – Ice Rescue Certification – Swift Water Certification – Fire Inspector NFPA 1031 – ICS 200 – Good Knowledge of the B.C. Fire Code – Fernie Fire Rescue Experience Previous Fernie and its local firefighters union have reached an agreement after five and a half years without a contract. Under the general direction of the Chief Operating Officer, operator I is expected to provide some employer training on equipment in areas such as snow removal, road repair, water and sewers and fire hydrants. React to emergency events such as, but not limited to; Structural fires, forest fires/urban interfaces, vehicle collisions, medical emergencies, hazardous substances, high and low-angle rope rescue, Rapid Water Rescue and Ice Rescue – Full Reports and other documents needed after responding to emergencies – Maintenance of fire protection equipment and equipment – Participation in fire protection initiatives and awareness programs – Launching and training firefighters – Conducting fire inspections and other related codes The new agreement gives the local Nelson of the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) a 19.5 per cent pay increase, phased in over the eight years from January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2019. Thus, the base rate of a first-rate Nelson firefighter will be 34.96 $US per hour under the old agreement at about 41.91 U.S. dollars below the new one. Nelson`s police and firefighter budgets depend on employment contracts, That were negotiated in Vancouver – Wildfire: Nelson is the most threatened by the cities bc of more than 10,000, says the expert – Nelson accelerates the cost of the Firefighters of East Blewett “We just wanted the community to know that people do not have to worry, an agreement was reached,” said Nielson, who added that he was pleased that the two parties had reached an agreement without the help of a third party. Nelson and CUPE agree on an annual increase of two per cent. Issues addressed in the arbitration decision included the relationship between the salaries of Nelson`s firefighters and those of the Nelson Police Department and the Cranbrook and Trail Firefighters, as well as questions about the adequacy of a recently concluded firefighter contract in Fernie, which gave their firefighters a higher-than-kootenay average.

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