(a)   There is hereby established a LC-CFRS Code of Conduct which shall apply to all members of the LC-CFRS as follows:
      (1)   As a basic condition of operating within the LC-CFRS, all personnel have an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner that serves the public interest, upholds the public trust and protects the county's resources. To this end, all LC-CFRS members have a responsibility to:
         A.   Perform their duties to the very best of their abilities and in a manner that is efficient, cost-effective and meets the needs of the public.
         B.   Demonstrate integrity, honesty, and ethical behavior in the conduct of all company and LC-CFRS business.   
         C.   Ensure that their personal interests do not come into conflict with their official duties, resulting in a real conflict of interest or the appearance of a conflict of interest when dealing with vendors, customers, and other individuals doing business or seeking to do business with Loudoun County government, or their respective volunteer company.
         D.   Ensure that all county and volunteer company resources including County and company funds, equipment, vehicles, and other property are used in strict compliance with rules and regulations of the LC-CFRS and solely for the benefit of the LC-CFRS and those of our citizens, visitors, and mutual aid partners.
         E.   Conduct all dealings with the public, peers, and other organizations in a manner that presents a courteous, professional and service oriented image of the LC-CFRS, the Loudoun County Government and the volunteer companies.
         F.   Treat the public and other LC-CFRS members fairly and equitably without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other non-merit factors.
         G.   Avoid any behavior that could be considered misconduct as defined by the System Chief of the LC-CFRS.
   (b)   Any amendment to the LC-CFRS Code of Conduct must be performed in conformance with the LC-CFRS governance structure decision making process as established by the LC-CFRS SWPs.
   (c)   No volunteer company code of conduct shall countervail what is prescribed within this chapter, although a company may make its own Code of Conduct more restrictive than the one set forth herein.
(Ord. 14-05. Passed 4-16-14; Ord. 20-08. Passed 4-15-20.)