(A)   The City Fire Department is authorized and directed to respond, immediately upon being notified, and to do all things within its capabilities to contain, remove and dispose of any material hazardous to public health and safety that is leaked, spilled or otherwise improperly released within the corporate limits of the city.
   (B)   Should such response require the services of special personnel and equipment beyond capabilities of the city Fire Department to provide, the Chief of the Fire Department is authorized to obtain or to contract for the services of personnel or equipment sufficient to contain, remove and dispose of such hazardous materials.
   (C)   The cost incurred for the use of such special personnel and equipment, in addition to the cost of the use of city personnel and equipment, shall be charged to the person, firm or organization, jointly and severally in possession of, in the process of transporting or otherwise responsible for the containment of any hazardous material spilled, leaked or otherwise improperly released.
(Ord. 2008-35, passed 12-22-2008)