[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Grafton 1-21-2013 by Ord. No. 007-2013 as Title 2, Ch. 2.25. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Village of Grafton Fire Department consists of a Fire Chief and such number of officers as shall from time to time be provided for and authorized for hire by the Village Board and appointed by the Fire Chief. The Department is organized under § 62.13, Wis. Stats., and it operates pursuant to the laws of the State of Wisconsin and ordinances of the Village Board under the direct supervision of the Fire Chief, who is responsible for the program of fire defense and prevention and emergency medical services for the citizens and property within the Village and within any areas outside the Village that are subject to fire service contracts.
The Fire Department of the Village of Grafton shall be comprised of a combination of paid and voluntary paid-on-call personnel with salaries, benefits, expenses and payments to be determined from time to time by the Village Board.
The Fire Department of the Village of Grafton shall consist of a Fire Chief, who shall be the head of the Department and who shall be subject to the general supervision of the Village Administrator.
The Chief shall appoint such deputies, assistant chiefs, captains and lieutenants as determined to be in the best interests of the Department, provided funding has been appropriated by the Village Board for such positions. The appointments of any such subordinate officers are subject to approval by the Police and Fire Commission.
The Chief shall appoint volunteer paid-on-call firefighters as determined to be in the best interests of the Department, and such appointees are subject to the approval of the Police and Fire Commission.
Head of Department. The Fire Department shall be under the direction of the Fire Chief, subject to the Village Administrator's general supervision.
Appointment; removal. The Chief of the Village of Grafton Fire Department shall be appointed by the Village of Grafton Police and Fire Commission ("Commission") for an indefinite term, subject to suspension, reduction in rank, or removal by the Commission for just cause under § 62.13(5), Wis. Stats., and the rules and regulations of the Commission. The Chief shall be selected on the basis of demonstrated qualifications in fire prevention and control, emergency medical services, and management.
Duties and responsibilities. The Chief shall have the following duties and responsibilities:
To appoint, assign and promote individuals to deputy chief, assistant chief, captain, lieutenant and paid-on-call volunteer firefighter within the Department in accordance with § 62.13, Wis. Stats., the appropriations necessary to fund such positions, the rules and regulations of the Commission, and the written personnel policies and procedures of the Village and the Department. All appointments and promotions are subject to the approval of the Commission.
To administer the Village of Grafton Fire Department pursuant to the laws and applicable regulations of the State of Wisconsin and the ordinances and resolutions of the Village of Grafton.
To administer and enforce, or cause to be enforced, all laws relating to fire prevention and control and emergency medical services, including the provisions of this chapter.
To develop organizational structure, written Department policies and procedures to achieve the goals of the Department or as required by the State of Wisconsin.
To develop written Department policies and standard operating guidelines to provide for operation of the Department or as required by the State of Wisconsin. The prevention of accidents, injuries and occupational illnesses shall be primary considerations at all times.
To administer the annual Department budget in accordance with policies established by the Village Administrator.