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Liability and Bail-Out Systems

Today’s burning question: We recently purchased harnesses and bailout kits for all of our members. What is the best way to word the SOG to protect the department liability-wise in the event members refuse to wear the kit? Answer: Great question. First of all, you really have two separate questions and despite your concerns about liability, neither of them are liability questions.

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Boilerplate Language In Policies

Today’s burning question: Many of our policies have a boilerplate statement saying that “company officers shall enforce this policy” and the “failure to follow this policy will result in disciplinary action.” Is this language really necessary? Answer: While there is nothing inherently wrong with such language… I am not a fan of it. It implies that your members are not inclined to follow the rules unless threatened…

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