I couldn't find any other post that talked about it. I've been thinking about being a Career Firefighter, starting off as a Volunteer this summer since my county has signs everywhere trying to recruit volunteers. I've read from other post, plus word of mouth that yeah pay is not the greatest, hours can be long and hard and you may not get the respect you deserve. What kind of shifts do stations do. I know every place is different, but i do know its not a 9-5 kinda Job. Are the shifts broken up into Day, Swing, Grave..., how are days off rotated? If any of ya'll could give some info, that would be great. Thanks.