Tallahassee Firefighters Blast City Leaders, Step Down Over Pay Raise, Contract Dispute

Three firefighters stepped down from the Tallahassee Fire Department over the last week, with two publicly blaming city politics and low pay for their departures.

In social media announcements posted on their personal pages, the heavy-hearted firemen said their “backs were against the wall” and they were unable to support their families on their current salaries.

The departures come as the firefighters union and the city find themselves locked in an acrimonious contract negotiations process that has dragged on for about a year.

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