Howard County Executive Ken Ulman announced today that he is proposing significant enhancements to the County’s benefit package for volunteer firefighter/EMS personnel known as the “Length of Service Award Program,” or LoSAP, according to the County’s Press Office.
A key aspect of the proposed change is an adjustment in the monthly benefit, which will now be 1 percent of current starting salary of a firefighter trainee. For eligible volunteer personnel with 25 years of documented service who reach the age of 50, that means $460 per month, for life. Currently, there are nearly 90 volunteers who have contributed more than 25 years of service.
For more information, see the full press release from Howard County.