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  • 24/24 Long Day schedule help?

    Hey everyone, I did a search on google and here and still can't find an answer. I've applied and am going through the process for a department that works a 24/24 shift with a Long day and for the life of me I can't figure out how it works. I've worked a 24/48 (no Kelly day) in the past and that makes sense to me. From what I've been told the Long day rotates every 24/24 shift. When I called the department, I was told if you worked a Monday, off Tues, Wed is your Long day, off Thur, work Friday, and you work 10 days a month. That's what I've been told. Department is a 1-1/2 hour drive for me. Just trying to figure out the schedule so I know whether to pursue it or not. Have other department hiring options that I'm pursuing as well but they are normal 24/48's. Any advice would be much appreciated.

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    I did a 24 24 but different set up, Hated it, you are either coming or going.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZdEH...e_gdata_player

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    • #3
      That's what I'm afraid of. I like the department but if I hate commuting every day then there are better options. Thanks. Anyone else?

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      • #4
        I loved the California schedule. 24 on 24 off 24 on 24 off 24 on 96 off.
        Crazy, but that's how it goes
        Millions of people living as foes
        Maybe it's not too late
        To learn how to love, and forget how to hate

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        • #5
          Both of these schedules come out to a 56 hour work week on average. Any overtime involved?

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          • #6
            They haven't stated as of yet. I've been to the PAT and Teamwork Assessment (yeah that was interesting) and everything has been so hush-hush it's insane. I could ask in the interview next month possibly.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by captnjak View Post
              Both of these schedules come out to a 56 hour work week on average. Any overtime involved?
              Ours worked out to 6 hours of overtime in a 27 day period.
              Crazy, but that's how it goes
              Millions of people living as foes
              Maybe it's not too late
              To learn how to love, and forget how to hate

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              • #8
                I have no idea what the "24/24 Long Shift" is but I did work several variants of the 24/24 schedule when I was a Federal Firefighter. For 7 years I drove 135 miles one-way but I did a lot of shift exchanges and would work 72 straight, and then have 3, 4 or 5 off depending on when my kelly day dropped. Just something for you to think about but in the grand scheme of things I know guys in Philadelphia that drive an hour and a half to work the 10/14 schedule.
                "Loyalty Above all Else. Except Honor."

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by FyredUp View Post
                  I loved the California schedule. 24 on 24 off 24 on 24 off 24 on 96 off.
                  That's pretty common in NC as well. The biggest downside is if your busy at night, or don't get much sleep, you spend the first day off sleeping to recover from your shift, and once you are all recovered, you are back at work. the only true free time to rest and relax is the 4 days off.

                  Never heard of a long shift, although I have heard people say when those three days are ll in the same calender week, ti makes it a loooong week.

                  Personally, I think the 24/72 is still the best schedule.
                  If my basic HazMat training has taught me nothing else, it's that if you see a glowing green monkey running away from something, follow that monkey!

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                  • #10
                    Yep, that was my issue when I worked 24/48 before we had Quick units(paramedic EMS only rigs), we would work a 25-30 call shift (mostly night runs) and your day after is burnt for anything productive. Wasn't awful, enjoyed it after getting used to it. So a little disclaimer they make the long day sound like a shift off. I'm not entirely sure, but it sounds like 24 on, 72 off, 24 on, 24 off, 24 on, 72 off, 24 on, 24 off, 24 on, 72 off. That's the only way I can make it work on a calendar anyway and get the 10 working days a month as they say. That sound normal-ish to anybody?

                    Sorry if this is a mundane topic to some, I've been out of the game for a few years, and 90% of my state runs 24/48's, so it's good to hear that it's not an awful unheard of thing. I appreciate everyone commenting so far.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Scubasteve0719 View Post
                      Ysounds like 24 on, 72 off, 24 on, 24 off, 24 on, 72 off, 24 on, 24 off, 24 on, 72 off.
                      How did you make that work? I've tried and come up with two shifts working that , but the third a 24/48? I'll have to dig deeper. I've always enjoyed trying to figure out a better shift for our 24/48, but still no luck.

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                      • #12
                        OK, I think I' have it: Three shifts, days and nights: 1 day tour, 1 day/night tour , 1 night tour , three days off, repeat?

                        This actually garnered some quick interest among my crew today. We work the 24/48. No one seems interested in the 48/96, but this variation raised eyebrows. Those assigned to the bus get beat up, so usually it's 24 on, a crappy first day off, a second decent day, then repeat.
                        Last edited by RFDACM02; 07-06-2019, 05:06 PM.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by RFDACM02 View Post
                          OK, I think I' have it: Three shifts, days and nights: 1 day tour, 1 day/night tour , 1 night tour , three days off, repeat?
                          That actually sounds interesting. So yea I've only ever worked the 24/48, but that weird 24/24/72 thing is what this new department is telling me their schedule is. Still in the hiring process so I don't know 100%. I know one person that works 5 days on at a time. I don't know what her off time is like but working 5 days straight is stupid.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Scubasteve0719 View Post
                            Yep, that was my issue when I worked 24/48 before we had Quick units(paramedic EMS only rigs), we would work a 25-30 call shift (mostly night runs) and your day after is burnt for anything productive. Wasn't awful, enjoyed it after getting used to it. So a little disclaimer they make the long day sound like a shift off. I'm not entirely sure, but it sounds like 24 on, 72 off, 24 on, 24 off, 24 on, 72 off, 24 on, 24 off, 24 on, 72 off. That's the only way I can make it work on a calendar anyway and get the 10 working days a month as they say. That sound normal-ish to anybody?

                            Sorry if this is a mundane topic to some, I've been out of the game for a few years, and 90% of my state runs 24/48's, so it's good to hear that it's not an awful unheard of thing. I appreciate everyone commenting so far.
                            Is this a city department??
                            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZdEH...e_gdata_player

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                            • #15
                              Yes. 20 Fire Stations. City/county of 150k+.

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