Wednesday, September 01, 2010
OK.. I think someone other than me ought to do the division for this. From San Diego a group has done some benchmarking of the costs per city firefighter among large American cities. Not being a 'large' American city, we were not included in their benchmarking. But let's say we were included, where would we fall on their list? For 2010 the city of Pittsburgh budget shows total expendures for the Bureau of Fire of $52 million and 653 firefighters on the rolls. Take the number you get and place it on the ranking they have there. Anyone?