Battlefield Fire Protection District – EMT Policy/Procedure
EMT Class Policy Manual - 1/1/2015
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Program Purpose ........................................................ 2
Program Description .................................................. 2
Goals ............................................................................. 2
Admission Criteria ...................................................... 3
Instructional Materials ............................................... 3
Fees ............................................................................... 3
Payment Options ......................................................... 4
Refund Policy .............................................................. 4
Class Location and Times .......................................... 4
Clinical Experience ..................................................... 5
Conduct During Clinical Rotations ........................... 5
Clinical Rotation Uniform/Dress ............................... 6
Document of Hospital/Ambulance Skills .................. 7
Scheduling of Clinical Time ....................................... 7
No Call / No Show ....................................................... 7
Procedures for Dropping a Clinical Appointment ... 8
Professional Conduct .................................................. 8
Standard Clinical Guidelines ..................................... 9
Tobacco Usage ............................................................. 9
Substance Abuse.......................................................... 9
Attendance Policies ................................................... 10
Participant Health and Safety.................................. 10
Participant Progress Reports ................................... 11
Evaluations, Grading, and Pass/Fail Criteria ........ 11
Tests............................................................................ 12
Practical and Registration Testing .......................... 12
Disciplinary Actions .................................................. 13
Disability Policy ......................................................... 15
Sexual Harassment Policy ........................................ 16
Cell Phone Policy....................................................... 16
Camera Policy ........................................................... 17
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1. PROGRAM PURPOSE
This program was developed and implemented by the Battlefield Fire Protection District after
recognizing the need for an accredited EMT course that provides a high quality education while
maintaining a cost that is reasonable and affordable. It has been designed for individuals that are
interested in providing care to patients in a pre-hospital setting. It will provide the participant an
opportunity to gain broad based knowledge as it pertains to emergency care in both the didactic
and practical curriculums in order to become certified as an EMT in the state of Missouri, which
includes certification by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians.
2. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
This program has been approved by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services,
Emergency Medical Services Unit. It addresses information and techniques currently considered
to be the responsibility of the EMT, according to the current United States Department of
Transportation Emergency Medical Technician National Standard Curriculum. This program
consists of classroom instruction, practical skills training, Emergency Room clinical time, and
time in field internship with designated ambulance services.
3. GOALS
The program will contain information and skill labs which will enable a properly motivated and
capable participant to:
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Demonstrate a basic understanding of human anatomy and physiology.
Perform a primary, secondary and ongoing physical patient assessment.
Understand, recognize and provide appropriate basic level pre-hospital care for life
threatening and non-life threatening emergencies.
Provide basic airway management.
Assess vital signs, and responsiveness of patients.
Demonstrate use of an AED on an unresponsive, apneic, and pulseless patient.
Write a comprehensive, detailed patient report.
Give a clear concise radio report.
Demonstrate proper use of Personal Protective Equipment and understand the risk factors
in pre-hospital care.
Understand the rationale of personal safety, patient safety, care at the scene, and care
throughout transport to a receiving medical facility.
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4. ADMISSION CRITERIA
Admission requirements for this program include:
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Be at least 18 years of age by the end of class.
Completion of high school or GED. Certificate must be supplied as proof.
Submission of a complete written application.
Verification of TB skin test, Hepatitis B shots, and Rubella (MMR) Vaccination.
A valid Missouri Driver’s License
A valid CPR Card
A signed Criminal Background Check form. All students must pass a criminal
background check prior to acceptance in this course. No exclusionary factors may be
present in order to be accepted in this program (any drug, assault or sexual offence
convictions will disqualify the applicant)
All applicants must be in good physical health, current medical conditions must be
included on the application.
No disabilities present which may impede your ability to provide prompt and efficient
care to the sick and injured.
5. INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS
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Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured tenth edition by Jones
and Bertlett Learning.
6. FEES
The tuition for this program is $600.00. This fee includes equipment costs, background check,
student uniform shirt, liability insurance required by the course, student handbook, student ID,
and handouts as required in the class.
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Practical Exam and National Registry written test fees are NOT included. You
should figure an additional $140.00 ($70.00 for NIEMT and $70.00 for NREMT) for
these tests. If you are unable to pass the initial exams, you should expect an
additional charge. (These fees are subject to change without prior notification)
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7. PAYMENT OPTIONS
Students are responsible for the timely payment of tuition, fees and other applicable charges.
Students will not be considered officially enrolled until all financial obligations have been met.
Acceptable payment arrangements:
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Cash payment of account in full, prior to the start of class.
Approved third party payment (VA, Fire Department, and Employer).
8. REFUND POLICY
Students are eligible for refunds if procedures are followed and the lead instructor has been
notified. Failure to attend classes does not constitute withdrawal from the class.
Prior to any refund the cost of the book, background check, uniform cost, or other expenses that
have already been used will be deducted from the amount available.
Refunds will be available less a 20% fee per class, after the 5th class refunds will no longer be
available.
9. CLASS LOCATION AND TIMES
All classes will be held at:
Battlefield Fire Protection District
4117 W. Second Street
Battlefield, Mo. 65619
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The classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Tuesday and Thursday classes will start at 18:00, please be on time and ready for class.
Classes are scheduled until 22:00 on Tuesday and Thursday; please do not ask if we are
getting out early.
Classes that are missed must be made up by reading the chapter(s) missed and a 1000
word essay written on each chapter. These must be turned in within 2 weeks after the
class is missed. No make-up work will be accepted after the last class.
Total class hours = Approximately 172 hours
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10. CLINICAL EXPERIENCE
Battlefield Fire Protection District students will participate in both hospital and field clinical
rotations. These clinical rotations are an integral part of the student’s learning experience. It is
imperative the student understand the clinical requirements. Clinical schedules are demanding
and require unwavering dedication and attendance to each and every clinical. Students will be
given several opportunities to sign up for their clinical times during class. Please note that there
are several other schools that compete for the same available times, so it is recommended that
you sign up early and be sure you are at your location a few minutes early to ensure you do not
miss part of the clinical time.
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ER Clinical time – Minimum of 24 hours
Ambulance Clinical Time – Minimum of 48 hours and 12 patient contacts
11. CONDUCT DURING CLINICAL ROTATIONS
The EMT student must realize the importance of maintaining professional and courteous conduct
throughout the clinical rotations as well as the entirety of the program. Access to clinical sites for
practice and instruction is a PRIVELEGE and NOT a right. If a student fails to follow the
policies and procedures of Battlefield Fire Protection Districts EMT program and/or policies of
the designated clinical site, swift and decisive actions will be taken by the Lead Instructor to
correct any problems. These actions include, but are not limited to, termination from the program
(if deemed appropriate).
If for any reason, the preceptor instructs you to leave the clinical site, DO SO IMMEDIATELY.
The student should not question the preceptor or other clinical site staff regarding the reason for
being asked to leave. The student’s next action shall be to contact the lead instructor immediately
and advise them of the situation. The instructor will then conduct an investigation and determine
the reason the student was instructed to leave the site. If the reason is found to be due to
deficiency or inappropriate behavior, the instructor will contact the student and corrective and/or
disciplinary actions will be taken.
EMT students should assist the clinical site during “down time” with activities not usually
associated with typical EMT functions (i.e., stocking, cleaning rooms, making of beds/cots, etc.)
The more involved the student is in all aspects of the clinical sites, the more accepted the student
will be by the site staff. The student should not be sedentary while the staff completes their
assigned tasks – there is always something to do. If all tasks have been completed, the intern
should utilize their time efficiently to further their studies by reading appropriate texts.
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In the past, a few students have witnessed what they deem as inappropriate behavior by on-duty
medical personnel while on a clinical rotation. If this occurs and you feel compelled to report
such an incident, you must follow the proper chain of command; i.e., contact your lead instructor
first and it will be the discretion of the program coordinator whether to pursue an investigation or
report the matter in question to the appropriate personnel.
12. CLINICAL ROTATION UNIFORM/DRESS
Professional appearance is of utmost importance. The following parameters will be strictly
enforced:
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Navy Blue EMS style pants or dress slacks without pleats.
The Battlefield Fire issued White student shirt.
Black leather shoes or boots (polished) and black socks – NO tennis shoes.
Battlefield Fire name tag identifying you as an EMT student.
Watch with a second hand (or equivalent).
Coats should be black, blue, or HiVis.
No patches or insignias on uniform other than name tag, except those on it when it was
delivered to you.
Excellent personal hygiene. Long hair must be secured in ponytail or put up.
Unusual hair colors do not promote a professional image, and will not be permitted.
No fake/false fingernails – fingernails should be trimmed to no longer than ¼” long.
No earrings or visible piercings are allowed.
Writing utensil.
Tattoos must be covered.
Hats may be worn if approved by the lead instructor; they must be clean and new
looking, preferably without a logo.
Students may carry stethoscope, trauma shears, and penlights, but are not required to.
Students are required to use Body Substance Isolation on every patient contact.
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13. DOCUMENTATION OF HOSPITAL/AMBULANCE SKILLS
Students are to record information on every patient they have contact with, due to HIPPA
requirements, the information to be recorded is very generic and should not be able to identify
the patient. Information that is required:
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Male/Female
Patient Age
Chief Complaint
What contact you had with the patient.
A verifying signature from the Medic, EMT, Nurse, or ER Technician.
14. SCHEDULING OF CLINICAL TIME
ER time will be scheduled with the Lead Instructor. We are limited to 2 students at a time in the
ER. Shifts are 7am to 3pm, 3pm to 11pm, and 11pm to 7am. We can work some custom times if
needed. Time scheduled must be approved before you go to ER to work.
Ambulance ride time will be scheduled with the ambulance during class times; we will be able to
schedule once every week or every other week. You need to have your schedule and sign up
when possible. Ride time on the ambulance is shared between 2 to 6 other classes and normally
passed out on a first come basis.
When you arrive at the location for your scheduled clinical times, be sure to check in and wait
for their assignment. You must be on time and preferably 10-15 minutes early. If you are late on
an ambulance ride you could miss your ride time if they get an early call.
15. NO CALL / NO SHOW
In the event you do not show up for a clinical shift, and do not call your instructor beforehand,
you must do the following:
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Inform your instructor within 12 hours of the missed shift
Pay a $25 fine to Battlefield Fire (you cannot attend any other clinical time until this fee
is paid)
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16. PROCEDURES FOR DROPPING A CLINICAL APPOINTMENT
In the event that something unexpected should happen and you must drop a clinical time, you
must follow the system below.
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Call the clinical site at least 2 hours (sooner if possible) before your assigned shift.
Identify yourself as a Battlefield Fire EMT Student, give them the date and time you were
scheduled and let them know you are unable to be there.
Be sure you get the name of the person you talked to and note the time and date of the
call.
Inform your instructor within 12 hours that you did not make the shift and give them the
information of who and when the site was notified.
Please remember when you cancel out of a scheduled clinical time; that time could have been
utilized by someone else. The available shifts are limited and can be hard to get.
17. PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT
Appropriate conduct is the hallmark of a professional. Course participants are expected to
consistently exhibit courteous and professional behavior with patients, their families, classmates,
instructors, and health care providers.
Confidentiality is a critical element of professional care. Participants should only discuss
patients, their symptoms, diagnosis, behavior, etc. with the personnel assigned to that patient.
Questions regarding the patient and his/her care should be directed to the doctor, nurse, EMT,
Paramedic, or ER Tech directly involved with the patient.
Federal law, known as HIPPA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) clearly
protects Private Health Information regarding the patients you may come into contact with.
Consider what others may see or hear when dealing with patient care and be cautious to protect
every patient’s right to privacy.
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18. STANDARD CLINICAL GUIDELINES
A. Arrive 10 minutes early for your clinical.
B. Introduce yourself to the staff, and they will assign you a preceptor.
C. Be sure your Preceptor signs your paperwork to verify you were there and what you did.
No Signature = No credit
D. Be sure your clinical paperwork is clear and legible.
E. You are to participate in all functions from checking the ambulance/rooms to assisting as
requested with patient care. Don’t plan on being just an observer.
19. TOBACCO USAGE
Tobacco usage of any type is prohibited on Battlefield Fire Protection District Property. Tobacco
may be used during breaks at the designated area only. Be sure to police the area so future
tobacco users will have this privilege also.
Tobacco usage during clinicals is strictly prohibited. Hospital grounds and hospital property is
required to be tobacco free at all times. Hospital rules state that if you arrive at the workplace
with the smell of tobacco on your clothes you will be asked to go home shower, change clothes
and then you may be allowed to return.
20. SUBSTANCE ABUSE
Substance abuse is prohibited. Any student who engages in substance abuse during clinical
rotations or on campus will be discharged from the program. Students who engage in substance
abuse off campus and not during working/classroom hours may be discharged if their substance
abuse does affect, or is likely to affect, their ability to perform their official duties and/or
classroom objectives.
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21. ATTENDANCE POLICIES
Due to the volume of materials and speed at which it will be presented, attendance is expected at
all classes. Student can miss no more than 8 hours (2 classes). Missing more than 8 hours will
result in termination from the class without a refund. There will be a sign in sheet for every class;
it is the student’s responsibility to sign this sheet at the beginning of every class. If you don’t
sign in you will be counted as absent.
Classes that are missed must be made up by reading the chapter(s) missed and a 1000 word essay
is written on the chapter. These must be turned in within 2 weeks after the missed class. No
make-up work will be accepted after the last class.
22. PARTICIPANT HEALTH AND SAFETY
Good mental and physical health is necessary for an individual to maintain the pace and physical
demands of this field. Universal infection control measures will be observed and practiced at all
times with all patients.
Course participants will be required to produce documentation regarding immunizations.
Participants are required to have a TB skin test, Hepatitis B Vaccine series (this can be passed by
signing a form declining the series), and. This is to be done by your physician at your expense. If
you already have had these you need to supply documentation to the lead instructor. Without this
documentation you will not be allowed to participate in clinical rotations.
Course participants may occasionally be exposed to communicable and other medical diseases. It
is the student’s responsibility to take all necessary precautions against contracting and
transmitting such diseases. If a course participant does come into contact with a known case,
he/she must report this immediately to your preceptor and seek necessary medical treatment.
He/she shall also contact the lead instructor immediately. Course participants will be responsible
for all diagnostic and treatment costs; the same holds true for any injury sustained as a student in
this program.
Any participant who has a communicable disease (common cold, flu, hepatitis, herpes, HIV
related illness or fever, etc.) should not participate in the practical skills stations or direct patient
care in the clinical setting. These individuals are expected to attend class (if their condition
permits) and observe others in the practice stations. Real patients in the hospital and ambulance,
classmates or fellow health care providers should never be put at risk from course participants
with an infectious disease. The participant will be expected to practice on his/her own time to
maintain skill levels in keeping with class progress.
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All participants will perform with due regard for personal safety as well as the safety of patients
and others involved with patient care. At no time will the participant perform any act which
he/she or the preceptor deems as unsafe or inappropriate.
All manikins, airway adjuncts, etc. will be properly cleaned with disinfectant between participant
uses. Due to the nature of training, it is imperative all participants maintain good personal
hygiene at all times. A sink and disinfecting soap is located in the building’s bathroom and will
be routinely used by participants working with patients and equipment.
Any participant with a history of chronic health problems such as recent surgery, back injury, or
pregnancy will be required to present a medical release from a physician. The instructor has the
option at all times to request such a release at his or her discretion (and at no cost to Battlefield
Fire Protection District).
Each participant should be able to lift 100-150 lbs.; however, all participants will exercise
prudent physical exertion in labs and on calls (i.e., cot lifting, patient movement). If a participant
suffers an injury while functioning as an EMT student, he/she will immediately report the
occurrence to the preceptor and will notify the lead instructor as soon as possible, who in turn
will investigate the situation immediately.
No participant is allowed to drive EMS vehicles at any time while functioning within the scope
of this training program. Failure to comply with this rule will result in termination from the
program.
23. PARTICIPANT PROGRESS REPORTS
The instructor will provide the program participants with progress reports during the course of
the program if requested by the student. The participant may request a conference as necessary.
24. EVAVUATIONS, GRADING AND PASS/FAIL CRITERIA
Written evaluations are the most appropriate and effective method for assessing the participants’
progress in converting course content into practical knowledge. Practical evaluations provide
feedback to both the instructor and the participant on the ability of the participant to perform
specific tasks.
Participants must obtain at least an 85% average on the test taken. The instructors try to cover as
much of the material as possible, however it must be noted that covering all the material is not
possible with the schedule of the class. Therefore the student must read the text before the
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classes or they will have problems keeping up with the class. The classes are graded on an
average basis, scores 80 or above are passing while any score 79 or below needs work.
There are 10 skill sheets; a copy of each skill sheet will be included in your initial packet given
out on the first day of class. During class you will be required to do a minimum of 2 practices on
each skill, and a minimum of 2 tests on each of the skill sheets.
25. TESTS
To keep students comfortable with the written test, there will be a written test for every chapter.
These are designed to test the information presented by the instructor as well as information in
the student text. Most tests will be delivered over the internet; you will be allowed 7 days to
complete most tests. The last 2 test will have shorter time for completion. You will be given a
second opportunity to re-take tests that are not passed with an 85%. The retake period will expire
the same time as the original test was open. Tests that are not taken in the time permitted will be
recorded as a “0”.
The MidTerm test will be online and you will have 7 days to get the test done. Those that do not
get an 85% or higher will be allowed a retest.
The FINAL test will be a written exam given in class. The overall minimum for your test must
average an 85%. All of the chapter tests will account for 30% of your score, The Midterm will
account for 30% of your score, and the FINAL will account for 40% of your score.
Skills must all be passed on the class final to successfully pass the course. A student must
complete the steps as listed (in order) on the sheets. We will practice and complete all of these
skills during class. The final practical testing will be done by outside personnel. You will have a
maximum of 2 attempts to pass each skill.
26. PRACTICAL AND REGISTRATION TESTING
A. Prior to being eligible for the National Registry Certification and Missouri State EMT
Licensure a student must first pass a practical testing by NIEMT. This test must be signed
up for and paid for online by the student (NIEMT.COM). The practical testing must be
passed prior to taking the NR-EMT testing.
B. Secondary testing will have to be done with the National Registry of Emergency Medical
Technicians (NREMT.ORG). The initial signup for this test must be completed prior to
the final test of the class. The test fee does not have to be paid for until you are ready to
take the test. There is an additional cost for this test; this fee is the student’s
responsibility.
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Tests are recommended to be done as soon as possible after the class. Past results have shown the
longer you wait the harder the test is to pass. NIEMT has many classes held state wide
throughout the year. A list of available times and locations are available on the NIEMT website.
You have 2 years after the last day of class to take and pass both tests for licensure. However the
test is only good for a 1 year period. If you pass the NIEMT test and do not take the NREMT test
until 13 months later, you will have to retake the NIEMT test to be eligible for licensure. You are
allowed a maximum of 3 attempts to pass each portion of the test (there is a fee for each
attempt). If you do not pass after 3 attempts you must complete a refresher course to be eligible
to test again.
27. DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS
Any action which discredits Battlefield Fire Protection District’s EMT Program, or is a direct
hindrance to the operations of the program shall constitute grounds for disciplinary action against
any student whose actions, be it intentional or unintentional. A student may be disciplined up to
and including termination from the program in order to protect the rights of others and to
encourage proper conduct and cooperation.
Battlefield Fire Protection District has established a process to address disciplinary issues
outlined herein. Although one or more of these forms of discipline may be taken, no formal order
or system is necessary, and the program reserves the right to administer such discipline as it, in
its sole discretion, believes appropriate.
Classification of Offenses
The offenses below are listed in two categories to provide program students as understanding of
potential consequences if certain policies and/or procedures are violated. Although it would be
impossible to make a comprehensive list of all violations of policies and procedures that could
result in disciplinary measures.
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Serious Offenses
The following offenses are extremely serious and, due to their severity, will usually subject the
student to immediate termination from the program:
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Drinking, selling, or possessing intoxicating liquor while in the classroom or clinical
rotations; reporting to class or clinicals drunk or impaired by intoxicating liquor.
Unauthorized use, possession or sale of a controlled substance at any time throughout the
program; reporting to class or clinical impaired by an unauthorized controlled substance.
Insubordinate defiance of authority, refusal to comply with proper orders, wanton
disregard of directives or insolence.
Theft of property, actual or attempted.
Dishonesty, deliberate misrepresentation, or falsification of facts; exaggeration or
concealment of material fact in connection with any official document; withholding of
materials facts in connection with matters under official investigation. Hospital and
ambulance rotation sheets are deemed as official documents.
Loss of, intentional damage to, unauthorized use of, or destruction of program or clinical
site property, records or information.
Fighting, threatening, inflicting harm on another, physical resistance to lawful authority,
indecent or immoral conduct, while in class or at a clinical site.
Student conduct of a significant nature which results in an adverse effect upon the
reputation of the program.
Unauthorized use or possession of firearms, dangerous weapons or explosives while in
class or clinical site.
Serious inefficiency, improper judgment, or incompetence that severely hampers
productive operations, safety or health of others.
Falsification of records.
Compromising an examination or quiz through unauthorized possession, use, or
furnishing to others examination or quiz information or materials.
Discrimination or harassment of others; creating or intimidating, hostile or offensive
environment.
Breach of confidentiality of nonpublic information, i.e., violating HIPPA.
Acts, omissions, or other conduct detrimental to the interests of the program.
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Other Offenses
The following list of offenses are generally handled by forms of lesser discipline, such as oral
warnings and/or written reprimands:
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Delay or failure to carry out assigned work or instructions in a reasonable period of time.
Leaving class or clinical site, prior to scheduled completion time, without permission.
Failure to be courteous.
Academic plagiarism.
Interfering with the productivity of the learning process of other students.
Failure to report injury or accident during class or clinical rotation.
Failure to follow program policies and procedures.
Showing disregard or disrespect for authority.
Excessive tardiness to class or clinical rotations.
Disciplinary Process:
Oral Reprimand:
The oral warning shall be documented as a written reprimand on a Discrepancy Form and placed
in the students file for the duration of time a student is associated with the EMT program. An
oral warning is not subject to appeal by the student.
Written Reprimand:
When appropriate (as deemed by the instructor), a written reprimand may be issued to the
student. The written reprimand shall be documented on a Discrepancy Form and placed in the
student’s file for the duration of time a student is associated with the EMT program. A written
reprimand is not subject to appeal by the student.
Termination:
If the staff determines to recommend any student’s termination from the program, the student
will be given a Discrepancy Form outlining the following:
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Notice of the charges
An explanation giving the basis of the programs charges.
The date and time, preset by the program staff, of a scheduled meeting with the lead
instructor to provide an opportunity to justify his/her actions.
If the student wishes to present an appeal to the decision made at the meeting. A second meeting
will be set up with a chief officer of the department, and the lead instructor to present an appeal.
The decision made at this meeting will be final and followed by all parties involved.
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28. Disability Policy
Students with disabilities, which are diagnosed by appropriate professional evaluation, can
request reasonable accommodations. Such accommodations must be requested in advance, in
writing, with necessary supporting documentation detailing what accommodation is requested.
The request will be considered by the lead instructor. Accommodations that do not compromise
the essential job functions of an EMT will be granted.
29. SEXUAL HARASSMENT POLICY
Sexual harassment is a form of sexual discrimination which occurs in a relationship where there
is a power differential between the individuals involved. Whether blatant or subtle, sexual
harassment adversely affects the entire academic and/or work environment. Battlefield Fire
Protection District has a formal Sexual Harassment Policy. Harassment in any form will not be
tolerated. If you have questions, concerns or complaints regarding possible sexual harassment,
you should contact the Lead Instructor or the Fire Chief.
30. CELL PHONES
Cell phones, pagers, and personal digital assistants (e.g. Blackberry, iPhone) are intended to
allow certain members to be more effective and efficient in their jobs. Personal cell phones are
not to be used while working with or around patients, work (clinical) activities or other work
related functions. Personal cell phones may be used for personal emergencies or when
appropriate in the station after duties are complete and it does not interfere with work
productivity. Cell phones with cameras, recording devices etc. will adhere to Camera Use Policy
when dealing with picture or video use.
Personal mobile communication devices are permitted to be carried while on clinical and in
class, but must be placed on silent/vibrate mode, and allow voice mail to answer the call during
class related activities. Messages may be checked on “down time” when not actively involved in
a call or about to perform or in the process of performing class duties. All personal mobile
communication devices must be carried in a safe and concealed area on the person that does not
fall off, or cause others to be distracted by the presence or appearance of the device.
Remember, if in doubt wait and always error on the side of safety!
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31. CAMERA USE
To provide accountability and management of photographs and electronic images taken by
Battlefield Fire Protection District Students. To guarantee professionalism and the privacy rights
of personnel, patients, fire victims, and the public that we serve.
PROCEDURE
A. Under no circumstances will students be allowed to use a personal camera, video
recorder, or the camera/video function of a personal cellular phone, PDA, or any other
digital imaging device while at any incident, clinical, class or any other function unless
authorized by the Lead Instructor or Fire Chief.
B. All scene photography/video shall be for clinical, documentation, or training purposes
only, and conducted by or at the direction of Battlefield Fire Protection District Lead
Instructor in charge of the class.
C. All photographs containing individually identifiable patient information are covered by
HIPAA privacy laws and must be protected in the same manner as patient care reports
and documentation.
D. Any on-scene images and/or any other images taken by a student in the course and scope
of their clinical rotations are the sole property of the Battlefield Fire Protection District
and are under the control of the Battlefield Fire Protection District’s fire chief or Lead
Instructor. This includes any images taken inadvertently with a member’s personally
owned camera, cell phone camera, or any other digital imaging device.
E. No images taken by a student in the course and scope of their class or clinical rotations
may be used, printed, copied, scanned, e-mailed, posted, shared, reproduced or
distributed in any manner without prior approval of the fire chief or Lead Instructor. This
prohibition includes the posting of any Battlefield Fire Protection District photographs on
personal web sites such as, but not restricted to; Face Book, MySpace, YouTube, other
public safety agency Websites, or e-mailing to friends, relatives or colleagues.
F. All Battlefield Fire Protection District digital images will be downloaded as soon as
possible, and will be cataloged and stored in a secure database with controlled access.
After being downloaded, images on memory cards will be erased.
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Battlefield Fire Protection District – EMT Policy/Procedure
All students must read and sign this agreement; a copy of the agreement will be given to each
student for their records on the first night of class.
I have received a copy of the “Battlefield Fire Protection District – EMT Policy/Procedure”
manual. I agree to abide by the policies in this manual. I will maintain a professional attitude and
working relationship with the class instructors, other students, preceptors, and others I make
contact with while involved in this class.
_______________________________
Print Name
____________________________ ______________
Signature
Date
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