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Firefighter Work Schedule

Firefighter Work Schedule

Unified Fire Authority has a three platoon system (A, B or C.)  Full-time field employees (Firefighters, Firefighter Specialists and Fire Officers) work a forty-eight/ninety-six schedule.  This means employees work for two consecutive twenty-four shifts and then are off for ninety-six hours (4 days).  The shifts currently change at 7:00 a.m.   As an example, if an employee’s shift starts at 7:00 a.m. on Monday morning, it would end at 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday morning. The employee would then be off duty for the next ninety-six hour period and would return to work at 7:00 a.m. on Sunday morning.  

Some firefighter employees are also assigned to day-shift positions, such as assisting with firefighter training, or working in the Administration, EMS Operations, Fire Prevention or Public Information Outreach Divisions.  These employees work a standard, forty-hour workweek.

Sample work schedule: