The City of Red Deer

Red Deer, Alta. (198 fire fighters, marshals) and the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF), Local 1190

Click here to view the original collective agreement.
Renewal agreement: Effective Jan. 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019. Ratified on July 24, 2017. Signed on Sept. 15, 2017.
Shift premium: $0.50 per hour for work between 6 p.m. and 8 a.m.
Paid holidays: 12 days, plus one-half day on Christmas Eve. 
Vacations with pay: 12 shifts after 1 year, 16 shifts after 8 years, 20 shifts after 15 years, 24 shifts after 24 years. For employees in mechanical branch: 3 weeks after 1 year, 4 weeks after 8 years, 5 weeks after 15 years, 6 weeks after 24 years. For employees in fire-prevention bureau: 120 hours after 1 years, 160 hours after 8 years, 200 hours after 15 years, 240 hours after 24 years. 
Overtime: Double time for all extra hours worked, minimum 2 hours’ pay. 
Medical benefits: Employer pays 50% of premiums, employee pays 50% of premiums for Alberta Health Care Insurance. Employer pays 100% of premiums for Blue Cross Supplementary Medical or equivalent or better plan. 
Dental: Employer pays 100% of premiums. 
Sick leave: 3/4 of day per month, maximum 100 days.
Life insurance: Employer pays 100% of premiums for first $25,000 of coverage of twice annual salary.
Pension: Local Authorities Pension Plan.
Bereavement leave: 4 shifts for fire operations or 911-emergency-communications personnel or 5 shifts for prevention or mechanical-branch personnel for death in immediate family (father, mother, father-in-law, mother-in-law, brother, sister, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, legally recognized spouse, legally recognized children, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, grandchildren, grandparents).
Probationary period: 12 months. 
Discipline: Sunset clause is 24 months.
Uniforms/clothing: Newly hired employees will receive 4 duty shirts, toque, 4 duty trousers, fur hat, 1 pair of duty coveralls, 1 pair of workout shorts, 1 pair of duty boots, 1 pair of dress shoes, 1 pair dress gloves, 4 T-shirts, 1 ball cap, 1 belt.
Tool allowance: $30 per month for emergency-apparatus technicians.
Sample rates of annual pay (current, after 3.4% increase):
Platoon chief: $133,764.84 rising 4 steps to $138,364.54
Assistant platoon chief: $128,810.59 rising 4 steps to $133,239.93
Captain - trainer: $124,847.18 rising 4 steps to $129, 140.24
Captain: $120,883.78 rising 4 steps to $125,040.55
Lieutenant - trainer: $114,938.68 rising 4 steps to $118,891.01
Lieutenant: $110,975.27 rising 4 steps to $114,791.32
Qualified for officer - trainer: $107,011.87 rising 4 steps to $110,691.63
Qualified for officer: $104,039.32 rising 4 steps to $107,616.86
Firefighter/inspector - trainer: $105,030.17 rising 4 steps to $108,641. 79
Firefighter/inspector: $102,057.62 rising 4 steps to $105,567.02
Firefighter (first-class): $99,085.07 rising 4 steps to $102,492.25
Firefighter (second-class): $94,130.81 rising 4 steps to $97,367.64
Firefighter (third-class): $89,176.56 rising 4 steps to $92,243.03
Firefighter (probationary): $84,222.31 rising 4 steps to $87,118.41
Chief training officer: $133,764.84 rising 4 steps to $138,364.54
Fire training officer - captain: $120,883.78 rising 4 steps to $125,040.55
Fire training officer - lieutenant: $110,975.27 rising 4 steps to $114,791.32
Fire training officer - qualified officer: $104,039.32 rising 4 steps to $107,616.86
Fire marshal: $133,764.84 rising 4 steps to $138,364.54
Assistant fire marshal (third yr): $128,810.59 rising 4 steps to $133,239.93
Assistant fire marshal (second yr): $126,828.89 rising 4 steps to $131,190.08
Assistant fire marshal (first yr): $124,847.18 rising 4 steps to $129, 140.24
Fire safety codes officer level 4: $118,902.08 rising 4 steps to $122,990.70
Fire safety codes officer level 3: $110,975.27 rising 4 steps to $114,791.32
Fire safety codes officer level 2: $108,002.72 rising 4 steps to $111,716.55
Fire safety codes officer level 1 (third yr): $104,039.32 rising 4 steps to $107,616.86
Fire safety codes officer level 1 (second yr): $102,057.62 rising 4 steps to $105,567.02
Fire safety codes officer level 1 (first yr): $99,085.07 rising 4 steps to $102,492.25
Communications lieutenant: $110,975.27 rising 4 steps to $114,791.32
Emergency dispatcher - qualified communications officer: $104,039.32 rising 4 steps to $107,616.86
Emergency dispatcher (level 4): $97, 103.37 rising 4 steps to $100.442.41
Emergency dispatcher (level 3): $90,167.41 rising 4 steps to $93,267.95
Emergency dispatcher (level 2): $82,240.61 rising 4 steps to $85,068.57
Emergency dispatcher (probationary): $77,286.35 rising 4 steps to $79,943.96
Emergency apparatus tech (lead hand): $99,085.07 rising 4 steps to $102,492.25
Emergency apparatus technician: $94,130.81 rising 4 steps to $97,367.64
Editor’s notes: Service pay: $20 per month after 10 years’ service; $25 per month after 20 years’ service; $30 per month after 30 years' service. Standby pay: $175 per week for workers in fire-prevention bureau when required to be on standby. Medical registration recognition: EMT paramedics will receive 3 lieu days per year for maintaining licensing registration with Alberta College of Paramedics. EMT ambulance employees will receive 2 lieu days per year.

Latest stories