A.   Generally: The department shall be equipped with such apparatus and other equipment as may be required from time to time to maintain its efficiency and properly protect life and property from fire.
   B.   Recommendations Of Apparatus Needed; Purchasing: Recommendations of apparatus and equipment needed shall be made by the Chief, and after approval by the Mayor and the City Council shall be purchased in such manner as may be designated by the Mayor and the City Council.
   C.   Housing: All equipment of the department shall be safely and conveniently housed in such places as may be designated by the Mayor and the City Council. Such places shall be heated during the winter season.
   D.   Use For Private Purposes: No person shall use any fire apparatus or equipment for private purposes, nor shall any person wilfully and without proper authority take away or conceal any article used in any way by the department.
   E.   Unauthorized Handling: No person shall enter any place where fire apparatus is housed or handle any apparatus or equipment belonging to the department unless accompanied by, or having the special permission of, an officer or authorized member of the department.
   F.   Hiring Out Or Assigning For Response To Calls: No apparatus shall be hired out or permitted to leave the City, except in response to a call for aid at a fire in a neighboring community, without the consent of the Mayor. The officer in charge of the department shall have power to assign equipment for response to calls for outside aid in accordance with section 8-1-8 of this chapter, and in other cases only when the absence of such equipment will not jeopardize protection in this City.
   G.   Provisions Concerning City Owned Apparatus: Section 8-1-8 of this chapter and subsection F of this section shall pertain only to City owned apparatus. (Ord. 810, 1-7-2013)