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    Default 48/48 Schedule

    I am seeking information on the 48/48 schedule. Currently, we are working the 24/24 schedule.

    Thanks for any info..

    Tony

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    Get a hold of some one at concord navy depot thay work a 2-3, 2-3, 2-2 its a AWSOME set up you will probably like it. If that's a dead end look at Tracy army depot thay work the same thing. You cant work a 2-2 because of the 72 hour work week we work in the fed system. hope that helps

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    Default I work it.

    I work a 48-72, 48-72, 48-48.


    Towards the end of your second day you'll get a little antsy, but other than that it's far better than the 24/24 schedge.

    We also don't have shifts because of this. We have 6 or 7 pods with 6 people or so on each one.

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    SmokeEater316,

    This sounds like a fantastic schedule. I just have one question for you. How do you deal with the following day if you are up most of the night? For example, if you are on the engine or rescue company and run four calls spaced periodically throughout the night, does your station cap or AC switch crew assignments to allow for recuperation? We still work the good ole 24/24 and it can certainly wear on you. Thanks for your time and I look forward to hearing from you.

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    Medic3433,

    I worked the 2/3 2/3 2/2 schedule at Camp Parks IN Dublin, CA. We manned a type 1 engine and a water tender. During the summer months the tender went out all the time for vegetation fires. Yes, if one unit was busy the first 24, he would rotate crews to balance things out. It is a great schedule, especially for people who travel a good distance. The other advantage is you have a set kelly day so if you want to go to school, you just go on that day. I think you are going to see a lot of DOD departments going to it down the road.

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    arff42,

    Thanks a lot for the information! Once again, that sounds like an amazing schedule. We tried to get the 48/48 schedule implemented at our base, but we were shot down. I certainly hope that in the future our management will reconsider. Again, thanks and have a great evening.

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    Default Well

    Crews will change for the most part every day, mainly because a new pod should be coming on and one will be coming off every day.

    The pod that worked the day prior SHOULD try to switch over to the crash side for the next day, however because of manning/certs etc...this doesn't always happen.

    The schedule IS very nice, the 72 off is worth it, however I would NOT want to work a 48 on 48 off straight. If I had to pick in order it'd be:
    24/48
    48/72 x2 then a 48/48
    24/24 with a kdy
    48/48

    IMHO the 48 off is not worth the 48 on alone. Try and switch to pods instead of shifts and see if you guys can work it.

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    SmokeEater316,

    Thanks a lot for the information, very helpful!

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    NIH Bethesda MD has 48/72 shift

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