Shift scheduling options
I'm looking for some ideas here. The department I work for is looking into how we could staff 2 firefighters on an apparatus 24/7 with a pool of 6 full-time firefighters. Does anyone have any possible schedules that would work well in that situation?
Thanks in advance
Two common shifts...
Straight 24 on 48 off
of the Kelly Shift
24 on 24 off 24 on 24 off 24 on 96 off
How would a position be filled if someone called out sick? Overtime?
Most any of the standard FD work schedules would be a possibility.
Sick/vacation time would likely be covered by OT. What is the average hours worked per week for the W-O-W-O-W-O-O-O-O and W-O-W-O-W-O-W-O-O-O-W-O-W-O-O-W-O-O-O-O-O schedules?
My department works both of the above schedules (our captains work a different schedule than everyone else), and they're both 56-hour positions. We get overtime built into two out of every three paychecks. Some departments use a Kelly day in place of the OT, however.
You could do the 24/48, and supplement with part time FF's to cover sick days and vacation. And you could also add a third position with a part timers so you would have a minimum crew for safety. You'd have very little overtime, and save on benefits, plus you'd increase safety.
Originally Posted by JDK224
2 Days, 2 Nights, 2 Off works also. 56 hour work week.