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Volunteer First Responders ID

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Post by jmorris » Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:33 pm

I'm planning on doing some kind of free class for volunteer first responders. I assume* there's a Texas ID for fire, ems, etc but is there anything that denotes volunteer status? Concentrating on volunteer at the moment because of the new law.

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Post by montgomery » Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:51 pm

Perhaps. I am a volunteer on a SAR team for my county. Earning membership to the team required a background check to get county Sheriff department to issue photo ID.

CERT members are also volunteer but do not have DHS ID cards.


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Post by BBYC » Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:21 pm

You can buy them the same place as LTC badges.
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Post by jmorris » Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:16 pm

BBYC wrote:You can buy them the same place as LTC badges.
I wouldn't expect to base it on a badge alone, but on an ID. I did find that at least EMS has an ID so if they did have a volunteer department badge that would work.
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Post by SRO1911 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:32 pm

By law, as an ems provider - you are "supposed" to have a departmental photo i.d.
unfortunately many departments do not have the funds or time to provide such. I just went and had some made for officers in my dept to allow them to make purchases from state surplus property.
Many departments do subscribe to sffma (state firemens and fire marshals association) - they should have a non photo I'D card.
Positively identifying ACTIVE volleys is difficult, although you could probably confirm with chiefs or directors.

depending on your area I might be able to help you out - just shoot me a message.

I appreciate the heart behind helping volunteers- between my department and mutual aid calls, training and conferences all over the state and other functions I have gotten to know a lot of folks in this field and can say - everything helps.
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Post by TreyHouston » Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:42 pm

montgomery wrote:Perhaps. I am a volunteer on a SAR team for my county. Earning membership to the team required a background check to get county Sheriff department to issue photo ID.

CERT members are also volunteer but do not have DHS ID cards.
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Post by TreyHouston » Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:46 pm

Just say “volunteer services ID required for discount”
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Post by RoyGBiv » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:06 am

montgomery wrote:CERT members are also volunteer but do not have DHS ID cards.
My City issues ID for CERT. "City of... ", not DHS.
Same for RACES.... "City of... Emergency Management" with ID number and expiration date.

To the OP.... You could request that students confirm eligibility by showing an official ID or by providing a letter from an officer of their organization on organization letterhead. Dear OP, this letter is to confirm that Jane Doe is a member of CERT/VFD/etc. for the City of .... . Sincerely, Jack Straw, Secretary.
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Post by jmorris » Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:08 pm

RoyGBiv wrote:
montgomery wrote:CERT members are also volunteer but do not have DHS ID cards.
My City issues ID for CERT. "City of... ", not DHS.
Same for RACES.... "City of... Emergency Management" with ID number and expiration date.

To the OP.... You could request that students confirm eligibility by showing an official ID or by providing a letter from an officer of their organization on organization letterhead. Dear OP, this letter is to confirm that Jane Doe is a member of CERT/VFD/etc. for the City of .... . Sincerely, Jack Straw, Secretary.
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