Let me preface by saying that I love firefighters and I know that firefighters are heroes. That said…
There are 142 employees of our fine, financially struggling city that make more than the Mayor and most of them are firefighters. 18 of the top 25 earners in the city are firefighters!
How come when you watch Rescue Me or any Hollywood depiction of a firefighter they always live in some little house or dusty apartment where they are struggling to make ends meet? Firefighters of the world? You’d best get your ass to the Burgh where the money is good.
Also hilarious? The budget says that the mayor is supposed to be the highest paid employee of the city.
If I were Tom Murphy, I’d look into firefighting as a post-mayoral career choice.