'A punch in the gut': Unpacking the Baltimore FD retirement debacle

Chief Bashoor weighs in on a court ruling upholding the requirement for first responders to serve an additional five years before being eligible for retirement benefits


In this episode of the Side Alpha Podcast, Fire Chief Marc Bashoor weighs in on the debacle unfolding in Baltimore after a court of appeals ruling upholds changes to the city’s pension plan requiring first responders to serve an additional five years before being eligible for retirement benefits. Read the original news story on FireRescue1. Bashoor calls the ruling a "punch in the gut" to first responders coming off an incredibly difficult two years, and questions why local officials aren't looking out for their members instead of looking for ways to save money at their hands.

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