A.   Appointment Of Assistant Chief; Duties: The Assistant Chief of the Fire Department shall be appointed by the City Manager. In the absence of the Fire Chief, the Assistant Fire Chief shall command the Fire Department and be held responsible therefor in all respects, with the full powers and responsibilities of the Fire Chief. (2007 Code § 1-27)
   B.   Selection Of Officers:
      1.   The officers of the Fire Department shall be selected upon their leadership ability and their knowledge of firefighting and firefighting equipment. (2007 Code § 1-27; amd. 2019 Code)
      2.   One member elected by the members of the Fire Department shall be Secretary-Treasurer; duties shall consist of calling the roll at each meeting, keeping the minutes of each meeting and collecting any money due said department by the members. (2007 Code § 1-27)