How many hours does a firefighter and administrative personnel work?
The Flower Mound Fire Department operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Administration personnel work a regular Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. schedule.

Firefighters at the station work from 7 a.m. until 7 a.m. the next day. We work 24 hours on duty and then have 48 hours off duty. From 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. we are actively working toward some productive measures. This could include training, vehicle maintenance, cleaning the station, hydrant maintenance, preplan, public education tours, or several other things. After 7 p.m. firefighters may relax and watch TV, read, study, or sleep. However, at any point in time we may have to go on an emergency call.

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1. Can you make the lights turn green?
2. How do I dispose of my half-empty paint cans?
3. What do I do with old oil or gasoline?
4. Will the Fire Department refill my fire extinguisher?
5. How do I get a permit to burn?
6. Are camp fires legal and do I need a permit for one?
7. Why does a fire engine come when you call for an ambulance?
8. What does MICU mean?
9. When an emergency vehicle is approaching that is displaying emergency lights and sirens, what should I do?
10. Why did I get billed for an ambulance transport?
11. What is the difference between an EMT and a paramedic?
12. Why does the emergency equipment run with lights and siren and then just turn them off?
13. Does the Town furnish your meals?
14. Do the personnel on the ambulance fight fires also?
15. Why are the fire hydrants different colors?
16. How many hours does a firefighter and administrative personnel work?
17. Why was my ambulance ride to the hospital so bumpy and uncomfortable?
18. What type of fire extinguisher is best for my home?
19. Can I get my blood pressure checked at the fire station?
20. How often should I change the battery in my smoke detector?