Tag Archives: sleep deprivation

Why Do Firefighters Work 24-Hour Shifts?

We are all together in recognizing and addressing the significant unmanaged risks posed by Fire & EMS personnel suffering from fatigue. The dots are out there. We just need to start connecting them before, once again, someone else does it for us.

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The Slow Death of the 24-Hour Tour?

Put simply, long work hours -- defined as shifts lasting more than 10 hours -- have been clearly linked to errors in tasks that require vigilance and focused alertness, such as driving an ambulance and providing patient care.

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