|Programme supervision||No. of personnel||Hours/week||No. of weeks||Total hours||Hourly wages||Benefits*||Overhead costs†||Total costs‡||Cost type|
|Safety and Health Captain||1||6||26||156||37.57||12.02||9.39||9200.88||Personnel|
|RA||No. of personnel||Hours/week||No. of weeks||Total hours||Hourly wages§||Benefits||Overhead costs||Total costs||Cost type|
|Visiting PFT–M/W/F workouts||2||6||20||240||24.95||7.98||6.24||9400.80||Overtime|
|Visiting PFT—once monthly run day||1||2||5||10||24.95||7.98||6.24||391.70||Overtime|
|Probationary year||No. of personnel||Hours/visit||No. of visits||Total hours||Hourly wages§||Benefits||Overhead costs||Total costs||Cost category|
|PFT—station visits with probationary firefighters||27||2||4||8||19.78||6.33||4.95||6708.96||Personnel|
|Personnel—other||No. of personnel||Prep. hours||Interv. hours||Total hours||Hourly rate||Mileage||Benefits and overhead||Total costs¶||Cost category|
|Total programme costs|
*TFD calculates benefits as 32% of the hourly wage rate.
†Overhead costs were estimated at an additional 25% of hourly wages.
‡Total costs=number of personnel×total hours×(hourly wages+benefits+overhead).
§TFD estimates the base hourly rate for the rank of firefighter to be US$16.63; engineers/paramedics, US$19.78; captains, US$22.93. Overtime wage rates are 1.5 times base hourly. PFTs with the rank of firefighter were selected for assignment to the RA. The median overtime wage rate (engineers/paramedics) was used to estimate costs of the instation visits during the probationary year.
¶Nutritionist total cost=(total hours×hourly rate)+mileage.
TFD, Tucson Fire Department; PFF-Fit, Probationary Firefighter Fitness programme; PFT, peer fitness trainers; RA, recruit academy.