Tariff conditions provide that first-class salaries for firefighters will increase by 2.2% in 2018 and by an additional 2% in 2019 and 2020. CANMORE – First-class firefighters in Canmore will earn $100,792 in 2018 under a new three-year agreement approved by Council on May 7. According to the city, not only did firefighters fight the fire, but they also rescued a domestic cat from the house that they successfully resuscitated with oxygen. Fire Chief Walter Gahler said he was pleased with the deal. Airdrie, Alta. (71 firefighters, fire safety officers) and the Airdrie Professional Firefighters Association, Local 4778 Editor`s Comments: Call: $2 per hour; defined as a pre-planned emergency response plan. Death on duty: The employer agrees to contribute up to $5,000 to the costs incurred in providing active firefighters whose death is due to the work they perform on behalf of the employer, a full honour killing service that has been considered indemnified by WCB (Workers Compensation Board of Alberta). Service salary: $600 after 10 years of service; $800 after 15 years of service; $1000 after 20 years of service; $1200 after 25 years of service; $1400 after 30 years of service. Upon arrival, firefighters came across a two-storey apartment building, with heavy fire and smoke conditions. The terms of the collective agreement will apply from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2020.

The contract also changed the amount of money paid when a firefighter dies in bond. Rogers said the two parties exchanged contract proposals in January 2018 and that the board-approved agreement was reached following several productive meetings with the International Association of Firefighters – Local 4705. “Due to the extreme conditions of the fire, the structure suffered significant internal and external damage,” the statement said, adding that the siding of an exterior wall cleared on the neighboring house was also severely damaged. Mayor John Borrowman thanked the administration for reaching a three-year agreement without the need for arbitration. Meal allowance: The employer makes arrangements to provide refreshments to firefighters on duty in the event of an incident or to those who have worked more than 3 hours of overtime or to recalled firefighters who must stand for more than 3 hours and occur during the normal meal period. Extension agreement: valid from 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2020. Ratified on 5 July 2019. Signed on January 1, 2018. Under the new contract, a firefighter, if he dies, now receives a flat rate of $US 10,000 instead of the two-month gross salary, as a firefighter paid on demand may not earn much over a two-month period.