by Mindy Aguon
Guam - They may have graduated to Firefighter Is, but the 26 recent graduates who completed the 16th Fire Cycle are still being paid as recruits. Guam Fire Department spokesperson Lieutenant Ed Artero says all of the documents were submitted to the Bureau of Budget Management & Research. He couldn't say why there were some administrative delays but provided assurances that the firefighters would get paid.
As fire recruits, the individuals were only being paid 40 hours a pay period but as Firefighter Is, they should be compensated for the full 120 hours including the overtime.
BBMR director John Rios did not return calls for comment.