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Posted at 2:30 PM ET, 03/17/2010

D.C. Council member to review EMS overtime

By Washington Post editors

The District’s Fire and Emergency Medical Services has spent $5,188,642 in overtime this fiscal year, and much of the money has been going to a handful of firefighters and paramedics, the D.C. Wire reports.

Several of the firefighters and paramedics are making more in overtime than their base salaries.

D.C. Council member Phil Mendelson (D-At Large), chairman of the Committee on Public Safety and the Judiciary, has requested records for the past three years to review overtime.

By Washington Post editors  | March 17, 2010; 2:30 PM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, DC  
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