I agree to have an annual physical examination as required by NIOSH National Institute Occupational Health Safety. You have the option of using your primary care doctor, (at your own personal cost) or if you elect to use the doctor approved by TVVFD (associated costs will be paid by the department).
I have not had a “Class A” driving violation or more than three “Class B” moving violations within the last three years.
If applying for Medical Division, I agree to complete the minimum EMS training to earn certification within the State of Tennessee as an EMR Emergency Medical Responder, including CPR & AED certification as well as a 6 hour course in Fire Safety, within a maximum of twelve months of acceptance into the department.
If applying for Fire Division, I agree to complete the minimum training including a basic CPR course, 16 hour introductory firefighter course and, later, a 64 hour advanced firefighter course.
If applying for the standard "dual" position, the required training for both Medical and Fire Divisions must be completed.
I agree to participate in Firefighter & EMS training provided by TVVFD.
I understand that I am expected to attend two regular training meetings per month and occasionally additional meetings and training as scheduled.
I understand that I am on a twelve month probationary period beginning the first day of the month of acceptance into the department and that I may be dismissed with or without cause during that period.
I understand that, due to occupational exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials, I may be at risk of acquiring hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. I am given the opportunity to be vaccinated with the hepatitis B vaccine at no charge to myself. Vaccination costs will be paid for by the TVVFD.
However, should I decline HBV vaccination at this time, I understand that I continue to be at risk of acquiring hepatitis B, a serious disease. If, in the future, I continue to have occupational exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials and want to be vaccinated with hepatitis B vaccine, I can receive the vaccination series at no charge to me.
I understand that Fire/EMS service activities are inherently dangerous and require strenuous physical activity.