“Fitness is an integral part of what we do and as an individual you are responsible for your own level of fitness. Not just passing the CPAT or whatever tests you want to pass. As you move forward in your career, you need to make it a daily, weekly, monthly and yearly part of your career.”
In my fire service career, I have worked many different shift schedules. When I first started as a volunteer, I signed up for 24-hour shifts on a Kelly Schedule as a paid reserve. About a year later, I received the opportunity to be a wildland firefighter and transitioned to the 72-hour shift.