Question on Chemical Plant Fire Brigades.
I am currently a contracted security guard with ABM Security Services. As part of our contract, we support the plant's fire brigade. We suffer from a high turnover rate due to the fact that the majority of us are actual volunteer firefighters and were led to believe that we would be doing more fire service than security. I am currently working on a proposal for the plant's management along with my management to start a separate contract to allow us firefighters to run the fire brigade 24/7 like an actual outside career department. I am trying to get reliable information on the benefits of us being strictly to fire. We are regulated by the US Coast Guard and I cannot seem to get any information from them. I have also looked at other government agencies that we fall under and cannot locate any regulations that pertain to firefighting. Currently we are unable to sleep on the plant which I believe is the plant's own rule but I have heard differently. Anyone with RELIABLE information please help me out.