[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of St. Francis 7-6-2004 by Ord. No. 1166 (§§ 5.01, 5.03 to 5.05 and 5.10 of the 1981 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Fire prevention — See Ch. 245.
The Fire Department of the City shall consist of the following:
Three Deputy Chiefs, Battalion Chiefs, or Captains in such combination as is approved by the Police and Fire Commission from time to time in accordance with the budget authorized by the Common Council.
[Amended 3-6-2018 by Ord. No. 1422]
Ten driver operators or firefighters in such combination thereof, if deemed necessary by the Fire Chief in accordance with the budget authorized by the Common Council.
[Amended 4-6-2011 by Ord. No. 1299; 3-6-2018 by Ord. No. 1422]
Such additional personnel as may be authorized by the Common Council from time to time.
[Amended 3-6-2018 by Ord. No. 1422]
Appointment of Fire Chief. The Chief of the Fire Department shall be appointed by the Police and Fire Commission established pursuant to § 17-7 of this Code. The Fire Chief shall hold office subject to suspension or removal by the Commission for cause.
[Amended 7-1-2008 by Ord. No. 1259]
Duties of Fire Chief. The Fire Chief shall have command and supervision over all the members, apparatus and operations of the Fire Department, subject to the rules and regulations which may be prescribed by the Council and the Police and Fire Commission and § 62.13, Wis. Stats. He shall perform all duties delegated to him by the laws of the State of Wisconsin, including but not limited to § 62.13, Wis. Stats., and by the ordinances of the City of St. Francis, Wisconsin. He shall keep all appliances belonging to the City and used for the purpose of the Fire Department in good repair and ready for immediate and efficient service and make an annual report to the Council on or before the first regular meeting in April as to:
To appoint subordinates. The Fire Chief shall appoint subordinates subject to the approval of the Police and Fire Commission and pursuant to the laws of the State of Wisconsin, including § 62.13, Wis. Stats. Such appointments shall be made by promotion, when this can be done with advantage, otherwise from an eligible list provided by examination and approval by the Police and Fire Commission and kept on file with the Clerk.
To make rules and regulations for the Department. The Fire Chief may make such rules and regulations for the good government of the Fire Department as he may deem necessary or expedient, but such rules and regulations shall not be inconsistent with the provisions of this chapter.
Every firefighter shall have the police power and duties delegated to him by Wisconsin law and such other duties as prescribed by the Fire Chief.
Whenever the Chief or officer in charge determines, the Fire Department, or any part thereof, shall answer any call outside the City. The members of the Fire Department while responding to or attending or returning from any such call shall be deemed to be employees of the City.
[Amended 3-19-2013 by Ord. No. 1339]
Composition. The Bureau of Fire Prevention shall be operated under the supervision of the Fire Chief. He shall assign Fire Department personnel to the Bureau and may secure, with Mayoral approval, such temporary technical expert assistance outside the Department as necessary to enforce the regulations of this section.
Duties. The Bureau shall:
Enforce these regulations and all other laws and ordinances relating to the following:
Perform such other duties as are set forth in this section and as required by all other laws and ordinances and lawful orders of the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services and any additional duties prescribed by the Chief.
[Added 2-3-2009 by Ord. No. 1268; amended 3-19-2013 by Ord. No. 1339]
Fees for basic life support ("BLS"), mileage, oxygen and supplies shall be as provided by the current fee schedule on file with the City Clerk.
Any person, firm, contractor, or corporation requiring rescue services beyond the capacity of the Fire Department shall reimburse the City for personnel costs, equipment and supplies, and outside rescue services. These services include, but are not limited to, services required for confined space rescue, deep tunnel rescue, high/low angle rescue, the handling of hazardous material, and any services requiring use of non-Fire-Department persons, firms, contractors, corporations or any other non-Fire-Department entities.