What is a typical day for a firefighter?
Many work 24 hours on and 48 hours off schedules, with the shifts typically starting and ending at 7 a.m. or 8 a.m. The first order of business is checking all the apparatus, making sure the trucks, equipment, breathing apparatus and other devices are ready for service.
How many days a week do firefighters work?
Most firefighters work two day shifts followed by two night shifts, before having four days off. However, different services employ different duty systems, depending on their needs. When necessary, paid overtime is worked.
Do firefighters sleep at work?
Firefighters often spend 24 hours at a time at the firehouse followed by 48 hours off duty. During this time they eat, sleep, shower, work and relax at the firehouse. So, they essentially live at the firehouse for approximately 1/3 of their career.
Do firefighters have high divorce rate?
Based on their analysis, firefighters had a lower rate of current divorce/ separation than most other occupations (14.08% for firefighters vs. 16.35% for average across occupations).
Do firemen cheat?
Again, it’s not a matter of convenience. So the cheating would happen inside or outside the firehouse. But cheating at the fire house DOES happen, especially because we know about 30% of relationships involve some form of cheating (like messaging, sexting etc).
Who are firefighters most likely to marry?
The Profession Each Job Is Most Likely To Marry
|Occupation||Most Likely To Marry|
|Firefighters||Secretaries And Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medial, And Executive|
|Electrical And Electronics Engineers||Elementary And Middle School Teachers|
|Waiters And Waitresses||Driver/Sales Workers And Truck Drivers|