What do firefighters do when there is not a fire?

Firefighters are always ready to respond, but some civilians often wonder what they do in their downtime


A question posted recently on Quora asked, "What do firefighters do when there is not a fire?" Dan Cook, a 32-year fire service veteran, gave his opinion on the topic below. Check it out and add your own thoughts in the comments.

0800 hours: Vehicle checks and inventories for driver, station cleanup for firefighters. Read logs and memos from previous shifts for company officer. Everyone tries on personal gear and breathing equipment.
0930 hours: Morning break and discussion with all members on equipment, station and department status.
1000 hours: Training slot. This is usually some type of drill or classroom session.
1200 hours: Lunch 
1300 hours: Fire prevention inspections 
1500 hours: Paperwork for company officer, clean up and physical fitness or personal study for firefighters.
1700 hours: Stand down or more of above. This is a personal choice.

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