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City of Alexandria, VA City of Alexandria, VA
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Shift Schedules


Fire Suppression: 56-Hour Week
Work 24 hours - Off 24 hours
Work 24 hours - Off 24 hours
Work 24 hours - Off 4 Days

In one year, a firefighter on the 56-hour work week schedule works 728 hours above the number worked by a 40-hour employee. If applied to a twenty-five-year career, the 56-hour employee will have worked an additional 8.75 years, or the equivalent of 33.75 40-hour/week years.

Emergency Medical Services: 42-Hour Week
Work 24 hours - Off 48 hours
Work 24 hours - Off 4 Days

In one year, employees on the 42-hour work week schedule work 104 hours above the number worked by a 40-hour employee. If applied to a twenty-five-year career, the 42-hour employee will have worked an additional 1.25 years, or the equivalent of 26.25 40-hour/week years.

Fire Prevention and Life Safety

Deputy Fire Marshals
4 work shift
days = 7:00 am to 6:00 pm for two days
nights = 6:00 pm to 6:00 am for two days
four days off

4 work day work Monday through Friday
7:30 am to 4:00 pm

Fire Protection Systems Inspectors

10 hour work day Monday through Thursday or Tuesday through Friday
4:30 am to 4:00 pm

900 Second Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
703.746.5200
Fax: 703.838.5093
TTY: 703.838.4896

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.