City of Kamloops Ratifies 2020–2021 Collective Agreement with IAFF Local 913

Release date: 
December 22, 2021

On Tuesday, December 21, 2021, the City of Kamloops and the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Local 913 agreed to ratify the IAFF 2020–2021 collective agreement. The new contract outlines wage increases of 2.5% per year, which follows the overall wage rates of firefighters across the province. The contract also has provisions to assist in the retention of casual dispatchers to maintain the level of service required for the Kamloops Fire Rescue dispatch centre and has been updated to reflect more gender-neutral language. 

Kamloops Fire Chief Steve Robinson and IAFF Local 913 President Kris Krutop are satisfied with the deal and will continue to work together in 2022 to ensure Kamloops Fire Rescue can meet any future challenges and maintain its high quality of service regarding public safety.