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How often will the district directors meet with the Chiefs of their assigned area? Will The Chiefs be required to attend a certain percentage of meetings? Will the chief be held accountable in any way for non-compliance of attendance? Thank for your time. I will be asking more questions.
Each county will elect a representative, that representative will bring matters to the Director of that region. Feel free to contact your Director also. Your questions can also be answered in our bylaws. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9kJfh7B2CwiMW5CbzRhaWJyTUk/view?usp=drive_web
I've emailed my concerns to the district representivative, but have not received a reply. I have a different question; Rock fire department has a firefighter that is on disability and has had diebetic seizures and the chief has given his blessing for him to drive department apparatus. Is something like this a individual departments decision or is this a policy or ordinance against it?
Just wondering husband and wife can be on the department but what if the husband and wife are officers is that alright or is it up to the department to over see this
There is nothing in Title 18 Non Profits, or Title 19 County Departments that by law states husband and wife cannot be officers on the same department. This information if changed would be in your By- Laws on Title 18, 19 departments or City charter if you are a Title 11 department.
How can a volunteer fire department have one person that service as president of the corporation,board president and fire chief seemingly have the county D.A.,county commissioner, incog representative, in his back pocket. We have taken documented misconducts to each of these individuals and they just turn a blind eye. His nephew is assistant chief, and Vice President of the board, the remaining five board seats are all yes men. There is zero checks and balances with this arrangement.
Robert, To my knowledge any legal action will be up to the DA. Board members are elected or appointed. It may be up to the community to make the changes you seek.The rules governing your department actions are in your bylaws/ city charger and or state statute. See our Oklahoma State Law page for the correct procedures in management.
I live in an area that is currently served by a volunteer fire department but the chief refuses to abide by the written agreement, I understand that is his right but the surrounding departments do not call, even when in dire need of help. There is about 10-15 of us volunteer firefighters that were forced off on this department because of this,several other life threatening situations and the removal of a long time firefighter. My question is, even though we live in volunteer departments area can we start a group,task force or what ever is needs to be called, to just respond to mutual aid calls and control burn requests? What about incorporating? We know that we will have to have workmans comp insurance, and insurance on any vehicle. If we are allowed to form this group, can or are we eligible for any grants? I'm sure I will have more questions.
Thank you for your time and assistance.
Robert. As I have stated before there are 3 types of departments in Oklahoma. Title 11 municipality, Title 19 county, and Title 18 non profit corporations. Depending on which of these you are you have a governing body. Title 18 have bylaws in which you elect boards and put firechiefs in their roll, Title 19s have bylaws and board member controlled by the county commissioners, and Title 11's which are run by city charter. Depending on which of these you are you could start another non profit but not within a city district and you would have to get with your rural fire coordinator to see if you could be placed into service. Your current recourse may be to join a different local department.
Thank you Amy for your reply. Would it be possible to speak to you by phone?
I would suggest you look at the regional directors map on our website and email your Regional director for further advice or phone conversations.
Therein lies the problem. That's why I would like to speak to you on the phone or talk to somebody that's above the coordinators.
What is the state law on drug testing volunteer firefighters? Is there any policy that you know of? Do any departments that you know of drug test volunteers?
Donald Capps, Many departments drug test. You should have it written in your hire policy or application that persons will take a drug test. It should be policy for all not just one. Some departments pay the cost others have the volunteer pay for it and a back ground check. It varies on how your department policies are written.
Robert, On the VFAO website under contact you can see who your Regional Director is on the VFAO board they may can help you as they would know your area better than I.
Mr. Melvin Mashburn is the director of the Rural Fire Coordinators if you need to contact him.
Amy, thank you very much for assistance and time on this matter. I will contact Mr Mashburn. Again thank you.
I forgot to ask how can I get in touch with Mr Mashburn?
http://www.forestry.ok.gov/rf-coordinators < link
Thank you. Again thanked for your help and patience.
My son is a high school senior and is also a volunteer fireman in the panhandle of Oklahoma (Knowles) is there any scholarships available to apply for?? He will be attending a trade school for dissel machanic and will continue to serve with the fire department.
Can a voulnteer firefighter be fired from work if he is on a call before his scheduled time to be at work.
As of right now there is no law that prevents and employer from firing you for making fire calls that we are aware of.