Greenwood Township Paid On Call Guidelines

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Greenwood Township
Paid On Call (POC)
Guidelines
Greenwood Township Calls
A. Greenwood Fire Calls: includes fire, rescue, extrication, auto accidents and assistance
to medical when requested. Responder needs to be a firefighter to respond.
B. Greenwood First Responder Calls, Medical Calls: Responder needs to be First
Responder or EMR to respond to call. Firefighters are encouraged to respond to First
Responder Calls for boat incidents, backboard lifting assistance, and traffic control.
C. When responding to a Greenwood Fire or Greenwood First Responder call firefighters or
EMR’s must have and wear the appropriate safety gear that has been issued by the
township for the nature of the call.
D. Active participation in the call till released by command and the adherence to A, B & C
above needs to be met in order to be reimbursed by the township for the call. If there
are questions about the call, the officer in charge or the senior first responder needs to
confirm compliance.
E. It is up to each individual to sign the attendance form. The form may be filled by signing
the form in the fire station, faxing in the signed form or emailing the signed form to
confirm attendance. An officer in charge may also sign the form to vouch for another’s
participation.
F. Meeting and drill paid on call will be received for in house training. Any additional
training must be requested in writing and approved by the chief or assistant chief in
writing. Only scheduled classroom time will be compensated at the normal run rate with
classroom time verified by the instructor.
Meetings and Drills (Fire)
A. Meetings consist of the 12 scheduled business meetings, in the station, for the benefit of
the fire department.
B. There are 12 scheduled drills in the station for the benefit of training. Active participation
in the training is required.
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C. 50% attendance or 12 of the 24 scheduled meetings and drills and active participation in
the drills needs to be met in order for reimbursement from the township. Members must
respond to one call in the first half of the calendar year and one call in the second half of
the calendar year.
D. Makeup drills can consist of documented (certificate of completion or officer sign off) in
house, external or DVD, periodicals (Fire Engineering, Fire Chief or Fire House) or
online training. Makeup drills can be only 3 of the scheduled 12 drills.
E. If a firefighter is enrolled in the NFPA 1001 FFI & FFII class the class will count as part of
the 50% attendance and POC up to 12 drills.
Meetings and Drills (EMR)
A. Meetings consist of 12 scheduled business meetings. Greenwood township EMR’s are
required to attend 50% of Greenwood Townships Fire Department monthly business
meetings.
B. EMR’s have the option of attending any approved training that qualifies and has
verification for four hours of continuing education every six months.
C. To be eligible for the cash benefit pension for a calendar year, a member must respond
to three emergency calls in the first half of the year and three emergency calls in the
second half of the year.
D. Makeup drills can consist of documented (certificate of completion or officer sign off) in
house, external or DVD, periodicals (JEMS, Fire Engineering, Fire Chief) or online
training. Makeup drills can be 3 of the scheduled 12 drills/meetings/refresher training.
E. If an EMR is enrolled in an EMR or First Responder class, the class will count toward
attendance and POC up to 3 drills.
Compensation for Paid on Call
A. Fire Department personnel (firefighters and EMR’s) will be paid $10.00/hr for the first
hour of all meetings, drills and training. Any meeting, drill or training that goes beyond
the first hour will be paid at a rate of $10.00/hr paid on the ¼ hr.
B. Fire Department personnel (firefighters and EMR’s) will be paid $20.00/hr for the first
hour of all calls. Any call that goes beyond the first hour will be paid at a rate of
$10.00/hr on the ¼ hr.
Pension
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A. Firefighters shall be eligible for a PERA service credit for a calendar year if such
member has attended at least 50% of scheduled meetings and training events in the
calendar year and has responded to a minimum of one emergency call in the first half of
the year and one emergency call in the second half of the year.
B. EMR’s shall be eligible for a cash pension benefit in the amount of $1500.00 for a
calendar year if such member has attended any approved training that qualifies and has
verification for four hours of continuing education every six months, has attended 50% of
Greenwood Townships Fire Department monthly business meetings, and has responded
to a minimum of three emergency calls in the first half of the calendar year and three
emergency calls in the second half of the calendar year.

Board Approval on_____Nov. 13, 2018___

Board Chairperson__Mike Ralsston______

Clerk____Sue Drobac________________

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