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(A) Creation and membership generally.
(1) There is hereby created a department of the city to be known as the Galena Volunteer Fire Department.
(2) This Department shall consist of a Chief, Assistant Chief and such other officers and members as may be needed and as are authorized under this section.
('69 Code, § 7-44)
(B) Fire Chief. There is hereby created the office of Fire Chief, who shall be recommended by the Department and appointed annually by the Mayor and be responsible to the Mayor for the efficient functioning of the Fire Department. He shall attend and be in command at all fires, supervise all members of said Department, assign duties, prescribe regulations and be responsible for all property connected with said Department subject to the general supervision of the Director.
('69 Code, § 7-45)
(C) Assistant Fire Chief. There is hereby created the office of assistant Fire Chief who shall be appointed by the Mayor and shall be responsible to the Fire Chief and shall perform such duties as may be assigned him by said Chief. He shall attend all fires and, in the absence of the Chief, shall assume the duties and responsibilities of said Chief.
('69 Code, § 7-46)
(D) Captain. In case of the absence of both the Chief and assistant Chief, the Captain of the Volunteer Fire Department shall perform the duties of Chief until the Chief or Assistant Chief shall arrive at the fire. It shall be unlawful for any firefighter or other person to neglect or refuse to obey an order or direction of the officer in command at a fire, when such order or direction is given in and about the management, control or extinguishment of the fire.
('69 Code, § 7-47)
(E) Qualifications of members. The membership of the Department shall be limited to 62 citizens who have attained the age of at least 18 years. The Fire Department shall be organized in accordance with the provisions in divisions (F) through (J) below.
('69 Code, § 7-48)
(F) Name of organization. This organization shall be known by the name and style of the Galena Volunteer Fire Department.
('69 Code, § 7-49)
(G) Persons eligible for membership. Any citizen of the city who has attained the age of 21 years and whose application has been represented at a previous meeting, may be elected as a member of the organization in the manner set out in its bylaws; provided that no person shall be elected to membership, if at the time of their application, the roll of members contains as many as are permitted by the city ordinances.
('69 Code, § 7-50)
(H) Officers. The officers shall consist of a President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and three trustees, who shall be elected annually in the manner prescribed in the bylaws of the organization.
('69 Code, § 7-51)
(1) It shall be the duty of the President to preside at all meetings of the organization and to maintain order.
(2) It shall be the duty of the Vice President to perform the duties of the President in his absence.
(3) It shall be the duty of the Secretary to keep a record of proceedings, to keep a roll of the company and to call the same after every fire, to report the names of all persons becoming members, and of all persons removed from membership by death, resignation, expulsion or otherwise to the City Clerk, and to perform all other duties imposed upon him by the bylaws of the organization.
(4) It shall be the duty of the Treasurer to receive and disburse money, to keep an account thereof, and to make a report of the same in the manner provided by the bylaws and not inconsistent with the city ordinances.
('69 Code, § 7-52)
(J) Bylaws. The bylaws of this organization shall make provisions as to the time of holding meetings and the manner of calling and conducting the same, shall fix the amount of fees and dues of members, shall define offenses to be punished by fines and fix the amount of such fines, shall prescribe the manner in which persons may become members and in what cases and in what manner members may be suspended or expelled; provided, however, such bylaws shall in nowise conflict with the city ordinances.
('69 Code, § 7-53)
(Ord. passed 4-4-50; Am. Ord. 0-92-32, passed 10-26-92; Am. Ord. 0-96-04, passed 2-12-96; Am. Ord. 0-96-05, passed 2-12-96; Am. Ord. O-04-01, passed 1-26-04)