§ 34.53  UNIFORMS AND EQUIPMENT.
   (A)   Members of the Fire Department shall maintain in a clean and serviceable condition those articles of uniform and equipment as are prescribed for their rank and position and for the duty to which they are assigned.
   (B)   Any member of the Fire Department who reports for duty and upon being inspected by a superior officer is found not equipped according to regulations, or his uniform is soiled, shabby, or unpressed, or his person not tidy, shall not be permitted to work that day, shall lose his pay for the time lost, and the case shall be reported to the Fire Chief.  Action under this rule shall be reported as a forced leave.
   (C)   Members of the Fire Department on duty shall be completely and properly uniformed and equipped.
      (1)   Members shall wear their uniforms securely buttoned.
      (2)   A handkerchief, scarf, or other article that will show above the collar shall not be worn, except when authorized by regulations.
      (3)   Members shall have in their possession turnout gear of that design and material as may be designated by the Fire Chief.
   (D)   Members of the Fire Department, except when otherwise ordered, must wear the prescribed uniform and equipment when attending any court, grand jury, coroner's inquest, or when responding to any summons or order issued from police headquarters.
   (E)   Members of the Fire Department shall not carry packages, bundles, umbrellas, canes, or like impediments while in uniform.
   (F)   Members of the Fire Department shall not wear distinguishable portions of their uniforms in conjunction with civilian clothing.
   (G)   Members of the Fire Department are provided with uniforms, a badge, and a manual of rules and regulations and other instruction books as may be designated by the Fire Chief.  These items or any other items so issued remain the property of the Fire Department and must be returned to the Fire Chief on leaving the service.  Should any article be lost, destroyed, or damaged, the member shall reimburse the Fire Department to the extent of its cost.
(Ord. 310.la, passed 11-6-81)