The following was submitted by the office of Mayor Gail Infurna.

Mayor Infurna and the Melrose Fire Union, Local 1617 are pleased to announce they have come to terms on a new three year collective bargaining agreement. The agreement was executed on Feb. 27th and covers the period July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2020.  Throughout the process, our mutual goal was to negotiate an agreement that continues the City’s investment in a professional fire department while maintaining fairness and equity for the citizens of Melrose.

The work of the Melrose Fire Department has evolved over the last several years, and we remain committed to working collaboratively to enhance our Department and to ensure that it continues to provide the best fire response and emergency medical services to the citizens of Melrose whom it serves.