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Shift patterns

Full-time firefighters

We operate a 42-hour week four shift system on our Full-Time fire stations and in the Control Room. The system operates on a four days on / four days off routine creating an eight day cycle, ensuring that staff progressively work on different days of the week. There are four different ‘coloured’ watches that operate this four shift system: red, white, blue and green. This system ensures fire cover is maintained 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.

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0900hrs – 1800hrsRedRedWhiteWhiteBlueBlueGreenGreen
1800hrs – 0900hrsGreenGreenRedRedWhiteWhiteBlueBlue