Does anyone know if there are any legal requirements for mixed gender sleeping quarters? Our resident volunteer fire district currently shares one large sleeping quarter and offers two individual restrooms. Do we need to offer separate sleeping quarters for men and women? If so, do partitions count as "separate" sleeping quarters. Thanks.
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12-15-2010, 02:39 PM #1
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Mixed Gender Sleeping Quarters
12-15-2010, 03:21 PM #2
We had partitions for a large dorm area....and everyone slept in shorts. Now we have separate rooms for females. There is no law that I know of....Respectfully,
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12-17-2010, 04:15 PM #3
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There is no law that I know of. We have large dorm style rooms in all of our stations. Some of them have portable or built in partitions between the bunks. The only rule we have is that you must sleep in shorts at night. Some stations do have seperate locker and bathrooms, but the ones that dont has locks on the door for seperate changing when needed.
12-17-2010, 05:39 PM #4
We don't have any mixed gender members, just boys and girls.I am now a past chief and the views, opinions, and comments are mine and mine alone. I do not speak for any department or in any official capacity. Although, they would be smart to listen to me.
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12-17-2010, 07:32 PM #5
We have one female working in our department and we have a communal bunk room - the rule is that everyone must be decent (shorts and a t-shirt atleast) at night, and there are locks on the doors to the locker room/showers.
I don't know of a law (way above my pay grade to know the answer to that one) but that is the way we have things work at our department.
12-17-2010, 10:51 PM #6
Our HQ station and Station 2 have individual dorm rooms. Station 3 has a communal bunk room with dividers."The education of a firefighter and the continued education of a firefighter is what makes "real" firefighters. Continuous skill development is the core of progressive firefighting. We learn by doing and doing it again and again, both on the training ground and the fireground."
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12-18-2010, 08:27 AM #7
12-27-2010, 06:38 PM #8
All fire houses have the same bed area in the main bed hall.
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12-27-2010, 10:01 PM #10
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In my experience, it's the spouses (male and female) of the firefighters are the ones that complain abot mixed sleeping quarters the most.
01-04-2011, 09:30 PM #11
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The female firefighters here chose to keep sleeping in the common dorm area as opposed to being alone and not having others around while they slept. Has worked for over 20 years. They do get their own locker room areas though.
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