(A)   The City of Mansfield hereby establishes a fire prevention division as described in Section 103 of the International Fire Code, 2018 Edition. The fire prevention division is charged with enforcement of the International Fire Code, as amended, as well as other ordinances and laws over which the fire prevention division has responsibility. The fire prevention division has the authority to enforce any provision of the current adopted Building Code, Plumbing Code, Fuel Gas Code, Mechanical Code or Electrical Code related to fire or life safety features of the referenced codes. Any interpretation of the Building, Plumbing, Mechanical or Electrical Codes are the sole responsibility of the authority having jurisdiction over the code in question. Corrective notices, citations or other corrective actions as allowed by law may be issued for violations of the referenced codes. The fire prevention division shall be operated under the supervision of the Fire Chief.
   (B)   The Chief of the Fire Department shall be appointed by the City Manager, or his or her designee.
   (C)   The Chief of the Fire Department shall appoint a Fire Marshal, who shall be responsible for the provisions of the International Fire Code and related duties and functions as described by law or policy. The Fire Marshal is designated as the authority having jurisdiction over the Fire Code as amended, and is the “code official” for the International Fire Code. The Chief may detail such members of the department to the fire prevention division as may be necessary. All members of the Mansfield Fire Department are authorized to request compliance with any provision of the codes as described in division (A), except that only those members of the division who have been specifically granted authority by the Chief and Fire Marshal, and who have completed formal training and have a certification as an inspector or peace officer may issue a citation, or take enforcement action. The Fire Marshal, inspectors, investigators and any peace officer employed by or working under the direction of the Mansfield Police Department, Mansfield Fire Department, or the Mansfield Independent School District Police Department (for those M.I.S.D. facilities located within the corporate limits of the City of Mansfield) may issue citations for any violations of the International Fire Code as amended. Personnel assigned to the fire prevention bureau may take any action as allowed by law to remedy a violation of the code.
(‘78 Code, § 8-41) (Ord. 401, passed 12-17-79; Ord. 487, passed 4-11-83; Ord. 862, passed 4-23-90; Ord. 933, passed 3-23-92; Am. Ord. 1430, passed 6-23-03; Am. Ord. OR-1740-09, passed 4-13-09; Am. Ord. OR-2271-22, passed 9-26-22)