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City of Charlottesville, VA Fire Department


Chapter: IV - General Administration
Subject: Common Mess
Code: 1-IV-16
Revised: 6-10-96


      To  establish  and to inform members of the departmental policy
      concerning the common mess.

l6.02 POLICY

      A.  Fire  Department  members assigned to twenty-four (24) hour
          shift duty are not required to participate in common mess.
      B.  Members  assigned  to  twenty-four (24) hour shifts may not
          leave the station to eat.  Regardless of whether the member
          participates  in  common  mess,  meals must be eaten on the
          premises.  Exception:  Chief Officers.
      C.  A cooperative effort should be exerted by members to effect
          a mutual agreement as to  the  cooking,  menu,  and  eating
          arrangements for the work shift.
      D.  Some  type  of  work  rotation for kitchen clean-up will be
          agreed upon by the members.  All members, except Staff  and
          Chief  Officers,  are  responsible for the kitchen clean-up
          regardless of whether or not  the  member  participates  in
          common mess.
      E.  Fire  Department  members  who are out on official business
          during meal time may eat that meal  off  the  premises,  if
          they so choose.

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