Ebbetts Pass Fire District firefighters/paramedics work on a shift style duty schedule. There are three shifts, A – B – and C. Each shift works a “48-96” time block for each duty shift. This means they are on duty 48 hours and off duty for 96 hours. In addition to emergency response services, firefighter/paramedics continually train and take care of their stations and equipment.
Here’s a typical day (all this plus responding to emergency alarms at a moment’s notice):
Ebbetts Pass personnel will vary this “typical day” to fit specialized needs activities, weather related needs such as snow removal from station grounds or hot summer days when training is done as early in the day as possible, and of course emergency response duties. There have been times where EPFD personnel have been awake their entire 48 hours.
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From CPR Classes & LifeJacket Loan Programs to our Vial-of-Life Project, the Ebbetts Pass Fire District offers many beneficial programs for our community.
Fire prevention starts with you. Creating a "defensible space", having functioning fire extinguishers & smoke detectors, campfire safety and much more.