Prince Edward County firefighters’ wages will be brought up to provincial standards in a new four-year contract.
County council approved the collective agreement with the professional firefighters association, which represents the five fulltime firefighters based in Picton.
The deal, retroactive to the end of last year, will raise a first class firefighter’s salary from 60,800 dollars in January, 2009 to just over 73-thousand in October 2012. All five firefighters are rated first-class.
The agreement also includes other working condition improvements.