[R.O. 2008 §205.010; Ord. No. 4-2 §§1, 2, 6, 1-25-1955]
The Fire Department of this City shall consist of the Mayor, Fire Chief and Fire Committee.
There is hereby created the office of Fire Chief of the Fire Department of the City of Ironton.
The Fire Department shall have control of all fire hydrants, engines, engine houses, pumps, ladders, hoses, carriages, fire and lifesaving apparatus of every description and all other property of whatsoever kind used in connection with or appertaining to the Fire Department and belonging to the City; it shall make such rules and regulations for the government of the Fire Department of this City and of all fires and for the safekeeping and protection of the property under its control, as in its judgment shall seem right and for the best interests of the City; provided, that such rules and regulations may be amended, altered or repealed by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen.
[R.O. 2008 §205.020; Ord. No. 4-2 §§4, 5, 1-25-1955; Ord. No. 346 §§1, 2, 8-8-1983]
The Fire Chief, with the advice and approval of the members of the Fire Department, shall appoint not more than twenty (20) discreet, competent, and able-bodied men to form a good and sufficient Fire Company. The men so appointed, together with the Fire Chief, shall constitute the Ironton Fire Company, which Company shall be under the supervision and control of the Fire Department.
The Fire Company shall consist of not more than twenty (20) men, but a greater number may be enrolled for the purpose of instruction and discipline, with a view to becoming members of the fire company whenever the Fire Department shall determine that the interests of the City require such additional enrollment.
[R.O. 2008 §205.030; Ord. No. 4-2 §8, 1-25-1955]
The Fire Chief, before entering upon the discharge of his/her duties, shall take and subscribe the oath required of City Officers.
[R.O. 2008 §205.040; Ord. No. 4-2 §7, 1-25-1955]
The Fire Chief shall have command of the Fire Department of this City, and shall exercise a constant supervision over the same, taking care that each member of said Department is properly trained and drilled in the manner of discharging the duties that may be assigned to him/her. He/she shall make inspections of all fire hydrants within the City, at least two (2) times each month, and see that they are, at all times, in good repair and ready for use. He/she shall, in like manner, inspect all engines, pumps, hose carriages, hose, hook and ladder apparatus and tracks and every description of fire apparatus used by the City, and see that the same are carefully preserved and kept in good condition for use in case of fire. He/she shall have general charge and custody of all fire stations and of all property of the City under control of the Fire Department, and shall take care that such property is always kept in good condition and repair and ready for immediate use. He/she shall attend all fires in the City as far as practicable, and all orders given by him/her to the Fire Department, or any member thereof shall be promptly obeyed by such Department or member. He/she may prescribe the limits in the vicinity of a fire within which no person, except those who reside therein, members of the Fire Department and those admitted by order of an officer of said Department, shall be permitted; and it shall be the duty of the Chief of Police or his/her designee and of every Policeman of this City to aid him/her in carrying into effect the provisions of this Section. He/she shall summarily decide all questions, disputes or controversies arising in the Fire Department, among either officers or men, when said Department is on duty. He/she shall at all fires have the same Police authority that is vested with the Chief of Police or his/her designee, and may command such assistance from the inhabitants of the City of Ironton as may be required for the suppression and extinguishment of fires.
[R.O. 2008 §205.050; Ord. No. 4-2 §9, 1-25-1955]
In the absence of the Fire Chief, or if for any cause he/she is unable to discharge the duties of his/her office, the members of the Fire Department shall make a temporary appointment of Fire Chief, and the person so appointed shall perform all the duties and have all powers of said office, pending such absence or other disability of the regularly appointed Fire Chief.
[R.O. 2008 §205.060; Ord. No. 4-2 §11, 1-25-1955]
The purchase of all materials, equipment or articles necessary for the maintenance and use of the Fire Department shall be made by the Chief with approval of the Board of Aldermen.