Online Policy Manual
Comprehensive Fire Policy Manual
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The Lexipol Fire Policy Manual has more than 170 policies based on federal and state law, regulations and fire service best practices. The Fire Policy Manual provides comprehensive polices written by legal and fire service professionals. Lexipol’s fire service and legal experts constantly monitor major court decisions, legislation and emerging trends that affect fire service operations. The Fire Policy Manual addresses risk, liability, safety and fire service best practices for all types of fire departments, including municipal, county and fire protection districts.
Lexipol offers a Supplemental Publication Service to clients who currently use our web-based policy manual. The Supplemental Publication Service provides a framework that lets you create department-specific procedures and link them directly to your policy manual. You will be able to import, edit and archive your department’s procedures, all in one intuitive, online system. It has never been easier to simplify the management of your policy and procedure manuals.
Adherence to Best Practices in Fire Policy
The Lexipol system allows a fire department to view the origin of all policy content, including federal and state laws, and is easily retrievable for defense litigation or personnel matters. Lexipol policies are instrumental in a department’s ability to prevail in court and are often cited as models by courts, attorneys and public safety organizations.
Compliance with Current Laws and Court Decisions
The Lexipol system is truly unique and addresses issues related to risk management, liability, safety and best practices for fire organizations. Lexipol policies help your department comply with current statutory laws, and will ensure that you stay abreast of court decisions and keep up with the evolution of best practices.
Key Benefits of the Online Fire Policy Manual
- Reduce Claims and Claim Pay-Out Amounts - The Lexipol system helps fire departments reduce risk and stay ahead of litigation trends.
- Up-to-Date Policies - Lexipol provides regular client alerts in response to precedent-setting court decisions. Urgent updates are provided when needed.
- Assurance of a Legally Defensible Policy - With the Lexipol system, your department has a clear, straightforward, professional policy manual that is legally defensible.
- 24/7 Access to Your Policy Manual - The Lexipol state-specific policy manual is easily accessible by all members of your department because it is web-based and available 24/7.
Key Features of the Online Fire Policy Manual
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"When looking at the cost of risk and litigation associated with policies that are outdated or insufficient, the services offered by Lexipol make total sense. The fire industry has needed a fire policy manual service for a long time, and now we have one that is easy to use and keeps us up-to-date with the legal and regulatory changes that impact our industry and directly affect the way we do business."
Nathan Trauernicht, Chief
UC Davis Fire Department, CA
"The main reason I chose to purchase the Lexipol fire version of its policy manual was because our police department has had a lot of success with it since its adoption. They are current with state statutes and laws, and more importantly consistent in the way they follow policies and procedures. This would not only allow our department to maintain consistency with certain policies, but rely on legal insight and industry best practices to formulate our own policy manual."
Pete Mercado, Chief
Calexico Fire Department, CA
"We were faced with an incomplete, outdated set of policies that has resulted in preventable liability and labor-relations issues. The release of the Lexipol Fire Policy Manual has provided us with a solid foundation upon which we can build a policy manual that is based on sound legal interpretations and best practices. The Lexipol product is easily customizable, which allows us to include policies that address our local needs. The subscription also includes training modules in our policies, which closes the gap on the most overlooked aspect of policy management."
Michael W. McLaughlin, Chief
City of Merced Fire Department, CA
"We have been lacking a current policy manual. So we are excited to start working on our Lexipol Fire Policy Manual as we have been eagerly anticipating the release of this new service. Our city police department uses Lexipol and we understand and appreciate the importance of keeping up-to-date policy and continuous training for our firefighters. This will make a huge difference in the day-to-day operations of our department."
Douglas Fry, Chief
Belmont Fire Department, CA
"As a manager, I understand the importance of keeping up-to-date in relation to policies and training. We are excited to begin working with Lexipol on our new Fire Department Manual. I have been through this process on the law side a number of years ago. During our relationship, we crafted an excellent policy manual for my police agency that was well-written and current. From my early review of the Fire Manual from Lexipol, I know we will obtain the same quality of excellence in a Fire Department Policy Manual along with the Daily Training Bulletins."
Martin D. Hewlett, Captain
South Lake Tahoe Police Department, CA