Wednesday, July 15, 2015

NBC 10 I-Team: Firefighter severance costing city millions

The NBC 10 I-Team has learned Providence firefighters are retiring in droves, and their pensions are only part of the cost city taxpayers must cover...

As of July 1, at least 33 firefighters, including the chief of the department, had put in their retirement papers.  That’s more than double the number that retired in 2014, when just 13 firefighters hung up their hats...

Sources within the fire department tell NBC 10 that the battle over shifts with City Hall has morale at an all-time low, and many veteran firefighters would rather retire than work a 56-hour shift.

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