Chapter 2.16


2.16.010    Department generally – Administration.

2.16.020    Powers and duties.

2.16.010 Department generally – Administration.

There shall be a fire department, the head of which shall be a fire chief or director of public safety, appointed by the city manager for an indefinite term. The fire chief or director of public safety shall be an officer of the city and shall have the supervision and control of the fire department. The director of public safety or his designee shall have all the authority and responsibility of the fire chief. (Ord. 1492 § 2, 2004; Ord. 1348 § 1, 1996; Ord. 1005 § 6, 1983; Ord. 774 § 1, 1973. Code 1962 § 1-8)

2.16.020 Powers and duties.

It shall be the duty of the fire department, among others, to extinguish fires; to rescue persons endangered by fire; to resuscitate, and to administer first aid to, persons injured in or about burning structures, or elsewhere in case of an emergency; to promote fire prevention; and unless otherwise provided, to enforce all ordinances relating to fires, fire prevention, and safety of persons from fire in theaters, stores, and other public buildings. (Code 1962 § 1-9)