Pay raise for firefighters signed into law
By The Star Staff
Senate President José Luis Dalmau Santiago confirmed on Tuesday the enactment of Senate Bill 1065, which guarantees a base salary for Puerto Rico firefighters of $2,500 per month with an additional $375 increase.
“We are pleased that the Governor has signed this important bill for our Firefighters,” Dalmau Santiago said in a written statement. “We recognize their effort and ensure that they are fairly compensated for their daily work.”
“This salary increase is a step forward for employees of the Puerto Rico Firefighters Bureau who face long working hours and are exposed to extreme conditions,” the Senate president added.
The law, which was authored by Sen. Ramón Ruiz Nieves, aims not only to adjust the base salary, but also to promote the retention of firefighters as first-response professionals and recognize the importance of their work in Puerto Rican society.