City Of Watertown Demotes 8 Fire Department Captains

Pay more, get less. Raise taxes, lose services. Monday night, at a Watertown City Council work session, Council members decided to demote 8 Captains in the fire department. This means less apparatus will be available to respond to emergencies. Each piece of fire apparatus in the City of Watertown is currently staffed with one Captain and one or two firefighters. How much is your safety and the safety of your family worth?

Posted - 05/24/2016 1:23am

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7 News Interview

Union President Dan Daugherty was interviewed by channel 7 this morning. They talked about the struggles the department has faced in negotiations with the city. Click the link below to watch the video.

Posted - 05/20/2016 3:25pm

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Spring Party

This year we will be honoring Firefighter Dave Burns. The party will be held at the Savory Downtown on Washington Street, June 18th starting at 6:00 PM with a buffet dinner at 7:00 PM. Please sign up with your number attending at any of the three stations so we can plan accordingly. Hope to see you there!

Posted - 04/22/2016 12:31pm

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Union Officers

  • President: Dan Daugherty
  • Vice President: Mark Jones
  • Secretary: Craig Rowsam
  • Treasurer: Mike Kellogg

Benevolent Officers

  • President: Brian Clemons
  • Vice President: Pete Rose
  • Secretary: Jason Pisarski
  • Treasurer: Steve Wood