Firefighters work a rotating schedule consisting of three 24-hour shifts with a day off in between each shift, called a “cycle.” After the conclusion of the third shift of work, Firefighters have four days off. This is referred to as a Kelly schedule and is based on a 56-hour work week.
0730: Shift change. Personnel are expected to check their equipment and apparatus they are staffing that day. It is each member’s responsibility to ensure that all tools and equipment are in proper working order.
0800: Workouts. Maintaining a high level of physical fitness is paramount to ensuring the safety of each member as well as all Burbank citizens and visitors.
1330: Afternoon line-up. This is an opportunity to review any changes in the shift objectives, listen to company schools given by probationary Firefighters and/or begin tasks.
All of the above is in addition to the primary job which is protecting life, property and the environment every time the Burbank Fire Department responds to an incident.
Watch a video of the Kenwood Fire incident.