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The Chief of the Fire Division shall be responsible for the administration and enforcement of the Uniform Fire Code, as adopted in Section 1610.01 of Part Sixteen - the Fire Prevention Code. Under his or her direction, the Fire Division shall enforce all ordinances pertaining to:
(a) The prevention of fires;
(b) The suppression or extinguishing of dangerous or hazardous fires;
(c) The storage, use and handling of explosive, flammable, combustible, toxic, corrosive and other hazardous gaseous, solid and liquid materials;
(d) The installation and maintenance of automatic, manual and other private fire alarm systems and fire-extinguishing equipment;
(e) The maintenance and regulation of fire escapes;
(f) The maintenance of fire protection and the elimination of fire hazards on land and in buildings, structures and other property, including those under construction;
(g) The means and adequacy of exits in case of fire, from factories, schools, hotels, lodging houses, asylums, hospitals, churches, halls, theaters, amphitheaters and all other places in which people work, live or congregate, from time to time, for any purpose; and
(h) The investigation of the cause, origin and circumstances of fires.
The Chief shall have such other powers and perform such other duties as are set forth in other sections of these Codified Ordinances and as may be conferred and imposed from time to time by law.
(Ord. 1073. Passed 1-28-86.)