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Consecutively numbered written, directive, that will change, alter, amend, or clarify Fire Department Guidelines for a permanent nature.

Numbered Bulletin

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5.12 Through Official Channels: Any member wishing to address a superior officer shall request and receive permission from their ________for such action. The request shall be forwarded through each immediate superior to the desired level in the chain of command. The chain of command_______. Any member denied such permission may utilize the grievance process.

- immediate supervisor
- shall remain unbroken at all times

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Members shall promptly obey all lawful orders and directions given by superior officers whether or not such duties are specifically assigned to them in any
rules or duty manuals. _________

The failure or deliberate refusal of members to obey such orders shall be deemed insubordination and is prohibited.

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The chain of command shall remain

unbroken at all times

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7.15 Media Interviews: No member shall express an opinion or make a public statement on an official position or guideline of the Houston Fire Department except _____. No members other than the ____, ___, ______ or ____, shall release factual information, give an interview relating to a fire, public safety, or other emergency, without obtaining clearance from the Public Information Office, the Incident Commander, or Arson Investigator. Information released concerning fires or incidents under investigation shall be limited to the following

- the Fire Chief
- Incident Commander
- OEC
- Arson Investigator
- Public Information Officer

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Serving in a temporary position to which a member is not normally assigned

Acting

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Consecutively numbered written directive that will cover a specific instance where guidelines will be changed, altered, amended for a specified period of time

Special bulletin

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Employees that are the subject of an arrest action shall immediately notify their supervisor of their location and the charge. Employees shall notify the Fire Chief of the
charge, _______________ Failure to notify the Fire Chief will result in discipline up to and including indefinite suspension.

in writing via email, certified mail, or personal delivery, within 24 hours of their release from custody, through the chain of command.

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It is ______ responsibility to to notify their officer when they can return to work

the members

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If a member is unable to contact the Officer at their regularly assigned post they shall

continue up the chain of command until an Officer is notified. If an Officer is unavailable the member may call the Office of Emergency Communications (OEC)

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"____" & "____" shall indicate that the action is mandatory

Shall & Will

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Members shall promptly obey all lawful orders and directions given by superior officers whether or not such duties are specifically assigned to them in any
rules or duty manuals. Flouting the authority of superior officers by displaying disrespect or by disputing their orders shall likewise be deemed insubordination. Members shall not publicly criticize or comment derogatorily to anyone about instructions or orders they have received from a superior officer

Members given orders that are unjust orders must first obey the order to the best of their ability and may then proceed to appeal.

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9.01 Operation of Department Vehicles: The valid State Driver's License must be a ______ or ______(exempted with a current CDL Supplement Form) or its equivalent, if the vehicle the member will operate has a GVWR of over 26,000 lbs. Commanding Officers shall visually check the driver's license of each member under their command every six (6) months.

- Texas Class A or B
- six (6) months

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Executive Order I-50 was approved on

April 6, 2012

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Any member who believes he/she has been subjected to or observed conduct in violation of this policy, is encouraged to report the conduct at the earliest possible stage to _____, ______, _____, or _____ assigned to the department

a supervisor, Staff Services, Office of the Inspector General (OIG), or the Designated Department Representatives (DDRs)

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7.05 Firearms in Fire Department Buildings: Members shall not have, cause, or allow any type of firearms to be brought into any department building or station. Exceptions: _______and Certified Peace Officers (in full police uniform and/or acting in the official capacity for the commissioning agency). All off duty members who are Certified Peace Officers, (except Arson Investigators), or _______shall secure their weapon in their vehicle prior to entering any fire department building.

- All Arson Investigators
- who hold a Concealed Handgun Permit

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Members off duty due to illness or injury shall concern themselves with their recovery and shall make every effort to facilitate their return to duty. They shall not _________

absent themselves from the place of their confinement on scheduled workdays, except in compliance with HFD Guideline I-22 Leaves and Absences, and must
notify the Officer on duty where the member is assigned, when leaving for such treatment and upon returning home

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Area outside the City Limit NOT covered by the HFD

OCL

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Positions covered under Chapter 143 of the Texas Local Government Code

Classified Positions

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Members are required to read, sign, understand, and comply with all departmental rules and regulations, guidelines, orders, bulletins, etc. These will

be read at Roll Call or morning meetings and be placed in appropriate binders for all members to sign and reference.

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A member wishing to address a Superior officers shall request to do so through

their immediate supervisor

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Consecutively numbered written, directive, that will change, alter, amend, or clarify Fire Department Rules and Regulations for a permanent nature.

Order

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"As soon as possible and practicable"

Immediately

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a remark, language, illustration, or other media including, but not limited to, jokes and pornography, which degrade an individual's race, gender, national origin, or any other protected category

Slur

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Members _____ publicly criticize or comment derogatorily to anyone about instructions or orders they have received from a superior officer

shall not

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Employees who become aware they are under investigation for any criminal matter, by any lawfully authorized agency, other than ______________, shall notify the Fire Chief. Notification shall be in writing via email, certified mail, or personal delivery within 24 hours

the City of Houston’s Office of Inspector General

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an individual’s innate identification as either male or female, although it may not correspond to the individual’s body or gender as assigned at birth

Gender Identity

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_______ will an EMS Unit be used for the above as this is a violation of the Texas Department of State Health Services

Under no circumstance