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Step 5: What to Expect Your First Year

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Step 5: What to Expect Your First Year

Schedules and Timelines

Most commonly firefighters work in 24-hour shifts, reporting to work at 0700 and work until 0700 the next day. Firefighters usually work a total of 56 hours per week (but since these hours are worked on a continual basis, firefighters enjoy a lot of time off). On the average, firefighters work ten 24-hour shifts each month, leaving them to enjoy 20 days off each month.

Some departments on the east coast work 8-hour or 12-hou...

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