1. #1
    K61177
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    Question Which shift is better?

    We are conducting a survey of full time departments.

    What department do you work for?
    How many FF's in your Department?
    Which shift deployment do you have:10/14 or 24's?
    How many people in your group/shift?
    Do you like your 10/14 or 24's?

    We are trying to figure out which shift deployment to put into effect in our town, so any other information you can provide would be helpful.
    Thanks.
    K

  2. #2
    First-Due
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    Yarmouth Fire & Rescue (Cape Cod)

    Personnel - 44 Line,of which 4 Line Capt.'s, 4 Line Lt.'s
    4 Senior Privates, 20 Paramedics. 1- Chief, 1- Deputy, 1- Fire Prevention Capt.(Holds Capt. Rank on Fireground) 1- EMS/Trg. Officer (Has to be a Paramedic)

    Shifts are 10/14 for Line,4 10's for Fire Prevention,40 hr. Mon-Fri for EMS Officer

    Shifts (4) - 11 Assigned - Capt,Lt,S.P.,4 Paramedics, 4 EMT'S Between 2 Stations
    (Can have minium of 5 at HQ/3 at Sta.2)

    There is talk about 24 hrs. We are in process of looking to man our third station,but a new has to be built. Until then we will probably stay at 10/14


  3. #3
    4iron
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    Cool

    We have about 96 line/FFR's,6 stations,25 on the line/shift,3 shifts.We work a 24/56 hour week(24on/48off).The 24 hour shift is the only way to go,our union would vote down 10/14,and probably lynch a guy for even talking a 10/14!!!!!!!Now a 24/72,we would give a few years pay raises for that.Our city would like us to go back to a 72 hr.week if they could.

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    gunnyv
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    My Dept has 69 in fire suppression, 3 platoons of 23, 20 man min. We work a 56 hr week, on,off,on,off,on,4 off. 5 years ago we switched from 2 platoon on,off,on,3 off, and most of the guys would give their right arm to go back to it.

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    Rescue 21
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    Binghamton, NY IAFF Local 729
    144 guys total. Work 10/14's in a 42 hr week. Roughly 33 guys per shift. 4 shifts.
    I like the schedule, but have never worked 24's.

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    benson911
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    What department do you work for?
    City of Barberton Fire Department

    How many FF's in your Department?
    45 - 42 line FF's - 3 admin

    Which shift deployment do you have:10/14 or 24's?
    24's

    How many people in your group/shift?
    14 assigned per shift - required minimum manning is 8 per shift

    Do you like your 10/14 or 24's?
    Love my 24's

  7. #7
    FitzBFDT2
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    Thumbs up

    What department do you work for?
    City of Bayonne (NJ) Fire Department

    How many FF's in your Department?
    195

    Which shift deployment do you have:10/14 or 24's?
    24/72's- 42 hour workweek

    How many people in your group/shift?
    46 maximum...33 minimum. 4 group system

    Do you like your 10/14 or 24's?
    24's is better. Allows for more quality time at home or for your 2nd job.

    Also Gunnyv, correct me if I am wrong, but wouldn't going back to a 2 group system mean going back to a 72 hour workweek?? Why would guys give their right arm to work more hours?

    ------------------
    Kevin M. Fitzhenry, bfdt2@fitzhenry.com
    Firefighter, Truck Co. 2
    City of Bayonne (NJ) FD
    www.bayonnenj.org/fire/

  8. #8
    KGM
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    What department do you work for?
    Los Alamos Fire Department

    How many FF's in your Department?
    110
    Which shift deployment do you have:10/14 or 24's?
    24/48 56hour work week

    How many people in your group/shift?
    29 min/31 normal

    Do you like your 10/14 or 24's?

    Like the 24's with 48 off. Get to spend time with the family

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