Plans, organizes, assigns and directs departmental operations with respect to equipment, apparatus, and personnel; approves training plans and programs for the department; recommends long range plans for equipment, facilities and manpower to the City Manager.
Supervises and coordinates the enforcement of fire prevention laws and ordinances such as safety regulations for public assemblies, the handling and storage of combustible materials and the use of inflammable liquids and explosives; oversees issuance of occupancy certificates and various special permits.
Personally takes charge of all fires occurring in schools, churches, hotels, motels, hospitals, nursing homes, theaters, and other places of public gatherings; industrial plants, large businesses, bulk oil plants, and factories; answers all second alarm fires.
Exercises purchasing and budgetary control; prepares specifications for new equipment and apparatus; develops personnel recruitment and promotion programs and policies subject to approval of the City Manager; recruits and promotes personnel within the approved policies and procedures.
Directs the preparation and analysis of fire records and reports to secure efficient operation, to meet service demands, and to comply with authorized requests for information regarding department activities and personnel.
Supervises inspection of city for fire hazards; coordinates investigations of arson with Fire Marshall.
Attends City Council meetings as necessary; attends regional and other educational meetings to keep abreast of modern fire fighting methods, investigations, and administration; addresses civic clubs, schools and other groups and participates in mass media informational and educational programs to explain and promote public understanding of departmental work and fire prevention policies.
Directs the planning, organization and conducting of a citywide fire prevention educational program and personally participates in the program.
Performs related duties as required.