Horsepasture Rescue Squad, Inc

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Horsepasture Rescue Squad, Inc.
18287 A.L. Philpott Highway
P.O. Box 34
Spencer, VA 24165
(276) 638-3147

REGULAR MEMBERS: Any individual that wishes to have all other rights and privileges that is normal and customary to an operated organization. In order for a regular member to maintain “regular member” status they shall comply with the training standards of these by-laws and maintain such level. No person shall be allowed to hold a regular membership in this squad and another squad in Henry County or the City of Martinsville at the same time. This shall be to prevent any possible conflict should the member be needed by both locations at the same time. Regular members shall have the full rights and privileges:

1)      May vote in all matters of squad business

2)      May hold any squad office

3)      May hold squad equipment upon approval of a line officer

4)      May bring orders of business before the squad

5)      May attend squad activities and functions

6)      Shall serve a weekly duty shift

PROBATIONARY MEMBERS: Any member who has been accepted by a majority vote of the eligible voting members of the squad but who has not yet met the requirements for membership status of which they have applied for. The probationary status shall be a minimum of six (6) months and not exceed twenty-four (24) months shall be dropped from the membership. Probationary members shall have the following rights and privileges:

1)      May attend squad activities

2)      May attend training as a member of the squad

3)      May be assigned to duty crews and work drills

4)      May hold the office of Secretary, Historian, Chaplin, or Recruitment after being active in the squad for a minimum of six (6) months.

5)      May present orders of business to the squad

6)      Shall serve a weekly duty shift

 

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS: Any person who is unable to fulfill the obligations of a regular member of the squad because of other commitments, but wishes to actively participate in the squad’s response to emergency pre-hospital care calls and other activity when their schedule permits. This activity will be monitored on a quarterly basis by the line officers. If the majority of the line officers feel that the member is not fulfilling these requirements they will so advise the member. After the second consecutive quarter of little or no improvement it will be brought before the squad for dismissal of the member. Minimum training for associate member will be current CPR and EVOC before coming off probation. Must live within 10 minutes of normal driving time of the squad building, or commit to spending a minimum of 16 hours total, a month, and (minimum of 4 hours at a time) at the squad building. Associate members must be approved by a majority vote of the eligible voting members of the squad. The rights and privileges of an associate member are as follows:

1)      May attend squad activities and functions

2)      May present order of business before the squad

3)      May hold squad equipment upon approval of a line officer

4)      Shall not hold a line office position of the squad

5)      Shall not be eligible to vote in any meeting

6)      Shall serve a weekly duty shift

CANDIDATE MEMBERS: Any person who has made application to the squad to become a member of the squad. Candidate members shall hold no other rights or privileges. No one shall remain as a candidate member in excess of sixty (60) days.

AUXILIARY MEMBERS: Any persons who has desires to support the activities of the squad but can not or has no desire to meet the requirements, or participate as a regular member. Persons wishing to become an Auxiliary member shall be approved by a majority vote of the eligible voting members of the squad.

1)      At such time as the Auxiliary has a membership of 10 or more persons they may meet and form their own government body and by-laws. The Auxiliary shall at all times be subordinate to the majority vote of the eligible voting members of the squad. The auxiliary and its officers shall be subordinate to the Captain, President, and Board of Directors of the squad. The Auxiliary shall be allowed as far as practical to function and govern themselves. They shall be considered as their own body as to their financial activities. They shall be also governed by the by-laws of this squad as to their actions and activities. Auxiliary members shall have the following rights and privileges:

A)    May attend squad functions and activities

B)    Shall not be assigned to duty crews

C)    May be requested to attend work details for help

D)    May hold any squad equipment approved by a line officer

E)     May bring orders of business before the squad

JUNIOR MEMBER: Any individual wishing to assist the squad in its activities that is between the ages of sixteen (16) and eighteen (18) and/or still enrolled in high school, may apply to join the squad as a Junior member. All junior members must have written parental consent. Once a person has been accepted for Junior membership they may remain so until they reach the age of twenty-one (21) then they shall request to have their membership changed to one of the other existing membership classifications. The junior members may decide to form a junior squad within the squad. The Junior squad shall be allowed as far as practical to function and govern them under the guidance of the Jr. Advisor. They shall also be governed by the by-laws and SOP’s of the squad as to their actions and activities. The Junior squad shall at all times be subordinate to the majority vote of the eligible-voting members of the squad. The Junior squad and its officers shall be subordinate to the Captain, President, and Board of Directors of the squad. Junior squad members shall have the following rights and privileges:

1)      Shall not hold any office of the squad

2)      Shall not vote in any meeting of the squad

3)      May hold any property of the squad approved by a line officer

4)      May request their membership changed to one of the other existing membership classifications anytime after the age of eighteen (18) and completion of high school.

A)    Must fulfill the required probationary period unless all training requirements are met and has been a junior member for a minimum of six (6) months.

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