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Human Resources

Volunteer Fire Service

Section: Human Resources Policies
Policy Name: Volunteer Fire Service
Policy Owner: Executive Vice President
Responsible University Office: Office of Human Resources
Origination Date: April 15, 1975
Revisions: June 5, 1989; July 1, 2005
Legacy Policy Number: 7-08
  1. PURPOSETo assist with the protection and safety of the Newark, Wilmington, Lewes and other Campus Communities.
  2. POLICYThe University releases designated employees, who are volunteer fire fighters, to assist local fire companies in fighting structural fires during normal working hours without loss of pay.

    An employee, to qualify for release time under this policy, must secure the written approval of the local fire chief and the individual’s supervisor. The employee’s supervisor at his/her discretion may restrict an employee’s response to fires.

    The University assumes no liability for any injury or activity arising from volunteer fire service.