Why do firefighters work 24-hour shifts?
It would take more firefighters to cover 8 hour shifts. Firefighters in Burlington work a 56 hour work week and the 24 hour shift allows this. This type of schedule is the most cost-effective work schedule to provide fire protection 24 hours a day.

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1. Why do firefighters work 24-hour shifts?
2. Why does a fire truck or pickup truck come when you call for an ambulance?
3. Why do I see fire fighters at the grocery store and who pays for the items they buy?
4. Who provides the ambulance service for Burlington?
5. Do you respond to calls outside of the Burlington city limits?