Section I-11


Alcohol/Drugs (Substance Abuse) Policy


Purpose:  To establish an alcohol and drug policy that communicates that alcohol and drug usage will not be acceptable or tolerated within Three Star Fire Department.


Scope:   This policy pertains to all Three Star Fire Department personnel.



To promote high standards of health and safety for members and citizens, Three Star Fire Department prohibits the use, possession, sale, manufacture, or distribution of illegal or illicit drugs, alcohol or other controlled substance on its property, as well as reporting to an emergency call or scene under the influence of drugs or alcohol.  This includes the sale or misuse of prescribed drugs. “Under the Influence” means being affected in any detectable manner by alcohol or illegal drugs or having the odor of alcohol on the breath.  Members who violate this policy are subject to discipline, up to and including termination.