Ga. FD Tests New 48/96-Hour Shift Schedule To Improve Firefighter Wellness

ROSWELL, Ga. — The Roswell Fire Department is adopting a new schedule through a pilot program to enhance firefighter health and wellness, featuring a 48/96-hour work cycle with a delayed start time.

The department adopted the new schedule in response to health concerns linked to chronic sleep deprivation, such as cardiovascular diseases, cancer and mental health issues like PTSD and anxiety, 11Alive reported.

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