[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Marion 7-22-1993 as Sec. 5-2-1 of the 1993 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Marion Fire Department shall be responsible for the program of fire defense for the citizens and property within the City of Marion.
The primary objective of the fire defense program is to serve all citizens, without prejudice or favoritism, by safeguarding, collectively and individually, their lives against the effects of fires and explosions.
The second objective of the fire defense program is to safeguard the general economy and welfare of the community by preventing major conflagrations and the destruction by fire of industries and businesses.
The third objective of the fire defense program is to protect the property of all citizens against the effects of fire and explosions. All property deserves equal protection, regardless of location or monetary value.
Membership. The Fire Department of the City of Marion shall consist of the Fire Chief, an Assistant Chief, a Captain and Lieutenant for each company, a Secretary-Treasurer, and as many drivers and firefighters as may be appointed by the Chief.
Department to adopt bylaws. The Marion Fire Department shall adopt bylaws for the control, management and government and for the regulation of business and proceedings of the Department, which bylaws shall be adopted by a two-thirds vote of the Department members. Amendments shall be adopted in the same manner.