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    Default Class C Firefighters

    I am looking for rules, regulations and or guidelines on non-structural, "administrative" class C firefighters. I have several members that cannot physically qualify for exterior firefighters (75 years old +) but if they go to life membership our bylaws state they lose the right to vote. I was looking for a class of membership where they could still be classified as "firefighters" but would not have to take a physical or required training. I heard some departments have a class C firefighter and that there might be a NFPA class but I haven't been able to find too much information on it. If anybody has this classification I'd like to hear from you. Thank you.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Chief1600
    I am looking for rules, regulations and or guidelines on non-structural, "administrative" class C firefighters. I have several members that cannot physically qualify for exterior firefighters (75 years old +) but if they go to life membership our bylaws state they lose the right to vote. I was looking for a class of membership where they could still be classified as "firefighters" but would not have to take a physical or required training. I heard some departments have a class C firefighter and that there might be a NFPA class but I haven't been able to find too much information on it. If anybody has this classification I'd like to hear from you. Thank you.
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    Chief, I would suppose that it all depends on what you would have them do within the dept. At the age of 48 I became a "life member" however, that did not disqualify me from firefighting. I'm in as good physical shape as many who are 10 -15 yrs younger. In the next few years I probably will not go interior, but I will continue to be an apparatus operator. Any member on the fire ground or involved in any active support position (even if it's not interior ops) needs to have a physical.

    Why not rewrite your by-laws to create a service company for those members you deem not physically fit for active duty but who would still be involved in fund raising and other functions. Add those functions to your SOGs and away you go.

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    We are currently re-writing our Department by-laws to address such members.

    If you're intrested in a copy of the draft, drop me an email
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    We do have "Class C" firefighters in my department. This class is essentially composed of fire police and other members that no longer meet the physical requirements of structural firefighting, but remain active in support/administrative roles.
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