[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Agawam 12-21-1972 as § 7-1 and 7-3 of the Code of the Town of Agawam. Amendments noted where applicable.]
There is hereby established a Fire Department, consisting of a Fire Chief, who shall be appointed by the Mayor, and such other members and personnel as the Mayor shall determine.
The Fire Department shall be charged with safety of the town with regard to fires and associated hazards.
Editor's Note: Former § 7-2, Exemptions from jury duty of firemen, was repealed as per MGL C.234A, § 3.
Any member of the Fire Department who has at least five years of service in the Department may reside outside of the town, provided that he/she resides within the commonwealth and within 10 miles of the limits of the town.