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§ 10-1000 General powers of the board of fire commissioners. The board  of fire commissioners of a village, subject to the approval of the board  of trustees:    1.  Has  the  care, custody and control of all village property of the  fire department.    2. May purchase such equipment as is suitable and necessary to prevent  and extinguish fires within the village, or  for  the  purposes  of  any  emergency  and first aid squad organized within the fire department, and  uniforms for all active members of the fire department and keep the same  in good condition and repair.    3. May erect and maintain suitable and  necessary  buildings  for  the  fire department.    4.  May construct and maintain reservoirs and cisterns and supply them  with water for use at fires.    5.  May  adopt  rules  for  the  admission,  suspension,  removal  and  discipline   of   the  members,  officers  and  employees  of  the  fire  department, may  prescribe  their  powers  and  duties,  and  fix  their  compensation not inconsistent with section 10-1018 of this article.    6.  May  adopt rules and regulations governing fire companies and fire  departments, prescribing the duties of  the  members  thereof,  and  may  enforce  discipline  and  provide  for public drills, parades, funerals,  inspections and reviews of the village fire department, or  any  company  or unit thereof, within the village or at other places within the state,  any  adjoining  state or in Canada. Such rules and regulations shall not  authorize any member of the board of  fire  commissioners  to  interfere  with  the  duties  of the fire chief or the assistant fire chief at such  times as the fire department or any company or squad thereof is on duty.    7.  May  appoint  persons  other  than  members  or  officers  of  the  department  to  take  charge  of  village  property,  and  may fix their  compensation.    8. May employ duty or "call men," to serve on a part-time  basis  when  necessary,  and  fix  their duties and compensation. Such part-time paid  firemen in the event of injury  shall  be  entitled  to  the  applicable  benefits  provided  for  such  part-time  paid firemen under section two  hundred seven-a of the general municipal law and in the event of  injury  or  death shall be entitled to the applicable benefits, if any, provided  for such part-time paid firemen under the retirement and social security  law and the  workmen's  compensation  law.  Persons  who  are  volunteer  members of the village fire department may be employed as such part-time  paid  firemen, but in the event of injury, death, disease, or infection,  resulting from services performed in line of duty as such part-time paid  firemen they shall not be entitled to any of the benefits  provided  for  volunteer  firemen  under  the volunteer firemen's benefit law, or under  any policy of blanket accident insurance purchased  by  the  village  or  purchased by the fire department to cover only volunteer members of such  department.    9.  May  inquire  into  the cause and origin of fires occurring in the  village and may take testimony in relation thereto.    11. Notwithstanding any other provisions of law  to  the  contrary,  a  village  may  include  as part of its budget an appropriation to fund an  annual firemen's inspection-dinner for  each  fire  company  within  the  village.

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Statutes > New-york > Vil > Article-10 > 10-1000

§ 10-1000 General powers of the board of fire commissioners. The board  of fire commissioners of a village, subject to the approval of the board  of trustees:    1.  Has  the  care, custody and control of all village property of the  fire department.    2. May purchase such equipment as is suitable and necessary to prevent  and extinguish fires within the village, or  for  the  purposes  of  any  emergency  and first aid squad organized within the fire department, and  uniforms for all active members of the fire department and keep the same  in good condition and repair.    3. May erect and maintain suitable and  necessary  buildings  for  the  fire department.    4.  May construct and maintain reservoirs and cisterns and supply them  with water for use at fires.    5.  May  adopt  rules  for  the  admission,  suspension,  removal  and  discipline   of   the  members,  officers  and  employees  of  the  fire  department, may  prescribe  their  powers  and  duties,  and  fix  their  compensation not inconsistent with section 10-1018 of this article.    6.  May  adopt rules and regulations governing fire companies and fire  departments, prescribing the duties of  the  members  thereof,  and  may  enforce  discipline  and  provide  for public drills, parades, funerals,  inspections and reviews of the village fire department, or  any  company  or unit thereof, within the village or at other places within the state,  any  adjoining  state or in Canada. Such rules and regulations shall not  authorize any member of the board of  fire  commissioners  to  interfere  with  the  duties  of the fire chief or the assistant fire chief at such  times as the fire department or any company or squad thereof is on duty.    7.  May  appoint  persons  other  than  members  or  officers  of  the  department  to  take  charge  of  village  property,  and  may fix their  compensation.    8. May employ duty or "call men," to serve on a part-time  basis  when  necessary,  and  fix  their duties and compensation. Such part-time paid  firemen in the event of injury  shall  be  entitled  to  the  applicable  benefits  provided  for  such  part-time  paid firemen under section two  hundred seven-a of the general municipal law and in the event of  injury  or  death shall be entitled to the applicable benefits, if any, provided  for such part-time paid firemen under the retirement and social security  law and the  workmen's  compensation  law.  Persons  who  are  volunteer  members of the village fire department may be employed as such part-time  paid  firemen, but in the event of injury, death, disease, or infection,  resulting from services performed in line of duty as such part-time paid  firemen they shall not be entitled to any of the benefits  provided  for  volunteer  firemen  under  the volunteer firemen's benefit law, or under  any policy of blanket accident insurance purchased  by  the  village  or  purchased by the fire department to cover only volunteer members of such  department.    9.  May  inquire  into  the cause and origin of fires occurring in the  village and may take testimony in relation thereto.    11. Notwithstanding any other provisions of law  to  the  contrary,  a  village  may  include  as part of its budget an appropriation to fund an  annual firemen's inspection-dinner for  each  fire  company  within  the  village.

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State Codes and Statutes

Statutes > New-york > Vil > Article-10 > 10-1000

§ 10-1000 General powers of the board of fire commissioners. The board  of fire commissioners of a village, subject to the approval of the board  of trustees:    1.  Has  the  care, custody and control of all village property of the  fire department.    2. May purchase such equipment as is suitable and necessary to prevent  and extinguish fires within the village, or  for  the  purposes  of  any  emergency  and first aid squad organized within the fire department, and  uniforms for all active members of the fire department and keep the same  in good condition and repair.    3. May erect and maintain suitable and  necessary  buildings  for  the  fire department.    4.  May construct and maintain reservoirs and cisterns and supply them  with water for use at fires.    5.  May  adopt  rules  for  the  admission,  suspension,  removal  and  discipline   of   the  members,  officers  and  employees  of  the  fire  department, may  prescribe  their  powers  and  duties,  and  fix  their  compensation not inconsistent with section 10-1018 of this article.    6.  May  adopt rules and regulations governing fire companies and fire  departments, prescribing the duties of  the  members  thereof,  and  may  enforce  discipline  and  provide  for public drills, parades, funerals,  inspections and reviews of the village fire department, or  any  company  or unit thereof, within the village or at other places within the state,  any  adjoining  state or in Canada. Such rules and regulations shall not  authorize any member of the board of  fire  commissioners  to  interfere  with  the  duties  of the fire chief or the assistant fire chief at such  times as the fire department or any company or squad thereof is on duty.    7.  May  appoint  persons  other  than  members  or  officers  of  the  department  to  take  charge  of  village  property,  and  may fix their  compensation.    8. May employ duty or "call men," to serve on a part-time  basis  when  necessary,  and  fix  their duties and compensation. Such part-time paid  firemen in the event of injury  shall  be  entitled  to  the  applicable  benefits  provided  for  such  part-time  paid firemen under section two  hundred seven-a of the general municipal law and in the event of  injury  or  death shall be entitled to the applicable benefits, if any, provided  for such part-time paid firemen under the retirement and social security  law and the  workmen's  compensation  law.  Persons  who  are  volunteer  members of the village fire department may be employed as such part-time  paid  firemen, but in the event of injury, death, disease, or infection,  resulting from services performed in line of duty as such part-time paid  firemen they shall not be entitled to any of the benefits  provided  for  volunteer  firemen  under  the volunteer firemen's benefit law, or under  any policy of blanket accident insurance purchased  by  the  village  or  purchased by the fire department to cover only volunteer members of such  department.    9.  May  inquire  into  the cause and origin of fires occurring in the  village and may take testimony in relation thereto.    11. Notwithstanding any other provisions of law  to  the  contrary,  a  village  may  include  as part of its budget an appropriation to fund an  annual firemen's inspection-dinner for  each  fire  company  within  the  village.

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