[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Salina at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Fire prevention and building construction — See Ch. 121.
The Fire Prevention Bureau of the Town of Salina is hereby created, said Bureau to consist of five members, said members being the respective Chiefs of each of the four Fire Departments serving the municipality (Liverpool, Hinsdale, Mattydale and Lyncourt) and the Fire Marshal, who shall additionally act as clerk to the Bureau. Each Fire Chief may, by official order filed in the office of the Town Clerk, designate, from among the membership of the Fire Department of which he/she is the Chief, an alternate to act and vote in his/her absence, provided that such designation shall be temporary and may be revoked at any time. The members of the Bureau shall elect a Chairman from among their own membership. In the absence of the Chairman, a Deputy Chairman designated by the members present at any meeting shall be Acting Chairman. The Bureau may appoint such assistants among the membership of the various Fire Departments as may be necessary or convenient for the implementation of duties hereinafter designated.
Regular meetings of the Bureau of Fire Prevention shall be held at least once each month, and special meetings shall be held upon the call of the Chairman or upon the request of at least two members. The Chairman shall preside at all meetings.
The Bureau of Fire Prevention may adopt rules and regulations in respect to procedures before it and in respect to any subject matter over which it has jurisdiction, but such rules and regulations shall not take effect unless and until approved by the Town Board.
The Bureau of Fire Prevention shall render advice to the Town of Salina in regards to fire protection of the residents within the town and shall provide such assistance as the Town Board may, from time to time, request.
The Bureau shall additionally take steps intended to reduce the outbreak of fires in the town, including but not limited to:
Making recommendations as to emergency access, the availability of adequate water supply and the ability of the Fire Department to provide fire protection to any proposed construction, except one- or two-family dwellings, within the Town of Salina.
Making inspections of premises pursuant to the provisions of the Town Law, provided that nothing in this subsection shall limit the authority of the Fire Marshal to conduct inspections of premises in the Town of Salina.
Providing educational materials to schools and the general public and speakers for meetings and demonstrations.
Determining the cause, origin and circumstances of fires within the Town of Salina.
Conducting such other activities that further the cause of prevention of fires and fire hazards.
The Fire Marshal shall maintain permanent official records of the Bureau of Fire Prevention of all inspections, reinspection, investigations and other matters as are associated with its duties under this chapter.
The Bureau of Fire Prevention shall, on or before the 15th day of January, transmit an annual report to the Town Board summarizing proceedings under this chapter for the previous calendar year to the Town Board of the Town of Salina.