City of Deer River Municipal Ordinances
the Council only for cause and after a public hearing.
2.303 Duties of Fire Chief. The Fire Chief shall be charged with the enforcement of all ordinances aimed at fire prevention. He or she shall have full authority to inspect all premises and to cause the removal or abatement of all fire hazards. The Chief shall have control of all the firefighting apparatus and shall be solely responsible for its care and condition. He or she shall make a semi-annual report to the Council at its meeting in March and September, on the condition of the equipment and needs of the Fire Department. The Chief may submit additional reports and recommendations at any meeting of the Council and shall report each suspension by him or her of a member of the Fire Department at the first meeting of the Council following such suspension. The Chief shall be responsible for the proper training and discipline of the members of the Fire Department, and may suspend any member for refusal or neglect to obey orders pending final action by the Council on his or her discharge or retention.
2.304 Records. The Secretary shall keep in convenient form a complete record of all fires. such record shall include the time of the alarm, location of the fire, cause of fire (if known), type of building, name of owner and tenant, purpose for which occupied, value of building and contents, members of the department responding to the alarm, and such other information as he or she may deem advisable or as may be required from time to time by the Council or Minnesota State Fire Marshall's office.
2.305 Assistant Chief. In the absence or disability of the Chief, the Assistant Chief shall perform all the functions and exercise all of the authority of the Chief.
2.306 Firefighters. On admission to the department, firefighters shall be l8 years of age and able bodied. They shall become members of the Fire Department by examination as required by the constitution and by-laws of said department.
2.307 Compensation. The members and officers of the Fire Department shall receive compensation as set by the Council at any regular meeting.
2.308 Minimum Pay. In computing compensation for fires, one hour shall be considered as the minimum to be paid to any firefighter.
2.309 Relief Association. The members and officers of the Fire Department shall organize themselves into a Firefighter's Relief Association in accordance with law.
Part Four: City Forester
2.401 Appointment. The City shall appoint a City Forester who shall perform any duties