City of Kingston
and Kingston Professional Firefighters Local 461 Reach Agreement
NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that the City of Kingston has
reached a new 5-year bargaining agreement with the Kingston Professional Fire
Fighters Association, Local 461 contingent on Common Council Approval.
agreement includes a 2.5% retroactive raise for firefighters and dispatchers
for 2020 and 2021, and a 2.75% raise in 2022 and 2023, with a 2.5% raise in
2024. Longevity pay will be increased by $50 for each tier.
President Bryan Cafaldo said, “The membership would like to thank this
administration for supporting us throughout the pandemic. We believe this is a
fair deal for all parties involved and we’re honored to serve the residents of
this great City.”
Noble said, “I feel that this is a fair deal for both the men and women of the
Kingston Fire Department and for the Kingston taxpayers. I want to thank the
KPPFA for the service they provide to our community and for being willing to
work with us during the negotiation process.”
Council President Shaut has allowed the agreement to be brought before the
Special Finance Meeting on October 4, and will be voted on by the full council
on October 5, 2021. If approved by the Council, the agreement will allow retro
payments to be issued for the years of 2020 and 2021.