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    Default Small combi-department schedules

    Anyone within a small paid-staffed career department with a "workable" schedule?

    We currently have 6 paid F/T FFs who cover daylight & evening (currently no overnight coverage). It is a possibility that we'll be going to some form of 24-hr coverage soon. We also rotate "partners" and may be putting on up to 3 additional paid FFs.

    We work 40 hr weeks currently, with 2 persons staffing/shift.


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    Quote Originally Posted by fireemt222 View Post
    Anyone within a small paid-staffed career department with a "workable" schedule?

    We currently have 6 paid F/T FFs who cover daylight & evening (currently no overnight coverage). It is a possibility that we'll be going to some form of 24-hr coverage soon. We also rotate "partners" and may be putting on up to 3 additional paid FFs.

    We work 40 hr weeks currently, with 2 persons staffing/shift.
    8 career members - 3 shifts with captain and driver and a daytime Deputy Chief and Public Educator/Training Officer.


    We use the 5/6 schedule

    5 shifts on alternating days with 6 days off between sets.

    Some of the other area combo departments use the 3/4 schedule.

    Three shifts on alternating days with 4 off between sets.

    Both work out to 10 shifts a month.
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    Appreciate the response. Do you use a platoon system or something similar?

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    24 On - 72 Off: 1 Engine Company w/ 4 FF's and 1 Lt., 1 Truck Company w/ 4 FF's and 1 Capt., 3 Additional engine companies staffed with 1 FF (Driver Only) which volunteers make up crews on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fireemt222 View Post
    Appreciate the response. Do you use a platoon system or something similar?
    3 shifts.

    One shift is always on days off.
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    Our department runs 3 shifts of 3 with a Chief in the office during business hours on the weekdays..the only time our part-time guys get to work shift is in the event of a fulltimer out on holiday, vacations, sick, etc.

    24 on, 24 off for 3 cycles then go off for 4

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    Quote Originally Posted by fireemt222 View Post
    Anyone within a small paid-staffed career department with a "workable" schedule?

    We currently have 6 paid F/T FFs who cover daylight & evening (currently no overnight coverage). It is a possibility that we'll be going to some form of 24-hr coverage soon. We also rotate "partners" and may be putting on up to 3 additional paid FFs.

    We work 40 hr weeks currently, with 2 persons staffing/shift.
    I would say use the LAFD one http://lafd.org/shift.htm

    when you get your 9 guys, 3 per platoon, 24 hour shift.

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    We work a 48/96 schedule and it's the greatest schedule known to man!!!! It's a 3 shift rotation. Would never go back to the 24/48.

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