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Los Angeles firefighter was $360G paid in overtime in the last financial year: audit

in the vicinityVideoLos Angeles firefighter was paid $360,000 in overtime in the last fiscal year

About 90 percent of Los Angeles firefighters will receive overtime in the year 2018. An audit has now revealed that one of them was paid more than $360.000 people.

Los Angeles fire Department received more than $360,010 in overtime in the last fiscal year, a city audit took place on Wednesday, according to a report.

The audit reported that 18 more Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) employees receive more than to pay $200,000 in overtime and 90 percent of the police and the fire brigade, the employees received a certain amount of overtime, the Los Angeles Times reported.

A LAFD spokesman, said that overtime is necessary for the Department’s “constant staffing model.” He has all the details on the firefighters.

Fire-fighting crews walk along a black ridge, as you Oct the battle of the Getty fire Monday. 28, 2019 in Los Angeles. (Associated Press)

The audit found that the city and fire Department employees earned an average of $27,737 the last financial year, and the city in General, the employees made an average of $7,528.

Auditors also noted that a traffic officer will receive $174,348 in overtime and a building and Safety Department, the employees of $152,163.

The audit “is completed, the departments, the properly authorized and justified, the majority of generally sworn and civilian overtime”, but added, “there is clearly a need for better supervision and regulation.”

The audit recommends that, to reduce overtime, by “excursions into other working-time models,” reduction of overtime per shift, and the monitoring of employees, which is a lot of overtime to earn.

It was reported to the mayor, the city Council and the city attorney for review, The Times.

Firefighters fought massive forest fires, triggered by the state in the last month, including the Kincade fire that burned 77,758 acres in Sonoma County at the end of last month and injured four firefighters.

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Cal fire announced Wednesday, the fire was contained to 100 percent.

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