Ocean City, Maryland, and its firefighter-paramedic union reached a new pact this week that sees no current step increase in salary but returns to a 24-72 shift schedule.
The Maryland Coast Dispatch reports the deal results in significant savings for the city as it faces uncertainties during the coronavirus pandemic.
The city had previously used the 24-hour model. IAFF members have been working in the hybrid shift rotation, according to the report.
The deal, a two-year extension of the current contract through June 2024, effectively means it’s a five-year deal. Step increases will be made up on the back end of the contract.