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ORDINANCE NO. O2019-02
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF EMMETT, IDAHO, AMENDING CITY CODE TITLE 4, CHAPTER 1, SECTION 2: FIRE CHIEF; POWERS AND DUTIES: REMOVING DEPARTMENT MEMBER POWER TO ARREST.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL OF EMMETT, IDAHO, as follows:
City Code Section 4-1-2: FIRE CHIEF; POWERS AND DUTIES, is amended by interlineations and additions to read as follows:
“The Fire Chief shall be the chief officer of the department and shall have the following powers and authority:
A. Direct control, management and direction of all officers and men of the department and the authority to detail any of them to such public service in the best interest and efficiency of the department as he may deem proper;
B. To promulgate and strictly carry out the rules and regulations of the department and to require all officers and members of the department to comply therewith;
C. To exercise exclusive command over the department at fires and over all equipment belonging to it;
D. To cause all fires to be extinguished with the least danger to life and to property and to prevent unnecessary damage by water and fires;
E. To cause the premises on which fires have occurred to be left in such condition that they will not rekindle or cause further damage to life or property;
F. At all fires, to post some fireman to prevent vehicles from driving over fire hoses and to prevent all persons to park vehicles in the block in which fire occurs, and he and members of the department shall have power to arrest persons violating the foregoing;
G. To make an investigation of each fire and keep a record of the date, to determine the cause, if possible, amount of loss to buildings and contents, amount of insurance coverage, number and description of each building destroyed, together with the names of the owners and occupants;
H. To be present at or supervise all inspections of the department ordered by the City Council.”
This ordinance shall take effect and shall be in force from and after its passage, approval and publication as required by law.
Passed by City Council on the _____ day of ______________, 2019.
Approved by the Mayor on the _____ day of ______________, 2019.