The Chief of the Fire Department, subject to the direction of the Board of Trustees:
Shall have command at all fires, drills and inspections and all other firematic activities, functions or occasions so designated. Except in the case of routine training drills, the Fire Department shall obtain the prior approval of the Board of Trustees for all exercises and drills, upon 10 days' notice in writing. If there is not sufficient time for 10 days' notice in writing, the officer in charge will advise the Board of Trustees by telephone. Copies of all necessary permits required in connection with the drill will be given to the Village Clerk prior to commencement of the drill.
Shall secure the prior consent, by submission of written request to the Board of Trustees, 10 days in advance, to absent any fire apparatus from the Village to participate in drills, inspections or any other functions, except in emergencies or in mutual-aid situations, and during such absence shall have at least one piece of appropriate apparatus at the firehouse for any other fire emergency.
Shall requisition any firematic supplies, appliances or other items or expenses that are necessary for the proper maintaining and functioning of the Fire Department pursuant to the provisions of Article VIII hereof.
Shall prescribe and post general orders for the conduct of the Fire Department and care and use of equipment, apparatus, apparel, etc., and shall prescribe special orders, verbal or written, for the conduct of the Fire Department and care and use of equipment, apparatus and apparel. The Chief's general orders and special orders upon so prescribing, posters and in addition advising the Board of Trustees of same in writing are to be considered part of these rules and regulations as though set forth here in full.
Shall prepare and submit to the Board of Trustees such names of men as are qualified to serve, in the opinion of the Fire Department, as drivers of any or all apparatus.
Shall be responsible for the proper filling out and filing of all fire reports.
Shall ensure issuance of all uniform and turnout gear.
When necessary, due to the absence of some or all Fire Department officers, the chain of command shall descend to the subordinate line officers, as provided for in the bylaws of the Fire Company comprising the Fire Department or otherwise as provided for in the established procedures and policies of the Fire Department.
The President of the Fire Company shall be responsible for overseeing the purchase of any nonfirematic supplies, appliances or other items or expenses necessary for the proper maintaining and functioning of the Fire Department pursuant to the provisions of Article VIII hereof. In the event the Village Board of Trustees has determined not to approve and swear in executive officers (i.e., corporate officers of the Fire Company) as public officers and officers of the Fire Department, it may require that purchase orders, vouchers and the like be reviewed for accuracy and compliance with all applicable legal requirements and executed only by Fire Department (public) officers (i.e., chiefs, other line officers).
[Amended 7-28-2011 by L.L. No. 2-2011]