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(A) There is hereby established a Volunteer First Response Unit, hereinafter “Unit”, the purposes of which shall be to provide the most immediate emergency medical treatment possible for and to promote the public health, safety, comfort and welfare of the citizens of the city and those surrounding governmental areas which may contract with the city for such services.
(B) The Unit shall consist of not more than 15 members, including probationary members and members on leave of absence, as defined in the by-laws of the Unit, and to include the following officers.
(1) Chief. The Chief shall be responsible for overall supervision, training and discipline of the Unit’s members, and shall have the power to suspend a member from participation in the Unit, or otherwise to discipline a member, pending final action by the City Council. The Chief shall act as chairperson at regular membership meetings, shall appoint committees as necessary, and shall call special meetings as needed. The Chief shall have ultimate control of and responsibility for the care and condition of all equipment and materials of the Unit. The Chief shall be responsible for design and implementation of appropriate procedures and rules to meet the needs which the Unit is organized to address and shall perform such other duties as may be required by the Unit or the City Council.
(2) Assistant Chief. The Assistant Chief shall act, pursuant to the Chief’s command, on the Chief’s behalf or in the Chief’s absence, shall have such other responsibilities as may be ordered by the Chief, and shall perform such other duties as may be required by the Unit or the City Council.
(3) Secretary. The Secretary shall report and maintain records concerning all activities of the Unit, including calls by type, location and such other information as may be appropriate from time to time, shall notify members of drills, meetings or elections, shall be responsible for all correspondence, and shall perform such other duties as may be required by the Unit or the City Council.
(4) Treasurer. The Treasurer shall be responsible for all monies of the Unit, including petty cash and the making of monthly written reports to the Unit and to the City Council, shall keep an accurate account of all methods of financing and shall pay all indebtedness as authorized, and shall perform such other duties as may be required by the Unit or the City Council.
(Ord. 209, passed 9-10-1991)