As Chief of the Fire Department, the following duties and powers shall be assumed:
   (A)   Shall act as the authority having jurisdiction and shall enforce all ordinances, laws and orders of the State Fire Marshal dealing with precautions against fire;
   (B)   Shall provide general supervision of the Fire Department;
   (C)   Shall have command, control, and direction of all members and equipment of the Fire Department;
   (D)   Shall prescribe entry limits in the vicinity of any fire;
   (E)   Shall, when it becomes necessary to check or control any fire, have power to order any fence, building, or structure of any kind to be cut down or removed;
   (F)   Shall have the power, with consent of the City Administrator, to tear down any portion of any building that may be standing after a fire, which, in his or her judgment, may be dangerous to persons or property;
   (G)   Shall have the power to cause the removal of all wires or the turning off of all electrical power whenever firefighter safety is in jeopardy;
   (H)   Shall have the power to enter any house, building, or yard weekdays between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. or any time agreed upon with a property owner, for the purpose of making an inspection;
   (I)   Shall have the power, when dangerous conditions exist, to order the removal of combustibles such as rubbish, wood, hay, straw, paper, or other products liable to ignite from the building or property. A written order shall be issued with a time frame for compliance; and
   (J)   Shall prepare and present an annual report of Fire Department activity to the Council.
(2013 Code, §§ 12-41 - 12-44, 12-46 - 12-50)  (Ord. 9, passed 8-14-1950)