Long Beach Firefighters Approve Pension Reform Deal, Saves City $40M Over 10 Years

LONG BEACH, CA &#8211 The City of Long Beach and the Firefighter’s Association (FFA) announced today a tentative agreement to significantly reduce pension costs, enact pension reform, and provide future budget relief. The FFA approved the agreement in a vote that concluded at 4:30pm today. Last month, Mayor Bob Foster and the Long Beach Police […]

Georgia County Considering Using Inmates As Firefighters

CAMDEN COUNTY, GA &#8211 In an effort to improve its ISO rating, Camden County, Georgia may start using inmates to fight fires. The inmate option is one of several being considered and is the least expensive. The Florida Times-Union reports that the county may save up $500,000 by some estimates. According to the newspaper report: […]