Uncertain fate for Florida first responders ahead of special district dissolution

  • Source: WESH-TV NBC 2 Orlando
  • Published: 04/27/2022 12:00 AM

Reedy Creek's Professional Firefighters Association president Jon Shirey said he hasn’t heard much from the district’s administration about what the future holds for Reedy Creek employees. “What’s going to happen with their jobs as a whole? What’s going to happen to benefits like retiree health care?” Shirey asked. He said hundreds of first responders will be impacted. “We basically cover about 210 first responders out of the total workforce of 370 Reedy Creek employees, so we’re 58, 59 percent of the total workforce so it’s a pretty big deal for us," Shirey said. Whether the district will be dissolving is still up in the air. Gov. Ron DeSantis signed the bill dismantling it, but constitutional rights experts question if the state has violated Disney’s first amendment rights. It’s possible Disney could sue the state. In the meantime, the firefighters' association is stepping up to make sure their team is taken care of.


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