Drug and Alcohol-Free Workplace Policy

Firetree's employees are its most valuable assets. This Drug- and Alcohol-Free Workplace Policy is intended to promote and ensure a drug- and alcohol-free workplace consistent with the requirements imposed by the federal Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988.

Firetree recognizes that employee involvement with drugs and alcohol can be extremely disruptive and harmful to the workplace, as well as to all affected employees. Drug and/or alcohol abuse can adversely affect the quality of work and the performance of employees, pose serious safety and health risks to the user and others, and have a negative impact on work efficiency and productivity.

All sampling and testing will be conducted by an independent, third-party laboratory.

Employees who inform the company of a drug- or alcohol-abuse problem before being instructed to undergo testing will be permitted to take a leave of absence of up to 12 weeks while they seek treatment. Employees utilizing this "safe harbor" will be entitled to return to the same or a similar position following the successful completion of their treatment.

View our Drug-free Workplace Policy (PDF)

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action

Firetree, Ltd. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and has a non-discrimination policy that adheres to all Federal and State laws relating to employment practices affecting minorities, women, and the physically challenged. Each staff position has specific responsibilities and qualifications (i.e. Baccalaureate degree in Human Services or related field, high school diploma for Monitors, etc.)

The organization avoids discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, life style, affection/sexual preference, handicap or ancestry.

Firetree, Ltd. will enforce company policies and federal & state laws related to discrimination, harassment and affirmative action.

Affirmative Action / Equal Employment Opportunities: Firetree, Ltd. provides for equal opportunities for employment, retention and promotion of all persons regardless of race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, sex, age, physical appearance, marital status, disabilities or sexual preference or orientation. We will not tolerate any discriminatory actions and/or harassing (sexual or otherwise) actions by any employee regardless of whether they are directed toward employees, clients, customers or visitors. Proof of such actions will result in immediate termination.

Firetree, Ltd. makes every attempt to foster the employment of persons who are representative of the populations served. This will provide residents with an opportunity to relate, learn and develop a rapport with members of various racial and ethnic backgrounds and to increase knowledge and enhance cultural understanding. Firetree, Ltd. encourages all personnel to assist in the accomplishment of this goal through their personal commitment to the concept of equal opportunities and a harmonious work environment for all people as outlined in this policy.

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Notice of Privacy Practices (HIPAA)

This notice describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information.

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Strategic Plan

Firetree is committed to the belief that clients are responsible for their own choices and behaviors and that change is possible through acceptance of personal responsibility and accountability. Whether it is a criminal justice program geared towards reentry into society, or a residential treatment service within in a therapeutic community, Firetree offers a multitude of services targeted to help those suffering. Through progressive programs and with the help from dedicated staff, Firetree is devoted to change the thought process and behavior of their clients with the goal of maintaining sobriety and providing them the skills needed to successfully re-enter society.

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Workplace Violence

It is Firetree. Ltd.'s goal to maintain a work environment free from intimidation, threats or violent acts and we have adopted a zero tolerance policy regarding violence in the workplace. This includes, but is not limited to, intimidating, threatening, or hostile behaviors; physical abuse; vandalism; arson; sabotage; use of weapons; carrying weapons of any kind onto any Firetree, Ltd. property; or any other act, which, in management's opinion, is inappropriate to the workplace.

Employees who feel they have been subjected to any of the behaviors listed above are requested to immediately report the incident to their Supervisor or the Human Resources Director. Complaints will be fully investigated. Based upon the results, disciplinary action will be taken against the offender, if appropriate.

Employees who observe or have knowledge of any violation of this policy should immediately report it to Firetree, Ltd. management. We will take action when unforeseen events transpire and look to employees for support of this policy. Employees are empowered to contact the proper law enforcement authorities without first informing management if they believe a threat to the safety of others exists.

Firetree, Ltd. reserves the right to conduct searches and inspections of employees, employees' personal belongings, or company-provided materials such as lunch pails, boxes, thermoses, purses, lockers, desks, personal computer files, cabinets, file drawers, packages, or vehicles without notice. Any illegal and unauthorized articles discovered may be taken into custody and may be turned over to law enforcement representatives. Any Firetree, Ltd. employee who refuses to submit to a search or are found to have possession of prohibited articles will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination.

View our Handbook on Workplace Violence (PDF)

Zero Tolerance

Firetree, Ltd. maintains zero tolerance towards all forms of institutional and community-based sexual abuse and harassment. Measures have been developed and implemented in order to prevent, detect, and respond to sexual abuse and sexual harassment conduct. This policy is applicable to the governing body, all facility employees, all residents under facility supervision, volunteers, contractors, interns, visitors, and to all those individuals and groups that conduct business with or use resources of the company.

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PREA Annual Report (PDF)

Zero-tolerance audit and/or annual report may be obtained by contacting: Firetree, Ltd., 800 West 4th St., Williamsport, PA 17701

Employees, clients and clients' families may submit reports anonymously to:
Firetree, Ltd.
PREA Coordinator
800 W. 4th St.
Williamsport, PA 17701
Or email to: prea@firetree.com

In Pennsylvania, reports can be submitted directly to:
PREA Coordinator, Office of State Inspector General (OSIG)
555 Walnut Street, 8th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17101