Departments on 48-96

There are many other departments throughout North America that work the 48-96 work schedule.  Several of these departments are listed below.  From the list, you can see that there are several departments that vary closely or mirror our own in current size and in projected size of our department.  If you are visiting this site from a different department, feel free to submit your information so that we can add it.  Please indicate if you are working this schedule, or are just considering a change.  Please try to provide answers to as many of the fields you see listed.  If you see any errors or wish to add information to any of the cities listed, please do so.  You can submit your information to this address: Department Submit

Tillamook Hospital Ambulance - Tillamook County, Oregon
Population: 24,262 (with over a million tourist per year)
Number of Stations: 4
Call Volume: Approximately 3,000/year
Calls/Day/Station: 2
Number of EMTs: 24 full-time Paramedics, 10+ part-time EMTs 
Square Miles: 1,333 sq mi
Previous Schedule Worked: 24/48
Department Web Site: http://www.tcgh.com/ambulance-service.php
48-96 Status: On this schedule since the early 1990s


City of Peoria Arizona
Population: 140,000
Number of Stations: 8
Call Volume: 12700
Calls/Day/Station: 6 Just added a new station and one of our stations is part time at lake Pleasant
Number of Firefighters: 145
Budget: operating--$17.5 million   Capital--$7.3
Square Miles: 185
Previous Schedule Worked: 24-48
Department Web Site: 
http://www.peoriaaz.com/
48-96 Status: IAFF local 493, Peoria AZ chapter Voted to start discussions with City Management.


King County Fire District 27, Fall City, WA
Population: 7,500
Number of Stations: 1
Call Volume: 775/yr
Number of Firefighters: 9
Square Miles: 25.5   
Previous Schedule Worked: Modified Detroit XOXOXOOOO
48-96 Status: Start Jan 1 2008, one year trial


City of Flagstaff Fire Dept.
Population: 70,000
Number of Stations: 7
Call Volume: 10,000/yr
Calls/Day/Station: 4
Number of Firefighters: 84
Square Miles: 67
Previous Schedule Worked: Modified Kelly XOXOOXOXOOOO
Department Web Site:
http://www.flagstaff.az.gov/index.asp?NID=23
48-96 Status: Start Mid July, 2007 for a 9 month trial


Summit Fire Department
Population: ~20,000
Number of Stations: 4
Call Volume: 1200/year
Calls/Day/Station: 3.5/day
Number of Firefighters: 40
Square Miles: 68
Previous Schedule Worked: Modified Kelly XOXOOXOXOOOO
Department Web Site: 
www.summitfiredepartment.org
48-96 Status: Started on 4-15-07


Sacramento Metro Fire, California
Population: 600,000+
Number of Stations: 43
Call Volume: 68,300/year
Calls/Day/Station: Busiest is 40 calls per day and slowest is 1
Number of Firefighters: 600
Budget: $163.4 Million
Square Miles: 417+
Previous Schedule Worked: XOXOXOOOO
Department Web Site: 
http://smfd.ca.gov
48-96 Status:  Sacramento Metro Fire Department's membership has voted 69.5% to 30.5% in favor of initiating the 48-96 Work Schedule with a 1 year trial. There was a 84.47% voter turnout. The start date is January 1, 2008.

Update 8/09: After the trial period the vote to keep the schedule was 89.7% in favor.  20% of the people changed from no to yes after the trial period.  We are now half way through our second year with no issues. 

Note: Sac Metro does all ALS transporting. We have 16 ALS ambulances. The busiest ran 4,297 with 4 others running over 3,500.

 

City of Sacramento, Ca
Population: 500,000 +
Number of Stations: 23
Call Volume: 66,284 (year 2006)
Calls/Day/Station: Busiest is 40 calls per day and slowest is 3.
Number of Firefighters: 600
Budget: 70+ million
Square Miles: 144+ 
Previous Schedule Worked: Modified Kelly xoxooxoxoooo
Department Web Site: http://sacfirehousefour.org/index.html and http://sacfire.org/
48-96 Status: Started on 3/06/07 for 1 year trial period.

Note: Sac City does all ALS transporting. We have 12 ALS ambulances. The busiest ran 6,152 with 5 others running over 5,000. And our slowest ran over 3,000.

 

City of Lake Havasu AZ
Population: 50,000+
Number of Stations: 6
Call Volume: 6200
Calls/Day/Station: 6
Number of Firefighters: 70
Budget: 10+Million
Square Miles: 50 Sq Miles
Previous Schedule Worked: 1on 2 off OXXOXX
Department Web Site: 
www.lhcaz.gov 
48-96 Status: Started trial period as of Jan 10 2007

 

City of SeaTac Fire Department, Washington
Population: 25,000
Number of Stations: 3
Call Volume: 4300
Calls/Day/Station: 4
Number of Firefighters: 46
Square Miles: 10.2
Previous Schedule Worked: 3/4 XOXOXOOOO
Department Web Site: 
www.iaff2919.org
48-96 Status: Started one year trial period on January 1, 2006


Fort Mojave Mesa Fire District
Population:  12,000
Number of Stations:  2
Fort Mojave Mesa Fire District
Call Volume:  1,700
Number of Firefighters:  30 Firefighters, 3 Battalion Chiefs, 1 Training Chief, 1 Chief
Budget:  3 Million
Square miles:  65
Previous Schedule:  3/4 XOXOXOOOO (Kelly)

48-96 Status:  Starting a trial period 1/01/2007 for a one year period, which either the Union or the Administration has the option to opt out of.


City of Boise, Idaho
Population:240,000
Number of Stations: 18
Call Volume: 24,000
Calls/Day/Station: 4.4
Number of Firefighters: 250
Budget: $25 Million
Square Miles: 73
Previous Schedule Worked: XOOXOOXOO
Department Web Site: 
http://www.cityofboise.org    http://www.boisefiretrucks.com/
48-96 Status: Started a 48-96 trial period 1/2007, adopted 1/2008


Scotts Valley Fire District
Population: 22,000
Number of Stations: 2
Call Volume: 1500/year
Calls/Day/Station:
Number of Firefighters: 21 line, 3 B/C, 1 chief
Budget: 4 million
Square Miles: 26
Previous Schedule Worked: 3/4 XOXOXOOOO
Department Web Site: 
www.scottsvalleyfire.com
48-96 Status: Finished trail period 10/1/06, now permanently implemented.
 

South Park Ambulance District
Fairplay, Colorado
Population: 6,000
Stations: 1
Call Volume: 800/Year
Calls/Day/Station:
Number of EMT/Paramedics: 12 fulltime / 3 part-time
Square Miles: 1,500

Notes: Provides 911 ALS services.  Started schedule in 3/2004

 

City of Layton, Utah
Population:73,000
Number of Stations: 3
Call Volume: 4,800
Calls/Day/Station: 4.4
Number of Firefighters: 49 career personnel, 36 Part-time
Budget: $6.5 million
Square Miles: 26
Previous Schedule Worked: 3/4 XOXOXOOOO
Department Web Site: www.laytoncity.org

48-96 Status: FD Chief & City Manager has given approval to vote for 1 yr. trial basis.

FD operations personnel voted to start a 1 year trial period on January 2007.  Subsequent vote led to permanent change to 48-96 in January 2008.  It was also mentioned that the vast majority of all the fire departments along the Wasatch Front are now on the 48-96

 

City of Rocklin, California
Population: 60,000+
Number of Stations: 3
Call Volume:4000+
Number of Firefighters: 28
Budget: $5,000,000
Previous Schedule Worked: 3/4 XOXOXOOOO
Department Web Site:
Status: We just started 48-96 July 8 2006 with no complaints yet. 1 year trial period.


City of Montebello
Population:
Number of Stations: 3
Call Volume: 3000
Calls/Day/Station: 1000/year/station
Number of Firefighters: 63
Budget:
Square Miles: 12.8
Previous Schedule Worked: 3/4 XOXOXOOOO
Department Web Site:
Status: Worked 48-96 for 3 years and love it.


Eagle River Fire Protection District (Eagle-Vail, Avon, Colorado)
Population: 50,000
Number of Stations: 9
Call Volume: 2400
Calls/Day/Station:
Number of Firefighters: 40 full time/20 residents
Budget:
Square Miles: 240
Previous Schedule Worked:
Department Web Site: 
http://www.erfpd.org/ 
Union site:
www.iaff4245.org
Status: "Started the schedule January of 2005 and have had no complaints from any of the membership."


Idyllwild Fire Protection District, Idyllwild, California

Population: 2,400 resident + up to 10,000 busy weekends
Stations: 1
Call Volume: 800 in 2006
Calls/Day/Station: 2.2
Number of total employees: 6 full time Suppression, 2 admin, 16 paid call. 
Budget: 1 million
Square Miles: 5 sq miles
Previous Schedule Worked: XOXOXOOOO
Department Web Site: 
www.idyllwildfire.org
Status: Trial study beginning 7-1-06
 

Unified Fire Authority of Greater Salt Lake
(Formerly Salt Lake County Fire, Covers unincorporated Salt Lake County, as well as the cities of Alta, Cottonwood Heights, Draper, Herriman, Holladay, Riverton, and Taylorsville)
Population: 300,000+
Stations: 20 full time, 2 full time stations to be built in the next 4 years
Call Volume: 25,000+
Calls/Day/Station: Variable from 8-10 to 0.7 in rural stations
Number of Firefighters: 380 suppression, over 400 total including prevention, EOC, medical bureau, investigations and support staff (Does not include Seasonal Wildland personnel)
Budget: $32+ million
Square Miles: 300+ sq miles urban, suburban, rural, and ski area
Previous Schedule Worked: XOXOXOOOO
Department Web Site:
Trial period implemented Jan 1, 2006, adopted 7/2006.  Sick leave cut by 65% - Morale improved – sleep cycles stabilized – overall health and wellness improved – over 94 % now love this schedule after two and half years. Busiest stations are rested finally after Modified Kelly for 36 years!

Contact info – Jack Homen - jhomen2003@yahoo.com (801)953-4464 FF/PM 28 years UFA (Formerly Salt Lake County Fire) Station 115 C


West Metro Fire Rescue, Jefferson County, Colorado

Covers areas of unincorporated Jefferson county, state of Colorado including the cities of Lakewood, Morrison, Roxborough Park.  Borders the Denver fire department to the East.
Population: 250,000 +
Stations: 15
Call Volume: 21,916 in 2004
Calls/Day/Station: Varies by station (Busiest station had average of 9 calls per day, slowest had .8)
Number of total employees: 306 firefighters 56 civilian staff
Budget: 41.5 million
Square Miles: 110+ sq miles
Previous Schedule Worked: XOXOXOOOO
Department Web Site: www.westmetrofire.org
Status: Trial study beginning 1-1-06 

Trial will be for 1 year and will compare the following data: Sick leave use, injuries, vehicle accidents, citizen complaints, equipment damage, exposures, disciplinary action, physical ability scores, response times, customer feedback, employee surveys, and family surveys.

In addition, St. Anthony Central hospital is conducting an independent sleep study for firefighters on the new schedule.

Contact: Chief Doug McBee (303) 989-4307

dmcbee@westmetrofire.org

West metro fire department concluded the trial period and accepted the new schedule (48/96) as a permanent change.  On their website is the results of the 48/96 sleep study, focus group, and administrative report.


Burton Fire District, Beaufort, South Carolina
Population: 24,000
Stations: 5
Call Volume: 2700
Calls/Day/Station: 1.5
Number of Firefighters: 42 Career, 30 Volunteer, 6 Staff
Budget: $3 Million
Square Miles: 80
Previous Schedule Worked: 24-48
Department Web Site: 
www.burtonfd.org
48-96 Status: Start trial period on January 1st, 2006


Loveland Symmes Fire Department, Loveland Ohio
Population:27,000
Stations: 4
Call Volume: 3,500
Calls/Day/Station: 2.5 Average
Number of Firefighters: 39 Full Time, 12 Part Time, 10 Volunteer
Budget:2.6 Million
Square Miles:19
Previous Schedule Worked: 24/48
Department Web Site: 
www.lsfd.org
48-96 Status:48/96 for 7 years

ISO Class 2, Nationally Accredited EMS.
 

City of Stockton Fire Department
Population: 280,000
Stations: 14
Call Volume: 50,000/year
Calls/Day/Station: 9.8
Number of Firefighters: 287
Budget:
Square Miles: 87
Previous Schedule Worked: 24/48
Department Web Site: 
http://www.stocktongov.com/fire/index.cfm
48-96 Status: Starting a 48-96 trial 1/6/06

Notes: Class 1 Fire Department.  Busiest engine is engine 9 and currently runs over 5000 runs a year.
 

Fort Irwin Army Base
Stations: 3
48-96 Status: 5 years on 48-96


City of Taft Fire Department, Kern County, CA
Population: 8929
Stations: 1
Call Volume: 999 (2004)
Calls/Day/Station: 2.6 calls per day
Number of Firefighters:6 Full-Time / 14 Reserves / 3 Paid Call
Budget: $862,000.00
Square Miles: 14.1
Previous Schedule Worked: 24 hour – X O X O X O X OOOO, switched to 48 hour shifts in 1992. 
Current shift schedule: XX OO XX OO XX OOOOOOOO
Department Web Site: We have 2: 
http://www.cityoftaft.org/http://cms.firehouse.com/dept/TaftCA


City of Selma, California
Population: 22,000
Stations: 2
Call Volume: 3700 calls in 2004
Calls/Day/Station: 6
Number of Firefighters: 21 firefighters/2 chief officers/2 non-safety EMS
Budget: 2.5 million
Square Miles: 5.6 sq miles city/provides ALS ambulance service to 150 sq miles of surrounding county area
Previous Schedule Worked: 24/48
Department Web Site: www.cityofselma.com
48-96 Status: In 2nd year of 48/96

Note:  Station 53 staffed by 2 personnel responsible for an ALS ambulance, engine and quint depending on the call; Station 54 (HQ) staffed with 4 personnel staffing one engine and one ALS ambulance; non-safety (EMT & EMT-P) work 4 days each week 8-5 and staff one ALS ambulance.


City of Provo, Utah
Population: 105,500
Stations: 5
Call Volume: 8700 per year
Calls/Day/Station: 5 calls per day per station average
Number of Firefighters: 75
Budget: $7 million
Square Miles: 43
Previous Schedule Worked: 24-48
Department Web Site: 
www.provo.org/fire.fire_main.html
48-96 Status: currently on trial period with a vote for permanent status at the end of 2005

Provo provides A.L.S. services and patient transport from every station.
 

Santa Barbara City Fire 
Population: 90,000 can be up to 130,000+ on weekend events 
Stations: 7 in the City plus 8th Station at Santa Barbara Airport (Class C FAA rating) 
Call Volume: 6,800-7,000
Calls/Day/Station:2.8
Personnel: 85-90 in Suppression
Budget:
Square Miles:
Current Schedule; Kelly X-0-X-0-X-0-0-0-0
Department Web Site:
48-96 
Status: Currently prepared to take a Membership Vote (April '05)


Montecito Fire Protection District
Population:10,000
Stations:2
Call Volume:1100
Calls/Day/Station: 1.5
Number of Firefighters:40
Budget:$12 Million
Square Miles:
Previous Schedule Worked:4/6 kelly XOXOXOXOOOOOO
Department Web Site: 
http://www.montecitofire.com/
Status: Researching a change to 48-96


City of Eugene, Oregon
Population: 143,000
Stations: 11
Call Volume: 18,000
Calls/Day/Station:4.5
Number of Firefighters: 150 Paid Professional
Budget: $23 million
Square Miles: 41.8
Previous Schedule Worked: 24-48
Department Web Site: 
http://www.ci.eugene.or.us/Firedept/
Status: 
 IAFF Local 851 just voted 59% in favor to have open discussion with management regarding the 48-96 shift. Currently we work the 24-48.


Willamette Valley Fire and Rescue, Salem, Oregon
Population: 50,000
Stations: 8 (2 career staffed)
Call Volume: 6,000
Calls/Day/Station: 8.2 (career stations)
Number of Firefighters: 33 full time
Budget:
Square Miles: 88.5
Previous Schedule Worked:
Department Web Site: 
http://www.wvfra.com/
48-96 Contact: 
boyer@coho.net

Status: Passed our vote (with 66%) to begin the trial period of the 48-96 schedule January 1st, 2005.  WE hope the trial period will give us the chance to make an informed "Continuance" vote in October 2005.


San Bernardino, California
Population: 210,000 (+40,000 county)
Stations: 12 (12 engines, 2 ladders)
Call Volume: 30,000/Year
Calls/Day/Station: 7.5
Number of Firefighters:132
Budget: $15 Mil.
Square Miles: 59.3

Notes: Three of San Bernardino’s Engines stations run between 350 and 500 calls a month placing them among the highest volume companies in the United States.  As of 2013, The City of San Bernardino is currently proceeding through Bankruptcy hearings.


Albuquerque, New Mexico
Population:625,000
Stations: 29
Call Volume: 50,000/Year
Calls/Day/Station:
Number of Firefighters: 568
Budget:
Square Miles: 182

Notes: Provides ALS services and responds on over 50,000 calls a year.  Six of Albuquerque’s 21 stations run between 350 and 500 calls a month.  Albuquerque has been working the 48-96 for 14 years.


City of San Mateo, California
Population: 92,482
Stations: 7
Call Volume:
Calls/Day/Station:
Number of Firefighters: 90
Budget:
Square Miles:


El Segundo Fire Department
Population:17,000 (night) 80,000 (day)
Stations:2
Call Volume:
Calls/Day/Station:
Number of Firefighters:54
Budget:
Square Miles:5.46


Fresno City Fire Department, Fresno CA
Population: 500,000
# of Stations: 23 (22 engines, 7 ladders, 2 ARFF)
Call Volume: 35,465
Calls/Day/Station: 1 to 25
# of Firefighters: 375
Budget: $46 million
Square miles: 350
Previous schedule: 24/48
Dept site:  www.Fresno.gov  Union site: www.fresnofirefighters.net
48-96 status:  July 1, 2008 starting 3  year trial of the 2/4.


The following fire districts in St. Louis County are going to a 1 year trial of 48-96 in 2009. 

Spanish Lake FPD
Black Jack FPD
Metro North FPD
West County EMS & FPD

Contact: Garry Olson
Professional Fire Fighters of Eastern MO
IAFF Local 2665
(314)575-7495
garryolson@gmail.com


Highlands Fire Department
Population: 7500
Number of Stations:2
Call Volume: 500 / Year
Number of Firefighters: 18
Square Miles: 25
Previous Schedule Worked: Modified Kelly XOXOOXOXOOOO
Department Web Site: WWW.HIGHLANDSFIRE.ORG
48-96 Status: 12 month trial period


Ebbetts Pass Fire District
Population: 10,000+.  Holiday weekends can near 24,000+
Number of Stations: 4.  2 paid & 2 volunteer
Call Volume: 1,150 annually
Calls/Day/Station: average 2+
Number of Firefighters: 21
Budget: 1.8 Mil.
Square Miles: Approx. 150 sq. mi.
Previous Schedule Worked: 3 on 6 off
Department Web Site: http://epfd.org/

I think that the Ebbetts Pass Fire District has been on the 48-96 schedule longer that almost anyone.  I have not found anyone that can go back as far as 1984-1985 with this schedule.  We tried it on a trial basis when we were very small with just three paid firefighters.  Three of us agreed to try this schedule and within two months went to the Chief and requested it as a permanent schedule.  It was approved and EPFD has held to it ever since.  Through growth & expansion, this schedule has been a mainstay of policy and has attracted some potential employee candidates.  Yes, we are still small compared to others, but most of the trials and errors have long ago been solved by EPFD.  At least for our district.


County of Pecos EMS
Fort Stockton and Iraan, TX
Population: 17,000+
Number of Stations: 2
Call Volume: 2000/year
Calls/Day/Station: 0-5/day
Number of EMT's: 30 fulltime staff and 4 parttime staff
Budget: 3,000,000+
Square Miles: 4,700, second largest county in state
Previous Schedule Worked: As scheduled, 28 day rotation, ranging from 24-168 hours scheduled
Department Web Site: http://www.co.pecos.tx.us/
48-96 Status: January 1, 2009

Pecos County EMS is a low volume service. We staff 4-24 hour units. 2 units are staffed at least MICU and 2 units staffed at least ALS.  This schedule allows my wife and I to operate our own private service at a much lower cost than anticipated and we have more time together than previously due to randomized schedule prior and this schedule allows all of our staff equal amounts of scheduled OT as well as equal access to unscheduled OT. The only issue we have noticed is our B-shift is short staffed the B-shift staff don't have quite as much access to OT.


City of Flagstaff Fire Department
Population: 70,000
Number of Stations: 7

Call Volume: 11,000/yr 
Calls/Day/Station: Busiest Engine Company= 10 per day; Slowest= 3.
Number of Firefighters: 84
Square Miles: 67
Previous Schedule Worked: Modified Kelly XOXOOXOXOOOO
Department Web Site:http://www.flagstaff.az.gov/index.asp?NID=23
48-96 Status: Adopted 48/96 in April 2008 after a 9 month trial.


Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department, California
Population: 160,000 +
Number of Stations: 10
Call Volume: ~12,000
Calls/Day/Station: Slowest runs zero, busiest around 14 
Number of Firefighters: 114
Budget: 28 million
Square Miles: 46
Previous Schedule Worked: Kelly 3/4
Department Web Site: www.LPFIRE.org
Union Website: www.IAFF1974.com
48-96 Status: Implemented on January 2009 after trial period


Town of Florence Fire Department
Population: 21,000
Number of Stations: 2
Call Volume: 2800
Calls/Day/Station: 3
Number of Firefighters: 21
Square Miles: 60 (annexation in process for another 84)
Previous Schedule Worked: Kelly
Department Web Site: http://www.town.florence.az.us/
48-96 Status: IAFF local 4512, Florence AZ chapter Voted to start 6 month trial on Sept 13th, 2008.


Colton Fire Department Colton, CA
Population: 50,000
Number of Stations 4
Call Volume: 5,500 per year
Calls per day: 4-5
Personnel: 45
Website: www.coltonfire.com
48-96 Status: Working the 48-96 since 2001


City of Marco Island Fire Department, FL
Population 15,000 out of season 45,000 in season
Number of stations: 1
Call volume: 2500
Calls day station 7-8
Number of Firefighters 33
Square Miles 8
Previous Schedule 24/48 with Kelly—Kept Kelly day 52 hr week Population: 50,000
Website: Cityofmarcoisland.com
48-96 Status: 80% initial vote turned to 96% Started Jan 1 2009.  We believe we are the first dept in FL, one of the only ones to maintain our Kelly day!


Miami County Emergency Medical Services, Paola, Kansas
Population:30,000
Number of Stations: 2
Call Volume: 2,700
Calls/Day/Station: 7.39
Number of Firefighters: 21 Full-time paramedics and EMTs and 10 part-time
Budget: $2.4 Million
Square Miles: 575
Previous Schedule Worked: XOXOXOOOO
Department Web Site: www.miamicountyems.com
48-96 Status: A short trial period from Jan - June 2008 determined we wanted to persue a full year trial.  At the end of the year the department had 95% of full-time staff members approve to go with 48-96.  This is the second year of 48-96 and staff really appreciates this schedule.


Borrego Springs Fire Protection District
Population: 3000
Number of Stations: 1
Call volume: 300 calls/year
6 full-time Firefighter/Paramedics; 3 full-time Engineers; 3 full-time Captains; 12 reserve Firefighters
Square miles: 305
Department Web Site: http://www.borrego-fire.org
48-96 Status: Started 48-96 in 1999.  Borrego Springs is an unincorporated area of San Diego County.  It is a Desert resort community located 90 miles northeast of San Diego and surrounded by the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Borrego Springs has a permanent population of 3000 and a seasonal population of 10,000 and one million visitors annually. 


City of Hemet, CA
Population: 75,000
Number of Stations: 4 (4 Engines and 1 Truck)
Call Volume: 12,500 calls a year
Calls/Day/Station: 8.5
Number of Firefighters: 45 on the floor. 1 Chief
Square Miles: 27
Previous Work Schedule: 4-4-4-6 Modified Kelley
48-96 Status: Membership voted 81% to start a trial in January 2010, with a final vote planned in October 2010.

Notes: We are one of the busiest fire departments in the country with calls per personnel. Last year Engine 1 was in the top 20 in Firehouse Magazine's Annual Run Survey.


Mountain View Fire Department, CA
Population: Over 71,000
Number of Stations: 5
Call Volume: Over 5000 calls per year
Calls/Day/Station: Averaging 1 to 5 per day depending on the station 
Number of Firefighters: 86 full time personnel 65 suppression personnel
Budget: $90 to 95 Million
Square Miles: 12
Previous Schedule Worked: Kelly XOXOXOOOO
Department Web Site: http://www.ci.mtnview.ca.us/city_hall/fire/default.asp
48-96 Status: Began 1 1/2 year trial in February of 2007 with a vote of 54 percent in favor of the trial.  At the end of the trial period the fire chief required a 2/3 vote to keep the schedule.  The final vote was around 80 percent in favor of the 48/96.


City of Cranston Fire Department, Rhode Island
Population: 90,000 residents  3,000 inmates state prison located inside city limits.
Number of Stations: 6
Call Volume: 15,000
Number of Firefighters: 185 
Budget: operating--$19 Million
Square Miles: 26.2

 

City of Bothell Fire and EMS, Washington
Population: 40,000
Call Volume:  Approx 4700/year
Career Dept: 54 members of Local 2099, all EMT's
3 stations, 4+ calls per day/station
12 square miles
Previous schedule: Modified Detriot
48-96 Status: On 48-96 since mid 2008.  Has completed a one year trial (2010) and have codified the schedule in their latest contract for 2010-2012.


Bozeman, Montana IAFF Local 613
Population: 39,500 50,000 when college in session
Number of Stations: 3
Call Volume: 3000
Calls/Day/Station: Regional Hazmat team
Number of Firefighters: 42 with Batt. Chiefs in negotiations
Budget: 4.7 million
Square Miles: 21
Previous Schedule Worked: XOXOXOOOO
Department Web Site: www.Bozemanfirefighters.org and www.bozemanfire.com
48-96 Status: IAFF local 613 Started 48-96 in early 2007


Goodyear, Arizona (Phoenix Metro Area)
Population: 66308
Number of Stations: 6
Call Volume Year: 5500
Number of Personnel: 91 Full Time Positions
Square Miles: 188
Previous Schedule Worked: 24-48


City of Carlsbad, New Mexico F.D.
Population: 26,000 (city); 35,000 (south Eddy County)
Number of Stations: 5
Call Volume: 4,000/year
Calls/Day/Station: Average about 3-4/station/day; low 1; high 10.
Number of Firefighters: 45
Budget: $3.85 Million
Square Miles: 22 (fire response); 2000 (EMS response-south Eddy County)
Previous Schedule Worked: XOOXOOXOOXOO
Department Web Site: http://www.cavemen.net/fire
48-96 Status:  Started a one year trial on February 7, 2011.

Notes: Carlsbad FD provides all EMS response and transport with ALS, Regional Teams: HazMat, Swiftwater/Dive Rescue, Cave Rescue, High Angle Rescue, ARFF


Fairfield County EMS – Winnsboro, South Carolina
Population: 26,000
Number of Stations: 6
Call Volume: 5,000/year
Number Paramedic/EMTs: full time 43 part time 27
Square Miles: 698
Previous Schedule: 24-48
48-96 Status: Currently on 3 month trial


La Pine Rural Fire Protection District, Oregon
Population: 25,000
Number of Stations: 3
Call Volume: 2,000
Number of Firefighters: 21
Square Miles: 115
Previous Schedule Worked: Modified Kelly XOXOXOOOO
48-96 Status: Working for 3 years, currently battling in negotations in order to keep 48/96.

The City of Kingman Fire Department
48-96 Status: Implementing a one year trial period of the 48-96 schedule January 1 2012.

South Salt Lake City
Population: 22,038
Sq. miles: 6.9
Number of stations: 3
Number of Firefighters: Approx. 75
Previous sched.: Kelly 

West Jordan City
Population: 101,727
Square miles: 30.9
Number of stations: 5
Number of Firefighters: Approx. 90
Previous sched.: Kelly 

West Valley City
Population: 129,480
Sq. miles: 35.5
Number of stations: 5
Number of Firefighters: Approx. 90
Previous sched.: Kelly 


Salt Lake City
Population: 186,440
Sq. miles: 110.4
Number of stations: 14
Number of Firefighters: Approx. 250
Previous sched.: Kelly 

Murray City
Population: 46,746
Sq. miles: 9.6
Number of stations: 3
Number of Firefighters: Approx. 60
Previous schedule worked: Kelly

City of El Mirage, Arizona
Department Web Site: http://www.cityofelmirage.org/
48-96 Status: Has been on 48-96 now almost a year.

La Pine Fire District, La Pine, Oregon
Call Volume: 3,000 calls a year
Number of Firefighters: 21 paid FF's at 3 stations
Square Miles: Cover 110 square miles, approximately 20,000 people
48-96 Status: Been working 48-96 schedule for 5 years

City of Brentwood Fire and Rescue, Brentwood Tennessee
Population: 38,000
Number of Stations: 4
Call Volume: 2700 runs annually
Number of Firefighters 57 suppression, 5 staff
Square Miles: 43
Department Website: City of Brentwood Fire and Rescus
Previous Work Schedule: 24-48
48-96 Status: Started on this schedule January 2, 2012

Thornton Fire Department – Thornton, CO
Population: 120,147
Number of Stations: 5
Call Volume: Approximately 8,000/year
Calls/Day/Station: 4
Number of Firefighters: 89 Paramedics, EMTs, and Firefighters
Square Miles: 27.2 sq mi
Previous Schedule Worked: XOXOXOOOO
Department Web Site:  Thornton Fire Department
48-96 Status: Trail period began February 16, 2012


NASA/WSTF FIRE DEPARTMENT – Las Cruces, New Mexico
Population: Undisclosed
Number of Stations: 1
Call Volume: 650
Number of Firefighters: 24
Square Miles: 55
Previous Schedule Worked: 24-48
Department Web Site:
http://www.nasa.gov/centers/wstf/hse/safety/index.html

NASA/WSTF Fire Department is located at Johnson Space Center in Las Cruces, New Mexico and services customers on site as well as Dona Ana County (3,804 sq. miles) and Las Cruces, New Mexico through a mutual aid agreement.  The department has 2 Engines, Ladder Truck, 2 Ambulances, Brush Truck, and Light Rescue. 

48-96 Status: A 90 day trial was approved with 71% in favor of 48-96.  The Trial began September 8, 2012.  On December 4, 2012 another vote resulted in 99% in favor of 48-96.  Administration accepted the vote thus implementing the new schedule.

Jefferson County Fire Rescue - Florida
Population: 14,658
Number of Stations: 1 
Call Volume: 3,000/year
Calls/Day/Station: 8
Number of Firefighters: 18 Total 6 per shift
Square Miles: 640
Previous Schedule Worked: 24/48
48-96 Status: Started a trial period in January of 2013

Greeley Fire Department - Greeley, CO
Population: 90,000+
Number of Stations:
Call volume: 11,800
Calls/Day/Station:
Membership: 100 career
Budget:
Square Miles: 64
Previous schedule: modified Kelly
Average calls per day: 32
48-96 Status: started 48/96 in 2010


City of Missouri City,Texas
Population: 70,000
Number of Stations: 4
Call Volume: 5,000/year
Calls/Day/Station:
Number of Firefighters: 60
Budget:
Square Miles: 30+
Previous Schedule Worked: 24-48
Department Web Site: http://www.missouricitytx.gov/index.aspx?nid=106
48-96 Status: Began one year 48-96 trail period in June 2012. Voted 96% to keep 48-96 after trial period.


Rio Rico Fire, Arizona
Population: 18,962
Number of stations 3
Call volume: 2800

Calls/Day/Station: 2.6
Number of personal 30Square mile: 4
Previous Schedule: 5/6 (
XOXOXOXOXOOOOOO)
Department Web Site: http://rioricofire.org
Adopted 48-96 in 2009


Hood River Fire & EMS
Hood River, Oregon
Population: 7000 (20,000 in ambulance response area)
Number of Stations: 1
Call Volume: 1500
Calls/Day/Station: 4
Number of Firefighters: 13
Budget: 1.3 million
Square Miles: 6
Previous Schedule Worked: 24/48
Department Web Site: hoodriverfire.com
48-96 Status: Running it for more than 7 years, loving it!

Gallup Fire Department
Galllup, New Mexico
Population: 21,000
Number of Stations: 7 (4 staffed)
Call Volume: 6000+/yr
Calls/Day/Station: 16
Number of Firefighters: 38
Budget: 
Square Miles: 13.4
Previous Schedule Worked: Modified Kelly
Department Web Site: http://www.gallupnm.gov/
48-96 Status: Started in 2009



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