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2016 Wages

Fire Cadet (Trainee)
Starting Salary: $37,560 annually ($3,130 monthly)
Ending Salary: $39,168 annually ($3,264 monthly)

Firefighter I (Upon Completion of Academy)
Starting Salary: $48,000 annually ($4,000)



‌• Vacation (15 days) & Sick Leave (15 days)

‌• Paid Holidays (7)

‌• Retirement (Trainees immediately begin participation in the CC Firefighters Retirement System Plan)

‌• Health Insurance (The City provides health and life coverage to the employee and will also pay 50% of the premium for dependent coverage)


Other Incentives

‌• Uniform pay (monthly allowance for uniform upkeep)

‌• Longevity pay (for each year of service)

‌• Certification pay (fire, medical, inspector, and others)

‌• Assignment pay (HAZMAT, rescue, ambulance)

‌• Education pay (college hours towards applicable degrees)


*As an added incentive, Firefighter Cadets may be eligible to receive college hours when they graduate from the academy.