48-98 Proposal

How does it work?

As stated above, with the 48-96 schedule each platoon works two consecutive shifts for a total of 48 hours, then has 96 hours off before repeating this pattern of two days on, four days off.

One shift is still considered to be 24 hours. If a firefighter takes a day off, he uses 24 hours of benefit time, and works the remaining 24-hour shift. Personnel would still be allowed to take time off in half shifts, or 12-hour increments. For example, if a firefighter takes the first half of his first shift off, he comes in that evening and works out the remaining 36 hours.

(See sample shift calendar)