I've heard for years, the reference to the "Modified Detroit" schedule, and yet still have to see, hear or read what Detroit's actual schedule is. Especially when I saw it referenced a lot out west.
On one trip some years back I asked in an outlying department (Gross Pointe) and they hadn't heard of the term.
Any of our DFD Brothers able to weigh in on it?
What kind of work schedule does a Firefighter have?
A Detroit Firefighter works 48 hours per week.This is accomplished by working 24 hours on duty and 24 hours off duty. This schedule works out to be approximately 104, 24-hour days per year.
Unfortunately that still doesn't answer the question.
Detroit doesn't even have a Ladder 54 Wiki Article
And the FAQ page still doesn't answer the question except that they work 24 hour shifts.
DetroitFF, you out there?
In Detroit, we work 24 hours on, 24 off, 24 on, and then 72 hours off. We call these 6 days, one series. After working 3 series, we then get 5 days off and just work our 2nd 24 hour shift. Over 1 month our schedule would look like this (the XL is our kelly day)
W L W L XL L W L W L XL L W L W L XL L XXL L W L XL L. The XXL is called our Super kelly (our 5 days off).
Basically it works this way. 1-31 day month.
Without an XXXL in the month, L- W-L-W-L-XL-L-W-L-W-L-XL-L-W-L-W-L-XL-L-XXL-L-W-L-XL-L-W-L-W-L-XL-L
With an XXXL in the month, L- W-L-W-L-XL-L-W-L-W-L-XL-L-W-L-W-L-XL-L-XXL-L-XXXL-L-XL-L-W-L-W-L-XL-L
They work on 6 day calender. With 2 units, each with 3 different kelly days (1-2-3)
Once a month they recieve an extra day of, refered to as an XXL which gave them 5 days off. This was a 52.4 hour work week. They were assigned a letter ( R,D,K,S,E,L,N,A,G,O,B and H as an assigned XXL)
When they recieved the 48 hr work week (can't remember what year they recieved it) they recieved and extra day off every 6 months. This was refered to as an XXXL and gave the member 9 days off. (The dsignated XXXL is assigned a number from 1-7)
So let's say your assigned to Unit 1. You would have a designation like this.
Unit 1, Kelly 2, Super Kelly S, XXXL 7.
It would like this U1-XL2-S-7 on unit 1.
U2-XL3-K-4 on unit 2.
Confusing isn't it :).
I'm curious, how do you keep track of your days on and off. It seems like it would get confusing, especially if you switched units. Is there a master calendar you use? One of the reasons I ask is that I have a side business designing and selling shift calendars and day planners. I have always heard of the "Detroit" shift schedule being the 3/4...W L W L W L L L L
Originally Posted by FF3566
Yes, there is a master calendar.
Originally Posted by bwprintworks