Citing stats that show local pay lags, chiefs press council for larger pay hikes


Members of the Greenfield Fire Department work a fire on Fourth Street at the end of July. The police and fire departments are asking for a $3,000 raise because they say they are underpaid compared to other departments. (Tom Russo / Daily Reporter)

GREENFIELD — Greenfield’s fire and police chiefs are seeking raises for their employees that would be twice what other employees might get in 2015.

It could be money well spent, Fire Chief James Roberts says, because the Greenfield Fire Territory is among the lowest-paying departments in the Indianapolis area and Greenfield is losing employees to other agencies.

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