Inedible,I wish. 20 years to go. I am blessed with a fantastic schedule though. And no kids.
May I ask your shift schedule?
Ours was/is, what's called " 4's and 6's" . That is, we'd work 24, off 24, on 24 off 24, on 24, off 24 and one more 24. Then, we'd be off for 4 days straight. Then work the same schedule. Then, at the end of that set of "days on", we'd get 6 days off straight. Hense, 4's and 6's. Different FD units all over the U.S. operate at different schedules, that are applicable to them. Ours was/is what's labeled as a 56 hour work week.
That is a complicated schedule! I thought I had trouble figuring out what day it is.
We work tours of 4 on/4 off:
10 hour day shift [14 hours off]
10 hour day shift [24 hours off]
14 hour night shift [10 hours off]
14 hour night shift [4 days off]
Between the generous vacation and the shift relief system, I have plenty of time for motorcyling.
Interesting pattern. Ours is much simpler, although our department is only 250 members and 7 stations, so probably a bit easier to manage staffing. There is talk of going to 24s, but the pattern would be 24 on, 24 off, 24 on, 5 days off repeating.Yeah,
It can be confusing to non shift (24 HR) type folks. I'm sure you'd figure it out after studying it for 10 minutes. Look at it this way:
Work: Mon Wed Fri Sun. (all 24hr shifts)
Off, Tues, Thurs, Sat, Mon.
Then, your off for: Mon-Thurs
Then, go back to work on Fri., Sun, Tues, Thurs. Then, you're off from Friday to Wed, (6 days straight)
Back to work on Thurs, Sat, Mon, Wed, then off for 4 days. The schedule repeats........ Take a look at this calendar. It explains it way easier than me telling you. By the way, forget the "D" stuff. It has nothing to do with our shift work.
P.S. BY the way, I was on "B" division. That's the "Blue days" you see on the calender.
san diego fire department shift calendar - Bing images
Good Looking AT that !!Today in Toronto it is apparently 11 degrees Celsius with clouds off and on... it was 6 this morning so that means it is warm enough for morning commutes without the MUFFS...
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And it looks extra shiny because my 5 year old daughter and I washed it yesterday. The stock skid plate and light bars do not like road salt.