Centennial Valley Volunteer Fire Department (CVVFD)- Application Process SOP
Applicants for the Centennial Valley Volunteer Fire Department prior to becoming
probationary members of the department and achieving the rank of firefighter will meet the following criteria:
- Receive and complete a CVVFD New Member application, contract, and cover letter and return the completed form to a CVVFD member or chief officer.
- Be at least 18 years old on the day the application is submitted.
- Receive a copy of and agree to the terms of the CVVFD New Member SOP.
- Have a minimum of a valid WY Class C driver’s license (See the apparatus operation policy for additional requirements.
- Undergo a meeting with an interview board comprised of the chief, assistant chief and members of the CVVFD.
- Applicants will then undergo a check of their motor vehicle record (MVR) and drivers license and the process will continue dependent upon the results of those checks.
- If approved to continue in the process, applicants will then undergo a simple criminal background check and paid for by the applicant under the direction of the authority having jurisdiction (AHJ).
- Based on the results of the aforementioned screenings the application process will proceed or be terminated at that time
- All CVVFD applicants for membership after 1 January 2010 will be subject to the terms and requirement of this SOP.
Centennial Valley Volunteer Fire Department (CVVFD)-New Membership SOP
All new members of the Centennial Valley Volunteer Fire Department prior to becoming full members of the department and achieving the rank of firefighter will meet the following criteria:
- Be at least 18 years old on the day the application is submitted.
- Have a minimum of a valid WY Class C driver’s license (See the apparatus operation policy for additional requirements).
- Attend 50 % of business and 70% of training during the probationary period unless excused by chief officers or the training officer.
- Complete an application for membership, which is approved by CVVFD Chief, Assistant Chief, and Training Officer and be voted to full membership status by a majority of voting CVVFD membership attending the meeting where membership is ratified.
- Complete a minimum of a 6-month probationary period.
- Complete CVVFD introductory training to include, but not limited to, station safety, basic fireground safety, incident command, radio use and etiquette, vehicle and response safety, CVVFD/District organization and structure, training requirements and expectations.
- Achieve “Red Card” certification approved by Wyoming State Forestry within one year of joining the department.
- "Red Card", a Wildland Firefighter 2 Certification, includes completion of ICS 100, S-130, S-190, RT-130, L-180, and Pack Test, Field Test, or Walk Test based on current (at the time of testing) guidelines.
- Probationary firefighter will not be issued wildland Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for any reason other than training/observation sessions until completing Red Card training and receiving certification.
- Complete Basic Structural firefighting training as outlined by department SOP and approved by the CVVFD training committee. Note: This training does not certify the probationary firefighter to the Firefighter I level. This is basic training that will be needed for safe operations on the fireground.
- This training will include:
i. Hose and Nozzle Training (Per IFTSA Essentials of FF ed. 4 (Ch. 12 and 13) and WY SFMO guidelines)
ii. Safety Training (Per IFTSA Essentials of FF ed. 4 (Ch. 1) and WY SFMO guidelines.)
iii. Ladder Training (Per IFTSA Essentials of FF ed. 4 (Ch. 9) and WY SFMO guidelines.)
iv. SCBA Training (Per IFTSA Essentials of FF ed. 4 (Ch. 4) and WY SFMO guidelines.)
v. PPE Training (Per IFTSA Essentials of FF ed. 4 (Ch.4) and WY SFMO guidelines.)
vi. ICS Training (Minimum ICS 200 and NIMS 700)
1. This training is available on-line.
2. Website: http://training.fema.gov/IS/NIMS.asp
2. Probationary FF will not be issued structural PPE for any reason other than training/observation sessions until completing CVVFD structural training and receiving certification under CVVFD SOP.
9. At any time, an individual who wishes to be assigned a role not addressed in the SOP, they may submit a request to the Training Committee outlining the role the person feels they will be able to fulfill in support of the departments emergency responses.
1.If the Training Committee approves the request, the Committee will develop a training program with a timeline for the individual.
2. The Committee shall also determine the appropriate PPE for the position and submit the recommendation to the chief of the department.
10.Training will be completed on a variable timeline based on availability of apparatus, equipment, and instructor. Instructors will be members of the CVVFD Training Committee or approved by the CVVFD Training Committee.
11.Probationary firefighters will be allowed to respond to and ride-out on calls.
1. They must have basic PPE for the type of response they are responding to and under the supervision of a qualified CVVFD firefighter.
2. Under no circumstances will the probationary firefighter be allowed to respond to an incident in their personal vehicle (POV).
12. Probationary firefighters will have a maximum of one year from the beginning of their probationary period to complete the required training. If they cannot complete the required training, the training committee will review their individual case, and the individual may be subject to dismissal from the fire department or their probationary period may be extended.
13. All EMS training and SOPs will be at the discretion of the CVVFD EMS Lieutenant.
Centennial Valley Volunteer Fire Department (CVVFD)- SCBA Bottle Filling SOP
- All SCBA bottles filled by CVVFD members will have undergone and be current with hydrostatic testing as outlined by officers and members of CVVFD.
- All SCBA bottles filled by CVVFD members will be current and will not have reached their end of service date at the time of filling.
- All outside fire departments wishing to fill their bottles must provide documentation of current hydrostatic testing and current in-service status of their SCBA bottles.
- All SCBA bottles filled on the CVVFD Scott Cascade system will be filled by a CVVFD member trained on the process regardless of the fire department the bottles belong to.
- All outside agencies interested in filling their SCBA bottles on the CVVFD Scott Cascade system must contact a CVVFD chief officer to arrange a time to fill their bottles.
- This SOP will cover all SCBA bottle filling after 1 January 2010.
Centennial Valley Volunteer Fire Department (CVVFD): AC-20 Response SOP:
- When paged and responding to a call where AC-20 is needed, all responding CVVFD firefighters will respond safely following all traffic laws to LFD Station #3 in West Laramie.
- All responding CVVFD firefighters will communicate briefly on the Wyolink CVVFD channel if they are responding to the call (e.g. Kaiser-Dinges, I am responding to Station #3 for AC-20)
- AC-20 will not arrive on scene and begin operations staffed with less than two firefighters, nor more than 3 firefighters to a call.
- AC-20 may go in route with one firefighter and coordinate pick up of other firefighters via the CVVFD private channel to achieve appropriate staffing.
- If other departments are responding to LFD Station #3 to use AC-20 on the same incident, Wyolink Fire 1 will be used to coordinate staffing with these departments.
- All firefighters will wear proper and complete PPE for the type of call they are responding to.
- After returning from the call, AC-20 will be washed, refueled and all equipment cleaned and checked prior to the firefighters returning home regardless of the time of day. Rehab of the equipment and AC-20 can also be completed by firefighters who are available but did not respond to the call. These firefighters, if available, will monitor radio traffic and respond to LFD Station #3 and assist the AC-20 crew as needed.
- The only exception to this rule will be if firefighters are paged to another call in which they are needed while completing these tasks. Firefighters would be required to return and complete cleaning tasks after that.
- No firefighter will have access to LFD Station #3 without completing ACFD #1 required background check and receive an access code for the apparatus bay access door.