City of Charlottesville, VA Fire
|Chapter:||IV - General Administration|
To establish guidelines for a formalized inspection of all suppression personnel.
A. To implement an organized and formal biannual in- spection of the fire suppression forces.
B. The biannual inspection of the fire suppression force shall occur during the first week in January and July of each year.
C. Fire suppression forces shall be apprised of the exact dates and times of the forthcoming inspection not less than two (2) weeks in advance.
A. The biannual inspection shall affect all members of the Charlottesville Fire Department.
B. The biannual inspection is intended to be a positive evaluation of the fire suppression force in terms of the maintenance of protective clothing and uniforms. It is not intended to be an avenue of trivial criticism focusing on any individual member, unit, company, or shift.
A. Fire Battalion Chiefs are responsible to provide timely notification to their commands of the forthcoming inspection dates and times.
B. Officers-In-Charge are responsible to coordinate with their company officers and with each other on matters concerning the preparation for the inspection.
C. Company Officers are responsible for coordinating with their counterparts and with the members under their command to prepare for the inspection.
D. All members shall cooperate and assist in preparation for the inspection.
E. All members are responsible for the completeness and condition of the unfiorm and protective clothing which they have been issued.
A. Uniforms (basic uniform clothing issue)
l. Complete dress uniforms.
2. Complete working uniforms.
A. The biannual inspection of each shift shall be conducted by the Fire Chief and/or the Deputy Fire Chief and the Shift Fire Battalion Chief.
B. Each shift shall be apprised in advance of the exact dates and times reserved for the inspection.
C. The Officer-In-Charge, the Company Officer, and all other members of the shift shall be in dress uniform during the inspection.
D. On the day of the inspection, Company Officers shall cause the members of their command to change into dress uniform prior to the arrival of the inspection party.
E. Members shall display their "Basic Uniform Clothing Issue" (see 1-IV-3) on their respective bunks in a uniform and neat manner.
F. Members shall display their full issue of protective clothing next to their position on the apparatus to which they are assigned.
G. When requested to do so, members shall stand next to their respective uniform and protective clothing issues as they are being inspected by the inspection party.
H. The inspection party shall inspect the various areas of concern and provide the Company Officer with a written report of their findings no later than two (2) weeks after inspection.
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