Take-home vehicles are issued for convenience to on-call and ranking officers who may be required to respond to work in a priority one situation from home. Only certain vehicles may be used on a take-home basis. The following vehicles are designated for officer's take home use currently.
Fire Chief 1 - Fire Chief Use
EMS D4 - EMS Deputy Chief
D3 - Fire Deputy Chief (unmarked)
D1 - Fire Deputy Chief
9302 - Unmarked Fire Investigations Unit
9303 - Unmarked Fire Investigations Unit
MD-1 - Medical Director vehicle.
D5 - Chief of Volunteers
Any department members vehicles equipped with red or blue emergency lights and a siren, or any combination of those are strictly forbidden unless authorized by the Deputy Chief's office for that division or shift. Any officer who would be given permission to use such lights or sirens would do so at no cost to the department. An officer who would have an assigned take home vehicle may request to use a combination of lights and sirens on a personal vehicle, pending it passes department inspection, has no cost to the department and is authorized by the Deputy Chief's office. Such privately owned vehicle may not bear any permanent insignia from the department and must be fully "unmarked" save for a placard to display in the windshield when in use for official business.
Temporary take home vehicles
In the case a firefighter or officer is placed on-call for a specific assignment or detail where they may be called in for duty on an off-shift for emergency purposes, such member can make a request to use an unmarked vehicle loaned from the ERT interagency program, or the appropriate vehicle for that assignment (acting special officer) for the duration of the assignment. This authorization will be made by the commanding officer on shift. Such instances would include an offshift officer assigned to a specialist team as leader, or a member assigned temporarily to a role where a take-home vehicle would be normally issued.