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    Default Definition of duty shift

    How does your department lay out shift duties for personnel on a 24 hour shift. Our department will be going to 24/48 shifts shortly, and needless to say we are trying to stay ahead as far as defining what our duties will be. Any input will be appreciated (SOP's/SOG's). Thanks.


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    When we switched from working 10 hr. days and 14 hr. nights the city wanted something like that from us. We took the easy way out. I found the following site for the NAPA Ca. fire Dept. and copied their "day in the life." We modified it to fit our Dept. and handed it in. The chief and city manager thanked us for our hard work and agreed that this would make them both look good in the eyes of the City Council.

    Of course we told them of the hours of research that had gone into this project.javascript:smilie('')

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    Thanks for the web site, looks like what we need. Like i said in my initial post we have an opportunity to define our duty hours and responsibilities (how many get that chance?). Once again thanks and stay safe.

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    We do 12 hour shifts at our main station. 6am-6pm and 6pm-6am. We have 4 fulltime people each working one of the shifts. Most of the time there will be a parttime FF working with them. So the station is staffed by one or two FF at all times. Volunteers respond from home either to the scene or the nearest station when paged out by 911 dispatch.

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    Our department works on shifts; A, B, and C. A shift comes in at 730AM and works until 730AM the next day when B shift takes over and so on an so forth. 24/48's are good in my opinion, they give you plenty of time to run errands and spend time with your family.
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    We work 0700-0700. 7am-8am is wake up/breakfast/coffee time (except for the apparatus driver and medic which have to look over their equipment on arrival at the station) 8am-9am is station duties--sweep, mop, wash apparatus if needed. 9am-12pm, any other duties planned for the day, inspections, maintenance, training, etc. 12pm-5pm is downtime, nap, tv, workout, etc. This is not written in stone, but 90% of the time the afternoons are ours. 5pm-9pm are "duty hours" basically, you just have to be awake. After 9pm, go to bed and hopefully sleep till relieved at 0700.

    Daily Duties:
    Monday--Pump test
    Tuesday--Airpack check, above and beyond daily checks
    Wednesday-THOROUGH house cleaning
    Thursday-Fluid levels on engines/trucks. Visually verify all fuel levels in saws, fans, extrication tools, etc. visual on water level in pumper tank, oil, trans fluid, etc.
    Friday-Check all lights and electrical equipment
    Saturday-Airpacks again
    Sunday-Fluid levels again

    This is done in the 8am-10am time frame

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