CHAPTER 137

Division of Fire

137.01 Composition.
137.02 Compensation for Chief's substitute.
137.03 Age of original appointment.
137.04 Service to other municipalities.
137.05 Investigation of fires.

CROSS REFERENCES

Reductions, suspensions and removals - see Ohio R.C. 124.34 et seq.
Fire Chief suspension - see Ohio R.C. 124.34, 124.40
Age and promotions - see Ohio R.C. 124.31
Schooling, buildings and equipment - see Ohio R.C. 715.05, 737.23 et seq.
Fire protection contracts - see Ohio R.C. 9.60
Civil service application - see Ohio R.C. 737.11
General duties - see Ohio R.C. 737.11
Classification - see Ohio R.C. 737.13
False fire alarm - see GEN. OFF. 509.07
Fire limits - see BLDG. Ch. 1321


137.01 COMPOSITION.
The Division of Fire shall be composed of a Fire Chief and such other officers and personnel as Council shall from time to time determine.


137.02 COMPENSATION FOR CHIEF'S SUBSTITUTE.
An employee, substituting for the Fire Chief in taking over his duties, shall receive the same rate of pay as the Fire Chief.
(Ord. 2381. Passed 6-6-57.)


137.03 AGE OF ORIGINAL APPOINTMENT.
A person between the ages of eighteen and thirty-six years may receive an original appointment to the Fire Division of the City.
(Ord. 645. Passed 11-16-72.)


137.04 SERVICE TO OTHER MUNICIPALITIES.

(a) The Division of Fire is hereby authorized to extend its services or the use of its fire apparatus to provide fire protection or additional fire protection in times of emergency to other political subdivisions of the State when so authorized by the Fire Chief, the Acting Chief or the Director of Public Safety.

(b) This section is enacted in accordance with and pursuant to the provisions of Ohio R.C. 717.021.
(Ord. 312. Passed 2-3-66.)


137.05 INVESTIGATION OF FIRES.

(a) The following officers of the Bellaire Fire Department are hereby invested with the powers and duties described by Ohio R.C. 737.27, including the duty to be present at all fires, power to investigate the cause thereof, examine witnesses, compel the attendance of witnesses and the production of books and papers, and to do and perform all other acts necessary to the effective discharge of such duties. Such officers are hereby given the power to administer oath, make arrests, and enter for the purpose of examination any building which, in such officer's opinion, is in danger from fire. The officer shall report his proceedings to Council at such times as are required.

(b) The officers of the Bellaire Fire Department which shall have the powers set forth in subsection (a) hereof are as follows:

(1) The Chief of the Fire Department, who shall have completed the Ohio Peace Officers Training Course in addition to Arson Investigation Levels I and II.

(2) Such addition Fire Department Officials as, from time to time, may be designated by Council when certified by the Chief of the Fire Department as having completed Arson Investigation Levels I and II.
(Ord. 1274. Passed 2-2-89.)


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