City of Middletown, CT
Middlesex County
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[Added 6-6-1994; amended 12-5-1994; 8-3-1998; 5-6-2002]

§ 161-19 Public Safety Telecommunications Commission.

A. 
There shall be a commission known as the "Public Safety Telecommunications Commission." The Commission shall have 10 members. The Fire Chief of each fire district, the Police Chief, the Director of Emergency Management and the Director of Central Communications shall be ex officio members, each to serve during the term of his office as Director of Emergency Management, Director of Central Communications, Fire Chief or Police Chief, as the case may be.
B. 
Three members shall be appointed by the Mayor with the consent of the Common Council. One member shall be appointed as representative of the Middletown Fire District, one member shall be appointed as representative of the Westfield Fire District of the City of Middletown, and one member shall be appointed as representative of the South Fire District of the City of Middletown. The member appointed as representative of the Middletown Fire District shall be nominated by the Public Safety Commission. The member appointed as representative of the Westfield Fire District shall be nominated by the Westfield District Fire Commission. The member appointed as representative of the South Fire District shall be nominated by the South District Fire Commission. There shall be one member representing the Town of Portland who shall be appointed by the Portland First Selectman. In the event that one or more towns request dispatching services from the City of Middletown, then said town or towns shall receive representation on the City of Middletown Public Safety Telecommunications Commission.
C. 
Each year one member shall be appointed to serve for a term of three years, each term to commence on August 1 of the year of appointment.
D. 
At its first meeting subsequent to August 1 of each year the Commission shall elect a Chairman and a Secretary.
E. 
The Commission shall consult with and advise the Fire Chiefs, Police Chief, the Director of Central Communications, and the Superintendent of Alarms and review the operation and maintenance of the fire alarm system and central communication services which shall serve the Middletown Fire District, the Westfield Fire District of the City of Middletown, the South Fire District of the City of Middletown, the Middletown Police Department and the police and fire departments for any town receiving dispatching services from the City of Middletown. The Commission shall keep records of its proceedings, make recommendations to the Mayor and the Common Council pertaining to the fire alarm system and central communication services and provide such information concerning said systems as may be requested by the Mayor or the Common Council.

§ 161-20 Superintendent of Alarms and other personnel.

There shall be a Superintendent of Alarms who shall be appointed by the Mayor with the consent of the Common Council and such other personnel as shall be determined by the Common Council, all of whom shall be employed by the City of Middletown. The Superintendent shall be responsible for the operation and maintenance of the fire alarm system and central communication equipment. The Superintendent shall work with the three fire districts and the Police Department to provide for the most efficient and effective operation of the fire alarm system. The Superintendent shall consult with and be responsible to the Director of Communications and the Public Safety Telecommunications Commission and shall make reports and provide such information to the Mayor, Public Safety Telecommunications Commission and the Common Council as may be requested by the Mayor, Commission, or the Council.