Section: Safety and Security
Policy Number: 7-8
Policy Name: Volunteer Fire Service
Date: April 15, 1975
Revisions: June 5, 1989; July 1, 2005

  1. PURPOSE

    To assist with the protection and safety of the Newark, Wilmington, Lewes and other Campus Communities.

  2. POLICY

    The University releases designated employees, who are volunteer fire fighters, to assist local fire companies in fighting structural fires during normal working hours without loss of pay.

    An employee, to qualify for release time under this policy, must secure the written approval of the local fire chief and the individual's supervisor. The employee's supervisor at his/her discretion may restrict an employee's response to fires.

    The University assumes no liability for any injury or activity arising from volunteer fire service.

Submitted by: Office of Labor Relations