Firefighters are assigned to 1 of 3 shifts, each working a rotation of 24 hours on duty and 48 hours off duty. Work days vary due to shift rotation.
Responsibilities include first aid, fire suppression and rescue work involving personal injury, illness and traumatic situations, working under the direction of the station Captain.
Work involves training for and participating in the preservation of lives in emergency situations. Primary duties are to ride in assigned ambulance or fire apparatus to an emergency scene and, if need, on to the hospitals. Work also involves continual training in emergency and first aid techniques, geography of the response district, efficient operation of medical calls and fire fighting methods. Individuals in this classification are also assigned other related duties when not handling emergencies such as maintaining equipment, housekeeping, and attending schools, workshops and other public events.