[Ord. No. 324 §2, 5-14-2002]
The Kahoka City Fire Department shall have such personnel, property and equipment as may from time to time be authorized by the Board of Aldermen and said Fire Department shall be organized in such manner as shall be provided by the Fire Department Chief with the approval of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen.
[Ord. No. 324 §3, 5-14-2002]
The Mayor with the consent and approval of the majority of the members of the Board of Aldermen shall appoint the Fire Department Chief and approve members of the Fire Department and such other personnel of the Fire Department as may be authorized at any time by the Board of Aldermen; and the terms of office or employment may be specified at the time of appointment. If no term of office or employment is so stated, the appointment will continue until revoked by the Mayor with the consent and approval of the majority of the members of the Board of Aldermen.
[Ord. No. 324 §4, 5-14-2002]
The Fire Chief shall be the head of the Fire Department and, as such, shall be the commanding officer of the Fire Department for the City of Kahoka. The Fire Chief shall be responsible to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen for the proper administration, training, discipline, morale and effective employment of the Fire Department and for the proper maintenance and use of the property and equipment of the department to the end that all missions and purposes of the Fire Department are effectively accomplished.
[Ord. No. 324 §5, 5-14-2002]
The Fire Department Chief shall promulgate rules and regulations for the government of the Fire Department and the official conduct of the members thereof and may from time to time, as the Fire Chief may deem advisable, amend such rules and regulations. The rules and regulations so promulgated, when approved by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen by resolution, shall be placed on file in the office of the City Clerk with a copy of same to be maintained at the Fire Department headquarters for the information of the members of the Fire Department and the public at large. When such rules and regulations have been promulgated, approved and filed as above provided, it shall be unlawful for any member of the Fire Department to violate or fail to comply with any such rule, regulation. Such rules and regulations may provide, among other things, for rank and seniority of members of the department, chain of command and reasonable penalties for violations.