Seminole, Florida Beefs Up Firefighter Pay Boosts To Stay Competitive

SEMINOLE, FL — Local firefighters’ next paychecks will be a bit bigger than planned.

On Sept. 25, the City Council voted 6-0 to amend the collective bargaining agreement with International Association of Firefighters Local 2896 to provide for a 2% increase in base salary for all bargaining unit employees, effective Sept. 24.

Additionally, the amendment raises the annual merit increase for qualifying firefighters to 5%, from a previously stipulated 4%. Merit increases will go to members of the bargaining unit who receive a satisfactory annual appraisal for the period of Oct. 1 to Sept. 30, 2024. 

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