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Requirements and Responsibilities
CGFR makes a big commitment to volunteers in training and equipment. In return, we have some basic requirements.
- Pull five shifts per month. A shift is a minimum 12 hour block of time where you promise to respond to any and all emergency calls.
- Attend 50% of weekly training offered in your discipline per quarter, either fire or EMS. If you are fire or EMS only, you must only attend one training per month, though we encourage more participation. People wanting to do both fire and EMS must attend at least two trainings per month. Some training is mandatory and must be attended, regardless of your discipline.
- Blood Borne Pathogens, Hazardous Materials and several other certifications must be renewed annually. These classes are usually offered throughout the year at weekly drill and other days.
- Pass the physical agility test annually (not required for Support Group or Board of Directors). This test is a physical test of strength and endurance, simulating the tasks and chores commonly found on fire and EMS scenes. The EMS test is not as strenuous as the fire test. The fire test is similar to the national CPAT, without the ladder raise.
- Attain and maintain current CPR certification. Your initial CPR certification is part of recruit class and refresher classes are offered several times throughout the year so everyone maintains currency.