City of Aurora, MO
Lawrence County
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Cross Reference: For interchange of services of fire departments, § 205.050 of this Chapter.
[R.O. 1993 § 205.010; Code 1972 § 13-10; Ord. No. 86-1905 § 2, 4-28-1986; CC 1988 § 2-137]
It shall be the duty of all members of the Fire Department to respond immediately to each and every alarm turned in to the Fire Department.
[R.O. 1993 § 205.020; Code 1972, § 13-11; Ord. No. 85-1891, 7-8-1985; Ord. No. 86-1905, § 2, 4-28-1986; CC 1988 § 2-138]
The Fire Department shall be under the direction of the Fire Chief. The Fire Chief will be under the direction of the City Manager.
[R.O. 1993 § 205.030; Code 1972 § 13-12; Ord. No. 85-1891, 7-8-1985; Ord. No. 86-1905 § 2, 4-28-1986; CC 1988 § 2-139]
A member of the Fire Department may be removed in accordance with the provisions of the City of Aurora Personnel Policies.
[R.O. 1993 § 205.040; Code 1972 § 13-6; CC 1988 § 10-6]
It shall be unlawful for any person to place any obstruction within fifteen (15) feet of any fire hydrant in the City.
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Cross Reference: Streets, sidewalks and other public places, Ch. 535; tampering with fire apparatus, § 215.570.
The City of Aurora hereby acknowledges the need for mutual aid and automatic mutual aid agreements/contracts. These contracts provide for mutual aid regarding emergency services provided by such Fire Department, Fire Protection District or Volunteer Fire Protection Association. The terms of these agreements/contracts shall include the following:
A. 
The Fire Department of the City of Aurora shall respond to requests for emergency services in any part of the territory of the Fire Department, Fire Protection District or Volunteer Fire Protection Association and those parties shall respond to any part of the City of Aurora.
B. 
The contract shall take effect and be in force commencing on passage by the City of Aurora and approval of a like agreement by Fire Department, Fire Protection District or Volunteer Fire Protection Association for which the contract is specified. The contract will remain in force indefinitely until either party terminates it with a sixty-day cancellation notice.
C. 
The contract may be terminated at any time during its term by the passage of an ordinance to that effect by the City Council of the City of Aurora or the Legislative Body of the Fire Department, Fire Protection District or Volunteer Fire Protection Association, and written notice hereof given to the other party hereto by serving on the City Clerk or the Secretary of the Fire Department, Fire Protection District or Volunteer Fire Protection Association a certified copy of such ordinance/resolution terminating this contract.
D. 
The consideration for the service of the Fire Department of each Fire Department, Fire Protection District or Volunteer Fire Protection Association shall be the service given for the protection of the lives and property in such Fire Department, Fire Protection District or Volunteer Fire Protection Association and no compensation shall accrue or be paid by either parties for the service of the Fire Department, Fire Protection District or Volunteer Fire Protection Association.
E. 
Neither Fire Department, Fire Protection District or Volunteer Fire Protection Association shall be liable to the other for failure to respond to any call by the order of such Fire Department, Fire Protection District or Volunteer Fire Protection Association, or for delay or negligence or mistake in receiving or responding to any call, nor shall this contract be interpreted as being an agreement for the benefit of any third party.
F. 
Neither Fire Department, Fire Protection District or Volunteer Fire Protection Association shall be liable by reason of this contract to any firefighter, official or employee of the other, nor shall any firefighter, official or employee of either Fire Department, Fire Protection District or Volunteer Fire Protection Association be considered for any purpose a firefighter, official or employee of any Fire Department, Fire Protection District or Volunteer Fire Protection Association other than the one by which they are regularly employed.
G. 
In case of loss or damage to the equipment or property of either Fire Department, Fire Protection District or Volunteer Fire Protection Association while responding to emergency alarms, such loss or damage shall be borne by the Fire Department, Fire Protection District or Volunteer Fire Protection Association owning such equipment or property.