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(A) Established. A Fire Department is hereby established.
(1994 Code, § 6-1.2)
(1) The Fire Department shall be responsible for the protection of people and property from fire dangers through and by the enforcement of all applicable laws. The Fire Department shall conduct inspections, develop and implement prevention education and abate fires. These duties are to be considered as inclusive in nature and shall include all other duties given, granted and imposed as the City Council deems desirable and necessary.
(2) Any existing charter of operation or any rights, privileges or obligations of the Fire Department shall not be affected by this chapter, but this section shall be deemed as continuing provisions.
(1994 Code, § 6-1.3)
(C) Appeals. Whenever a grievance is held against the Fire Chief or other representative of the Fire Department because of a decision made by that authority, the aggrieved person may appeal the decision of the authority to the City Council within 30 days from the date of the decision. The City Council’s decision on any such appeal is final and subject to contrary judgement of a court of law having proper jurisdiction.
(1994 Code, § 6-1.4)
(D) Employment or membership. Employment or membership in the Fire Department as a firefighter shall be determined pursuant to the provisions of National Fire Protection Association Publication No. 1001-87; the publication is hereby adopted by reference and made a part of this city code as if fully stated and written herein.
(1994 Code, § 6-1.8)