PURPOSE: To support emergency responders and the public at large at emergency scenes, as well as at other events and situations, by providing scene safety and security, traffic control, and crowd control.
Special Fire Police, also known simply as Fire Police, are sworn in Officers who wear an official badge and have limited law enforcement powers. We serve our community at large by responding to and performing our duties at a wide variety of situations, ranging from emergencies that immediately threaten life or property, to special events, to routine citizen requests for information or assistance. The types of emergencies and/or events we support include:
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: To support the department in all activities including emergency response, training, fundraising, maintenance, and other special activities. Required to attend business and other organizational meetings. The Volunteer Fire Police are expected to respond from home or work to Department calls as best they can.
The Volunteer Fire Police may drive their own Personally Owned Vehicle (POV), or ride in a Fire Company Emergency Vehicle (EV) in response to fire, MVA, or other emergency event.
Individuals fulfilling the duties and responsibilities of a Volunteer Fire Police will at all-times present themselves in a courteous, professional and responsible manner.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS TO BECOME A SWORN IN FIRE POLICE OFFICER:
Once sworn in, the Fire Company will issue the new Fire Police Officer their Badge.
QUALIFICATION AND SPECIAL SKILLS TO BECOME A REGULAR MEMBER:
COMPANY TRAINING AND REGULAR MEETINGS:
FIRE POLICE MUST HAVE THE ABILITY TO:
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Work is performed primarily in the fire station, active roadways, mass casualty, fire scenes, and extra ordinary events as they occur. Performing tasks under emergency conditions may require strenuous exertion. While Fire Police are usually working at the edges of emergency scenes, the possibility of exposure to casualties at the scene, emotional stress, patients with contagious diseases, and terminal illnesses does exist.
MENTAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this position, the Fire Police Officer will be regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret data, information and documents; analyze and solve problems; use math and mathematical reasoning.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: Responding to an emergency scene does carry certain risks and dangers These include fires, equipment, traffic, smoke inhalation, falling objects at emergency scenes, and exposure to health risks may occur. The main risk for Fire Police is being struck by a vehicle, however, proper training, and proper performance of our duties will minimize such risks. Most injuries and/or deaths occur when responders are not following procedures and using their training.
RECOMMEND PERIOD OF COMMITMENT: The department requests that new firefighters commit to serving at least 2 years after initial training is completed.
SUPERVISION: Provided by line officers
BENEFITS: In addition to great personal satisfaction about serving society we pay for all training expenses; Accidental Death and injury insurance; personal assigned protective gear.
EVALUATION: At end of first 3 and 6 months (Probation Period); once annually thereafter by the Chief and Assistant Chief Officers.