What is a typical workday for a Firefighter?

The Commanding Officer assigns fire station duties to the crew for that day. Duties include:

  • Vehicle inspections
  • Public education events
  • Station cleaning
  • Monitoring the dispatch radio
  • Flag mounting
  • Attendance reporting
  • Physical fitness

Firefighters also participate in community events and in-service training activities. The in-service training involves classroom instruction and hands-on training at the fire station and/or the Department Training Academy. 

Emergency incidents may interrupt assigned duties, such as emergency and non-emergency incidents, which includes but are not limited to:

  • Residential fires
  • Commercial fires
  • Vehicle fires
  • Emergency medical incidents
  • False alarms

Firefighters are permitted to rest and sleep during their 24-hour tour of duty after 5 p.m.

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1. What kind of work schedule does a Firefighter have?
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