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    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?

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    Two common shifts...

    Straight 24 on 48 off

    of the Kelly Shift

    24 on 24 off 24 on 24 off 24 on 96 off

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    How would a position be filled if someone called out sick? Overtime?

    Most any of the standard FD work schedules would be a possibility.

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    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?

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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JDK224 View Post
    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
    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.

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    2 Days, 2 Nights, 2 Off works also. 56 hour work week.

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