The U.S. Department of Defense employs civilians who are stationed at military bases to work as firefighters. These personnel have their own uniforms and equipment, but are not considered to be members of a military unit. They are responsible for the firefighting, but they may also receive aid from military units. Each U.S. Defense Department firefighter has his or her own uniform, usually a dark blue suit with a badge and a shoulder patch indicating his or her status.[vague]
They wear Dark Blue Pants per United States Army regulation, but shirts can be dark blue, light blue, or white depending on the person's rank. This only applies to this organisation, and not the Department of Defense.
Various certifications exist for personnel in this organization. One major certification is referred to as "Department of Defense(DoD) Fire & Emergency Services Training." Firefighters must be Department of Defense Certified as Firefighter I, Firefighter II, HazMat Awareness and HazMat Operations, and Airport Firefighter. Additionally the applicant must obtain and maintain a current Basic Life Support for the Healthcare Provider (CPR and AED) card.
- Military Firefighter Heritage Foundation website.
- U.S. Defense Dept. Fire & Emergency Services Certification Program web page.
- History web page, dodfire.com
- Website for US Army civilian firefighter units, U.S. Army Installation Management Command
- fedfire.org, federal firefighters group in California.
- Fort knox firefighters website
- Fort knox firefighters patch website
- US Government document authorizing use of uniforms for civilian firefighters
- [http://cms.firehouse.com/web/online/In-The-Line-Of-Duty/DOD-Firefighters-Memorial-Opens-at-Texas-AFB/39$51782[dead link]
Dedication of memorial at military base in Texas][dead link]
- Certification description, dtic.mil.
- DoD Fire & Emergency Services Training Conference, page at usfra.org.
- "USAJOBS - Job Announcement". Usajobs.gov. https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/399718000. Retrieved 2017-04-08.
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