City of Nekoosa, WI
Wood County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Nekoosa 2-9-1988 by Ord. No. 423. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Police Department — See Ch. 4.
Fire Department — See Ch. 5.
The Department shall be known as the "Nekoosa Volunteer Ambulance Department" and shall consist of the Ambulance Chief, the Assistant Ambulance Chief and such other members as may be authorized by the Council.
The Public Safety Committee, together with the Ambulance Chief, shall promulgate rules and regulations for governing the operation of the Ambulance Department, including emergency service and prescheduled transfers for City residents, and pursuant to contracts approved by the Council. Such rules and regulations shall be subject to the final approval of the Council.
Ambulance Chief and Assistant Chief. See § 1.03 of this Code.
Other members. Other members shall be appointed by the Ambulance Chief, subject to the review of the Public Safety Committee and Council approval.
All members of the Department shall satisfactorily complete the state emergency medical technician training within one year of their appointment. At least one Department training session shall be held every month, and all members shall be required to attend unless excused by the Ambulance Chief.
General supervision. The Chief shall have the general supervision of the Department, which supervision shall be subject to and not in conflict with this chapter and the rules and regulations of the Department.
Disciplinary action. The Ambulance Chief shall have the power to suspend or otherwise discipline members of the Department, subject to review by the Public Safety Committee and appeal to the Council.
Reports. The Chief shall submit to the Public Safety Committee the Department budget not later than October 1 of each year, as well as reports relating to the conditions of various pieces of apparatus and appurtenances, calls occurring since the previous report, payroll data, and the training program of the Department, together with other pertinent information, including recommendations for such improvements as he deems proper and necessary for the operation of the Department. He shall also submit an annual report to the Council in a form prescribed by the Council.
Record book. He shall keep a record book of every ambulance call, including the person's name and address, time and date, the distance traveled and the reason for the call.
Apparatus inventory. He shall keep an inventory of all apparatus and equipment.
Control and care of apparatus. He shall have control of all apparatus used by the Department and shall be responsible for its proper maintenance. Emergency repairs may be authorized by the Chief.
Unless approved by the Ambulance Chief, no ambulance or its equipment shall be used for any purpose, except in compliance with this chapter.
Social club. Members of the Department may organize a social club, provided that social activities are not funded from City funds or any reimbursement for the ambulance service.
Fund-raising. The social club may raise funds for social activities, provided that any advertising clearly states the purpose the funds are being raised for.