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(a) The Fire Chief shall formulate a set of rules and regulations to govern the Fire Department and shall be responsible to the City Manager for the personnel, morale and general efficiency of the Department. (Adopting Ordinance)
(b) The Chief shall determine the number and kind of companies of which the Department is to be composed and shall determine the response of such companies to alarms.
(c) The Chief shall, at least once a month, conduct suitable drills or instruction in the operation or handling of equipment, first aid and rescue work, salvage, a study of buildings in the City, fire prevention, water supplies and all other matters generally considered essential to good firemanship and safety of life and property from fire.
(d) The Chief shall assist the proper authorities in suppressing the crime of arson by investigating or causing to be investigated the cause, origin and circumstances of all fires.
(e) The Chief or his or her authorized assistant is hereby authorized to enter any and all buildings and premises at any reasonable hour for the purpose of making inspections and to serve written notice upon the owner or occupant thereof to abate, within a specified time, all fire hazards that may be found.
(f) Any person served with such a notice shall comply therewith and promptly notify the Chief.
(g) The Chief shall see that complete records are kept of all fires, inspections, apparatus, minor equipment, personnel and other information about the work of the Department.
(h) The Chief shall report monthly to Council the condition of the apparatus and equipment of the Department; the number of fires during the preceding month, their location, cause and date and the loss occasioned thereby; the number and purpose of all other runs made; the number of members responding to each fire or other run; and any changes in membership.
(i) The Chief shall make a complete annual report to Council within one month after the close of the fiscal year, such report to include the information specified in subsection (g) hereof, together with comparative data for previous years and recommendations for improving the effectiveness of the Department.
(Ord. 134. Passed 2-7-50.)