This website was created for the Midland Firefighters as an information page about the Benefits of the 48-96 Schedule compared to our current Kelly Schedule.
All information here is just that, Information.
Any views or opinions presented in this website are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of the Department.
The 48-96 (2 on 4 off) work schedule has been growing rapidly in popularity throughout the United States. The departments that have gone to this schedule have experienced extremely high rates of satisfaction and employee morale. This web site was designed to educate the members of the Midland Fire Department. Throughout the following website one will find information on how the 48-96 allows more consecutive time off, more weekends off and more vacation (both to take and accrual of hours).
Why the 48/96 now some people will ask. With the recruiting issues and cost of living associated with our great city, the 48/96 is a viable option for people to work here and commute from somewhere else. It would also allow us that currently work here to look at those same housing options.
Like I said when I originally created this site, initially I was skeptical and wanted to know more information. The website for the Boise Fire Department was brought to my attention. Here is a link to that site www.48-96.com. As I surfed through the site I became intrigued by the possibilities that this schedule would offer us.
Recently different MFD personnel have been talking to me about the possibilities because they were intrigued by this schedule. While I know that not everyone will be enthused about the 48-96 initially. I do hope that everyone will at least take an open-minded approach.
This website is intended to be a educational tool and by no means reflects any stance of administration. If a decision on 48/96 is ever brought forward it will have to be brought forward by the shift personnel of the MFD.