How many firefighters are on duty at one time?
We have 3 shifts of six firefighters on duty every day of the year for twenty-four hours a day. Due to vacations and illnesses we may have a minimum shift staffing of four personnel at times. This staffing allows us to always have 2 firefighter/paramedics on the ambulance and at least two personnel on the fire engine. If an incident occurs and more personnel is needed, we issue a ‘recall’ which alerts off-duty personnel of a need for more staffing and they respond to the station to provide additional staffing. Surrounding communities are also used to supplement staffing at some incidents or when multiple incidents occur where staffing is more than is available at that time.