Any officer of the Fire Division shall be vested with the power, and it shall be his or her duty, to investigate the cause of fire, examine witnesses, compel the attendance of witnesses and the production of books and papers, and do and perform all other acts necessary to the effective discharge of such duties.
   Such officer may administer oaths, make arrests pursuant to Ohio R.C. 737.27, and enter, for the purpose of examination, any building which, in his or her opinion, is in danger of fire.  The officer shall report his or her proceedings to Council at such times as are required.
(Ord. 96-284.  Passed 12-2-96.)