[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Roseville 2-28-1984 by Ord. No. 895 as Ch. 27 of the 1984 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Bureau of Fire Prevention of the City Fire Department is hereby established. The Bureau of Fire Prevention shall be under the supervision and control of the Fire Chief.
The Chief of the Bureau of Fire Prevention shall be known as the "Fire Marshal." The Fire Marshal shall have met and complied with the requirements relative to testing and appointment prescribed by Act 78 of the Public Acts of 1935, as amended, State of Michigan. The appointment of the Fire Marshal shall continue during good behavior and satisfactory service, and he or she shall not be removed from office except for cause. Wherever the words "Chief of the Bureau of Fire Prevention" are used in this chapter, they shall be held to mean the Fire Marshal.
Editor's Note: See MSA §§ 5.3351 through 5.3370; MCL § 38.501.
Fire inspectors assigned to assist the Fire Marshal shall have met and complied with the requirements relative to testing and appointment as prescribed by Act 78 of the Public Acts of 1 935, as amended. The Fire Chief shall authorize the Fire Marshal to employ such temporary outside technical inspectors as shall from time to time be required. The temporary outside technical assistance aforereferenced shall only be employed when it is unavailable within the local, state or federal governmental agencies.
A report of the Bureau of Fire Prevention shall be made annually by the Fire Marshal and transmitted to the Fire Chief. Said report shall contain all proceedings under this chapter with such statistics as the Fire Marshal may wish to include therein. In said report, the Fire Marshal shall also recommend any amendments to the code which, in his or her judgment, shall be desirable.
It shall be the duty of the officers of the Bureau of Fire Prevention to enforce all laws and ordinances of the state, county and city covering the following:
The prevention of fires.
The storage and use of explosives and flammables.
The installation and maintenance of automatic and other fire alarm systems and fire extinguishing equipment.
The maintenance regulations for fire escapes.
The means and adequacy of exit in case of fire from factories, schools, hotels, lodging houses, asylums, hospitals, churches, halls, theaters, places of assembly and all other places in which numbers of persons work, live or congregate, from time to time, for any purpose.
The investigation of the cause, origin and circumstances of fires.
They shall have such other powers and perform such duties as are set forth in other sections of this chapter and as may be conferred and imposed from time to time by law. The Chief of the Fire Department may delegate any of the powers or duties under this chapter to the Fire Marshal.
It shall be the duty of the Chief of the Fire Department to investigate and to recommend to the City Council such additional ordinances, or amendments to existing ordinances, as the Chief may deem necessary for safeguarding life and property against fire.
The Chief of the Fire Department shall prepare instructions for the Chief Inspector and assistants and forms for their use in the reports required by this chapter.
The City Attorney, upon request of the Bureau of Fire Prevention, shall assist the Bureau in the investigation of any fire which, in its opinion, is of suspicious origin.