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What Is A Shift Calendar?
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Within the context of the HotShift Calendar program a shift calendar refers to calendars which reflect the work schedule of a platoon based work force like most fire departments and some other emergency services.

Many fire departments consist of three platoons of firefighters who works shifts of 24-hours. Their work schedule is a consistent rotation of 24-hour days on-duty and 24-hour days off-duty.

Example 1: X=on-duty, O=off-duty, XOXOXOOOO=a  three platoon, 9-day rotation with a 4-day break which makes an average of 56 hours per week.

Example 2: ABC=shift letters for 3 platoons, ACABABCBC=the same 9-day rotation with a 4-day break which makes an average of 56 hours per week.

Other fire departments may split days into two or more shifts. As long as there is a consistent rotation, HotShift can also create calendars for these schedules.

Calendars created by HotShift are web calendars, which means that they are viewed in a web browser and may be placed on a web site so they may be accessed on the internet.

The calendars are available at all times in the HotShift Calendar program as they are created on the fly based on user defined configuration settings. HotShift contains its own browser window which can also browse the internet.

A new calendar is created with one click of the calendar icon on the browser toolbar.

Download preview version of HotShift 4 Updated May 27, 2007