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Fort Wayne Fire Department Pay and Benefits effective 1/2020

(Subject to change in accordance to IAFF Local 124 Contract)

RECRUIT Benefits— Academy (Subject to change in accordance to IAFF Local 124 Contract)

A Recruit is defined as an individual accepted in the approximate 22-week FWFD Academy.       

              Salary:  $48,809.38

              Employee ONLY Benefits:  Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Life Insurance 

              Vacation:  None

              Hours during Academy:  Monday - Friday; 7 a.m.—4 p.m.

PROBATIONARY FIREFIGHTER Benefits— First Year
(Subject to change in accordance to IAFF Local 124 Contract)

Probationary Firefighter is defined as a first year sworn firefighter post academy.

Salary:  $48, 809.38

Employee Benefits:  Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Life Insurance  (available for immediate family)

Pension:  Eligible for retirement after 20 years

Vacation:  Vacation days are prorated post successful Academy completion and in accordance with IAFF Local 124 contract

Sworn Probationary Firefighter:  24 hours on shift followed by 48 hours off duty                                                   

FIREFIGHTER 
A Firefighter is defined as an individual who successfully completes the academy and the first year 
probation period. (Subject to change in accordance to IAFF Local 124 Contract)

Tiered Salary:   
First year probationary. $48, 809.38
Second year Apprentice  $51,680.52
Third year Apprentice. $54,551.66
Journeyman Firefighter. $57,422.80
 

Employee Benefits:  Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Life Insurance 

Pension:  Eligible for retirement after 20 years

Vacation:  Six vacation days available after first full year of service based on seniority and in accordance with IAFF Local 124 contract
                                                               
Firefighter Hours:  24 hours on shift followed by 48 hours off duty
                                                            

Those assigned to 24/48 schedule are eligible for 6 working days of parental leave, if applicable.