[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Atlantic City 12-13-1989 by Ord. No. 63-1989. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Firesafety — See Ch. 128.
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A: 14-7.1, there is hereby established within the Fire Department of the City of Atlantic City an Arson Investigation Unit which shall be responsible for conducting investigations of arson, suspicious fires and explosions within the City of Atlantic City.
Before any member of the Fire Department shall be assigned to the Arson Investigation Unit, he shall have successfully completed a course of training approved by the Police Training Commission and an arson investigation training course approved by the Department of Law and Public Safety.
Members of the Arson Investigation Unit shall have the same powers and authority as police officers within the City of Atlantic City while engaged in the actual performance of arson investigation duties, specifically including the right to carry firearms pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2C:39-6a(8).