§ 96.02  ESTABLISHMENT AND DUTIES OF BUREAU OF FIRE PREVENTION.
   (A)   Enforcement. This subchapter shall be enforced by the Fire Prevention Bureau of the Elwood Fire Protection District, Will County, Illinois, which is hereby established and which shall be operated under the general supervision of, and pursuant to the direction of, the Fire Chief of the Elwood Fire Protection District.
   (B)   Inspectors. The Fire Chief of the Elwood Fire Protection District may detail such members of the Fire Protection District as inspectors as shall from time to time be necessary to enforce this subchapter. The inspectors shall be under the supervision of the Fire Chief.
   (C)   Consultant. The Fire Chief shall recommend to the Board of Trustees the temporary hiring of a third party consultant, who shall be retained in such situations where special technical knowledge is required. The consultant shall be designated as a technical advisor of the Elwood Fire Protection District and shall be hired for a specific purpose and specific job. All cost for the third party consultant shall be borne by the property owner or permit holder.
   (D)   The Fire Prevention Bureau shall be operated under the general supervision and direction of the Fire Chief of the Elwood Fire Protection District with the assistance of any inspectors and third party consultants who shall be designated by the Fire Chief, (hereinafter collectively, “the appropriate fire official”), pursuant to the provisions of the Fire Prevention Ordinance enacted by the Elwood Fire Protection District and shall exercise the following powers:
      (1)   In the event the appropriate fire official determines that danger to life and property from the hazards of fire and explosion arising from the storage, handling or use of hazardous substances, materials and devices or from conditions hazardous to life or property in the use and/or occupancy of buildings or premises exists, the appropriate Fire Official shall secure such necessary labor, machinery, equipment and devices and cause the necessary work to be done to render occupants and property temporarily safe;
      (2)   Where practical and time constraints permit, the owner, occupant or other person in control of the area where the dangerous condition exists shall be notified of the dangerous condition and shall have the option of making the condition safe; and
      (3)   If necessary to preserve the health, welfare and safety of the general public, the appropriate Fire Official shall take all necessary and proper action to remove or mitigate the dangerous condition or emergency, including engaging contractors at a fee.
(Ord. 537, passed 4-7-1997; Ord. 608, passed 5-1-2000)