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    I know this has probably been hashed a zillion times, but what do your days look like? For example, currently we have alarm time around the clock (24/48) but have duties scheduled ( inspections, PT, preplans, training, other maintenance) Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. All other hours are alarm time. Our administration is wanting that to change. How are your days structured? Thanks.

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    0730-0800 shift briefing
    0800-0900-equipment checks
    0900-1200 inspections-preplan visits/building cleaning/misc maintenance
    12-1300-lunch
    1300-1500 training
    1500-1700 fitness workout/inspection paper work/misc.
    1700-0730 flex time

    Small combo department. 3 FF's 1 Captain per shift working 24/48 schedule. All FF's are certified inspectors and we do all Uniform Fire Code inspections in city (appx 500 inspections per year). Typically send 1 inspector out from 9 to 12 but this may vary depending on business owner schedule but we try to get 1 inspector out daily. Daily training x 2 hours, also do basic vehicle and building maintenance and cleaning. Flex time is unstructured time, basically just responding to fires. We follow this schedule (except inspections) 7 days a week including holidays.

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    0800; line up, special notices, duty day plans, in house training.

    0900; pt

    1030; truck goes shopping, engine does house duties

    1200; lunch

    1330; truck goes out to do hydrants, engine does buisness inspectons

    1700; truck cooks dinner, engine complains about lateness of dinner.

    1800; dinner

    1900; play Zilch to see who mops kitchen and buys a round of sodas

    1930; your own time

    2200 everyone starts to hit the rack

    Then you wake up and do it all over again for day two.
    It may not seem like much but when you average 15 calls or more it makes for a busy day.
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    0700 Coffee Break

    0930 Pee Break

    0945 Coffee Break

    1130 Lunch

    1330 Nap

    1500 Snack Time

    1655 Exercise Program

    1700 Dinner

    1800 Dessert

    1830 Sack Time or TV Time or Whatever Time.

    This schedule is interspersed with 117 Citizens asking for directions that we willingly give, but they'll not follow, 47 phone calls about getting a Child's Car Seat Checked, 20 medical calls, 10 Smells and Bells Calls, 3 or 4 Box Alarms, anywhere from 1 to 50 Auto Accidents, depending on the Weather and at least one "Assist the Citizen" Call. Another Day at the Zoo........
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    Quote Originally Posted by hwoods View Post
    0700 Coffee Break

    0930 Pee Break

    0945 Coffee Break

    1130 Lunch

    1330 Nap

    1500 Snack Time

    1655 Exercise Program

    1700 Dinner

    1800 Dessert

    1830 Sack Time or TV Time or Whatever Time.

    This schedule is interspersed with 117 Citizens asking for directions that we willingly give, but they'll not follow, 47 phone calls about getting a Child's Car Seat Checked, 20 medical calls, 10 Smells and Bells Calls, 3 or 4 Box Alarms, anywhere from 1 to 50 Auto Accidents, depending on the Weather and at least one "Assist the Citizen" Call. Another Day at the Zoo........
    One pee break? No poops?
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowball View Post
    1330; truck goes out to do hydrants, engine does buisness inspectons
    Truck goes out to do hydrants?!?!?!?!??!?? Has the world gone mad???!?!?!?!

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    0700-0800 Make relief

    0800 Roll call

    0800-? House duties (each day special attention to diff part of the house)

    0900- Radio Check

    1000- Training, building inspections...etc.

    1200- Noon Fire Alarm audible test. "Lunch" Not really a set time.....Afternoon is normally your time to workout, maybe afternoon training or inspection, catch up on calibrating 4-gas meters, etc...

    1800-? dinner time

    After dinner everyone helps with clean up, and wathces TV as a group.

    2100- Evening Fire Alarm audible check. "Bed time"

    0630- or so.....up and at 'em get ready for relief.

    Of course...having nearly 4,000 runs/year this routine is routinley interupted to do what we do!

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    Are weekends and holidays the same or are they mostly alarm time?

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    Sundays and Holidays are kind of laid back....make sure the house is fairly decent order...kick back and enjoy the holiday as best you can

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    0600 - Shift Change

    0600-0700 - Exchange of information between on coming and off going shifts.

    0700 - Radio Test

    0715 - 0800 - Truck/Equipment Checks - Daily Station Clean-Up

    0830ish to 1200 - Training - Hose Testing - Inspections - Hydrant Tests - Station Projects

    1200 - 1700 - Continuation of morning activities

    1700 - Dinner together - Evening time everybody for themselves.

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    0800 - rig checks
    0900 - 1200 Drill
    1200 - 1300 Lunch
    1300 - 1500 Housework, inspections, minor maintenance
    1500 - 1530 Break
    1530 - 1700 Whatever needs to be done, if we are caught up another drill or physical fitness

    Weekends and holidays we are done at 1200

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    For those of you that listed PT - what exactly do they make you do?

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    0600-0700: Arrive to work, get info from off-going shift
    0700: Shift officially begins
    0700-0800: Driver(s) check out rigs, other members have breakfast, etc
    0800-0830: House duties
    0830-1200: Training, business inspections, etc
    1200-1300: Lunch
    1300-1630: Training, business inspections, etc
    1630: After this time, the personnel can relax, take care of personal business
    1730: Dinner

    I'm surprised to see how many departments still do radio checks.
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    My full time department doesn't mandate anything, if you want to work out, work out. We have a treadmill, bike and some weight equipment.
    Now my part time department requires 1 hour of PT per 24 hour shift. They have weight training and cardio equipment available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ADSNWFLD View Post
    Now my part time department requires 1 hour of PT per 24 hour shift. They have weight training and cardio equipment available.
    Do they actually enforce it? Do they sit there and watch you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whocares View Post
    Do they actually enforce it? Do they sit there and watch you?
    You're opposed to PT, I take it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoxAlarm187 View Post
    I'm surprised to see how many departments still do radio checks.
    Me too........ We quit worrying about it back in the 70s....... Air time is not usually available now, even if we did go back to it. One thing we continue to do on a regular basis is test the Evacuation and Mayday Tones.............
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    Eat until you are sleepy, sleep until you are hungry.

    Pee and poop as necessary.

    Repeat as needed.
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    0700-0800: New shift comes on. Talking, general BSing around the kitchen table
    0800: Old shift can leave
    0800-0900: Morning Briefing. Discuss recent incidents, go over new SOPs. If there is a probie in the station, oral quizzing on specific SOPs/general knowlege usually goes on.
    0900-1000: Apparatus/Equipment checks. Ambulance goes to hospital if in need of supplies or needing to pick up supplies (backboards..etc)
    1000-1130: House chores, truck goes shopping for lunch/dinner
    1130-1200: General downtime, meal is made.
    1200-1245: Lunch
    1300-1700: Training, Drills...etc.
    1700-1730: Meal is made
    1730-0700: Free time. If training is missed due to a run, it can be made up here...depending on the officer and the type of training. Usually...that does not happen.

    This is how my shift does it. Each shift is a little different.

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    0500: Get to work and check piece off and wash it.
    0600: Start cooking breakfast.
    0700: Official start of shift and lineup.
    0701: Run calls, mostly medical calls. Repeat for next 24 hours.


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    600-6:30: Past shift wakes up and starts morning duties.
    700: New shift comes on (most guys before 700) and hangs in the kitchen with normal BS (some guys eat a quick breakfast) Shifts change gear on the rigs.
    700-800: Past shift starts to depart
    730-800: Role call at the kitchen table with truck/engine/BC (led by BC and both company officers) During role call company officers hand out riding positions (truck: officer,driver,irons,hook,roof), (engine: officer,engineer,nozzle,backup), we discuss tactics, past calls, special events in 1st, 2nd, 3rd... due areas, ETC. (also at 800 tones are tested)
    800-900: rig checks- Truck: starts up saws, checks extrication tools, riding posistions check their tools , **** can is toped off, BLS supplies are restocked and checked, water jug is filled with fresh water and ice, emergency lights are checked, ETC. Engine: ALS supplies are restocked and checked, tools checked, tank level checked, water jug is filled with fresh water and ice, ETC.
    900-1000: house chores
    1000-11:00: BC makes his rounds, Truck/Engine goes out to shop (truck/engine switch each week)
    1100: meal is started, who ever bought the meal cooks the meal.
    1200: meal is served
    1300-1500: trainning
    1500-2100: down time- guys work out, study, watch tv, work on projects, wash their cars, ETC.
    1800: break from down time, dinner is cooked and served.
    1900: down time
    2100-600: guys now start hitting the hay stack.

    Engine- 4421 runs- on average 10-15 runs
    Truck - 2889 runs- on average 8-10 runs
    BC- 2209 runs- on average 5-10 runs a
    -(Firehouse Total)-9519 runs
    -On average house does about 25-35 runs per shift. (with that being said if its a busy day many of the things ethier don't get done or are pushed back) Role call, rig checks, station duties* are always done. *With 22 houses some houses, officers, and shifts change this up a little*
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    0600-0700 Coffee and watch the morning news etc.
    0700-0730 Morning Briefing (Riding Assignments)
    0730-0900 Equipment and Apparatus Inspections

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    (12 Hour Shift- 2 on, 2 off, 3 on, 2 off, 2 on, 3 off)
    (Night work has a similar set up, but there free time kicks in around 2300)

    0600-0700 Coffee and watch the morning news etc.
    0700-0730 Morning Briefing (Riding Assignments)
    0730-0900 Equipment and Apparatus Inspections
    (Also building inspections at locations of any hot work (welding, soldering etc)
    0900-1100 Training, House Duties
    1100-1200 Coffee/ Free Time
    1200-1300 Lunch
    1300-1500 Building Inspections, Plant Tours, Aircraft Familiarization.....
    1500-1800 Free Time

    *We are an industrial fire department with an extremely busy amount of aircraft activity as well as your normal medical, smell and bells calls etc. We also provide mutual aid to a few surrounding departments. So the day to day activities always vary. Stay Safe

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    Quote Originally Posted by hwoods View Post
    Me too........ We quit worrying about it back in the 70s....... Air time is not usually available now, even if we did go back to it. One thing we continue to do on a regular basis is test the Evacuation and Mayday Tones.............
    Its been about 20 years since we did them. The only thing we have now is Sunday's @ 1900 there is a test of the state mutual aid tacs, but they only involve the District Chiefs.

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    0730-shift change, exchange info
    0745-0900-rig & equipment checks and whatever is on the cleaning list for the day (Monday bay windows, Tuesdays compartments on the rigs, etc)
    0900-1200-training, hydrants or pre-plans (insert store run here)
    1200-1300-lunch
    1300-1700-same as 0900-1200, minus store run
    1700-0730-dinner & clean house. Anything else is up to you...

    Sat-Sun-Holidays-0730-0900 same as M-F followed by a store run. Rest of the day is yours. Just dont forget to clean the house sometime before 0730 the next morning.
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