Firefighter/Lawnman

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by cuttenup, Mar 14, 2007.

  1. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,513

    Full-time Raleigh firefighter here. We work 24on, 24off, 24on, 24 off, 24on, 96off. I have around 25 accounts, mostly commercial.:usflag:
     
  2. southtx

    southtx LawnSite Member
    Posts: 156

    I have been working full time for 4 years now...on 24 and off 48 so it gives me time for my 30 clients. I have been mowing for 3 years now and I cant see any other line of work that works great with my work days.
     
  3. lawns Etc

    lawns Etc LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,272

    Been a NJState Correction Officer 6yrs got about 80 weeklys and 1 helper I work 16 Sat/Sun 8 Fri off M,T,W,T also its nights 10pm - 6 am so I have alot of time but I am not taking any more accts been weeding them out a few a year to make them all a little closer together with the $3 gal gas
     
  4. cuttenup

    cuttenup LawnSite Member
    from NETN
    Posts: 132

    Hey Lawnspecialties, do you have anyone that helps you or do you work alone? Do take care of the landscape maint. to on the commercial accounts?
     
  5. Gaturf

    Gaturf LawnSite Member
    Posts: 128

    wow, i dont have it half bad down in Atlanta.....24 on and 48 off with a 5 day vacation after your 8th shift. I couldnt do 24 on 24 off.....of course this is what im used to. anyway, everyone be safe. Im off for another long 24 hour shift.....ill run my 12-15 butt ache calls and then back to cutting grass.

    ga turf
     
  6. lawnprosteveo

    lawnprosteveo LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Tulsa
    Posts: 1,930

    Full time firefighter at Tulsa Fire... currently take care of 45 mowing accounts and about 30 leaf customers..and a few flower bed maintenance customers. I feel like Im overwhelmed sometimes.:usflag:
     
  7. MikeLT1Z28

    MikeLT1Z28 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,732

    I used to be full time in the green industry, but i've been full time with the Sheriff's Office here for the last 2 years. I'm going to try and take on more customers this season.
     
  8. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,513

    I've been in lawn care since '99 and always done it myself. I have two guys I'm supposed to get with this weekend to potentially hire (at least one) on as part-time.

    Referring to the landscape maintenance, I pretty much do it all myself. From irrigation repair to installs to basic full-service lawn maintenance. Unfortunately, it has taken me away from much of any life during the growing season; therefore, we now have to expand into the wonderful world of employees!:laugh:
     
  9. ffemt1271

    ffemt1271 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,285

    been a full time firefighter/EMT for 10 years, started lawn service in 2003 and currently have about 40 accounts, we work 24 on / 24 off after 5 shifts we get 6 days off.
     
  10. NNJLandman

    NNJLandman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,306

    Volunteer FF, 2nd LT.
     

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