Category Archives: Fire Dept.

Fire Department Request for More Money

The Portsmouth Fire Department has had the highest increases of any department – well over DOUBLE inflation over the past 15 years (1995/96-2009/10). From 1995/96-2009/10, the  Fire Dept budget (mostly salary/personnel costs) went UP 112%. Inflation for these same years … Continue reading

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Fire Budget Growth

Source: Portsmouth City Budgets 95/96 – 10/11http://cityofportsmouth.com/finance/budgets.htm [Accessed March 6, 2011], Portsmouth Public Library, U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics CPI-U for Boston, Brockton and Nashua [Accessed March 6, 2011] Below is how often and during what years councilors … Continue reading

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FIRE DEPARTMENT CONTRACTS

LeClaire-Fire-Chief-exp-6-2014 (Contract also includes the Portsmouth-Professional-Management-Association-exp-6-2014)

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Portsmouth fire chief proposes merger with Newington

According to Fire Chief LeClair with expanded consolidation, Portsmouth wouldn’t spend $4 million for a new Station 3

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Firefighter Pay 2009

FIRE Average pay for a Firefighter in 2009 was $70,721 plus benefits. Add in the approximate $20,000 plus in benefits, and we find that the average Firefighter costs the city over $90,000 per firefighter. In contrast, Portsmouth Per Capita income … Continue reading

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Sustainability is in Vogue

Monday, 31 May 2010 On June 7 the City Council votes on the budget. Taxpayers must speak up to counter the organized pressure for higher spending. Tell the Council “CUT OUR TAXES” Click here for Council Contact information. Sustainability is … Continue reading

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Teacher, Police, Firefighter Pay Details 2010

School teachers average pay $82,800, including benefits. Police officers average pay $76,146, plus benefits, and firefighters $70,721 plus benefits, both total over $90,000. School Average Teacher Salary and Benefits paid out by the city cost taxpayers $82,800 per teacher. In … Continue reading

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