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City of Fond du Lac, WI
Fond du Lac County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Fond du Lac 6-23-1993 by Ord. No. 2679 as §§ 5.01 to 5.08 of the 1993 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Fires and fire prevention — See Ch. 343.
[Amended 1-28-2015 by Ord. No. 3570[1]]
The Fond du Lac Fire/Rescue Department shall consist of one Fire Chief, and the Fire Chief shall organize the Fond du Lac Fire/Rescue Department subject to the provisions of § 62.13(11a), Wis. Stats., incorporated by reference herein.
Editor's Note: This ordinance replaced all references to the "Fire Department" with "Fond du Lac Fire/Rescue Department" throughout the Code.
The Board of Police and Fire Commissioners shall appoint the Fire Chief, who shall hold his office subject to suspension or removal by the Board for cause. The Chief shall have command of the Department in accordance with state statutes and report to the City Manager. The Chief shall see that all City ordinances and all state laws relating to fire protection in the City are enforced and that the required inspections are made. The Chief shall be responsible for the efficiency of the Department and all members working under his direction.
The Fire Chief shall appoint subordinate members of the Department, subject to approval of the Board of Police and Fire Commissioners. Such appointments, promotions, suspensions and removals shall be made as provided in § 62.13(4), Wis. Stats.
[Amended 1-28-2015 by Ord. No. 3570]
With respect to the health and safety of personnel, the Fire Chief will administer the Fond du Lac Fire/Rescue Department in accordance with the procedures set forth by state statutes.
[Amended 1-28-2015 by Ord. No. 3570]
The Chief shall cause the members of the Fond du Lac Fire/Rescue Department to comply with the standard operating guidelines which may be prescribed. The members of the Department shall be governed by the standard operating guidelines prepared by the Chief.
[Amended 1-28-2015 by Ord. No. 3570]
The Fond du Lac Fire/Rescue Department, as commanded by the Chief or officer in charge, may respond to all fires outside of the corporate limits of the City when the area requesting assistance is covered under a mutual aid agreement with the Fond du Lac Fire/Rescue Department or any other properties that may be designated as areas to be assisted by the Department as a result of resolutions of the City Council. The Chief or officer in charge shall at all times have discretion as to whether or not to permit the Department or any part thereof or any portion of departmental equipment to leave the corporate limits of the City in response to requests for mutual aid. While responding to, working at or returning from any such calls for mutual aid, the members of the Department shall be deemed to be working under disability provisions pertaining to fire fighters of the Department to the same extent, but to no greater extent, than provided by Wisconsin Statutes.
[Amended 2-8-1994 by Ord. No. 2720; 11-28-2001 by Ord. No. 3082; 8-24-2005 by Ord. No. 3250; 7-9-2014 by Ord. No. 3554]
Ambulance service provided by the Department shall be compensated for by the persons receiving the benefits thereof at the rates provided under § 69-8.
Proceeds from the ambulance service shall be allocated as follows: $50 per call shall be deposited in the Ambulance Equipment Replacement Fund, which shall be used for replacement of ambulances and other ambulance-related equipment, until such fund reaches $300,000; thereafter this allocation shall cease, and moneys received shall be deposited in the general fund.
The Fire Chief shall review all applications submitted, determine compliance with applicable provisions of this chapter and Chapter 343, Fires and Fire Prevention, and issue or revoke permits based on his findings as required.
The fees for the permits, certificates, approvals and other functions performed under this chapter and Chapter 343 shall be established by resolution of the City Council and shall be payable to the City. Such fees shall accompany each application for such permit, approval, certificate or other fee-related provision.