I'm familiar with CalFire's predilection for mandatory OT, but 115 miles away? Hope you get compensated for that, such BS.Forcey the Bear is an inside joke within CalFire (California State Fire department). It even has its own Facebook that comes out in the summer time to post jokes and memes about their firefighters getting forced.
Since CalFire is a state agency when you get forced you may be forced in a battalion that is not yours however they keep you in your county.
Due to the extreme fires and shortage of firefighter medics in CA their medics are being forced or put into staffing patterns which means all their days off are now scheduled shifts that you have to work. So you may work three days at station 10 and the forth day you are at station 51 which could be 200 miles away.
Apparently my new employer mandatoried people like crazy for the past two years, but since they've hired a bunch (I was the last one to get hired to get us all the way to full strength), and with that OT isn't around much so people really try to pick it up. Probably will get forced on Christmas or whatever, oh well. Gonna be here anyway. What I really don't get is how they expect to force me in the middle of my four day. If I'm in the middle of the woods every four day, isn't that my prerogative? The Lt doing my orientation was like yea....you have a point.