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What is the firefighter's work schedule like?

Category: Fire Department
Up to 15 firefighters provide emergency services protection 24 hours a day, 365 days a year in what is called "constant staffing."  To provide this coverage, each firefighter works 5 alternating 24-hour shifts and then has six days off.  For example, a firefighter may have a work cycle that includes Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Monday and then be off until the following Sunday, etc.
Updated 2/7/2017 10:14 AM
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