Chapter 2.56
PALMER FIRE AND RESCUE

Sections:

2.56.010    Appointment.

2.56.020    Duties of Palmer fire and rescue.

2.56.010 Appointment.

A. The fire chief shall be appointed by the city manager and serve at the pleasure of the city manager.

B. The fire chief is responsible for appointing assistant chiefs and other personnel the fire chief deems necessary for the effective operation of the department. (Ord. 15-011 § 4, 2015)

2.56.020 Duties of Palmer fire and rescue.

A. The functions of the fire and rescue department shall include:

1. Fire prevention and suppression;

2. Fire investigation;

3. Other services to protect life and property within the limits of the city, and subject to contracts and the availability of personnel and equipment, outside the city limits.

B. The fire chief shall:

1. Appoint and supervise assistant chiefs and other personnel the fire chief deems necessary for the effective operation of the fire department;

2. Manage the budget, operation and personnel of the department;

3. Possess demonstrated ability to command personnel;

4. Implement an operations manual for the purpose of governing the department;

5. Provide training and drills for department personnel in the operations and maintenance of firefighting equipment, emergency medical care and rescue salvage, fire prevention, fire science, water discipline and other subjects and practices that promote good firefighting and safety;

6. Ensure the proper investigation of the cause, origin and circumstances of all fires, and ensure that all department personnel are trained in arson recognition and certain personnel are trained in arson investigation;

7. Maintain comprehensive records of all fires, fire inspections, department apparatus and equipment, personnel roster and training records, and other information about the operation of the department;

8. Report department status and activities to the city manager;

9. Perform such other duties as shall be required by the city manager. (Ord. 15-011 § 4, 2015)