[R.O. 2011 §205.010; CC 1974 §70.010; Ord. No. 825, 6-20-2005; Ord. No. 006-2015, 9-22-2014; Ord. No. 013-2015, 7-13-2015; Ord. No. 010-2017, 7-17-2017]
The Fire Chief shall be compensated at the rate of nine hundred dollars ($900.00) per month. The Assistant Fire Chief shall be compensated at the rate of three hundred dollars ($300.00) per month. In addition, to said compensation, the Fire Chief and Assistant Fire Chief shall receive the standard rate of fifteen dollars ($15.00) per call attended.
[R.O. 2011 §205.020; CC 1974 §70.020]
The Fire Chief shall have full power, control and command over all persons at fires, excepting regularly constituted Police Officers; shall station and supervise fire apparatus and shall see to it that all persons belonging to the Fire Department perform the duties required of them; and it shall be the duty of the Fire Chief at all fires to direct all such measures as shall be deemed advisable for the extinguishment and control of said fire, and for the safety of persons and property in the vicinity thereof. The Fire Chief shall have police power, including the authority to make arrest for the violation of any of the provisions of this Chapter. At the scene of any fire, the Fire Chief, or in his/her absence the assistant who shall be in command at the time, may delegate such power to such members of the Fire Department, or such other persons present as may be specifically deputized by him/her for that purpose.
[R.O. 2011 §205.030; CC 1974 §70.030]
It shall be the duty of the Fire Chief to adopt, in his/her discretion, all prudent measures for the prevention of fires, and for this purpose he/she or his/her assistants may, whenever he/she has reason to believe that the safety of the property or life demands it, and as he/she may deem proper, enter any building, yard, or premises in the City and examine the fireplaces, hearths, chimneys, stoves, pipes, boilers, furnaces, heating pipes, lighting appliances or other apparatus liable to cause fire; also places where gunpowder, ashes, straw, hay, shavings, oil, or other combustible material may be deposited, kept or stored, and give such directions for the alteration, change, removal or better care of the same as he/she may deem proper, and such directions shall be obeyed and complied with by the persons so directed, and at their expense.
[R.O. 2011 §205.040; CC 1974 §70.040]
The Fire Chief shall also adopt in his/her discretion such system of examination as he/she may deem practicable of the following classes of buildings already erected or that may hereafter be erected within the City as shall render the Fire Department familiar at all times with the manner of construction and internal arrangement of such buildings, that their modes of ingress and egress may be facilitated in case of fire, to-wit: school buildings, public halls and theaters, manufacturing establishments, hotel, business houses, and warehouses.
[R.O. 2011 §205.050; CC 1974 §70.060]
Any person at or near a fire who shall conduct himself/herself in a disorderly manner or neglect or refuse to obey promptly any proper order of the Fire Chief or his/her assistants, or shall resist, obstruct, hinder or abuse any officer of the Fire Department, fire guard or any fireman, in the proper discharge of his/her duties, shall forthwith be arrested without warrant by any of the aforesaid officers. The power to make such arrest is hereby invested in the above named officers.
[R.O. 2011 §205.060; CC 1974 §70.070]
In responding to any alarm, fire apparatus shall have the right-of-way over all other vehicles; and upon an alarm of fire, other traffic shall be required to stop and all vehicles upon the streets shall be required to pull to the closest curbing and remain still until all fire apparatus has passed. Any person or persons obstructing the streets by moving houses, digging ditches, etc., shall be required to notify the Fire Department by phone or otherwise of location of same not later than the sundown of each day that said street or streets are kept blocked, and in future all persons granted permits to in any way obstruct a street shall be notified of the foregoing requirements by the person issuing the permit.
[R.O. 2011 §205.070; CC 1974 §81.020; Ord. No. 823, 6-6-2005]
Should the Fire Department answer a call from outside the City limits, the charge for making such call outside the City (regardless of the success or failure of the mission) shall be a three hundred fifty dollar ($350.00) minimum, not to exceed five hundred dollars ($500.00) per call.
Firemen responding to calls outside the City limits shall be compensated at the rate of fifteen dollars ($15.00) per fireman for the first (1st) two (2) hours of fire call service with each additional hour accruing a charge at the rate of ten dollars ($10.00) per hour per fireman.
Property owners shall be responsible for any charges accrued for services by the Cabool Fire Department.