Thread: Proper rest

  1. #1
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Pleasanton, CA

    Default Proper rest

    How are other departments that work 48 hour shifts ensuring that their personnel are properly rested over the duration of the 48 hours?

    Does the company officer have full atonomy to modify the daily routine in order to rest personnel?

    Are there any departments with policies on length of the workday? or one that clearly separates the workday from the non-sleep down time and the sleep time?

    Any help will be greatly appreciated


  2. #2
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    May 2011


    Day one is like any other day, but on day two we have the option to modify our routine. Generally up and out of bed by eight if you have gotten four to five hours of sleep, later if it was a really bad night. Our chief encourages us to take a "safety" nap in the afternoon if need be. We have been really good at self policing and it hasn't really been an issue. We also get fifteen Kelly days, so it's been pretty easy to feel like you have a break coming. Baring being able to go to a four platoon we will never go back to any other schedule.


Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Proper FD behavior?
    By DropTank in forum Responder Highway Safety
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 03-29-2012, 03:45 PM
  2. Proper PPE
    By slimsky31503 in forum Firefighters Forum
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 01-30-2010, 08:37 PM
  3. What is the proper distance
    By WaterbryVTfire in forum Fire Investigation
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-29-2007, 06:55 PM
  4. Proper RIT technique...........
    By KevinFFVFD in forum Firefighters Forum
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 02-26-2007, 07:03 PM
  5. Proper Attire
    By Quickwrench34 in forum Hiring & Employment Discussion
    Replies: 29
    Last Post: 02-06-2007, 08:10 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Log in

Click here to log in or register