A first responders’ advocacy group is pushing for a new benefit for retired firefighters and rescue squad workers — one currently enjoyed by retired police officers — but municipal officials across the state, including in Elizabeth City, warn it will be hard to pay for.

The Parity For First Responders legislation, House Bill 278, and its companion bill in the Senate, Senate Bill 179, would grant a separation allowance to firefighters and emergency medical services personnel who retire with 30 years of service.
– PUB DATE: 3/21/2019 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: DailyAdvance.com
Source: SEAFC National Fire News

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