Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Cost per firefighter

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?


Anonymous MH said...

We do pretty well on cost per firefighter, thought at $80k per head you got to wonder if that number isn't partially explained by shorting the pension fund or something. Also, we look to have many more firefighers per capita than you'd expect.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010 10:15:00 AM  
Anonymous DBR96A said...

Looks like our firefighters are relatively cheap.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010 2:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember, the Pgh Budget does not break down Fringes by department so that number under counts true costs.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010 4:49:00 PM  

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