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(1) The Chief of the Fire Department, other officers and future members of the Fire Department shall be chosen by the members of the Fire Department as they have been chosen prior to the date of the adoption of this Charter, subject to the approval of the Council. It shall be their duty to answer all alarms and to provide fire protection to the City and its residents, and they shall be compensated in such amounts as may be determined by the Council.
(2) In the event that the duties of the Chief of the Fire Department increase, the Council may provide by ordinance for his appointment by the Mayor, subject to the approval of the Council, in a manner similar to other appointed officers of the City. In the further event that it becomes necessary to employ a fireman or firemen, who will devote more than fifty percent of their working hours to such duty, the said fireman or firemen may be appointed by the Chief of the Fire Department as an employee or employees of his department of the City government.
(3) The Chief of the Fire Department and all members thereof may be removed from office for cause, in the same manner as appointed officers or employees of the City, as hereinbefore provided in this Charter.