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City of Charlottesville, VA Fire Department
STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES


Organization

Chapter: IV - General Administration
Subject: General Gear Issue
Code: 1-IV-3
Revised: 6-10-96

3.0l  PURPOSE

      A.  To  provide  a  basic uniform clothing issue and protective
          clothing issue.
      B.  To  provide command, company, and functional identification
          for Fire Department personnel and the public during routine
          operations   and  operations  at  alarms  where  protective
          clothing is utilized.

3.02  POLICY

      A.  All  uniform  clothing  worn  by  Fire Department personnel
          shall meet Fire Department specifications and shall be neat
          in appearance.
      B.  Fire Department members shall maintain at least the minimum
          amount of uniform clothing as is specified in  this  policy
          under "Basic Uniform Clothing Issue".
      C.  Those uniforms which are listed within this policy shall be
          the   only   officially   recognized   uniforms   of    the
          Charlottesville Fire Department.
      D.  Each  member  of the Fire Department shall be issued a full
          complement of safety gear  according  to  their  respective
          positions within the organization.
      E.  Members  shall  utilize  such safety gear as they have been
          issued in accordance with l-IV-2 and any instructions which
          they may receive from their immediate supervisor.
      F.  Members shall notify their immediate supervisor if any part
          of their  safety  gear  issue  becomes  damaged,  lost,  or
          stolen.

3.03  RESPONSIBILITY

      A.  All  members  are  responsible  for  maintaining a neat and
          professional appearance.
      B.  All officers are responsible to insure that those whom they
          supervise comply with Departmental uniform standards.
      C.  Supervisors  are  responsible for insuring that those under
          their command properly utilize safety gear.
      D.  Members  are  responsible  for  the care and maintenance of
          their personal safety gear.

3.04  BASIC UNIFORM CLOTHING ISSUE

      Members  shall  be  provided  with  the  complete basic uniform
      clothing issue on or around  their  employment  date.   Members
      shall continue to maintain at least the basic issue of clothing
      during their career with the Fire  Department.   The  following
      items constitute the basic uniform clothing issue:
      A.  Work (Class B) uniform:
          l.  Work pants - 8 pairs
          2.  Work shirt - 8 long sleeve or short sleeve.
          3.  Winter coat - l.
          4.  Uniform shoes - 1 pair.
          5.  Belt (Black) - 1
          6.  Belt Buckle - 1
          7.  Sweat Shirts - 2
          8.  Baseball Cap - 1
      B.  Dress (Class A) uniform:
          l.  Dress uniform pants - l.
          2.  Dress uniform shirt - l (long sleeve).
          3.  Dress uniform blouse - l.
          4.  Dress uniform hat - l.
          5.  Dress uniform tie - l.
          6.  Winter coat (see item 3 above)
      C.  Accessories:
          l.  Fire Department patch - l per shirt.
          2.  Collar insignias - l pair.
          3.  Hat badge - l.
          4.  Uniform badge - l.
          5.  Name plate - l.

3.05  PROTECTIVE CLOTHING ISSUE

      The  following  section will list the various components of the
      protective clothing issue color  coded  according  to  position
      within the Fire Department.
      A.  Fire Fighter
          l.  Turnout pants (tan) - l pair.
          2.  Turnout coat (tan) - l.
          3.  Turnout boots - l pair of short night boots.
          4.  Work gloves - l pair.
          5.  Helmet (black) - l.
          6.  Suspenders - l pair.
          7.  Hood - 1.
          8.  Hearing Protectors - 1 pair.
          9.  MSA Facepiece and bag - 1 each.
      B.  Fire Captain
          l.  Turnout pants (yellow) - l pair.
          2.  Turnout coat (yellow) - l.
          3.  Turnout boots - l pair of short night boots.
          4.  Work gloves - l pair.
          5.  Helmet (yellow) - 1.
          6.  Suspenders - l pair.
          7.  Hood - 1.
          8.  Hearing Protectors - 1 pair.
          9.  MSA Facepiece and bag - 1 each.
      C.  Fire Battalion Captain
          l.  Turnout pants (yellow) - l pair.
          2.  Turnout coat (yellow) - l.
          3.  Turnout boots - l pair of short night boots.
          4.  Work gloves - l pair.
          5.  Helmet (yellow) - l.
          6.  Suspenders - l pair.
          7.  Hood - 1.
          8.  Hearing Protectors - 1 pair.
          9.  MSA Facepiece and bag - 1 each.
      D.  Chief Officers
          l.  Turnout pants (white) - l pair.
          2.  Turnout coat (white) - l.
          3.  Turnout boots - l pair short night boots.
          4.  Work gloves - l pair.
          5.  Helmet (white) - l.
          6.  Suspenders - l pair.
          7.  Hood - 1.
          8.  Hearing Protectors - 1 pair.
          9.  MSA Facepiece and bag - 1 each.

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Charles Werner (werner@ci.charlottesville.va.us)