What is a firefighter's work schedule like?

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
  • Monday 

Then the firefighter will be off until the following Sunday, etc.

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1. Can I burn yard waste within the city limits?
2. Can I have a fire pit in my yard?
3. My cat is up a tree. Can you come get it down?
4. Where do I place smoke detectors in my home?
5. What are my responsibilities if I live on a fire access road?
6. What do firefighters do when they are not responding to emergency calls?
7. What is the city's ISO rating for fire protection?
8. What is a firefighter's work schedule like?
9. When I’m driving down the road and hear/see an emergency vehicle with its lights and sirens on, what is the best thing to do?
10. Where can I go to have my fire extinguisher serviced?
11. Who do I contact to donate a house for fire training?
12. Why do I see fire engines parked at the grocery store?
13. Why do I see firefighters running at the track/exercising in some other way while on-duty?
14. Why does a fire engine respond with an ambulance to a medical call?