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A. Bureau Created: A Fire Prevention Bureau is hereby created in the Fire Department of the Village. Said Bureau shall be under the direction of the Fire Chief of the Fire Department subject to the general direction of the Village Manager.
B. Members: The Chief of the Fire Department shall select a person to be, in addition to any other responsibilities he may have, the officer in charge of the Fire Prevention Bureau who shall serve in such capacity at the discretion of the Chief of the Fire Department. The Chief of the Fire Department may also select additional persons as inspectors to be assigned to the Fire Prevention Bureau under the supervision of the officer in charge of the Bureau.
C. Duties of Officer in Charge: It shall be the duty of the officer in charge of the Fire Prevention Bureau to:
1. Enforce all laws and ordinances of the State, County and Village covering the following:
a. The prevention of fires.
b. The storage and use of explosives and flammables.
c. The maintenance of automatic and other fire alarm systems and fire extinguishing equipment.
d. The maintenance, regulation and adequacy of means of egress.
e. The investigation of the cause and origins of fires.
2. Provide technical staff assistance and support to the Director of Engineering and Community Development of the Village in the following areas:
a. Examination of plans for new construction, reconstruction, or alteration of structures and to advise the Director of Engineering and Community Development thereon of the extent of noncompliance with established Village requirements and codes relating to life safety, fire prevention, fire alerting and suppression systems.
b. Inspection of construction in progress to advise the Director of Engineering and Community Development thereon of noncompliance with life safety, fire prevention, fire alerting and suppression systems previously approved for said construction.
c. Review of existing and new standards, codes and requirements to advise the Director of Engineering and Community Development thereon of changes considered necessary for improved life safety, fire prevention, fire alerting and suppression systems.
3. Perform such other duties as may be required from time to time, including making recommendations to improve this Code.
D. Annual Report: A report of the Fire Prevention Bureau shall be made annually to the Fire Chief and transmitted to the Village Manager. The report shall contain all proceedings under this Code with such data as the Chief of the Fire Department may require including recommendations to improve the Fire Prevention Code. (Ord. 1993, 10-25-88)