Firefighters' Contract Approved
The contract is for three years.
Selectmen unanimously approved a three-year contract with North Andover firefighters Monday night.
Similar to the police officers contract approved recently, the firefighters contract gives firefighters a 2.5 percent pay raise for this year (which ends next summer) and a 1.75 percent raise for each of the next two years.
"I've always that said if my son falls out of a tree, or my mother has a heart attack, or there's a fire, I want a North Andover firefighter there," Selectman Tracy Watson said. "They're worth their weight in gold."
Coincidentally, Watson need firefighters that day. There was a fire at a Woodridge apartment, of which Watson is a manager. The fire was contained and extinguished and no injuries were reported.