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(a) The Ohio Fire Code, as adopted herein, shall be enforced by the Fire Department.
(b) The Chief of the Fire Department may detail such members of the Fire Department as inspectors as shall from time to time be necessary. The Chief of the Fire Department shall recommend to the Mayor the employment of technical inspectors.
(c) No person shall serve as Municipal Fire Safety Inspector unless he or she has received a certificate issued by the Ohio Superintendent of Public Instruction under Ohio R.C. 3303.07 evidencing his or her satisfactory completion of a fire safety inspection training program.
(d) The Municipal Fire Safety Inspector, upon examination or inspection, shall issue citations when he or she finds conditions as specified in Ohio R.C. 3737.41 which are especially dangerous to the safety of persons, buildings, premises or property, and shall make any necessary remedial orders in connection therewith. Citation enforcement may be by use of the procedures established by Ohio R.C. 3737.42 for hearing on the citation or Ohio R.C. 3737.44 for injunctive relief or temporary restraining order and oral order for vacation of the building or premises.
(e) The Municipal Fire Safety Inspector, upon reasonable belief and after inspection or investigation, shall with reasonable promptness issue a citation to the responsible person for a violation of the Ohio Fire Code or any order issued by the Ohio Fire Marshal or any Municipal Fire Safety Inspector. The citation shall fix a reasonable time for abatement of the violation and a copy shall be furnished to the Ohio Fire Marshal. Each citation issued under this subsection (c) shall be prominently posted by the responsible person, as prescribed by the Ohio Fire Code, at or near each place a violation referred to in the citation occurs.
(f) Upon request of the Municipal Fire Safety Inspector, the Municipal Legal Officer shall institute and prosecute any necessary action or proceeding to enforce this chapter or Ohio R.C. Chapter 3737.