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For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
ALARM SYSTEM. Any alarm installation designed to be used for the prevention or detection of burglary, robbery or fire on the premises which contains an alarm installation. An automobile alarm device shall not be considered an ALARM SYSTEM.
ALARM USER. The person in control of any building, structure or facility wherein an alarm system is maintained.
FALSE ALARM. An alarm signal eliciting a response by public safety personnel when a situation requiring a response does not, in fact, exist, and which false alarm is caused by the activation of the alarm system through mechanical failure, alarm malfunction, improper installation or the inadvertence of the alarm system’s owner or lessees or of his or her employees or agents. FALSE ALARMS do not include alarms caused by climatic conditions such as tornados, thunderstorms, utility line mishaps, violent conditions of nature or any other conditions which are clearly beyond the control of the alarm manufacturer, installer or owner.
FIRE CHIEF. The person designated to serve as the superior officer of the Fire Department, regardless of the selection method.
FIRE DEPARTMENT. The organization directly authorized by the city as responsible for the prevention and abatement of fire, whether the organization is voluntary or is a regularly employed department of the city. This organization may or may not be composed of persons and equipment operated in, or outside of, the city limits.
PUBLIC SAFETY PERSONNEL. City employees or employees duly authorized to maintain and enforce public safety.
(1994 Code, § 6-1.1)