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Old 05-04-2009, 10:59
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My Department works a 4-4-6 Schedule (24 on 24 off for four shift then four days off, then 24 on 24 off for another four shifts and six days off). The biggest complaint from our guys is giving up the six day. Most of the posts Ive seen and info ive read come from people who went to 48-96 from a schedule other than the 6 day break........Anyone have feedback about the transition with out the six day?
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Old 05-04-2009, 11:22
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I could easily give up a 6 day for more 4 days in return. And less driving and wear/tear on me and the car in between.

48-96 is the way to go.
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Old 05-05-2009, 06:38
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Is there anyone on here that works the 48/96 and Their rig runs 10-20 calls per shift.
I would love to do it but my station runs 20,000 calls a year just my station...we have 2 Eng, 1 Truck,3 Rescues, 1 BC . Vegas dont start hoppin till 10 at night
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Old 05-05-2009, 08:16
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Is there anyone on here that works the 48/96 and Their rig runs 10-20 calls per shift.
I would love to do it but my station runs 20,000 calls a year just my station...we have 2 Eng, 1 Truck,3 Rescues, 1 BC . Vegas dont start hoppin till 10 at night
Yeah we average 15 but easily make 20 in a day. Like you we have nights where the engine (I'm on) will run 8-9 times after midnight. The truck might have to get up if we're on a call and get tapped for another, or if a Haz-Mat call comes in.
Our B.C. is ok with us getting in some extra nap time if we get beat up the night before.
Most of the Captains are cool about taking in extra rest. We log it in training as "prehab". lol
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Old 05-05-2009, 08:56
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Is there anyone on here that works the 48/96 and Their rig runs 10-20 calls per shift.
I would love to do it but my station runs 20,000 calls a year just my station...we have 2 Eng, 1 Truck,3 Rescues, 1 BC . Vegas dont start hoppin till 10 at night
Capt- There are some busy CA FDs that are on the schedule and love it. Sac City and Metro can run up to and beyond 20 calls in a 24 hour period. They still love the schedule as you have to look at the time off during the whole month giving your body more rest and rehab.

Another CA FD- Alameda County is switching to 48/96 in 3 weeks and some of their busy stations can run up to 20 calls a shift as well. We will have to wait to see how it pans out for them, but I am sure it will work out.

The only draw back is if you like to work a lot of OT, then youre on a 72. But then again, you are conditioned with so many 4 days that its not such a bump in the road.

Please also remember, if you take two days off or trade- you got 10 off. "2 will get you 10." Cant be that.
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Old 05-05-2009, 20:01
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The only draw back is if you like to work a lot of OT, then youre on a 72. But then again, you are conditioned with so many 4 days that its not such a bump in the road.
Not always, I can work the 2nd day of A shift, or the 1st day of B shift and be home for a broken 3 day.
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Old 05-06-2009, 10:14
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Not much comment from anyone that has worked a schedule that gives 6 days off. That is our problem. A lot of us want to do it, but nobody wants to give up that sixer. Any comments would be helpful. Thanks.
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Old 05-06-2009, 10:41
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Dave- Working the 48-96, I cant see the 6 day being a big lost. Because with the 6 day means 24 rotating on and off in between for so many days. Between burning gas and the wear and tear on the car and body, it is not worth it. Those 4 days seem to stack up fast and your body readjusts to it.

I would take the 48-96 over the 4-4-6 any day. Going to work once a week works perfect.
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Old 05-06-2009, 20:08
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Thanks for the replies, i am hoping for a trial period.
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Old 05-07-2009, 00:09
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Thanks for the replies, i am hoping for a trial period.
You'll be convinced in about 3 weeks, I guarantee it. Good luck.
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