Volunteer firefighters in Petersburg received stipend hikes this week amounting to $240 each a year, a decision made unanimously by the assembly in a meeting this week.
“Without these leaders in this department, we wouldn’t have a functioning unit,” said Eric Castro, an assembly member. “They should be better compensated for everything that they put forward.”
The raise will apply to all volunteers besides the fire chief. There are 13 volunteers who will receive $20 more a
month. This will cost $3,120 a year in additional funds to pay the firefighters, totaling about $25,208.