When do firefighters sleep?

Woodland Fire Department (WFD) firefighters work 48-hour shifts and they go to bed each night like everyone else. While occasionally they may get a full night's sleep, most of the time they are awakened multiple times to respond to emergency calls. Lights and radio tones activate inside the stations at night to awaken the firefighters so they can get up, put on the appropriate safety gear, and get on the fire engine. They do all this with a goal of 1 minute (called "Turnout Time") to start their emergency response.

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1. How do I request a fire incident report?
2. How do I schedule an inspection with Fire Prevention?
3. How do I schedule a tour of the Fire Station or get the Fire Department to come to my event?
4. Is today a burn day?
5. Can I burn yard waste in the City or County limits?
6. Who can I call regarding information on my smoke detector?
7. My neighbor has dry weeds that are a fire hazard. What can be done to make them take care of the weeds?
8. What services does the Woodland Fire Department (WFD) provide?
9. If a large incident occurs and the Woodland Fire Department needs more firefighters, where do you go to get them?
10. Why do Firefighters go everywhere together and always take the fire engine?
11. What is the Response Area for the Woodland Fire Department (WFD)?
12. Why does the Woodland Fire Department (WFD) respond to medical emergencies?
13. What level of medical care does the Woodland Fire Department (WFD) provide?
14. How is the Fire Department Staffed?
15. What do our firefighters do each day?
16. When do firefighters sleep?
17. How long does it take for the Woodland Fire Department (WFD) to respond to an emergency?