SUFFOLK, Va. — The numbers aren’t adding up in Suffolk, and it has to do with the city’s first responders.
In a series of meetings this week, Suffolk Fire Chief Cedric Scott is explaining to all 283 of his firefighters and EMT’s why their paychecks weren’t always calculated correctly. 10 On Your Side stopped by one of those meetings to get some answers. “I believe anytime you talk about pay, pay is very serious for everyone,” Scott said.
The Suffolk Fire Department says certain types of pay, like overtime and holiday, were miscalculated over a period of time, meaning Suffolk’s first responders were getting short-changed. But one crucial question remains. “We have no way of knowing when this problem occurred,” Scott said.