Firefighters' Day 2021 is on Tuesday, May 4, 2021: What is a firefighter's schedule like? What are pay and benefits like?

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Tuesday, May 4, 2021 is Firefighters' Day 2021. International Firefighters' day to be observed today Firefighters' Day (IFFD)

Firefighters’ Day

Firefighters’ Day remembers the dedication, gallantry and need for firefighters from around the globe. Many firefighters are volunteers, and lots of lose their lives throughout duty.Show your support by putting on blue and red-colored laces and ribbons (tied together, symbolizing the mixture of fire and water) which help raise to awareness and support for the local firefighting operation.

What is a firefighter’s schedule like? What are pay and benefits like?

Most firefighters in the country work 24 hours on 48 hours off. They also have a set day off that they will never work. These are called "Kelly Day"

Example

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ONOFFOFFONOFFOFFON

OFFOFFONOFFOFFONOFF

OFFONOFFOFFKELLYOFFOFF

Median hourly earnings of fire fighters were $18.43 in May 2004. The middle 50 percent earned between $13.65 and $24.14. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $9.71, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $29.21. Median hourly earnings were $18.78 in local government, $17.34 in the Federal Government, and $14.94 in State government.

Median annual earnings of first-line supervisors/managers of fire fighting and prevention workers were $58,920 in May 2004. The middle 50 percent earned between $46,880 and $72,600. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $36,800, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $90,860. First-line supervisors/managers of fire fighting and prevention workers employed in local government earned about $60,800 a year.

Median annual earnings of fire inspectors and investigators were $46,340 in May 2004. The middle 50 percent earned between $36,030 and $58,260 a year. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $28,420, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $71,490. Fire inspectors and investigators employed in local government earned about $48,020 a year.

According to the International City-County Management Association, average salaries in 2004 for sworn full-time positions were as follows:

Minimum annual base salary Maximum annual base salary

Fire chief $68,701 $89,928

Deputy chief 63,899 79,803

Assistant fire chief 57,860 73,713

Battalion chief 58,338 73,487

Fire captain 49,108 59,374

Fire lietenant 44,963 53,179

Fire prevention/code inspector 43,297 54,712

Engineer 41,294 52,461

Fire fighters who average more than a certain number of hours a week are required to be paid overtime. The hours threshold is determined by the department during the fire fighter’s work period, which ranges from 7 to 28 days. Fire fighters often earn overtime for working extra shifts to maintain minimum staffing levels or for special emergencies.

Fire fighters receive benefits that usually include medical and liability insurance, vacation and sick leave, and some paid holidays. Almost all fire departments provide protective clothing (helmets, boots, and coats) and breathing apparatus, and many also provide dress uniforms. Fire fighters generally are covered by pension plans, often providing retirement at half pay after 25 years of service or if the individual is disabled in the line of duty.

what are the days of the firefighter and police appreciation days at disneyland?

what are the days of the firefighter and police appreciation days at disneyland?

I don't recall a Firefighter's Day at Disneyland for quite a few years now. I believe there was one back in 2007, for Firefighters and Police after the huge fires we had in the fall of that year. And in years past, they used to have a special firefighter's night at Disneyland, where you could pay one low price and ride all the rides (this was before the current pricing structure, when you still needed tickets for each ride). But they haven't had that for at least 12 years.

But they DO have military discounts. Current military service members can get a 3-day pass for free, and the service member can purchase up to 6 3-day passes at a big discount. You have to purchase the tickets at a military base or at the ticket window, and must show valid military ID.

How long is firefighter’s training?

How long is firefighter's training?

11weeks, 1 day at Goodfellow Air Force Base, TX

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