113 LA Firefighters Put On Unpaid Leave For Failing To Comply With Vaccine Mandate

More than 100 Los Angeles city firefighters have been placed off duty without pay for failing to comply with the city’s vaccine mandate, authorities said.

In November, the Los Angeles Fire Department sent out notices to 222 firefighters informing them they would be sent home without pay unless they got the vaccine or requested an exemption, an LAFD spokeswoman said.

As of Monday, 113 firefighters had failed to respond to those notices, she said. They were placed off duty without pay, but will be allowed to use vacation hours or banked overtime to offset their lost wages.

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