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Ottawa fire department’s overtime on the decline

June 23, 2014, Ottawa - The fire department's suppression division has significantly reduced its overtime over the past six years, even with a staff increase. The division saw a 20 per cent increase in OT in 2013 compared to the previous year, but the long-term analysis of overtime in the suppression division — the firefighters who respond to emergency calls — shows a steep reduction. The Ottawa Sun reports.

June 23, 2014
By The Ottawa Sun

June 23, 2014, Ottawa – The fire department's suppression division has
significantly reduced
its overtime over the past six years, even with a staff increase. The
division saw a 20 per cent increase in OT in 2013 compared to the
previous year, but the long-term analysis of overtime in the suppression
division — the firefighters who respond to emergency calls — shows a
steep reduction. The Ottawa Sun reports. | READ MORE