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What is a fire shift?

What is a fire shift?

Originally developed by the large departments in California, the California swing shift is a slightly different take on the 24-hour schedule. This means firefighters will be on duty for 24 hours at a time, every other day, for 5 days. Firefighters are on duty for 48 hours then off for 4 days.

How long is a typical firefighter shift?

Under the 10-14 system, a typical 28-day period for a firefighter includes seven 10-hour daytime shifts and seven 14-hour night shifts. The 24-hour system breaks up the same amount of work into bigger chunks.

What days are B shift?

Shift B works Sunday night – Tuesday night, and alternates Saturday night with shift D.

How many 24-hour shifts do firefighters work?

three shifts
The majority of fire departments in the US work a rotating schedule of 24-hour shifts. This usually means three shifts (A, B, C) that switch off workdays and off days. They rotate in a few different ways, but most firefighters end up working an average of 10 of these 24-hour shifts per month.

What does a 48 96 schedule look like?

A 48/96 work schedule is simply this: each platoon works two consecutive twenty-four (24) hour shifts, for a total of forty-eight (48) hours (tour). Immediately following one (1) tour that platoon would have ninety-six (96) hours off before repeating another pattern of two (2) days on, four (4) days off.

Why do firefighters have to work 24 hour shifts?

24-hour shifts allow the firefighters to pursue their other interests and allows them to spend more time with their families, but also comes with some downsides Fire stations are a central part of public service. Hence they must provide uninterrupted, top-class service 24 hours a day.

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Is it better to have a 24 hour shift?

City Managers and fire chiefs will still debate which is the best option because of the effect on their staffing, response times and their budgets. On the plus side, a 24-hour shift means that the same crew members can handle checks, duties, operations and paperwork through the day.