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Departmental Orders

Article III Section 9 -10 (in part)

On-duty company officers will review the contents of the Fire/EMS Orders and Memos Folder on the computer desktop each morning before lineup for any orders issued during their current or previous tour of duty. The officers will then relay this information to the members at lineup.

General Orders will contain orders affecting the permanent policy of the Department and revising the Rules and Regulations, Order Book, Box assignments, drill manuals and pamphlets, etc.

Special Orders will include all transfer of personnel, special details by the Fire/EMS Chief, and other orders not intended to be of a permanent nature.

Memoranda will contain general information to the Department regarding hydrants, letters of appreciation, etc.

All orders and memoranda issued by the Department are posted on the LAN (Local Area Network), and can be accessed by computer via the LAN.  Extensive manual changes will be issued, via General Order, as hard copies to be placed in the appropriate manual. Battalion Fire Chiefs will record upon daily reports any orders and memoranda they have distributed to units under their command.

Orders and memoranda issued during the current calendar year will be maintained in the appropriate folder or binder for each type of issuance. Those issued during previous years will be kept in the appropriate "Old Orders File” folder or binder for each type of issuance. All orders and memoranda, both old and current, will be maintained on the LAN desktop in folders for each type of issuance.