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Firefighters that have served the community for a decade have been burdened with the cost of inflation, increased payroll deductions and health care costs, and years without wage increases.  

This has resulted in the 10-year firefighter realizing $2700 less a year in buying power, equivalent to a reduction of 6.5% of the buying power of their starting pay.

It should never cost someone to continue a life of public service, but in Lynchburg IT DOES.  

In addition all of this, fire fighters in Lynchburg hired after June 1996 are ineligible for continued healthcare coverage by the city, leaving many responders faced with tough decisions weighing retirement options after decades of hazardous duty service to our responders.

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