COUNTY OF ALBEMARLE

 

 

                                                                    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

 

AGENDA TITLE:

Appointment of Assistant Fire Marshal

 

 

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST:

Authorize appointment of Assistant Fire Marshal pursuant to Virginia Code

 

 

 

STAFF CONTACT(S):

Messrs. Tucker, Foley, Davis, Eggleston

 

AGENDA DATE:                      

March 17, 2004

 

ACTION:                                     INFORMATION:

 

CONSENT AGENDA:         

     ACTION:  X                            INFORMATION:

 

ATTACHMENTS:    No

 

 

REVIEWED BY:

 

 

BACKGROUND:

Virginia Code 27-36 provides that the Board may appoint one or more assistant fire marshals that may in the absence of the Fire Marshal carry out his duties and responsibilities.  In addition, Virginia Code 27-34.2:1 provides that in addition to such other duties as may be prescribed by law, the governing body may authorize an assistant fire marshal to have the same police powers as a sheriff, police officer or other law enforcement officer and the authority to investigate and prosecute certain designated offenses.

 

 

STRATEGIC PLAN:

3.1  Make the County a safe and healthy community in which citizens feel secure to live, work and play.

 

 

DISCUSSION:

The appointment of William R. Clark, III, who is currently a Fire Prevention Inspector/Investigator, as an Assistant Fire Marshal is necessary in order for him to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of the Fire Marshal's office.  He has satisfactorily completed the required training for fire marshals, exercising police powers as required by the Virginia State Department of Fire Programs.  The Board has previously authorized assistant fire marshals to exercise police powers.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION:

Appoint William R. Clark, III as Assistant Fire Marshal with full police powers of the Fire Marshal as authorized in Virginia Code 27-34.2:0 and 27-36.

 

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