Rules & Regs

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Rules & Regs
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  1. Members shall not conduct themselves in a manner or be a party to an act which would tend to impair the good order, proper discipline, or efficiency of the Department.
    (Class A)
  2. Members shall not publicly criticize or ridicule the Department, its policies, or other members by verbal, written, or other manner of expression when such action tends to impair the good order or efficiency of the Department; interferes with the ability of officers to maintain discipline; or is made with reckless disregard for truth or falsity.
    (Class A)
  3. On-duty members shall not smoke on streets, public conveyances, apparatuses, in public places, or at incidents. Reasonable exceptions may be made by the officer in charge when no emergency exists.
    (Class A)
  4. Members shall not use obscene, uncivil, or profane language at incidents, in quarters, or while engaged in activities in which the Department is represented.
    (Class A)
  5. Members shall not engage in boisterous conduct, horseplay, or other activities not required by their duty(ies) and which may result in injury or illness to anyone.
    (Class B)
  6. Engagement in altercations while on duty, in uniform, or in any activity in which the Department is represented shall be cause for disciplinary action.
    (Class C)
  7. Members shall not disobey any lawful order issued by a superior officer or speak disrespectfully to other members.
    (Class C)
  8. Members shall be courteous and respectful to the public.
    (Class A)
  9. Members shall not have direct or indirect financial interest in any business involving the filling, refilling, or repairing of fire extinguishers or the manufacture of fire extinguisher components.
    (Class C)
  10. Members shall not engage in the selling of fire alarm systems.
    (Class C)
  11. Members shall not have direct or indirect financial interest in any business involving the installation or testing of fire extinguishing systems.
    (Class C)
  12. While on duty, members shall not engage in any other business, occupation, or activity calling for compensation.
    (Class B)
  13. Members shall not engage in any business transaction or activity or have direct or indirect financial interest which is incompatible with the proper discharge of such person's official duties or may tend to impair the independence of judgment in the performance of such person's duties.
    (Class C)
  14. The wrongful or injurious exercise of authority on the part of any member shall be cause for disciplinary action.
    (Class B)
  15. Members shall not use the uniform, badge, or prestige of the Department for the purpose of personal gain or to mislead any person(s).
    (Class D)
  16. Members shall not attempt to influence the votes of on-duty members for or against any candidate for public office or solicit funds or campaign for any candidate while on duty.
    (Class B)
  17. Members shall not, by using the uniform, badge, or prestige of the Department, attempt to influence the vote of any person for or against any candidate for public office.
    (Class D)
  18. Members shall not accept a reward, fee, or valuable gift from any person for services incident to the performance of duty, except with permission from the Fire Chief.
    (Class C)
  19. As members of the Department, members shall not lend their name to any commercial or business enterprise or approve or countenance the use of the name or the prestige of the Department for any such purpose.
    (Class D)
  20. Members shall not directly or indirectly solicit or accept the personal or financial aid of any subordinate to promote their private interests or those of any superior officer.
    (Class E)
  21. Members shall not directly or indirectly solicit the influence or intercession of any person(s) to affect their transfer or promotion. Requests for transfer shall be submitted on the appropriate Department forms.
    (Class E)
  22. Members shall not directly or indirectly intercede with a member of a Board of Inquiry for or against any member whose hearing is pending or being heard.
    (Class E)
  23. Members shall not directly or indirectly solicit any gift in the form of money, loan, gratuity, favor, service, thing or promise, or other form under circumstances in which it can be reasonably inferred that the gift is intended to influence the member in the performance of such person's official duties.
    (Class E)
  24. Members shall not falsify records, make misleading entries or statements with the intent to deceive, or willfully mutilate any useful Departmental document.
    (Class E)
  25. Members shall not loan, sell, distribute, pilfer, or appropriate for their own use any public property or be guilty of theft at incidents or elsewhere.
    (Class E)
  26. Members shall not gamble in quarters, on details, or while on duty. This covers all types of gambling, including placing bets with bookmakers by telephone. Use of the telephone for this purpose shall be cause for disciplinary action. Access to the stations by bookmakers shall be prohibited. Officers shall be held responsible for bookmakers found on their station premises.
    (Class C)
  27. Members shall not bring or cause to be brought into quarters any firearms; bladed weapons; intoxicating liquor; or illegal drug, compound, or substance as defined by the federal government's Controlled Substances Act.
    (Class E)
  28. Members are subject to random drug and alcohol tests while on duty. Members who refuse to be tested when called shall be considered to have tested positive and are subject to dismissal.
    (Class E)
  29. Members shall not be under the influence of any intoxicating liquor or illegal drug, compound, or substance while reporting for duty, while on duty or in uniform, nor shall they absent themselves from duty or render themselves unfit to fully perform their duties for reasons attributable to or produced by indulgence in such intoxicants.
    (Class E)
  30. When reasonable cause indicates that members may be under the influence of an intoxicating liquor or illegal drug, compound, or substance while reporting for duty or in uniform, the Department may require them to submit to a physical examination or appropriate tests administered by the Department of Health or other authorized persons to determine whether or not they are under the influence of such intoxicants. Refusal to submit to such examination or tests shall be cause for disciplinary action.
    (Class E)
  31. Lockers, closets, and other storage facilities provided for members' personal use shall not be used to store prohibited items or to promote prohibited Department activities. The Department may inspect personal lockers, closets, and storage facilities when reasonable cause indicates that such facilities are being used for prohibited purposes.
    (Class E)
  32. Members shall not sexually harass another member or individual who has direct or indirect business with the Department.
    (Class D)
  33. Members shall not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, political belief, national origin, age, or disability.
    (Class D)
  34. Members assigned a departmental vehicle shall operate the vehicle within the provisions of the traffic code and safety regulations. Violation of traffic laws or reports of unsafe operation of the vehicle may result in disciplinary actions and/or loss of use of the vehicle.
    (Class A)
  35. Members shall devote their full time, attention, and effort to the performance of their duties. Inefficiency or indifference shall be cause for disciplinary action.
    (Class A)
  36. Members shall participate in drills and Departmental training as directed; be thoroughly familiar with all equipment they may be required to use in the full performance of their duty; and perform related work as required.
    (Class C)
  37. Members shall respond to all incidents to which they are assigned, detailed, or summoned and exert their greatest energy and best ability to perform their full duty.
    (Class C)
  38. Members shall be subject to recall to cope with emergencies and other functions related to fire fighting services as requested by the Fire Chief. Failure to comply shall be cause for disciplinary action.
    (Class C)
  39. Members shall report for duty at the time and place specified. If unable to do so, they shall promptly notify and obtain approval from their superior officer as specified by Departmental procedures. Unexcused or excessive tardiness shall be cause for disciplinary action.
    (Class A)
  40. Members shall be ready to perform their duties and shall not absent themselves from duty or place of assignment without specific permission from their superior officer. Unexcused or excessive absenteeism shall be cause for disciplinary action.
    (Class C)
  41. Members shall instruct those designated to act in their place and satisfy themselves that the relief members are capable of performing the duties to which they are assigned.
    (Class C)
  42. Members shall not go off duty before the change of platoons unless properly relieved.
    (Class C)
  43. When assigned to act in a higher rank, members shall be responsible for the performance of the duties of that position.
    (Class B)
  44. Members shall exercise precautionary measures to avoid injury to themselves and others while in the performance of duty.
    (Class B)
  45. Members shall immediately notify their immediate superior officer of any accident, sickness, or injury occurring to themselves while on duty, no matter how trivial.
    (Class A)
  46. Members shall meet Departmental health and fitness requirements.
    (Class A)
  47. Members shall possess the appropriate licenses and certifications as prescribed for their position and shall immediately notify their immediate superior officer of the loss, cancellation, expiration, or suspension of the licenses or certificates. Failure to possess the required licenses or certificates shall be cause for disciplinary action.
    (Class A)
  48. Members shall keep their persons, uniforms, beds, and lockers in a neat and clean condition.
    (Class A)
  49. Members shall practice conservation of supplies and utilities.
    (Class A)
  50. Members shall be responsible for the safekeeping and proper care of all Department property in their charge.
    (Class B)
  51. Members shall exercise due caution to avoid unnecessary damage or loss of Department property.
    (Class B)
  52. Members shall accord obedience, respect, and courtesy to superior officers and those performing duties of a higher rank.
    (Class B)
  53. In the transaction of Departmental business, members shall, unless otherwise ordered, operate through channels.
    (Class A)
  54. Members shall notify their immediate superior officer of the loss or finding of any Department badge, book, equipment or City identification card belonging to an HFD member.
    (Class B)
  55. When relieved from duty due to charges, members shall promptly surrender all Department property to their immediate superior officer, who will retain such property pending disposition of the case.
    (Class B)
  56. Members shall notify their immediate superior officer of matters affecting the good order, proper discipline, and efficiency of the Department.
    (Class B)
  57. When a member receives an order which conflicts with a previous order, the member shall inform the officer who issued the conflicting order and be governed by the officer's instructions.
    (Class A)
  58. When two or more members of ranks below Fire Captain find themselves in a position which requires taking command, the senior member shall assume command until relieved by a superior officer.
    (Class B)

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