(A)   Each firefighter shall respond to all alarms, monthly business meetings, monthly and called training meetings, and other meetings ordered by the Chief, unless excused by a rank officer. Failure to comply may mean that the Chief will call a conference with the individual, or with a board of rank officers, concerning negligence of duty.
   (B)   Each firefighter shall be expected to seize every opportunity to improve his or her skills and ability as a firefighter, to better acquaint himself or herself with the equipment, to better his or her efficiency as a firefighter, and for the safety of himself and herself and his or her fellow firefighters.