Firefighters work a unique schedule consisting of 24-hour shifts and have no allotted meal breaks. They generally combine their own money to supply food for the shift. They do not have the freedom to go anywhere alone, as crew integrity must be maintained to allow the most effective service at the time of an emergency.
Firefighters are often out of their stations for long hours running emergency calls, training, conducting fire inspections, hydrant testing and fulfilling public education requests. They remain available for calls by portable radio and will respond regardless of location or non-emergent status anytime they are outside of the station. Also, this is a great time for the community to say ‘hi’, ask questions of the firefighters, or view the fire apparatus. For more information, contact us at 406-758-7760.