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                Porterville Fire Department Training Facility
                        Student Rules and Regulations

Conformance to the following rules and regulations is essential to the efficient operation of the Porterville Fire Department Training Facility. All students will familiarize themselves with this content and be held responsible for compliance.


  • The use of intoxicants, as well as the illegal use of any drug or substance, is strictly prohibited on City of Porterville property. Reporting to the P.F.D. Training Facility after having used either will be construed as being used during training hours and will result in automatic dismissal.
  • Smoking inside the facility is strictly prohibited. Please use proper receptacle to dispose of cigarette butts.
  • Students are not to stand or sit with their feet against the walls, on tables or chairs, or mark, alter or damage any P.F.D. Training Facility property.
  • Do not, in any way, interfere with any classes that might be in session. Proper decorum should be exercised at all times.
  • The administrative offices should not be entered unless required to do so on official business.
  • Students are expected to clean up after themselves. Dispose of waste in the proper receptacles provided for regular trash or recyclables.
  • All students should take note of the EXIT signs located throughout the building. In the event of an emergency, quickly and calmly exit the building at the location closest to your activity.
  • Pagers, beepers and cellular phones should be turned off or switched to silent alert while classes are in session.
  • Parking is along north fence and also West of the classroom. Parking directly in front of classroom is prohibited, except for loading or unloading.
  • Permanent markers are not allowed in classroom.


  • All students shall strive to attain the highest professional standard of conduct and behave in a courteous and professional manner.
  • All students should be governed by the ordinary and reasonable rules of behavior observed by law-abiding and self-respecting citizens, and should conduct themselves at all times in such manner as to reflect favorably on the Porterville Fire Training Facility.
  • Students should not indulge in offensive, obscene or uncivil language, verbal or physical altercations or threats thereof or conduct which might cause injury to another person.
  • Students should be courteous to the public and tactful in the performance of their duties. They should control their tempers, exercise reasonable patience and discretion and should not engage in any argumentative discussions even when provoked.
  • While at the Training Facility, students should not use coarse, violent, profane or insolent language or gestures and should not express prejudice concerning race, religion, politics, sex, age (40 and over), gender identity, gender expression, physical or mental disability, genetic information or other medical condition, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, lifestyle or similar personal characteristics (Government Code § 12940 et seq.).


  • Students shall obey all laws of the United States and of any state and local jurisdiction in which the member is present while at the Training Facility.


  • Students should not engage in any sexual activity while at the Training Facility. This includes use of any electronic device to communicate or receive messages, photos or any other content of a sexual or provocative nature.


  • Students should not engage or participate in any form of illegal gambling at any time while at the Training Facility. This includes accessing gaming websites from computers or any electronic device, whether department-issued or owned by the student.


  • Appropriate dress for class is required. It is the student’s responsibility to maintain a clean, neat and professional appearance. Some courses may require the wearing of uniforms or special attire. Course coordinators and/or course announcements may specify either a style or type of dress for a specific course.


  • Flip-flops
  • Cutoffs
  • Shorts
  • Any sleeveless shirt/blouse, including tank tops or halter tops
  • Clothing which is inappropriately worn, stained, soiled or un-pressed
  • Clothing or decoration which expresses vulgar, profane, obscene messages, graphics or an attitude or opinion contrary to the public safety codes of ethics.


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