Escambia Considers $200 Stipend To Volunteer Firefighters For Hurricane Sally Service

October 13, 2020

The Escambia County Commission is set to approve an extra stipend payment for volunteer firefighters that worked during Hurricane Sally.

If approved, volunteer firefighters that worked during the declared state of emergency will receive an extra $200 each. Four employees that did not meet the required 72 hours in support of Hurricane Sally but did work 70 hours will also receive the $200 stipend.

The estimated total cost of the stipends is less than $6,000 for Hurricane Sally.

The BOCC will vote on stipend resolution to approve the payments at their next regular meeting on October 15.


5 Responses to “Escambia Considers $200 Stipend To Volunteer Firefighters For Hurricane Sally Service”

  1. Molino Miss on October 14th, 2020 3:02 am

    That’s chump change, they deserve more than that. Use some of that mobilty money.

  2. just sayin on October 13th, 2020 2:31 pm

    I’m sure they will be glad to get it but $200 is chump changed compared to all the overtime the permanent Esc County employees will receive for working immediately after the storm.

  3. Rudy Brown on October 13th, 2020 10:34 am

    Good, they deserve it, and more,

  4. Leadership on October 13th, 2020 8:58 am

    Escambia County still has volunteer fire fighters? Surprised they haven’t pushed them all out of the way… I’m sure the numbers are low…. less than 1/4 of what they were before the “professionals” took over

  5. Whisperjet on October 13th, 2020 7:37 am

    ….sounds like a good idea to me..those guys put in a lot of hours…

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