What kind of shifts do firefighters work, and is it hard to adjust to being away from your family?


Orange Park Fire Department is a 24 hour a day operation. This means that all firefighters work a 24 hour shift. The y work 24 hours on duty and are off for 48 hours. This schedule runs 365 days a year with out changing. Your firefighters are away from their families’ 2/3rds of their time. They miss many birthdays, anniversaries, holidays and special events with their families’. It does take some time for all members to adjust to this type of schedule, but it is more difficult to their family