Kings County reaches agreement with its firefighters after 10-month deadlock

HANFORD, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – After a contract deadlock lasting approximately 10 months, the firefighters of Kings County and the Board of Supervisors in Kings County have come to an agreement.

According to Kings County, the collective bargaining agreement with the Kings County Firefighters’ Association is in place of the one that expired on June 30, 2023. The new agreement between the two sides is effective retroactively to July 1, 2023 (with compensation increases effective April 29, 2024).

Kings County and its firefighters reach a deal over pay, end their stalemate

“I’m grateful that we have reached an agreement, and can once again focus on serving our
community,” said Supervisor Doug Verboon, Chair of the Kings County Board of Supervisors.

The new agreement sets wages for all levels of firefighter ranging from a minimum of
$64,676 to a maximum of $97,319 annually (before overtime and benefits).

In a statement on social media, the Kings County Firefighters Association writes that they “thank the Board of Supervisors for approving our new contract.”

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