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2019 Wages

Fire Cadet (Trainee)
Starting Salary: $41,448 annually ($3,454 monthly)
Ending Salary: $43,224 annually ($3,602 monthly)

Firefighter I (Upon Completion of Academy)
Starting Salary: $52,968 annually ($4,414 monthly)



  • ‌Vacation (15 days) & Sick Leave (15 days)
  • Paid Holidays (7)
  • Retirement (Trainees immediately begin participation in the CC Firefighters Retirement System Plan)
  • Health Insurance (The City provides health and life coverage to the employee and will also pay 50% of the premium for dependent coverage)


Other Incentives

  • Uniform pay (monthly allowance for uniform upkeep)
  • Longevity pay (for each year of service)
  • Certification pay (fire, medical, inspector, and others)
  • Assignment pay (HAZMAT, rescue, ambulance)
  • Education pay (college hours towards applicable degrees)

*As an added incentive, Firefighter Cadets may be eligible to receive pay for college hours after they graduate from the academy.