Rochester Hills Gives Temporary Pay Bump To Firefighters And Paramedics

Rochester Hills, MI –  In light of the dangers being faced by first responders due to the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, Rochester Hills City Council voted Monday to give them a temporary raise. The resolution grants “hazard pay” of “10% premium per hour while performing medical, fire, and first responder duties retroactive to March […]

Union Demands Line-Of-Duty Death Benefits For Fallen Firefighters

CHICAGO — Firefighters union boss Jim Tracy wants city leaders to promise line-of-duty death benefits to families of firefighters and paramedics who die from the new coronavirus. On Wednesday, after a second firefighter died from complications related to COVID-19, Tracy said Commissioner Richard Ford II refused to back his call to give full honors and […]