TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! LOCAL 42 RESPONDS TO TKC POST AND TALKS KANSAS CITY FIRE SAFETY TAX!!!
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CHECK OUT A LOCAL 42 RESPONSE TO A TKC POST AND INFO ABOUT KANSAS CITY FIRE SAFETY TAX IN THE UPCOMING ELECTION!!!
Here's the word:
LOCAL 42 RESPONSE
"Despite a recent report of The Greater Kansas City Fire Fighters, Local 42's lack of involvement in the EMS deployment meetings, in the wake of the FLSA lawsuit, this information is just not accurate. Labor leaders have been working with fire administration to successfully come up with a plan that allows EMS professionals to continue to enjoy a quality schedule while adhering to the 40 hour workweek. This process has presented many different ideas and opportunities to fix the fire department's EMS response times by looking at the total overall deployment of services.
Since the end of last year, labor and management have been working together to build a new Strategic Plan for KCFD that includes a standard of coverage for the future, showing improved integration of EMS and fire suppression that will serve the community more efficiently and quicker than ever. Better equipment and the relocation of fire stations will improve service to the growing areas and needs of our city. This opportunity will also help resolve the previous issues that have been experienced since the merger. As we look forward to the voters passing KC Question 1 and renewing our Fire Safety Sales Tax, we anticipate the opportunity to implement these new ideas and strategies.
Kansas city's firefighters and emergency medical professionals continue to enjoy a quality relationship with fire management that allows us to equally participate in a labor-management committee process, which shapes this department's multiple missions and overall goal of protecting lives, property and managing disasters through extensive planning, training and preparation. The court's decision allows our Labor-Management Committee to improve our quality of service to Kansas City while reaching an even higher quality of working conditions for our members. -The Greater Kansas City Firefighters, Local 42 Leadership Team"
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