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The following lines will be rules and regulations to ride at NFD. You cannot submit the form unless all boxes are checked. You will receive a copy of the rules via email when they are completed. By checking the box below you understand and agree to abide by all NFD rules and regulations. I also understand that participation in the rider program is a privilege and any infraction of said rules and regulations may result in dismissal and exclusion from the rider program.
Check the box if you accept these terms and conditions.
When affiliated with another department, the uniform for that department may be worn. Otherwise, dark-colored pants with a dark-colored (navy blue preferred) shirt and dark shoes shall be worn. No jeans, t-shirts, tennis shoes or worn items shall be permitted.
Check the box if you accept and will abide by the uniform requirements
Riders shall be well groomed. Long hair shall be tied back. Jewelry and makeup shall be kept to a minimum.
I accept and will abide by the appearance requirements
I do hereby release the City of Newark, Division of Fire/EMS and its agents from any and all responsibility for an accident, illness, injury or death that may occur while participating either directly or indirectly in the rider program. I further understand that I am riding strictly as an observer and will not attempt to take part in any unauthorized activities. By agreeing to this statement I further attest that I agree with its contents, am at least 18 years of age and have not been convicted of a felony or crime(s) involving moral turpitude.
I accept and will abide by the liability release
The division EMS coordinator shall schedule all riders. The platoon commander on duty during the ride time shall assign riders to an apparatus.
I accept and will abide by the scheduling and assignment requirements
Students enrolled at an affiliated institution requesting ride time shall receive preference. All other ride time requests will be at the sole discretion of the Fire Chief.
I accept and will abide by the priority hierarchy
Riders shall be scheduled between the hours of 0800 and 2300. Requests for ride time after 2300 hours shall be reviewed by the Fire Chief. No riders are permitted between the hours of 2300 and 0800 without the express, written permission of the Fire Chief.
I accept and will abide by the hour limitations
Riders may use kitchens, restrooms, apparatus bays and training facilities of the divisions' fire stations. Other areas are private living areas and as such are off limits. No one shall be permitted in these areas without the express permission of the senior officer on duty at that station.
I accept and will abide by the station house limitations
Riders are expected to participate in the checking and cleaning of the vehicle to which they are assigned. Riders are permitted to participate in the cleaning of the areas in which they are authorized.
I accept and will abide by the vehicle and station duties
Student learning will not be at the expense of patient care. Students shall not interfere with patient care. Any requests to participate in patient care shall be made to and reviewed/approved by the in-charge medic on a patient-by-patient basis.
I accept and will abide by the patient care boundaries
The patient's right to privacy shall be respected. Patient information shall be shared only with those who are directly involved in their care. You will be accountable in safeguarding phone numbers, addresses, relative's names, physical medical records, social security numbers, business records, cell phone data, verbal information provided by or about the patient, any other information that if disclosed would constitute an unwarranted invasion or breach of privacy.
I accept and will abide by the confidentiality requirements
Remember that the station provides living quarters for the crews on duty. Take care not to impose. It is the divisions' intent to provide a worthwhile learning experience, however, when in doubt it is better to ask first.
I accept and will abide by the boundary expectations
Students are required to bring their course materials with them and are expected to study if not busy with calls for service.
I accept and will abide by the idle time requirements
Any and all violations shall be reported to the students learning institution or home department.
I understand all violations will be reported to my home department or learning institution
Any questions relating to patient care shall be directed to the medic in charge. All other inquiries shall be directed to the officer in charge.
I accept and will abide by the chain of command
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