Firefighters crowded the Bossier City Council chambers with hopes of getting their long awaited pay raise. They were supposed to get an increase of four hundred dollars a month. City employees would have received two hundred a month. The council was scheduled to approve the ordinance to make the raise possible. In the end they voted against it. Bossier Chief Sammy Halphen who was one of the people representing firefighters before the council says he is not giving up on getting the raise. He says next time he will take a different approach.