Thread: Just curious
01-23-2009, 11:57 PM #1
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02-02-2009, 06:01 PM #2
Are you serious???Stay Safe and Well Out There....
Always remembering 9-11-2001 and 343+ Brothers
02-02-2009, 06:31 PM #3
To be honest, it sort of smells like a troll. Lots of people with a beef about firefighting as a career come here with an seemingly innocuous post about the hours we work or the perks of the job. We've been down that road before and several guys are pretty quick to throw the flag on it.
Even if you aren't trolling, you'll also learn that a lot of the posters appreciate you taking time to do a little research before posting. In this case, for instance, you're asking a question that is mathematically impossible. If you work 24 hours on and 72 hours off, the only way to work three shifts in a week is to have an eight-day week. Granted, things are sometimes done differently in the fire service, but even we use the Gregorian calendar.
Finally, to give you some guidance on your post -- whatever its intentions may be... Typically, firefighters do not enjoy overtime for working more than 40 hours in a work week. In some cities, firefighters have to exceed 212 hours in a 28-day period before receiving overtime. In many other cities, it's some sort of division of that formula -- i.e. exceeding 53 hours in a week.
02-02-2009, 08:02 PM #4
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In the 24/72 schedule, you work 2 - 24 hour shifts each week for 3 weeks, 1 - 24 hour shift in the 4th week and then the schedule repeats. So that's 48, 48, 48 & 24 for an average of 42 hours per week.
As already mentioned, firefighters working this shift are generally not subject to normal overtime rules for hours worked in excess of 40 in a week.
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