Duty rota professional fire brigade

Have you always wondered what a 24-hour shift with the professional fire brigade looks like?
Varied and never predictable.

The following illustration is intended to show you how the everyday life of a professional firefighter can unfold. After all, in between all the daily tasks and work, there are always the current, never predictable operations. But this is exactly what every firefighter lives and "burns" for.

Service takeover

Taking over the resources and vehicles, checking that they are functional and complete. Exchange of information with colleagues about operations completed in the previous shift.

Operational equipment training

Regular training with the available equipment. At regular intervals, each colleague prepares for a topic relating to the use of our equipment and resources, which they present in detail during morning equipment training. Theoretical knowledge is taught, repeated and demonstrated in practice.

Training, further education, economic tasks

Training on all firefighting topics to be as well prepared as possible for all situations in the event of an emergency.

Breakfast break

Training, further education, economic tasks

Further training on new service regulations, accident prevention regulations or familiarisation with new technologies and working methods in operations. This includes, for example, current topics such as e-mobility, solar and wind power systems, but also constant changes and further developments in the entire fire service sector.

Lunch break

Training, further education, economic tasks

Economic tasks mean, for example, the repair and maintenance of equipment. Even if some specialised equipment is only rarely used, its functionality must be constantly checked, it must be trained for use and every piece of equipment must always be ready for immediate use.

To ensure that the main station of the Eberswalde professional fire brigade always looks exemplary, our interior and exterior areas are of course regularly maintained and cleaned by our colleagues.

Coffee break

Duty sports

Duty sports in our own fitness area to maintain physical fitness. Every professional firefighter must be able to withstand heavy physical and mental strain when on duty. This is why daily sports training is firmly integrated into the service.

Standby time within the fire station and on the premises

Standby time with time spent in the standby rooms or rest rooms at your free disposal.

But always with the premise: The fastest possible deployment in the event of an alarm must be guaranteed.

Handover of service

The handover takes place in three steps:

1. important information is passed on within the shift supervisor's office

2. then those responsible for the three main areas of respiratory protection, vehicle technology and equipment technology hand over important information

3 Finally, the vehicles are handed over. This means that each firefighter takes their personal protective equipment from the vehicle and hands over their position to the colleague on the next shift.

Impressions of the training programme

Duty rota model

The Eberswalde professional fire brigade currently has 3 watch departments, each with 10 colleagues on duty. With our 24-hour rotation service, with a working week of 48 hours, the fire station of the Eberswalde professional fire brigade is manned and ready for action 24 hours a day, 365 days a year with a minimum of 7 colleagues.