Lawmakers tout Federal Firefighter Pay Equity Act

Reps. Jackie Walorski (R-IN) and Gerald E. Connolly (D-VA) recently praised the benefits of the Federal Firefighter Pay Equity Act, which they said is designed to ensure federal firefighters equal access to retirement benefits.

The measure would balance federal firefighter retirement benefit accessibility with that of their state and local counterparts.

“Thousands of federal firefighters across America – including many at Grissom Air Reserve Base in Indiana – risk their lives every day to keep people safe and protect our national security,” Walorski said. “We have a responsibility to make sure they are treated fairly in retirement. The Act will ensures these brave and hardworking first responders get the full compensation and benefits they deserve.”

The legislation stems from the fact unlike their counterparts in state and local government, federal firefighters are not credited with the additional income from mandatory overtime for the purposes of calculating retirement benefits.

“These courageous men and women work grueling hours in the most difficult of circumstances,” Connolly said. “It is our absolute responsibility to provide them with a retirement worthy of the sacrifices they have made in service to the United States. Our bipartisan legislation fulfills that responsibility, and ensures that our retired federal firefighters are compensated fairly and fully.”

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by Douglas Clark

MFD welcomes 8 new firefighters

We would like to welcome 8 new members to our Miramar Fire Family John Gomez, David Hernandez, Bryan Negrete, Brandon Nickle, Ryan Quesnel, Nicholas Rees, Perry Rhodes, Chris Yakimowich. These men were part of Academy 11 where they learned the principle foundations that Miramar Fire Department instills into its Firefighters & Paramedics P.R.I.D.E (Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Dependable, Enthusiasm).

Academy 11 Video

28th Annual Fire & Safety Expo and Firefighters Demolition Derby

When: June 1, 2019
Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds in the Del Mar Arena
Cost: Free with admission to the San Diego County Fair

The Burn Institute’s 29th Annual Fire & Safety Expo and Firefighter Demolition Derby  is scheduled for June 1, 2019 during the San Diego County Fair. This exciting event includes “live” firefighting demonstrations, a fire and burn prevention pavilion, safety demos, a firefighter obstacle course for the kids, live music and much more all kicking off at 10am. The FIREFIGHTER DEMOLITION DERBY always enjoys a packed house–by far the Burn Institute’s most popular event among the fire service! Last year’s event did not disappoint. The spectators at the standing room only event cheered the drivers on with deafening energy! It gives local firefighters the opportunity to smash for cash. Returning again this year – Double the Derby Action! Admission is free with your Fair ticket. More info coming soon!