Village of Bellerose, NY
Nassau County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Incorporated Village of Bellerose 4-4-1966 by resolution.[1]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fire Department — See Ch. 20.
Deputy Fire Commissioner — See Ch. 33, Art. II.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 107.
[1]
Editor's Note: Pursuant to L.L. No. 1-1976 which established the Code, the provisions of this chapter were originally designated as Ch. 10 on 11-27-1978 by L.L. No. 13-1978.
There is hereby created in the Incorporated Village of Bellerose a Bureau of Fire Prevention consisting of three members. One member shall be the Fire Commissioner of the Village, who shall hold office during his term as Fire Commissioner and shall act as Chairman of the Bureau. The other two members shall be appointed by Board of Trustees of the Village and shall hold office during the official year of the Village for which they were appointed.
The Board of Trustees may, on recommendation of the Bureau of Fire Prevention, appoint such Fire Inspectors of the Bureau of Fire Prevention as it may deem necessary. The Bureau may choose a Vice Chairman and appoint a secretary. The Bureau shall make rules for the conduct of its own proceedings and may keep a minute book of its proceedings.
A. 
It shall be the duty of the Bureau of Fire Prevention to:
(1) 
Study the needs of fire prevention in the Incorporated Village of Bellerose and to make from time to time recommendations for the improvement of fire prevention to the Board of Trustees, the departments of the Village and the Bellerose Fire Department.
(2) 
Enforce within the Incorporated Village of Bellerose all laws and ordinances relating to the prevention of fires, including any fire prevention ordinance or ordinances that may be adopted by the Village.
(3) 
Investigate the cause, origin and circumstances of every fire occurring in the Village and, so far as possible, to determine whether the fire is the result of carelessness or design. If the fire is suspicious or of undetermined origin, immediate notification shall be given to the Nassau County Fire Marshal.
B. 
Between the first and 15th days of March in each year the annual report of the Bureau of Fire Prevention shall be made and filed with the Board of Trustees of the Village. It shall contain a report of all proceedings taken by the Bureau and such other matter, statistics or recommendations as may be required by statute or ordinance or as the Bureau may deem proper.
[Added 11-27-1978 by L.L. No. 17-1978]
The primary duty for the enforcement of all laws within the Incorporated Village of Bellerose relating to the prevention of fires shall rest with the Bureau of Fire Prevention of the Incorporated Village of Bellerose and its Fire Inspectors.
[Added 11-27-1978 by L.L. No. 17-1978]
The Bureau of Fire Prevention or the Fire Inspectors may, at all reasonable hours, enter any building or premises within the Incorporated Village of Bellerose to make any inspection or investigation necessary under the provisions of the Code or under the provisions of any applicable law or regulation.