A firefighter’s shift starts out with morning chores. These consist of checking all rescue equipment, vehicles, and medical equipment to make sure everything is in perfect working order and that nothing is missing. After the equipment is checked, the station is cleaned from top to bottom.
Daily training sessions are typically scheduled for everyone's participation, ranging from EMS continuing education to training with rescue equipment. Practical, hands-on training is conducted so everyone’s skills are kept up for any emergency situation and the operation of specialized equipment.
Throughout the day, many different kinds of inspections are scheduled. These are performed between training and the various emergency calls we receive, day or night, 24 hours a day. These calls range from fire calls, motor vehicle accidents and medical emergencies, to service calls, investigations and anything else that may come in.