[HISTORY: Adopted City of Norwalk Common Council 5-14-1957; effective 5-25-1957.]
No Fire Department apparatus shall be taken out of the Fourth Taxing District, unless by order of the Chief or in his absence of an Assistant Chief of the Fire Department, with the approval of the Mayor, or in the absence of the Mayor with the approval of the President of the Council.
Editor's Note: As to the extension of fire protection, see Charter and Related Laws, Art. XXII.
The engine, hook and ladder and hose companies now existing in the Fourth District shall continue to exist until such time as the Council shall reorganize or disband such companies or any of them; and any of such companies, or any company hereafter organized, may be reorganized or disbanded by the Council whenever, in the opinion of the Council, the public interests of such district require such action.
It shall be unlawful for any person to hinder or obstruct any member of the Fire Department in the discharge of any of the duties of Fire Marshal.
The workweek for all permanent men of the Fire Department of the city shall be an average workweek of not more than 42 hours, computed over a period of one fiscal year; provided, that any time spent in an emergency in excess of a regularly assigned or scheduled workweek in connection with any actual fire or conflagration, including time spent going to, working at or returning from any actual fire, or any other work or duty classified as an act of mercy, shall not be included in computing such average workweek.
There shall be no diminution in the weekly earnings of the employees concerned, nor shall there be any lessening of any of their existing rights and privileges, as the result of the adoption of the workweek provided in the preceding section.