In addition, any employee who is an active volunteer firefighter and who worked for more than four (4) hours the prior day or night as a volunteer firefighter in an emergency may be permitted to take off the next scheduled work period within twelve (12) hours following such emergency as an annual leave or sick leave day without the loss of pay. If the employee is not entitled to an annual leave or sick leave day then such employee may be permitted to take off such work period without pay.
The supervisor may require the employee to submit a written statement from the chief of the volunteer fire department verifying that such employee responded to a fire or was on-call and specifying the date, time and duration or such response.
Source: Tennessee Board of Regents Personnel Policy No. 5:01:01:19