City of Charlottesville, VA Fire
|Chapter:||IV - General Administration|
To establish and to inform members of the departmental policy concerning the common mess.
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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