All members of the Fire Department shall give fourteen (14) days’ written notice to the Chief of their intention to resign from the Fire  Department. Such notice may be waived, or reduced under special circumstances with the approval of the Chief or City Manager.  Any member leaving the department without due notice shall be disqualified from ever again becoming a member of the Fire Department.  However, before any resignation is accepted, all equipment and property belonging to the city must be returned to the Chief.
(1976 Code, § 7-59)