Fresno County Fire Protection District
Honor, Integrity, Cooperation & Professionalism

Paid Call Firefighters

The Fresno County Fire Protection District employs a professionally trained career workforce, through a Cooperative Agreement with CAL FIRE to administer and staff its facilities. To accomplish the mission and follow the vision established by the Board of Directors and the Fire Chief, a staff of highly motivated, dedicated and well trained Paid-Call Firefighters, compliment the over all work force. These PCF Company members work under the leadership of CAL FIRE career staff, serve the Fire District as members of a Fire Company which most generally serves a specific community within which the Company member resides.

While the Fire District maintains a Career staff of professionally trained firefighters at nearly all of its fire stations, some are staffed solely through utilization of a Paid-Call Firefighter staff. In addition, the Paid-Call Firefighter Program adds personnel to an already staffed fire apparatus, in order to provide an augmentation of staff for each emergency response. This Program is administered by a CAL FIRE employee and serves the entire Fire District.

The general public is unable to differentiate between Career and Paid-Call Company members. Therefore, the responsibility is equal to that of all Firefighters who serve in the Fresno County Fire Protection District. All Company Members are required to meet and maintain established minimum standards of physical fitness, personal discipline, training and emergency response.

Accepting an appointment as a PCF, is the acceptance of responsibility to serve as a Firefighter of the Fire District and expresses a commitment to meet and maintain the minimum standards required by any Firefighter serving in the State of California. Each individual should take pride in the services they provide to their Community and should strive to perform at the highest level of proficiency and professionalism.


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Table of Contents


Paid-Call Firefighter Program
Handbook Purpose
Administrative Overview
Glossary of Terms
Organizational Structure

Section 100 – Administration

100-01 Firefighter Workforce
100-02 Application and Appointment Process
100-03 Handbook Review/Revision Process

Section 200 – Personnel

200-02 Duty Statements
200-03 Personnel Rosters
200-04 Auxiliary Groups
200-06 Uniforms
200-07 Grooming Standards
200-08 Hepatitis-B Vaccination
200-09 Respiratory Protection Program (RPP)
200-10 Substance Abuse Testing Program
200-11 Critical Incident Stress Management Program (CISM)
200-15 Equipment Issuance / Property Management
200-17 Recording and Submission of Work Time

Section 300 – Operations

300-01 Training Requirements
300-02 Safety Program – Earthquake Preparedness
300-03 Occupational Accident and Injury Reporting Process
300-04 Vehicle Operations (Personal/District)
300-05 Emergency Incident Response
300-07 Telecommunications
300-08 Vehicle Accident Reporting Process

Section 400 – Appendix

Exhibit 200-06: Fire District Uniform Standards
Exhibit 200-07: Fire District Grooming Standards
Exhibit 200-15: Fire District Property Lost/Damaged Form FCO-116
Exhibit 300-01.2: PCF Firefighting Training Verification
Exhibit 300-01.3: PCF Fire Apparatus Operator Training Verification
Exhibit 300-03: PCF Occupational Accident and Injury Forms
Exhibit 300-04: PCF Driver Authorization Checklist

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