[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Brandon 12-14-1998 as § 5-2-1 of the 1998 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Fires and fire prevention — See Ch. 268.
The Brandon-Fairwater Fire Department is officially recognized as the Fire Department serving the Village of Brandon, and the duties of firefighting and fire prevention in the Village are delegated to such Department. The Brandon-Fairwater Fire Department shall be responsible for the program of fire defense for the citizens and property within the Village of Brandon.
The Village Board shall appropriate funds for Fire Department operations and for such apparatus and equipment for the use of the Fire Department as the Board may deem expedient and necessary to maintain efficiency and properly protect life and property from fire.
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.