Williams College Employee Handbook
Volunteer Firefighter Policy
As part of the college's service to the local community, Williams supports employees who serve as volunteer firefighters, along these guidelines.
1) When called to a possible fire during regular work hours, an employee should inform his or her supervisor and leave work. For the time spent in providing emergency services, the employee will receive from the college his or her regular compensation.
2) When an employee is called to a possible fire before his or her regular college hours, he or she need not come to work. There will be no college compensation, but the employee can use vacation, personal time accruals, or a leave without pay.
3) When an employee is called for non-emergency services beginning before or during his or her regular work hours, the employee may request time off from his or her supervisor, who may approve or not depending on work schedules. There will be no college compensation, but the employee can use vacation, personal time accruals, or a leave without pay.
Situations not included in these guidelines will be addressed by the supervisor on a case-by-case basis.