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City of Charlottesville, VA Fire Department
STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES


Organization

Chapter: IV - General Administration
Subject: Required Licenses and Certifications
Code: 1-IV-13
Revised: 6-10-96

13.01 PURPOSE

      To   establish  departmental  policy  insuring  that  all  Fire
      Department members  understand  and  comply  with  departmental
      requirements concerning required licenses and certificates.

l3.02 POLICY

      A.  Fire  Department members of all ranks shall possess a valid
          Virginia Operators License.
      B.  Required licenses and certifications for Fire Fighter:
          l.  Entry level - Virginia Operators License.
          2.  Within three (3) years must have:
              a.  N.F.P.A. l00l - Fire Fighter II
              b.  Emergency Medical Technician - D
              e.  To be a designated "Driver/Operator", a FireFighter
                  must  have  the  NFPA-1002  certification  for  the
                  apparatus operated, i.e., pumper and/or aerial.
      C.  Required  licenses  and  certificates for promotion to Fire
          Captain:
          l.  Must  have  successfully fulfilled the requirements for
              Fire Fighter.
          2.  In addition, must also have:
              a.  N.F.P.A. l02l - Officer I
              b.  N.F.P.A. l04l - Instructor I
      D.  Required  licenses  and  certificates for promotion to Fire
          Battalion Captain (fire fighting).
          l.  Must  have  successfully fulfilled the requirements for
              Fire Captain.
          2.  In addition, must also have:
              a.  N.F.P.A. l02l - Officer II
              b.  N.F.P.A. l04l - Instructor III
      E.  Required  licenses  and  certificates for promotion to Fire
          Battalion Chief (Fire Fighting).
          1.  Must  have  successfully fulfilled the requirements for
              Fire  Fighting  Fire  Battalion  Captain.    Exception:
              Emergency medical certifications are optional.
          2.  In addition, must also have:
              a.  N.F.P.A. 1021 - Officer II
      F.  Required  licenses and certificates for promotion to Deputy
          Fire Chief:
          l.  Must  have  successfully  fulfilled the requirement for
              Fire Battalion Chief.
          2.  In  addition  must,  also  have N.F.P.A. l02l - Officer
              III.
      G.  Required  licenses  and  certificates for promotion to Fire
          Chief:
          l.  Must  have  successfully  fulfilled the requirement for
              Deputy Fire Chief.
          2.  In addition must, also have N.F.P.A. l02l - Officer IV.
      H.  Fire  Department  members of all ranks shall carry in their
          possession, at all times,  their  City  of  Charlottesville
          Employee Identification Card.

l3.03 RESPONSIBILITY

      A.  Fire Department members are responsible to maintain a valid
          Virginia Operators License.
      B.  Fire  Department  members  are  responsible  for  attending
          certification classes and achieving a passing grade.
      C.  Fire  Department members are responsible to carry a current
          Charlottesville City Employee Identification Card.

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