Cross Reference — For interchange of services of fire departments, §205.050 of this Chapter.
[Code 1972, §13-10; Ord. No. 86-1905, §2, 4-28-1986; CC 1988 §2-137]
It shall be the duty of all members of the Fire Department to respond immediately with the greatest haste to each and every alarm of fire turned in from any place within the corporate limits of the City, and to use their best efforts to extinguish or prevent the spreading thereof.
[Code 1972, §13-11; Ord. No. 85-1891, 7-8-1985; Ord. No. 86-1905, §2, 4-28-1986; CC 1988 §2-138]
The Fire Department shall at all times be under direct order of the City Manager, and each of the members thereof shall be subject to and obey the orders of the City Manager.
[Code 1972, §13-12; Ord. No. 85-1891, 7-8-1985; Ord. No. 86-1905, §2, 4-28-1986; CC 1988 §2-139]
The City Manager has the power at any time to remove any member of the Fire Department in accordance with the provision of Section 130.530 of this Code.
[Code 1972, §13-6; CC 1988 §10-6]
It shall be unlawful for any person to place any obstruction within fifteen (15) feet of any fire hydrant in the City.
[Ord. No. 91-2061 §1-8, 12-9-1991]
The City of Aurora hereby contracts with the cities of Monett, Marionville, Mt. Vernon and Verona effective upon the passage and approval of a like agreement by the cities hereto mentioned for the interchange of service of the Fire Departments of the parties hereto upon the conditions and provisions hereinafter contained.
The Fire Department of the City Aurora, shall respond to fire alarms on call in any part of the territory of the Fire Departments of the parties hereto, and the parties hereto shall respond to fire alarms on call in any part of the City of Aurora.
This contract shall take effect and be in force commencing on the first (1st) day of January, 1992, and will remain in force indefinitely until either party terminates it with a sixty (60) day cancellation notice.
This contract may be terminated at any time during its term on the passage of an ordinance to that effect by the legislative body of any of the municipalities and written notice thereof given to the other party hereto by serving on the City Clerk of such other municipality a certified copy of such ordinance terminating this agreement. The termination shall take effect sixty (60) days from the date of service of such written notice.
The consideration for the service of the Fire Department of each municipality shall be the service given for the protection of the lives and property in such municipality or association by the service of the Fire Departments of the other parties hereto, and no compensation shall accrue or be paid by either parties for the service of the Fire Department of the other parties hereto.
Neither municipality or association shall be liable to the other for failure to respond to any call by the order of such municipalities, or for delay or negligence or mistake in receiving or responding to any call, nor shall this contract be interpreted as being an agreement for the benefit of any third party.
Neither municipality shall be liable by reason of this contract to any Fireman, official or employee of the other nor shall any Fireman, official or employee of either municipality or association be considered for any purpose a Fireman, official or employee of any municipality or association other than the one by which he is regularly employed.
In case of loss or damage to the equipment or property of either municipality or association while responding to fire alarms, such loss or damage shall be borne by the City or association owning such equipment or property.