Last night the Copperas Cove City Council certified the petition filed on August 1, 2011 and set November 8, 2011 as the election date for the citizens of Copperas Cove to adopt the Fire Fighters Civil Service Law.
“On behalf of the Copperas Cove Professional Fire Fighters Association members I’d like to thank the council for fulfilling their civic duty and placing the decision to adopt the law in the hands of our great citizens,” said Braden Frame Secretary-Treasurer for the Association. “This law represents a commitment from our citizens ensuring that fairness, due process, open and consistent service of government will remain for years to come in the Copperas Cove Fire Department.”
The Association is currently in the process of scheduling two public forums to provide the citizens with a chance to learn more about the Fire Fighters Civil Service law and its positive impact on the fire fighters. If any citizen or group would like to learn more about the law they are encouraged to call the Copperas Cove Professional Fire Fighters directly at (254) 307 – 8389.
We welcome an honest and open discussion about the law.
“The law is an exciting step forward for the Copperas Cove Fire Department,” continued Frame “and the support for the adoption of the law both inside the department and within our community is incredible, and appreciated. We look forward to a successful November 8th election and a reliable, efficient, and most importantly fair Fire Department for the citizens of Copperas Cove.”
Civil Service is a proven system for both fairness and economic growth that has worked for over 90 fire departments all across Texas including Killeen, Temple, Austin, Marshall, Georgetown, Round Rock, El Paso, Belton, Sweetwater, Palestine, Fort Worth, Arlington, Houston, and San Marcos. There has never been any city that has enacted Civil Service that raised taxes as a result of implementing Civil Service.