Leadership

Pay of New York Firemen

Issue 1 and Volume 1.

Pay of New York Firemen The New York Fire Department is controlled by three Commissioners, who are appointed by the Mayor, by and with the consent of the Board of Aldermen. They hold office for six years, retiring at intervals of two years. The salary of the President of the Board is $5,500 per annum, and that of the other Commissioners $3,500 each. The Chief of the Department is paid $4,700 a year, and his assistant £3,000. There are ten Chiefs of Battalions, who receive £2,500 each; Foremen of companies, £1,500 each; Assistant Foremen, £1,300 ; Engineers, £1,300; Assistant Engineers, £1,250; Firemen, £1,200; Privates, £800; Hosemen, £300. Privates and Hosemen are permitted to engage in other employments, hut must be on duty with their companies whenever they aro called out to a fire. The total number of men in the Department is about seven hundred and fifty, constituting forty-two companies.…

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