Flashcards in Administrative SOP Deck (348):
It will be appropriate to address the officers by their ___, followed by their _____.
rank , last name
When the Fire Chief is present with any Chief Officer, he/she will be addressed as _____ and the correct title will be used for other Chief Officers
Employees will first bring questions, problems, or issues to the attention of their _______.
______ issues may be submitted directly to the Human Resources Department according to current City Policy.
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)
Such suspensions may continue until the acquittal or conviction of such employee or until _____ days has elapsed.
An additional ____ days shall be granted at the written request of the employee or his/her attorney.
Code of Conduct: This written request must be received by the Director of HR within the _____ day period prior to the expiration of the initial ninety (90) day period.
Absence without approved leave in excess of ____ work days shall constitute abandonment of employment and will result in immediate termination.
Employees should never allow or cause the unauthorized release of any privileged or confidential information or release of work products without the expressed approval of the _____ or his/her designee.
Failure of an employee to notify the Fire Chief or his/her designee in writing within ____ working day of an arrest for a felony or misdemeanor while in an on-duty or off duty status.
All equipment will be marked with the employee's _______ for identification purposes.
To prevent deterioration of the bunker gear from UV light, lights in the storage rooms will be turned off except:
when personnel are accessing bunker gear
Per NFPA 1851, bunker gear is to be cleaned ______ and when ______.
twice annually , obviously soiled
Employees should refer all reporters to the designated ______, _____, and/or ______.
City PIO, Shift Battalion Chief, IC
If the City's PIO is not available, _____, and/or _____ will designate an officer to perform this function as soon as possible.
Shift Battalion Chief, IC
Anyone with a public records request should be directed to the office of the ______.
The media will be referred to the _____ or ______ for the release of names of any deceased persons.
Police Department or Fire Prevention Bureau
The PIO or IC may allow the media access inside of the restricted zone, provided that:
-Their presence does not hamper operations or investigations.
-The owner of any private property does not protest.
-Proper ID is provided.
-The safety of all persons is ensured.
Any active duty fire personnel who suffer an event or series of events that result in his or her death WHILE ON DUTY:
Type I - Line of Duty Death
Any active fire personnel who suffer an event or series of events that result in his or her death WHILE OFF DUTY:
Type II - Active Duty Death
A member who has retired in GOOD STANDING and suffers an event or series of events that results in his or her death:
Type III - Past Member's Death
An individual who has served in some capacity with the department and suffers an event or series of events that results in his or her death. (i.e. Commisioner, Active Duty Member of another FD, Active Duty WPBPD, Emergency Operator, etc.) :
Type IV - Affiliate of the Department
A NON-FIREFIGHTING INDIVIDUAL who through employment, professional or emotional ties, suffers an event or series or events that result in his or her death. This may be an individual that, for their contribution to the department or the fire service, the department wishes to pay a special tribute; or an immediate relative of an employee:
Type V - Non-Firefighting Individual Honored by the Department
All uniformed personnel will be dressed in Class ___ uniform for funerals/memorial services:
This form of honor is reserved for Line Of Duty and Active Duty deaths:
Formal Service (I & II)
Bagpipe rendition of ______ will be played for Formal Services:
This form of honor is reserved for a past member, affiliate of the department, and non-firefighting individual honored by the department:
Non-Formal Service (III, IV, & V)
This form of honor is reserved for past members, affiliates of the department, and individuals honored by the department:
Representative Service (III, IV, & V)
When notification of a Fire Service related death is received by the department, the ____, _____, _____, and the _____ will be notified.
Fire Chief, Assistant Chiefs, On duty Battalion Chief, and Honor Guard Commander
Upon the Notification of a Fire Service Death: The American flags flying at all WPBFR stations shall be brought to half-staff and shall remain until at least ____ hours the day of the funeral or memorial service:
Badges of all personnel will be shrouded by placing a ____ to ____ inch piece of black material horizontally around the badge at its midpoint:
1/2" to 3/4"
Badge shrouds shall remain in place for a _____ day mourning period.
Memorial Services: The ______, through Fire Admin. will ensure that an American flag is provided:
To assume the position of "ATTENTION", bring the heels together smartly so that the heels are on the same line with the toes pointing out equally, forming an angle of ___ degrees.
"Parade Rest" is commanded from the position of _____ only.
On the command of execution ("REST") move the left foot ____ inches to the left of the right foot:
The commands: "Stand at ease," "At ease", or "Rest" may be commanded from the position of ____.
The hand solute is a one-count movement.
A DIRECTIVE that orders one or more persons, either by name(s) or by class/group to take some specific action(s):
All memos shall be initiated by a _____ or higher and must be submitted to the Fire Chief via the chain or command for approval.
These are published FOR THE GENERAL KNOWLEDGE of the recipients:
Informational Bulletins may be initiated by any department member.
The recommendations, for Safety Bulletins, shall be submitted to the ______ Captain who will review it with the appropriate staff.
Training & Safety
Official Bulletin Boards: No material will be removed by anyone other than the _____.
Routine relief will be accomplished between the hours of _____ and _____.
0700 and 0800
Personnel will not be considered on-duty until these procedures have been completed:
-Employee will place their PPE with accountability tags on the apparatus in assigned position
-Any other forms required by policy will be completed.
Employees will not depart until properly relieved, unless told to do so by the ______.
Any unusual circumstances relating to Fire Rescue operations will be reported, in writing, by all personnel with knowledge of the incident to the _______, via the Chain of Command.
Assistant Chief of Operations
Reports of Unusual Circumstances documentation shall contain:
-What actions were taken
-All witnesses to the event
Citizen Complaint: Should further action be required, the officer shall forward a preliminary report along with the initiating officers Informal Inquiry Tracking Sheet to the ______, ______, or _______ as appropriate.
EMS Chief, Assistant Chief of OPS, or Medical Director
Each suppression unit will have an inventory of _____ smoke detectors and an adequate supply of smoke alarm registration forms.
Structures which consist of ____ or more units in one building are required to have hard wired detectors.
Smoke alarm inventory will be maintained by the _______.
Fire Prevention Bureau
Narratives shall be written in standard case, not in all capitals.
NFIRS: Narrative sections will be signed by typing the author's ______ followed by their three digit FD equipment number.
NFIRS: In general, "ownership" of the report rests with the first _____, or with the last regular unit departing the scene.
NFIRS: All motor vehicle incidents shall include the law enforcement agencies ______ in the narrative section.
The Insurance Services Office (ISO) requires a minimum of _____ hours of company level training for each member per month.
Working an average of nine (9) shifts each month, each member should receive an average of _____ hours of documented training per day.
The most common activities requiring documentation in Firehouse are:
-Apparatus Maintenance & Inspection
Units traveling in tandem as a ______ assignment shall be considered a single unit and only one report shall be required.
A _____ is defined as a call in which our units were canceled prior to any unit arriving.
Canceled Calls: When this occurs, the ______ will complete a "short from."
FIRST DUE ARRIVING UNIT
The extrication time, as well as the time the patient was removed, will be documented on the medical report.
The original copies of EKG strips will remain with the ER and should have the following information on it:
Whenever patient contact is made, regardless of whether care is rendered or not, the following information will be obtained and documented in the EMS report:
-Date of Birth
When dealing with patients with multiple medications, please list the top ____ (or fewer) which are pertinent to the pt's history.
State law requires that a completed medical report be available within ____ hours of an incident.
A minimum of ___ sets of vital signs are required on all calls requiring transport; they need to be documented approximately every ___ minutes during transport.
2 , 5
EMT's may complete and sign BLS and "dry run" reports.
When the Officer is not a "released" medic the next ranking paramedic will sign all reports.
Only a guardian or an adult relative can sign a release for a minor.
Any NON-JUDICIAL hearing which may result in the recommendation, approval, or order of disciplinary action against, or suspension of, or termination of a firefighter.
A MEETING by supervisory or management personnel with a firefighter about whom an allegation of misconduct has come to their attention.
An INVESTIGATION ordered by supervisory personnel during which the questioning of a firefighter is conducted for purpose of gathering evidence of misconduct or wrong doing.
The QUESTIONING of a firefighter in connection with a formal investigation or administrative proceeding, this does not include questioning during the course of arbitration or civil service proceedings.
The firefighter must also be informed of the names of the complainants.
Obtaining representation (Union) is the responsibility of the ____.
In situations in which a ____ request has been made, i.e. , the employee has requested representation.
Whenever a change in contact information occurs, the individual will notify the department upon _______.
returning to work
A Post Office Box Number WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of the employee's home address.
In accordance to the Department's Hurricane Plan, all personnel shall verify their contact info by ____ of each year.
All on duty injuries must be reported to the _______.
Injuries that occur during an incident will require the completion of the Firefighter Casualty Report in ______.
MINOR INJURIES: If the employee later decides to seek medical treatment, he/she must contact ________ for a referral.
DISEASE EXPOSURE: The ______ will assist the Battalion Chief in this process, if necessary.
Designated Infection Control Officer (DICO)
______ shall administer the promotional processes.
A list of all non-West Palm Beach published and copywriter resource study material for a given promotional process shall be posted in all Fire Rescue facilities no less than ____ days prior to the test date.
The application period shall close approximately _____ days following the posting of the promotional announcement.
Beginning _____ days prior to the written exam, each candidate MUST, in person, obtain a complete application packet from Fire Rescue Administration and follow all written instructions listed in the packet.
The city will make special testing arrangements to candidates who cannot appear at the regular test site due to:
-Official city business
-Approved bereavement leave requiring travel outside Palm Beach County
-A health emergency involving an employee's immediate family requiring travel outside PBC
-Military Duty issues
Candidates may only attend ____ review session.
Within ___ business days of the second review session the SME panel shall consider all claims of error and shall render their decision, which shall be final and binding and shall not be subject to the grievance procedure.
HR shall post by name in each Fire Rescue facility, the preliminary results of those candidates that have passed the examination within ____ business days of receipt of the SME protest review.
D/E Testing: Candidates shall wear a Fire Rescue Class ___ uniform, to the behavioral/practical assessment.
LT & CPT Testing: The assessment process shall be completed within ____ business days after posting of the final written examination results.
D/E candidates will be given the opportunity to formulate a challenge immediately after their behavioral/practical assessment is over.
Employees who are late or no show/no call after ____ hours are considered AWOL and are subject to disciplinary action.
Paid absence taken for the death of a qualifying family member.
Bereavement Leave (BL)
Paid time off in lieu of overtime for time worked in excess of he normal working hours.
Compensatory Time (CT)
Leave WITH PAY granted to an employee who sustains an injury or incurs an illness arising out of and in the course of employment with the City and is compensable under the Workers' Comp Law of the State of Florida.
Duty Disability Leave (DDL)
Earned by conversion of Sick Leave.
Earned Personal Leave (EPL)
Available for an unforeseen emergency (not for employee or immediate family illness/injury) when approved by the department director.
Emergency Absence (EA)
Unpaid or applicable paid leave for specific medical and family reasons.
Kelly days are defined as ____ unpaid day off for platoon personnel in each ___ week cycle.
1 , 3
Military Leave For Active Duty: Employees will receive full pay for the first ____ working days and may be eligible for a city paid supplement thereafter, if approved by the City Commission.
Paid time off from work that is NOT CHARGED against an employee's accused leave balance.
Non-Chargeable Leave (NCL)
Approved time off, with pay, due to an incapacitating illness (or injury) to the employee or an immediate family member.
Sick Leave With Pay (SL)
Time off WITHOUT pay due to an incapacitating illness or injury.
Sick With Out Pay (EWOL)
Military Leave for training is available for ____ days per calendar year.
The member must have a minimum of ___ hours of sick leave accrual to Exchange Time.
For any exchange of time which allows an employee to be off duty more than ___ consecutive calendar days (scheduled vacations excluded) the employee must submit a written request to their shift battalion chief for approval.
Exchange of time must be requested in Telestaff by the working employee before _____ of the prior shift.
NO THIRD PARY EXCHANGES ARE PERMITTED.
Personnel reporting for sick leave must advise the on-duty Battalion Chief after ____ hours and no later than _____ hours on the morning of their assigned shift.
0600 , 0659
A reported sick leave may be requested the evening before. Contact should not be made later than ____ hours.
Time off because of illness will be charged on a ____ hour basis and shall be rounded to the nearest ____ hour.
1/4 , 1/4
A period of either anticipated sick/recovery time, or any unexpected illness in excess of ___ days may qualify for FMLA.
Unscheduled Leave Request: The employee or the stand by must contact the Battalion Chief after ____ to confirm the approval or denial of the request.
Kelly Day selection will be distributed by the first week of _____ each year.
Kelly Day selections are to be completed by the first ____ in November each year.
The new Kelly Day cycle will start with the beginning of the first full 21 day cycle after ______.
One Kelly Day will be assigned every ____ shift during each twenty-one day cycle.
An operational platoon works ___ 24 hour shifts in a three week (21 day) cycle.
There will be no more than ____ Officers on Kelly Day at the same time.
There will be no more than ___ Driver/Engineers on Kelly Day at the same time.
The annual vacation schedule will be distributed by the first week of October.
Vacation selections will be completed by the third ____ in November of each year.
Only ___ Lieutenants may be off in the same vacation period.
Only ___ Captains my be off in the same vacation period.
Only ____ Driver/Engineers may be off in the same vacation period.
Individuals MAY NOT split when an entire 12 day vacation selection is made.
Vacation selection will consist of either a ___, ___, or ___ day selection.
5, 6, 12
Verification Of Need may be required for emergency absences in excess of ___ hours for all personnel, or if requested by the supervisor.
The original version of the Medical Verification must be provided within ____ days upon return to work.
Medical Verification received later than ___ days, may only be considered by the Fire Chief.
Sick leave is considered excessive or abusive when a SHIFT employee utilizes more than ____ hours during a calendar year without medical verification.
Sick leave is considered excessive or abusive when a STAFF employee utilizes more than ___ hours during a calendar year without medical verification.
Sick leave is considered excessive or abusive when a SHIFT employee utilizes more than ____ consecutive sick days (48 hours) without medical verification.
Sick leave is considered excessive or abusive when a STAFF employee utilizes more than ____ consecutive sick days (24 hours) without medical verification.
If sick leave is determined by Fire Admin. to be excessive, or has been abused by the employee as defined in this policy, the employee will be placed on restriction/probation, for a period of ____ months, and will be counseled regarding sick leave/EA usage.
The first occurrence of sick leave or emergency leave during the restriction period without medical certification or verification or need shall not be approved for absence with pay.
A second occurrence of sick leave or emergency leave during the restriction period without medical certification or verification of need shall not be approved of absence with pay and shall result in suspension of up to ___ hours.
The third occurrence of unexcused sick leave or emergency absence after a 24 hour suspension may result in dismissal.
Class A uniform MAY BE worn without the coat as directed by the Fire Chief or his/her designee.
Class A: Dress belt, smooth black leather, 1 3/4" inch ___ buckle for FFs, DEs, and Company Officers, or ____ buckle for Chief Officers.
Class B: Long sleeve T-shirt not to be worn with short sleeve Class B shirt.
The Class ___ uniform is considered the regular duty work uniform.
The Class ___ uniform is designed for use during physical fitness activities and special training programs.
Athletic shoes are not acceptable for Class A, B, or C uniforms.
White socks may only be worn with _____, and are not to be worn with shoes.
The employee's ____, _____, and/or ____ digit equipment number may be embroidered on the back of the cap, centered above the band.
first initial, last name, 3
Watch caps may be worn at temperatures at or below ____ degrees F while working outdoors.
Watch caps WILL NOT be worn while indoors.
Meritorious service ribbons such as Medal of Honor, Firefighter or the Year, Meritorious Service, etc. may be worn centered and _____ inch above the name plate affixed to the white or navy blue uniform shirt.
Individuals participating in activities or special details, conducted by the Department are required to be in a minimum of Class ____ uniform.
Firefighters, Driver/Engineers, Lieutenants, and Captains while on duty from 0800 hrs to 1700 will wear the Class __ or __ Uniform.
Class D uniform may be worn during shift between ____ hours and ____ hours, or under bunker gear when involved in emergency responses.
2000 , 0800
Jumpsuits are considered a Class ___ uniform and may be worn while on duty between ____ and ____ hrs.
C, 1700, 0800
Personnel shall have in their possession at least one spare uniform of the day while on duty.
Hair shall not extend below the _____ when styled or naturally combed.
Hair thickness shall not exceed ____ inches of thickness from the scalp when naturally combed/styled.
No visible body art shall be visible beyond the confines of the Class ___ or ___ uniform.
Musctaches shall not extend ____ inch beyond or below the corner of the mouth.
Sidburn width shall not exceed ___ inch in width.
Female Personnel: They style of grooming will present at a neat appearance and shall not exceed ___ inches in thickness.
Nail length will not exceed ___ inch from the finger tips or impede the use of medical and/or structural gloves.
The City reserves the right to monitor, access, read, use, and disclose any and all email, or other electronic comm. including accessing City network through your personal computer.
It is important that housekeeping of mailboxes be performed ___ during your normal workday.
Do not type in ALL CAPS!
Discipline is intended to be _____ in nature.
Discipline: The first step shall be ______ in nature and less formal.
An employee is considered tardy if he/she arrives late for duty within ___ hours of start of their shift.
An employee is considered absent if he/she arrives later than ____ hours after start of their shift.
An accident where the driver of the City vehicle DID NOTHING to contribute to the accident:
A _______ accident is where it can be determined that the driver was NEGLIGENT to the extent that any citizen would have been charged if involved in the accident:
An accident resulting from the lawful efforts of the driver where his/her intent and actions were prudent and official:
Preventable with Extenuating Circumstances
There is INSUFFICIENT evidence to prove or disprove the allegation:
The incident occurred, however, employee actions were justified, lawful, and proper:
The complainant admits to making a false allegation, the accused employee was not involved in the incident, or the incident did not occur:
The allegation is supported by sufficient evidence to indicate that the employee committed one or more of the alleged acts:
The investigation revealed that the employee committed a violation other than the original allegation:
The allegation is true, but the employee was acting in a manner consistent with departmental policy, necessitating a review and revision of the policy written:
Initiation of disciplinary action is determined by the _____ of the infraction.
A singular, non-punitive, NON-DOCUMENTED action taken by a supervisor to provide immediate corrective action for inappropriate work habits, behaviors or minor violations of WPBFR Policy Manual, SOP, or SOG, Rules, Regulations and or contracts. Immediate correction requires no further action ("Employee Counseling Form used")
A non-punitive, DOCUMENTED discussion between the supervisor and the employee:
A punitive disciplinary action in writing, initiated by the employee's supervisor. ("Disciplinary Action" form used) :
The employee is relieved of duty without pay:
Involuntary reassignment to a lower job classification or rank:
Demotion or Reduction in Class
Violation of Medical Standing Orders or any medical Quality Assurance issues will be reviewed by the _____ prior to the decision to recommend any formal disciplinary actions.
Informal Discipline may be initiated by ________.
first line supervisor
Formal Discipline: Written Reprimand may be initiated by ________.
first line supervisor
The supervisor initiating the corrective/disciplinary action should be present during the discussion with the employee.
Personal calls should be limited to ____ minutes in duration and shall not interfere with Fire Rescue business.
Imaging Devices: It shall be the responsibility of the company officer to edit/delete photos prior to download to the server.
Parking lot gates will be locked after dark and all exterior lighting will be illuminated.
Vehicle compartments will be secured except while _____ and _____ equipment, whether in the station or out of quarters at the discretion of the Company Officer.
loading , unloading
Daily Routine: NetViewer login completed by ____.
Daily Routine: Fire House login completed by _____.
By _____ hours or as soon as possible, apparatus, equipment checks and routine station housekeeping chores should be completed.
Special problems and any conditions which may affect operations during the evening and nighttime hours should be turned over to the Office of the _______.
Beds may be occupied after individual work assignments are completed, from ____ to _____.
2000 to 0730
All personnel will be out of bed and ready to end the duty tour by ______ hours.
Only WPBFR employees are permitted to be on station grounds after ____ hours unless approval has been granted by the Shift Battalion Chief.
Oil, water and fuel levels will be checked daily.
All vehicle fuel tanks will be maintained at or above the _____ level.
All personnel assigned to Fire Rescue Department apparatus will participate in the apparatus inventory check which shall start no later than ______ minutes after change of their shift, unless delayed by a call or training.
Any missing or broken items shall be reported to the _______.
Shift Battalion Chief
Monthly Station Supplies - The ____ Friday of the Month.
Reporting Accidents with City Vehicles: The ______ will obtain photographs of any and all damage.
Accidents with City Vehicles: Should the employee meet the guidelines for drug/alcohol testing, a ______ form shall be completed.
Lost And Stolen Items: The Station Officer and the assigned user will make a reasonable effort to locate the property before reporting as lost, stolen, or unable to locate.
Lost And Stolen Items: The ________ will prepare a Property Control Form for submission to the Fire Chief.
Asst. Chief of Support Services
The station intercom system my be utilized for general announcement of visitors in the station.
If the company officer is unavailable during a station visit, the ______ employee shall be responsible for all of the provisions stated within this policy.
Motorcycles may be permitted in the fire station truck room so long as its placement does not interfere with the safe operation of the station.
Emergency repairs that preclude an apparatus from responding or operating should immediately be reported to the ______ and _____.
On duty Battalion Chief , Fire Dispatch
Units should not report to the vehicle maintenance facility unless advised by the PBCFR ________.
Fluids may be replace by _______ according to procedures of PBCFR Support Services.
Urgent Issues - During Normal Shop Hours PBCFR Support Services - Fleet Maintenance ______ hours Monday-Friday.
There is a ____ hour minimum "Call-Out" charge for after-hours repairs.
If the apparatus breaks down in a Fire Station, the vehicle will remain there until the next business day.
If the vehicle is not in a Fire Station, a tow truck should be requested through _______.
Radio Communication Issues (Base Radio or Locution System): If the issue occurs after hours, the _______ can contact the On-Call Tech.
Fire Rescue Supervisor
The on-call technician will not be called our after hours for a single pager or single portable radio issue.
Powered Ancillary Equipment Issues: The repair and maintenance of these items is the responsibility of the WPBFR ______.
Logistics will be notified by _____ when a piece of equipment is removed from a reserve apparatus to another unit.
After hours and on weekends, damaged or malfunctioning SCBA's will be switched out at ______. This will facilitate programming of the SEMS units by the _____.
Logistics, Hazmat driver
Pump, Aerial, Ground Ladder, & Hose Testing will be coordinated through WPBFR ______ per NFPA Guidelines.
Flag Display: If flown on the same halyard, the State Flag will be flown _____ the American Flag.
Flag Display: If flown on separate staffs, the American Flag will always be flown _____ than any other Flag.
Flags will be raised each morning at ______ and will be lowered at ______ unless the flag is properly lighted.
shift change, sunset
Half-Staff Circumstances: Last Monday in May - Memorial Day (SUNRISE to NOON)
For the death of an active WPBFR personnel, flags may be flown at half staff until at least ______ hours the day of the funeral or memorial service.
Damaged flags shall be returned to _____ for proper disposal.
When raising a flag to half-staff, it is to be fully raised, and then slowly lowered to half-staff.
When lowering a flag from half-staff, it is to be fully raised back to full staff, and then lowered for removal.
Training conducted with fire departments which the City of WPBFD has automatic-aid agreements:
Training that is cognitive in nature and is conducted at the fire station:
Training conducted primarily to MAINTAIN OR IMPROVE the skills of Department members in the role of Driver Engineers or to drive and operate any vehicle utilized by this Department:
Any school, seminar, conference, or other training attended by Department personnel that is not part of the organized training program of the Department:
Any company drill that employs two (2) or more companies:
Training to PREPARE department members to become certified in the operation of fire apparatus:
New Driver Training
Activities conducted which are not necessarily educational, but are a required support function:
Half-Day (3 hour) SINGLE COMPANY drills, ____ per year.
Half-Day (3 hour) MULTIPLE-COMPANY drills, ___ per year.
Night drills: ___ per year (3 hour)
Company training at fire stations, ____ hours per member per month.
Officer Classes ___ days (6 hours each) per year for all officers.
Driver and operator training: ___ half-day (3 hour) sessions per year.
New driver and operator training: Classes for new drivers and operators, ____ hours
Training on radioactivity or hazardous materials: ____ half-day (3 hour) session per member per year.
All company level training should be accomplished through _____ means.
All increased (high) hazard training requires the use of the _____ and _____ including a dedicated Incident Safety Officer.
ICS and PAS
Each station on each platoon shall conduit and complete at least _____ QAS per month.
The _____ also matins the Video Lending Library.
Training and Safety Division
Documentation for Training: Time should be reported in increments of whole, half, or quarter hours only.
The types of education for which employees are elibigle is divided into two distinct categories: ______ and ______.
All employees shall complete Part 1 and 1A forms and return by ____ in order to receive reimbursement.
Education reimbursement is limited to a maximum of ____ semester hours per fiscal year and paid at the actual cost of the course, with a maximum cost equal to the credit hour rate charged by FAU.
A max of ____ dollars per year is provided for the reimbursement of the costs of books, materials, and fees; and for study materials for employees taking promotional test(s).
Higher Education Form: Part I: _______
Declaration of Intent
Higher Education Form: Part II: _______
Course and Schedule Approval
Higher Education Form: Part III: _______
Handling of Patient Valuables: In the event that the owner is unknown, or unable to be found, _____ shall be notified and items forwarded to his control.
When working at a suspected or know crime scene, the primary consideration is _____ and ____.
crew safety, patient care
If the death is fire related, the Battalion Chief will be notified using the radio signal, _____ and departmental procedures will be followed.
Actions at Presumed Deaths: Covering a body is only necessary if in the view of the ______.
In cases where the death occurs in a skilled nursing care facility or under Hospice care and no "foul play" is suspected, it is NOT necessary to have law enforcement personnel respond.
Florida Abuse Hotline: 1-800-962-2873 (ABUSE). Phone number is staffed ____ hours a day, seven days a week.
Call Helpline for Elders if necessary, dial ____ or refer family to this number if they are agreeable.
Every _____, glucose monitors will be re-calibrated per manufacturer recommendations.
Only ____ units of Morphine Sulfate (MS) and ____ units of Versed are to be kept in stock on each vehicle at any one time.
___ unit of MS and ___ units of Versed will be kept in the drug box while additional units will be stored inside the locking compartment.
Drug boxes containing controlled substances may be kepis in the patient compartment, provided that the patient compartment and cab remain locked when not in use.
Controlled Substances (Schedule __, __, and __)
II, II, IV
Authorized Access Controlled Substances: These persons will have access:
-Rescue Lieutenants or assigned step-ups
-Paramedic in charge on ALS engines
-Highest ranking authorized Paramedic (if no above)
Contorlled Substance Log: All entries made in the log will be legible and in black or blue ink only.
Whenever addtitional MS needs to be ordered for stock, the EMS supervisor will complete a ______ and have the Medical Director sign in the area for Signature of Purchaser.
DEA form 222
Unless otherwise directed, Company Officers shall plan daily activities in accordance with the following order of priorities:
-Handling service calls
-Station and Apparatus care
-Public relations activities
By the end of the shift, the Company Officer will collect and submit the following documents to the Battalion Chief in the accident reporting envelope:
1. Copy of WPB Vehicle Accident Report
2. Copy of the police report with officers case card
3. Letters from each member of the crew
4. An Apparatus Repair Notice
5. Reasonable Suspicion Form, if applicable
All requests for ride time must be approved by a ____.
Civilians will not be allowed to wear City of WPBFR uniform clothing while riding on our apparatus. Exceptions to this policy may be granted to ______ who are provided uniforms.
Civilians who are NOT City employees will only be allowed to ride with the ____, ____, or _____.
Other designated unit
The Emergency Manager reports to the _____.
The Company Officer will explain the "_______" form and ensure its completion by the observer prior to beginning of their ride.
Hold Harmless and Release
Code of Conduct: Unauthorized release or misuse of any privileged or confidential information without the expressed approval of a _____ or ______.
supervisor or company officer
Company Officers shall visually inspect their subordinate's PPE on a ____ basis.
A bunker gear inspection form shall be completed and submitted to your BC the first week of every quarter.
Employees are encouraged to honor requests for interview if permission is granted by the ___, ____, and/or _____.
How many types of memorial services:
Semi-Formal Service (Types III & Types IV) include these services:
H onor Guard and a uniformed funeral detail
A pparatus to follow the hearse
U niformed pallbearers
L ast Alarm tribute
In the event of a Type III, IV, or V death, the ______ (or designee) shall be in charge of the funeral or memorial service.
Honor Guard Commander
Each member shall check their department email each duty day.
All personnel shall familiarize themselves each duty day, with all written communications published by the department, whether issued through inter office mail, facsimile, or email.
_____ will periodically review the ring boards and bulletin boards in order to remove dated materials which are no longer pertinent.
The employee going OFF DUTY is responsible for removing their PPE, accountability tags, and any personal gear form the apparatus before leaving the station.
When children arrive seeking shelter: The attending unit/company will be considered ______.
Out of Service
When children arrive seeking shelter: Call the _______ at 561-868-4444 listed in the Project Safe Place Procedures Manual.
Safe Harbor Shelter
Cases which involve injury, abuse, potential danger, or crime: Children will only be turned over to ____ personnel.
The Company Officer will document each smoke alarm installation in the ACTIVITIES section of Fire House RMS.
The granting of NCL is based on, but not limited to the following:
B B S
Benefit of the event to the department
Upon completion of the event, the employee will forward receipts of all expenses incurred to the ______.
Fire Chief's Administrative Assistant
Employees who are required to travel outside the greater WPB area to conduct City business or represent the City in an official capacity will submit a "Travel and Training Request" form through the chain of command to the ______ if reimbursement is required.
Assistant Chief of Support Services
Should an incident number remain open over multiple shifts, causing different crews to appear on the same NIFRS, the narrative shall be completed and signed by the FIRST DAYS OFFICER.
The NEXT DAY'S OFFICER will leave a few spaces below the first narrative, and begin his/her narrative with the date and time that the author has assumed that unit's role.
If, at a later time, the condition becomes emergent, the employee should seek medical treatment accordingly. Fire Rescue Admin and ______ must be advised of the situation as early as possible.
Serious Injuries: The ____ will be notified as soon as possible so that the Fire Chief, the appropriate Asst. Chief, and Risk Management can be contacted.
The _____ and _____ will be contacted for any on-duty injury requiring admission to the hospital.
Fire Chief and Assistant Chief
Candidates may schedule an appointment with the designated HR rep within ___ business days to review his/her video recording.
Candidates are limited to ___ hours to review their assessment process and formulate challenges for the LT's and Captains Test.
Incentive monies will commence on the first full pay period after submission of all required documents.
Personnel requesting a period of Extended Leave will notify the ____ via the chain of command.
Absence without approved leave in excess of ___ work (shift) days shall constitute abandonment of employment and will result in immediate termination.
Discipline: Officer who knowingly fails to take official action regarding violations: First Occurrence & Second Occurrence:
First - Verbal Warning to Suspension
Second - Suspension to Termination
Discipline: Absence without authorized leave: 1st and 2nd Occurence:
1st - Written reprimand to Suspension
2nd - Suspension to Termination
Discipline: Willful violation of written regulations of policies: 1st & 2nd Occurrence:
1st - Verbal Warning to Suspension
2nd - Suspension to Termination
Discipline: Tardiness: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th Occurrence:
1st - Officer Counseling
2nd - Written Reprimand
3rd - Suspension
4th - Suspension to Termination
Personal Communication Devices are not permitted during training, Pub Eds, Pre-Incident Planning, and all other official activities.
The first order of business each morning shall be a thorough _____ of each emergency vehicle.
Weekly Maintenance - Apparatus and Stations: Sunday:
1. Daily Station and Apparatus Maintenacne/inventory
2. Reserve apparatus day
3. Clean all kitchen appliances and cabinets including storage areas
An ______ will be conducted to determine if the incident was preventable, non-preventable or preventable with extenuating circumstances.
If you are told to report to the garage, the _____ should coordinate this with the Battalion Chief.
The order to recall personnel will only be made by the following in rank order:
1. Fire Chief
2. Assistant Chief
3. Battalion Chief
The _____, preceding or oncoming, will be notified in the event a Battalion Chief cannot be contacted and it will then become their responsibility for the recall.
Station One Captain
Mandatory Overtime exceptions:
1. Working the OT would cause the employee to be overworked (on duty more than 48 hrs)
2. The employee has already been held over for mandatory OT and list has not been exhausted
3. The employee has a prior commitment for OT paid by the City.
The ____, ____, or ____ may hold tests and examinations of the members for the purpose of evaluating their knowledge of their duties, etc.
____ and ____ training are individualized training subjects and are not considered company drill or company training.
Driver and Officer
Reimbursement for college level accredited classes that are part of an approved program leading to an associates, bachelors, or master's degree.
To ensure there is no lapse in your certification, contact the EMS Division at least ___ days prior to your expiration date to confirm that all requirements of re-cert have been met and that the proper paperwork has been completed and signed.
Requirements for renewal EMT/Medic Re-Cert:
1. Documentation of 32 hours of CEU training during the 2 year period.
2. Including ACLS, HIV, and Bloodborne pathogen updates.
3. Submission of re-cert app
4. Submission of re-cert fee
Furthermore, it is the _____ responsibility to notify the State of any address changes.
The State of Florida has recently approved that students can now ride on ALS Engines/Ladders to acquire their state required "ride along hours."
Drug and FLUID expiration dates will be checked on the ____ of each month.
The ____ and ____ have sole access to the medication cabinet.
Exposed Employee: The _____ Law outlines the types of disease, and their reporting criteria.
In the event of a suspected exposure, wash the affected area (eyes, ____ minutes.)
Personnel shall ensure that Bio-hazardous waste receptacles do not exceed ____ capacity.
Decon of Medical Equip: Other fabric-type equipment can be soaked in a ___% bleach solution or approved disinfectant solution (maximum 1 hour) and then should be scrubbed.
ALS engine paramedics should note the expiration dates of the medications and exchange the medications with a Rescue unit at least ___ months prior to expiration.
Spare drugs on Rescue trucks will be stored in temperature controlled environments and maintained in the range of ____F to ____F.
36 to 86
Trucks with full time AC will maintain the patient compartment to not more that ___F.
If employees show up to off-duty training sessions over ____ minutes late, the employee shall not be allowed to attend and must attend another class.
S.T.E.P. : Prior to the Medical Director's evaluation, a written protocol test will be taken by the probationary paramedic and passed with an ___%.
When it becomes evident that an epidemic might be occurring, call the ______ and allow them to investigate.
____ is the most used medication per year at 379 per year and 98 per quarter.
This form of honor is reserved for a past member or affiliate of the department:
Semi-Formal (Types III and IV)