City of Charlottesville, VA Fire
|Chapter:||I - Manual of Operations|
|Subject:||Manual Organization and Use|
To explain the organization and usage of the Charlottesville Fire Department Manual of Operations so that Fire Department personnel will understand how to correctly and fully utilize the Manual of Operations.
A. The Operations Manual shall contain sufficient information pertaining to its organization and usage which will assist Fire Department personnel in their use and understanding of the Manual.
B. Fire Department personnel shall familiarize themselves with the organization and use of the Operations Manual.
All Rules, Regulations, Operational or Administrative Procedures, Memos, General Orders and Special Orders of the Charlottesville Fire Department which are of concern to its uniformed members are contained within the Operations Manual.
A. The Manual is composed of four books, each (except the Memoranda Book) is identified by an Arabic number and its title. These are as follows:
Book l. Operations Book 2. Routine Operations Book 3. Emergency Operations The Memoranda Book
In addition to these four books, there is also a separate Index which lists the subjects covered throughout the entire Manual.
B. Each of the first three Books is divided into chapters which are designated by Roman numeral and title.
C. Each chapter is divided into subjects which are identified by Arabic number and title.
D. Each subject is divided into sections which are identified by a decimal number. This decimal number is composed of the whole number assigned to the subject and a decimal number ranging from .0l to .99, depending upon the number of sections. For example, the third section of the fourth subject would receive the following section number, 4.03.
E. Sections may be further broken down, if necessary, by using standard outline techniques beginning with a capital letter following the section number.
F. Each Book contains a Table of Contents which lists its chapters and subjects.
A. The basic unit of information in the Manual is the subject.
B. Each subject receives a code number for identification purposes.
C. The code number is composed of three digits; the Book number, the chapter numeral and the subject number.
D. A typical reference code would be written in the following manner: 3-IV-5. This identifies the fifth subject in chapter four of Book Three. Restated, the code is composed of the BOOK NUMBER, CHAPTER NUMERAL, SUBJECT NUMBER.
The Manual of Operations is designed to facilitate rapid and easy reference of desired information. To accomplish this, two different methods have been devised for locating areas of concern. A. To locate a subject within a given general area, a member can simply refer to the Book which covers that area and utilize its Table of Contents to locate the desired subject.
B. The memoranda contained within this Book are temporary in nature and must be removed and filed as soon as they become out of date or no longer valid. Memoranda which become a permanent policy are converted to regular policy format. (Also see l-I-4)
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