Fires and fire prevention — See Ch. 253.
§ 42-1Fire defense program.
§ 42-2Constitution and bylaws.
§ 42-5Officers and members.
The Fire Department shall be responsible for the program of fire defense for the citizens and property within the Village of Clayton.
The primary objective of the fire defense program is to serve all citizens, without prejudice or favoritism, by safeguarding collectively and individually their lives against the effects of fires and explosions.
The second objective of the fire defense program is to safeguard the general economy and welfare of the community by preventing major conflagrations and the destruction by fire of industries and businesses.
The third objective of the fire defense program is to protect the property of all citizens against the effects of fire and explosions. All property deserves equal protection, regardless of location or monetary value.
The Clayton Fire Department is authorized and directed to adopt a constitution and bylaws for the control, management, government and regulation of its business and proceedings. Said constitution and bylaws shall become effective and operative after adoption by a two-thirds vote of the members of the Department and approval by the Village Board. All amendments shall be similarly adopted by the Department and approved by the Village Board.
The Village Board shall appropriate funds to provide for operation and for such apparatus and equipment for the use of the Fire Department as it may deem expedient and necessary to maintain efficiency and properly protect life and property from fire.
The officers and members of the Fire Department shall receive such compensation from the Village as may, from time to time, be fixed by the Village Board.
The officers shall consist of one Chief and such other officers as authorized under the bylaws adopted by the Department as provided under this chapter. Members of the Department shall also be as determined under the bylaws of the Department.