A.   Fire Prevention Code Enforcement: The Fire Prevention Code adopted by the City Commission shall be enforced by the Volunteer Fire Department, under the supervision of the Fire Chief; members of said department may be detailed as inspectors by the Fire Chief, if it is deemed necessary.
   B.   Power To Grant Variances: The Chief of the Volunteer Fire Department, with the approval of the City Commission, shall have the power to grant a variance to any of the provisions of the Fire Prevention Code, upon application in writing by the owner or lessee (or a duly authorized agent), when there are practical difficulties in carrying out the strict letter of said code; provided, that the spirit of the Fire Prevention Code shall be observed, public safety secured and substantial justice done. The particulars of such modification, when granted or allowed, and the decision of the Fire Chief thereon, shall be entered upon the records of the department and a signed copy shall be furnished the applicant. (2007 Code § 7-2)