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      RS 33:1965     

  

§1965.  Regulation of department; working conditions

If the municipality has less than one hundred thousand inhabitants, the governing authority of the municipality shall regulate the fire department, shall provide a sufficient number of officers and men to carry out the purposes of this Sub-part, and shall provide a sufficient number of beds for the men on night duty.

If the municipality has one hundred thousand or more inhabitants:

(1)  The chief engineer or commanding officer of the fire department or other proper authority shall regulate the department, fix the hours of duty, provide a sufficient number of officers and men to carry out the purposes of this Sub-part, and provide for substitutes in the department;

(2)  The members of the department shall not perform any hours of service longer than those fixed;

(3)  All fire drills shall take place during the hours of platoon watch or service, and

(4)  Sufficient beds shall be furnished each company for the men on night duty.



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