Subject to the direction and control of the City Council, the powers and duties of the Board of Fire Commissioners shall be:
To review and recommend concerning the future needs of the fire department in respect to long-range capital needs, including buildings, training facilities, and water mains and hydrant replacements;
To review the relationship of the fire department with other governmental agencies and private entities concerning topics which the commission feels present a true and pressing need for the city’s fire service, i.e., mutual aid and the fire rating system of the Independent Insurance Office;
To review, comment and make recommendations regarding the annual operating budget of the department;
To recommend to the Fire Chief and the City Council action concerning initial adoption and future amendments to the fire prevention code, the building code, and other such ordinances which pertain to the prevention of fires within the community;
To receive monthly reports from the Fire Chief concerning the general operations and functions of the department;
To perform such other duties as may be prescribed by the City Council.
The Board of Fire Commissioners consists of five members appointed by the City Council, one of whom may be a councilman. The Fire Chief is an ex officio member of the commission, but is not entitled to vote as a member of the commission.
In Memoriam Mary Ellen Irwin
(Fire Commissioner April 1, 1993 – March 31, 2009 and Fire Commissioner Emeritus April 1, 2009 – March 14, 2013)
In Memoriam Charles Daniels, Jr.
(Fire Commission Chairman April 2, 1990 - December 28, 2010)