Council approves measure on firefighter pay
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The City Council has approved a modification to the Fire Department pay scale to allow department to pay more to new hirees who have advanced medical aid skills.

Under the change, which passed unanimously Thursday, the base pay for an advanced emergency medical technician will increase by $6,202, and increase by $6,377 for paramedics.

The standard base pay for firefighters without those qualifications is about $45,000, according to Fire Chief Kirk Beattie.

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