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A. Composition: The department shall consist of a Chief, Assistant Chief, Fire Captain, Fire Lieutenants, and as many officers as the Chief, Mayor and City Council may deem necessary for the effective operation of the department.
1. Chief: The Chief shall be elected annually by the department, subject to the approval of the Mayor and the City Council.
2. Additional Officers: The Assistant Chief, Fire Captain and Fire Lieutenants shall be likewise elected annually by the department, subject to the approval of the Mayor and the City Council. These officers shall be accountable only to the Chief and are subject to removal by the Chief. (Ord. 810, 1-7-2013)
3. Qualifications Of Additional Officers: The Assistant Chief, Fire Captain and Lieutenants shall be technically qualified by training and a minimum of five (5) years' experience; shall have the ability to command firefighters; and be able bodied citizens residing within the City, preferably property owners whose business activities are normally within the City of Shelby.
4. Time Of Election: The annual election of the Chief and other officers shall be held on the first regular meeting in the month of December. (Ord. 835, 1-9-2019)
C. Police Powers: The Fire Chief, Assistant Chief, Fire Captain and Fire Lieutenants are given the necessary special police powers for the purpose of enforcing the provisions of this chapter. (Ord. 810, 1-7-2013)