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?
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Thread: Detroit's Schedule
06-26-2011, 07:56 PM #1
06-26-2011, 10:54 PM #2
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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.
06-27-2011, 12:46 AM #3
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?
06-27-2011, 07:31 AM #4
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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).
06-27-2011, 08:17 AM #5
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 .
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