In order to maintain a professional image, the BFCP has set minimum dress code standards for various events.
Dress Code for General Meetings at Normal Meeting Venue
The dress code for most regular BFCP meetings held at the normal meeting venue is casual. Keep in mind that members represent the City of Burbank, the Burbank Fire Department and the program. Some basic rules apply such as:
Footwear must be worn (shoes, boots, sandals or “flip flops” are acceptable except when activity calls for specific footwear).
Shirts must be worn (t-shirt, polo shirt, tank top or other appropriate shirt may be worn and are acceptable except when activity calls for specific type of attire).
Jeans, shorts, skirts, dresses or any other type of pants or skirt/dress are acceptable (except when activity calls for specific type of attire).
No swimwear is allowed.
Clothing must not contain any obscene or offensive language or images and must be of an acceptable length or style that is appropriate for a family environment.
It is not required, but is encouraged for members to wear either the Standard or Utility Uniform
Dress Code for Meetings at the Fire/Police Administration Building
On occasion, the BFCP may hold a meeting in one of the conference rooms at the Burbank Police & Fire Administration Building. When a meeting is held at this venue, the attire differs from that of general meetings conducted at the normal venue. The dress code for meetings at the Police & Fire Administration Building consists of either the Standard or Utility Uniform. In lieu of the BFCP uniform, business casual or similar conservative attire is appropriate. Jeans may be worn as long as they are in a presentable condition. T-shirts may be worn; however, collared shirts or blouses are preferred.
Dress Code for Field Trips or Offsite Locations
On occasion, the BFCP or its subordinate programs may offer field trip opportunities. During these field trips members represent the City of Burbank, the Burbank Fire Department and the BFCP. The appropriate attire is to wear the BFCP Standard Uniform (Utility Uniform, only if approved by organizer). In lieu of the BFCP uniform, business casual or similar conservative attire is appropriate unless otherwise specified in the reporting instructions for the field trip. Jeans and t-shirts are not acceptable for field trips.
Dress Code for Events (including scheduled exercises or drills)
When working a BFCP related event members shall wear the appropriate class uniform while on-duty unless otherwise specified for the event.
Members who are conducting vehicle or foot patrols for Arson Watch may wear either the Standard or Utility Uniform.
Dress Code – Special Instructions
Special and specific instructions for attire may be given in the reporting instructions for any meeting, event or incident. If and when special or specific instructions for attire are issued, those instructions take precedence over and temporarily supersede instructions outlined in this section.
Only the Emergency Management Coordinator, the Coordinator of Volunteer Operations or Deputy Coordinator of Volunteer Operations may give permission to issue Dress Code Special Instructions. Any BFCP member who is assigned to oversee, supervise, organize or otherwise administer any meeting, field trip, training or event under the authority of the BFCP, may request special attire or variance from dress code specification. The request is to be submitted to the Coordinator/Deputy Coordinator of Volunteer Operations in a timely manner in order to allow sufficient review of the requested attire or variance and time for the special instructions to be disseminated to those involved.