Montana Code Annotated 2021



Part 41. Municipal Fire Departments

Appointment Of Chief Engineer Of Fire Department

7-33-4105. Appointment of chief engineer of fire department. (1) The council of any city or town where there is no paid fire department may appoint a chief engineer of the fire department:

(a) to manage and control the fire engines and apparatus furnished by the city or town for the extinguishing and the prevention of fires;

(b) to superintend and direct all fire companies; and

(c) to examine and inspect all buildings, chimneys, flues, and boilers and other things within the city or town and require the same to be put in a safe condition or removed if liable to cause fire.

(2) In case a paid fire department is established in any city or town, the council may by ordinance provide for the maintenance of the same and the employment of the officers and employees thereof.

History: En. Sec. 4816, Pol. C. 1895; re-en. Sec. 3325, Rev. C. 1907; re-en. Sec. 5140, R.C.M. 1921, re-en. Sec. 5140, R.C.M. 1935; R.C.M. 1947, 11-1940.