Other states look to recruit Alabama's workforce, including first responders

  • Source: WBMA-LD ABC 33/40 Birmingham
  • Published: 10/04/2022 12:00 AM

Other states are trying to pull from Alabama's workforce including first responders, according to statewide law enforcement associations. Some of the campaigns are running online. First responders said other public safety departments and agencies are offering incentives like bigger pay to entice other states' workforces. This isn't just happening in Alabama. David Harer is the President of the Professional Fire Fighters of Alabama. Harer said this is also happening in Tennessee. He said he's heard of first responders leaving for other agencies outside of Alabama and transferring within state. He said "and we've had people here, in Huntsville and Birmingham, that have transferred to different departments just to make more because, like I said at the end of day, it may be the job that you love but you still have to provide for your family."


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