Proposed Changes to Constitution and By-Laws at June 6th Meeting

Proposed changes – presented at monthly meeting – 4/4/2016

Constitution

Article III: Membership

Article III: MembershipSection 4: Other Members

Section 4: Other Members

An auxiliary member is not required to maintain any special training. Duties may include serving on the Department fundraising committees and support functions at incidents, such as procurement the Department fundraising committees and support functions at incidents, such as procurement and preparation of food and drinks, liaison to coordinate and bring in supplies and any other efforts in support and for the benefit of the Department (see SOP 1-6). An auxiliary member shall be ineligible for any office, with the exception of Secretary and Treasurer, has no vote, pays no dues and cannot respond to emergency calls. Any auxiliary member serving on the Executive Committee shall have the right to vote at all meetings. For an auxiliary member to hold office, they must have been a department member for at least one year.

Article V: Executive Committee

Section 2: There shall be an Executive Committee consisting of the President, Secretary, Treasurer, Fire Chief, Ambulance Chief, Assistant Fire Chiefs, Assistant Ambulance Chief, Captains and Lieutenants.

Article IV: Officers

Section 2: To be eligible for to serve as Lieutenant, Captain, Assistant Fire Chief, or Fire Chief, an individual must have held the previous rank for a minimum of 12 months, effective January 2014. be Department certified to operate all current department equipment and licensed to drive/operate all department trucks (see SOP 2-5 and SOP 2-9).

By-Laws

Article XI: New Active Emergency Member

A new active emergency member of the Department shall serve a one-year probationary period, during which time the probationary member shall be entitled to all the privileges and perform all the duties of regular member, except the right to hold office. Such time shall be credited to the member’s term of service. Once a probationary member has attended certification classes in Airborne Pathogens, Bloodborne Pathogens, Hazardous Materials Awareness, as well as FEMA IS-100 and FEMA IS-700, he/she is eligible to be issued a pager by the Communications Officer, gear by the Quartermaster and respond to emergency calls. A probationary member must attend Department activities as follows: 40 calls, six training sessions, six Department meetings, and is encouraged to participate in Department parades, funerals, memorial services and any other scheduled or ordered Department functions. A probationary member is required to review the Department policies and SOPs with his/her sponsor and complete and turn in the signature sheet to the Secretary.  At the expiration of the probationary period, the applicant shall be notified by the Secretary and asked to appear before the Executive Committee in order to qualify as a regular member. If the applicant has not met the requirements, the Executive Committee shall extend the probationary period by six months. During that time the applicant has another opportunity to meet the requirements. At the conclusion of the probationary period and once the requirements are met, the Executive Committee shall admit the probationary member as a regular member. If the applicant has not met the initial requirements, the Executive Committee shall request a decision from the Department at the next monthly meeting to accept the probationary member as a regular member or dismiss the probationary member. If a probationary member fails to attend the requested meeting after three months and no extenuating circumstances exist, the Executive Committee can:

1. qualify the probationary member as a full member if he/she has met the necessary

requirements, or

2. extend the probationary period by six months retroactive to the date of the original date

request.

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