Fire Union asking for $634,000 increase in three-year contract

Steven Girard, contract attorney, advises the Plainfield Township Board of the total costs of demands in the negotiation of a firefighter contracts over the next three years. Negotiations are stalled on 25 issues—15 from the union and 10 from the township.

Plainfield, union negotiations ‘distressed’ by BETH ALTENA Negotiations between Plainfield Township and the fire union are stalled at 25 proposals for the contract for the township’s 11 full-time firefighters. Fifteen of the proposals are from the union, and ten are from Plainfield Township. On Tuesday, August 5, Steven Girard, township attorney in the negotiations, outlined […]

Plainfield Fire Department on life-saving streak

Plainfield Fire Chief Dave Peterson earned a prestigious title in 2009, and recently his firefighters have saved two people who were without pulse or respiration when the rescue workers arrived.

“I am very proud of them. These are the things that keep us going some days, the fact that we do save one.” Plainfield Fire Chief Dave Peterson was commenting on the actions of his firefighters. A 9-1-1 call brought firefighters Jerry Burk and Brian Stevens to a home where a resident was not breathing […]