As to #3, as far as I'm aware we don't have officially recognized departments without reserve tickets, and one of the hallmarks of an official department being created is the associated creation of coordinator position for said department (which comes with a reserve ticket). Thus questions 2 and 3 are, I believe, speaking to the same set.
Sure, someone can run around and start calling themselves whatever they want, but I'm not aware that we have anyone doing that so it's sort of a moot point. I suppose it's good to distinguish between official departments that are recognized by PDF and people who may just be running around calling themselves the coordinator of fancy hats or whatever.
As to the fire safety team, regardless of whether or not those people actually got their reserves from the allocation of fire safety team reserves or got them in the normal course of ticket buying or got them because they already were getting a reserve ticket because they also volunteer in other capacities, that is
still an officially recognized department of PDF (with its own set of reserves) that performed its (very important!) duties admirably again this past burn, and as such yes there should be a report turned in...
This all being said with the notion that yes this is now a requirement to keep our BMOrg status, which is surely a different conversation than why we as PDF may want to require that all departments turn in Afterburn reports (which as you say, we may or may not have an official policy on that). The two are somewhat related, but yes they are separate issues. However the set of departments required by the BMOrg rules is the same set as I want to see turning in Afterburn reports anyways for our own reasons.
It's not a bad point that you raise that the language of the requirements should be looked at; and to be honest I thought it had
been looked at by our BOD and RC, and that the word that came down from our BOD/RC several months back about how all departments now need to turn in an Afterburn report was because of that. Subsequent conversations that I had with one of our RCs and some BOD member(s) is where I got my currently used standards for what departments are required to do this (the general answer being, any and all departments that have reserves and/or budget; i.e., those that are officially recognized by the PC and are "on paper").
Personally I'm pretty happy trusting our RC and BOD (some of whom are currently the ones signing off on our BMOrg compliance agreement) to tell us what's up and what needs to be done in that regard. But if the text is provided I'll likely take a look at it myself anyways b/c I'm curious like that.