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Mayor Henry Announces Public Safety Personnel To Receive Additional Compensation For Hours Worked During Polar Vortex

Mayor Tom Henry today announced Fort Wayne Police Department officers and Fort Wayne Fire Department firefighters who worked while City of Fort Wayne offices were closed during the recent Polar Vortex will receive time and a half compensation for their efforts.

The public safety divisions were able to find the necessary resources in their approved 2019 budgets to fund the additional compensation.

“Public safety is a top priority in the City of Fort Wayne. I appreciate and respect the work that our police officers and firefighters perform each day to serve and protect all of us,” said Mayor Henry. “During the recent Polar Vortex, the brave men and women of the FWPD and FWFD stepped up and didn’t back down from the life-threatening conditions that our City experienced. We’re fortunate to live in a community that values and understands the importance of public safety.”

The public safety personnel will receive the extra compensation as part of their next paycheck on Friday, Feb. 22.