"Our county offers LOSAP to members that stick it out. They have to have 25 years of service and start drawing at age 55. Gas reimbursement comes through state income tax for travels for fire dept. use like to and from the station, attending…"
I think a great issue for us too is that the men could be making money at a job and everyone has bills. Most of our firefighters have families and kids. Even a small check I think goes a long way in family supporting the firefighter.
Thank you for the great idea of LOSAP and writing a grant for mileage reimbursement. I like the idea of the Christmas party being a time to thank the men with a check for moneies used on gas. Our department has I think $600…"
"I just attended a meeting of our county fire and rescue assoc. Wed and there is a plan to separate our Recruitment and Retention committee into two separate committees. One would handle recruitment and the other to handle retention in our county…"
"Excellent! You're on the right track. Add to your LOSAP idea a pension based on years of service: so many hundred dollars a month after retirement after x number of years of service. Also might add mileage reimbursement, tuition reimbursement…"