The Director shall have the general supervision of the FLA, subject to the ultimate authority of the Mayor and Council. The Director may exercise his/her management prerogatives through his/her subordinates, including the EMS Program Coordinator and the Assistant EMS Program Coordinator.
The Director or his/her designee(s) shall appoint members to act as line supervisors or crew chief(s) and delegate to those members the appropriate authority as may be deemed necessary for the efficient operation of the FLA. Said delegation of authority shall not conflict with such rules and regulations for the government and management of the FLA and shall be exercised under the direction and control of the Director and his/her designee(s).
In all cases of calls for service, those members appointed to line supervisor by the Director shall have initial scene control and command under the authority of this chapter, subject to the supercession of the Director or his/her designee(s). Rules and/or procedures regarding incident command authority shall be promulgated.
When a line supervisor is absent from the call for service, the on-duty crew chief shall assume the duties of command.