Section I-8


Equal Opportunity


All Three Star Fire Department personnel are considered, in essence, to be Three Star employees, and as such are required to conduct themselves in accordance with the Three Star Equal Opportunity and Anti-Harassment Policy at all times.  That policy is as follows:


It is the policy of the Three Star Fire Department to provide equal employment and advancement opportunity and to administer its personnel practices without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or any other unlawful criterion or circumstance.  Three Star Fire Department prohibits and will not tolerate any such discrimination or harassment.


Three Star Fire Department is committed to a work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect, dignity and fairness.  Each individual has the right to work in an environment that is free of discriminatory practices, including harassment, as such; the following guidelines pertain to all personnel.


Equal Opportunity


Three Star Fire Department provides equal opportunity for all applicants and members.  Three Star Fire Department does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age disability, and sexual orientation, marital or veteran status.  This policy applies to all areas of membership including recruitment, training, promotion, and social and recreational programs.


It is prohibited for Three Star Fire Department to fail or refuse to make a member, to separate membership, or to otherwise discriminate against any person with respect to compensation, terms, conditions or privileges of membership (including training) because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age disability, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status.  Likewise, it is prohibited to limit, segregate, or classify members in any way which would deprive or tend to deprive and person of membership or firefighter opportunities because of any of these criteria.  Notwithstanding the above, certain activities are not prohibited where a bona fide occupational qualification for the position can be determined.


All members of the Three Star Fire Department are expected to be exemplary and outstanding citizens of the community.  Even at times that a member is not in uniform or at an incident the member represents the Fire Department.  Morals and personal beliefs are taken into consideration in the membership process.  In short, a person that the normal, reasonable person would wish to mentor or emulate would be the perfect person for membership.


The minimum qualifications that a person would have to possess are outlined in Application Process Standard Operating Guidelines (Section I-5).


Guidelines for responding to and reporting conduct considered to be discriminating are described in Complaint Guidelines (Section I-9). 


All Three Star Fire Department members are required to read this policy.  They must also in writing acknowledge and agree to comply with this policy.


My signature below certifies that I have received a copy of the Standard Operating Guidelines for Equal Opportunity Policy for the Three Star Fire Department.  I also understand that I am responsible for reading and understanding all of the materials contained herein. 







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A copy of this will be maintained in personal file.