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Any person who desires employment as a special fireguard shall make application for a license to the fire commissioner.
To receive such license the applicant must:
(a) Be of legal age, have temperate habits and be mentally competent;
(b) Not have any record of conviction for a felony charge;
(c) Be able to speak and understand the English language;
(d) Produce evidence of his employment or occupation and residence for the previous two years;
(e) Pass a written examination conducted by the issuing officer upon the laws and ordinances governing fire protection, operation of first aid fire equipment, upon the hazards and duties incident to the supervision of the safety of the persons and property to be accommodated, and any other related fire prevention items;
(f) Not have had any such certificate revoked;
(g) Furnish with the application for license two unmounted photographs of the applicant, no less than two inches by three inches, one of which shall be attached to the application, the other to the license when issued.
The fire commissioner shall examine all persons who seek employment as special fireguards; as to their qualifications and fitness for the duties for which they seek to be employed; and whenever the fire commissioner finds any such applicant to be competent, the fire commissioner shall, upon payment of $20.00 by the applicant to the comptroller, issue a license to such applicant. The fire commissioner may suspend for a period not to exceed 30 days or revoke any license at any time when the fire commissioner finds any special fireguard to be incompetent, inefficient or neglectful of the duties required of such special fireguard by the provisions of this Code. If such a license is revoked, the holder thereof, upon written request made to the fire commissioner, shall be given a hearing before said fire commissioner within 30 days after such revocation. No person shall employ anyone as a special fireguard whose license has been revoked or suspended.
(Prior code § 90-66; Amend Coun. J. 12-15-92, p. 27387; Amend Coun. J. 11-16-11, p. 13798, Art. I, § 11; Amend Coun. J. 5-18-16, p. 24131, § 93)