Emergency Vehicle Owners and Operators Association
Code of Conduct
Members of the Emergency Vehicle Owners and Operators Association, herein after known as the E.V.O.O.A., have a responsibility to the hobby, the Association, and emergency vehicle collectors and enthusiasts. E.V.O.O.A. has set standards by which all members must abide in order to maintain their membership in the Association.
To that end, the E.V.O.O.A. Code of Conduct reads that members:
- Sign and agree to the terms of the Membership Application and pay the appropriate dues and fees as set by the E.V.O.O.A.;
- Be in good moral standing, void of any convictions or criminal records that would reflect a negative image to the sanctity and professionalism the E.V.O.O.A. stands for and represents to the General Public;
- Fulfill all licensing and insurance or bonding requirements of applicable city, county, state and federal agencies and authorities. Provide license numbers and insurance information for all E.V.O.O.A. sanctioned events;
- Observe all municipal, city, county, state, federal and international laws and regulations pertaining to the use, possession and/or display of emergency vehicles, accessories and equipment without breeching the integrity of the E.V.O.O.A.;
- Members, as ambassadors of goodwill for the E.V.O.O.A., shall promote a positive and professional image for the benefit of the E.V.O.O.A. and its members. Cooperate with E.V.O.O.A.'s activities and efforts to promote voluntary self-regulation within the hobby and to promote unity of the membership;
- Use discretion when intervening in an incident where you may be perceived as a public safety official and expected to act on the behalf of citizens in dire need of emergency services. The E.V.O.O.A. recommends our members do not place themselves in a situation of this kind; however situations may occur where action must be taken. Safety and security measures must be taken at all times;
- Members will take all necessary precautions to ensure that any emergency equipment installed on a non-authorized emergency vehicle is properly secured to prevent accidental or incidental activation while vehicle is in motion on any public roadway without proper authorization; further, vehicles fifteen (15) years or newer will not be permanently equipped with emergency equipment;
- When displaying any markings or wording on emergency vehicles that may violate any laws or statutes, it is the responsibility of the Member to properly cover or conceal the marking to prevent any false or wrongful interpretation to the General Public. It is recommended that "Out of Service" signage be placed on the vehicle in a prominent location;
- Public safety uniforms and badges, either cloth or metal, shall not be worn by any Member at any event - whether it's E.V.O.O.A. sponsored or otherwise - unless you are a current, active or retired sworn commissioned officer, or acting in an official capacity at such event where use of uniform or badges are permitted. Members have an option of wearing the authorized E.V.O.O.A. event shirt or attire. Civilian clothing that reflects any negative, poor taste or pornographic images or wording is prohibited to be worn;
- Adhere to established E.V.O.O.A. standards of advertising, marketing and solicitation, and cooperate with the E.V.O.O.A. in matters relating thereto. Refrain from using the name and logo's of the E.V.O.O.A. for sales, commercial, marketing or advertising purposes in any manner not specifically authorized in writing by the E.V.O.O.A.;
- Promptly respond to any and all complaints, correspondence or issues forwarded by the E.V.O.O.A., and make good faith efforts to resolve all issues in accordance with generally accepted practices.
- Comply with any decisions rendered through the E.V.O.O.A. or make a good faith determination as to whether to adhere to any informal dispute, settlement or issue related to the good of the EVOOA.
- Be free from any governmental action concerning the Member that demonstrates a significant failure to support the principles and purposes of the E.V.O.O.A. A Member may be suspended or terminated from E.V.O.O.A. when an action is filed if the allegations suggest and/or support such a failure.
- Members who do not abide by the E.V.O.O.A. Code of Conduct may be suspended or terminated depending on the severity of the actions in violation. In addition, the E.V.O.O.A. will contact the proper authorities if such action is justified.
- Support the principles and purposes of the E.V.O.O.A. and not engage in any activity that reflects unfavorably or negatively on the E.V.O.O.A. and/or its Membership.
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