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Fowler OKs pay increases for safety crews

FOWLER — Township trustees on Monday approved extending through June 30 the hourly pay increases for all safety forces and pay per call because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Seeking to help their safety forces and other employees who are doing extra duties when needed, trustees in April approved pay increases for April and May for those in the police and fire departments, which have now been extended through June.

Trustees approved raising pay per call wages by $5 per hour for volunteer firefighters who were getting $10 per hour for day shift calls, and $20 per hour for night shift calls. Trustees also approved raising part-time emergency medical technician and medic duty crew wages by $2.50 per hour.

In January, trustees approved increasing emergency medical technicians from $9.50 to $9.75 per hour; and paramedics $10.75 to $11.25 per hour.

Police officer pay was adjusted from $12 to $12.25 per hour in January. Now they are receiving $2.50 more an hour.

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