Huntsville Firefighters want pay to be equal of their police counterparts

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)– Firefighters in the Rocket City are asking for a pay raise.

During the Huntsville City Council meeting tonight, the pay increase request is expected to be discussed.

About 350 men and women on the front lines of fire safety in the Rocket City — firefighters, fire truck drivers, fire captains and district fire chiefs – make less money than their Huntsville police counterparts.

Our news partners at AL.com report during a city council work session last week, Huntsville Firefighters Association President Steve Jones brought up the issue of pay inequality between police officers and firefighters.

WHNT News 19 will have a crew at city hall tonight and bring you more on this developing story during our 10:00 PM newscast.

Read the full AL.com report here.

 

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