Additional Benefits

Clothing Allowance
Firefighters receive a semi-annual clothing allowance of $357.51 within the pay periods in which September 15 and March 15 occur. In addition, the City furnishes each Firefighter their turnout gear and other items such as helmet, hood, turnout pants and coat, leather gloves, badge and nametag, boots, and PPE pouch.

New firefighters are advanced a pro-rated payment calculated from hire date to the next semi-annual installment. Anyone leaving City service within 6 months of receiving an advance must pay back 50% of the advance.

Clothing costs are reviewed and allowance rates are adjusted each July. 

Proficiency Pay
Any person who holds a position listed upon the Fire Protection Schedule (FPS) and has been certified by the State of Missouri as being qualified as an Emergency Medical Technician is eligible for $300 annually.

Employees assigned to the Water Rescue or Hazardous Materials Teams are eligible for $300 annually (upon completion of appropriate training) for each team assignment.

Tuition Reimbursement Program

Must be approved by the Human Resources Department at least seven days prior to start of the class. Must satisfactorily complete probationary period to be eligible; courses may be approved based on the availability of funds; and reimbursement is based on the grade received.
Grade Reimbursement
A 100%
B 90%
C 80%
Passing, but less than C 50%
Pass/Fail Classes  

Reimbursement applies to tuition only; does not apply toward cost of books, registration fees, or incidental fees. Maximum $2,500 per fiscal year. An employee leaving City employment will be required to pay back 100% of tuition reimbursement payments received during the last 6 months of employment.