Fire crews work a 24 hour shift that includes lunch and dinner. The firefighters all eat the same meal, as a group. The crews pay for their food out of their own pockets.
Each morning, after the equipment is checked and their housework completed, one of the vehicles (either the engine or rescue truck) will make a quick trip to the grocery store to purchase the food for the shift. All crews remain in service to respond to calls while shopping and eating meals.