The following requirements shall be completed and successfully passed before becoming eligible for a reserve firefighter position:
i. Potential reserve firefighters shall be at least 18 years of age.
ii. Potential reserve firefighters shall live or work within a 15-minute response time to the Albertville Fire Station, as determined by commercial global positioning system (GPS) or mapping software.
iii. Potential reserve firefighters shall complete and successfully pass the AFD hiring process. This process shall include, but is not limited to:
2. Initial Interview
3. Physical Ability Test
4. Secondary Interview
5. Criminal History/Background Check
6. Medical/Physical/Drug Testing
7. Psychological Testing
i. Interviews shall be conducted by the hiring committee, which shall consist of at least 2 Officers with a minimum of 5 years of Department experience.
1. If any firefighters choose to be on this committee they shall have a minimum of 5 years of Department experience.
ii. Secondary Interview with Assistant Fire Chief and/or Fire Chief.
All training shall be approved by the Training Officers and/or Fire Chief
i. Reserve firefighters shall attend all Albertville Fire Department meetings and/or training sessions, unless they are enrolled in State Certification classes as required by the Fire Department; or enrolled in MN EMSRB certified training for initial Emergency Medical Responder (EMR).
1. These sessions shall cover the operation of equipment and vehicles; and the standard operating guidelines (SOG), rules, regulations, and policies of the Albertville Fire Department.
ii. Fire Fighter I and EMR certifications shall be achieved before being eligible for a Paid on Call/Probationary Firefighter position.
i. Reserve firefighter attendance is required at all Albertville Fire Department regularly scheduled meetings and/or training drills and official events, unless otherwise specified.
i. A Reserve Firefighter shall assume only duties as a firefighter that they have been fully trained for. The Reserve Firefighter is expected to wear a BLUE helmet, along with full turnout gear, to identify them as a Reserve Firefighter. They are required to wear all other safety equipment deemed necessary by the Incident Commander, an Officer, or the ranking firefighter in charge, to include reflective safety vest on ANY roadway.
ii. Reserve Firefighters duties shall be assigned by the Incident Commander, an Officer, or the ranking firefighter in charge.
iii. Reserve Firefighters shall not enter an emergency vehicle for a call response unless instructed to do so by the Incident Commander, an Officer, or the ranking firefighter in charge.
i. Reserve Firefighters shall not be paid for meetings, training, calls, or events.
ii. Reserve Firefighters shall not receive Relief Association benefits.
i. Any Paid on Call/Probationary Firefighter shall not be eligible to be chosen for any Fire Department Officer position.
i. Paid on Call/Probationary Firefighters shall be evaluated every 12 months, or as deemed necessary by the Board of Officers and/or Fire Chief.
Moving from Reserve Firefighter to Paid On Call/Probationary Firefighter:
i. The Reserve Firefighter shall complete and successfully pass Firefighter I at the State Certification level, and complete and successfully pass MN EMSRB Emergency Medical Responder.
ii. The Reserve Firefighter shall attend all Albertville Fire Department meeting and/or training sessions.
iii. If and/or when a Paid on Call/Probationary Firefighter position is open, and after approval of the Board of Officers and/or the Fire Chief, the Reserve Firefighter shall assume all duties of a Paid On Call/Probationary Firefighter.
i. Reserve Firefighters may be dismissed for any reason involving performance or attitude at the discretion of the Board of Officers and/or Fire Chief. There shall be no appeal procedure.