One-third of Allentown firefighters retired last year

ALLENTOWN, PA &#8211 Allentown officials knew a staggering number of city firefighters would retire in 2011, it was just a matter of how many. Fire Chief Robert Scheirer predicted months ago that some 50 firefighters would retire before the union’s contract that contained a generous pension clause was set to expire Dec. 31, echoing a […]