Bakersfield city firefighters to get pay raise

Pay raise due to growing economy

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Local firefighters and police supervisors will soon be getting a raise, thanks to Bakersfield's growing economy.

The Bakersfield City Council approved a two-year agreement with the Bakersfield City Fire Department, which gives firefighters a 3.5 percent pay raise.

Battalion Chiefs will receive an additional 3 percent raise, as well.

Council members said the stronger economy made it possible.

The total cost for these raises will be more than $2 million.

They'll go into effect in July.

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