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Fire Departments In Alachua County Dealing With Increasing Turnover Rates Due To Lower Salaries

A dual firefighter and emergency medical technician working at the High Springs Fire Department earns an average of $29,704 annually. The same position at Alachua County Fire Rescue equates to $33,357 per year. The salary for the same position at a South Florida town of Boca Raton is $47, 448 per year. “The turnover rate is high for us, compared to what we’ve been at in previous years,” said Harold Pheus, deputy chief of Alachua County Fire Rescue. “That’s one thing that has made us concerned about our wages.”

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Hurricane Irma Recovery Updates For North Central Florida

Live Blog Hurricane Irma   Original Post Schools: Alachua County: closed through Tuesday Clay County: district schools and offices will remain closed through Wednesday, September 13th College of Central Florida: closed Friday and Monday Dixie County: closed Friday and Monday Duval County: early dismissal Thursday and closed Friday Hernando County: closed Thursday and Friday …

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Officers Promote Literacy In The Community

Books and Burgers, a literacy program run by the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office Youth and Community Resource Unit is a local activity. Officers go to different elementary schools and parks to grill burgers and hot dogs, hand out books and spend time with kids and parents.

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