Thread: Duty nights

  1. #1
    Junior Member

    Join Date
    Jun 2002

    Default Duty nights

    At my station, each active member is assigned to a duty night, which is once every 8 days. For about the past year or so we have been having trouble with people not showing up. We are still able to get trucks out due to "hang arounds" at the station - those dedicated members that help out whenever they can. There are a few members who run just about every call and pretty much cover the people who don't show up. Is there anything you all have done to motivate people to show up for duty?

  2. #2
    MembersZone Subscriber

    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Lusby, MD


    We have the same problem, although I can't say it is an epidemic. We usually still manage to get pieces out the door. We don't have a full crew on duty for the fire apparatus, so we depend on people coming in anyway.

    Our constitution says that punishment for not showing up for duty is a work detail followed by suspension. Unfortunatly, it is either not enforced, or enforced selectively.

    It does create problems, people tend to say that if so-and-so doesn't have to make it out for duty, then why should I.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

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

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