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BULLET St. Louis City Revised Code Chapter 3.24 Fire Department Part III

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Chapter 3.24
Fire Department
PART III. FIRE ALARM SYSTEM

Sections:

3.24.330 Signal of alarm of fire.
3.24.340 Rules and directions for signaling alarms of fire.
3.24.350 Management and control of system.
3.24.360 Chief Electrical Engineer--Appointment--Powers and duties generally.
3.24.370 Chief Electrical Engineer--Bond.
3.24.380 Chief Electrical Engineer--Use of vehicles.
3.24.390 Repair of damaged equipment.
3.24.400 Right of entry for repairs--Refusal of admittance--Tampering with or damaging property.
3.24.410 Erection and maintenance of poles for use of city.
3.24.420 Conduits and manholes.
3.24.430 Records to be kept.
3.24.440 Installation of fire alarm and auxiliary boxes.

3.24.330 Signal of alarm of fire.

All alarms of fire shall be signaled to the proper department of the City by means of the fire alarm telegraph system of the City. The central station or office of the fire alarm telegraph system shall be located in the City Hall until otherwise directed by the Board of Aldermen or Mayor.
(1948 C. Ch. 24 28: 1960 C. 332.010.)

3.24.340 Rules and directions for signaling alarms of fire.

The Chief Electrical Engineer, with the approval of the Chief of the Fire Department, shall adopt rules and directions for signaling alarms of fire to the various departments of the City not provided for in Part III, and have the power to alter and change the same from time to time. All rules, regulations and changes shall be binding upon all persons connected with such department and the fire and police telegraph and telephone section, after a copy of the rules, regulations and changes has been placed on file in the office of the Chief of the Fire Department and the City Register and published in the same manner as ordinances of the City are published. The Board of Aldermen shall at all times have the power to alter, amend or annul the rules, regulations and changes.
(1948 C. Ch. 24 29: 1960 C. 332.020.)

McQuillin:

24.463 Requirement of alarms or systems

3.24.350 Management and control of system.

The fire and police telegraph and telephone section of the division of fire and fire prevention shall manage, control and conduct the fire and police telegraph and telephone system, including the entire care and management of rooms, apparatus, poles, conduits, line wire, cables, signal stations and all appurtenances and equipment necessary for the transmission of all alarms of fire to the fire service of the City and for the operation of the municipal telephone system, including telephone and signal stations as may be necessary for the efficient operation of the metropolitan police.
(1948 C. Ch. 24 30: 1960 C. 332.030.)

City Counselor Ops.: 9555, 9584

McQuillin:

34.116 Use of telephone poles for alarm systems

3.24.360 Chief Electrical Engineer--Appointment--Powers and duties generally.

The head of the fire and police telegraph and telephone section of the division of fire and fire prevention shall be known as the Chief Electrical Engineer of the fire and police telegraph and telephone system, and shall be appointed by the chief of the fire department. The Chief Electrical Engineer shall control and direct the employees and equipment of the section and make alterations in the equipment and additions thereto and changes in the duties of the employees as may seem best to him for the operation or improvement of the section.
(1948 C. Ch. 24 31: 1960 C. 332.040.)

City Counselor Ops.: 9555

3.24.370 Chief Electrical Engineer--Bond.

The Chief Electrical Engineer shall give bond to the City in the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000.00).
(1948 C. Ch. 24 32: 1960 C. 332.050.)

3.24.380 Chief Electrical Engineer--Use of vehicles.

The Chief Electrical Engineer of the fire and police telegraph and telephone system shall have the entire use and control of automobiles and vehicles as may be necessary to carry on the work of the fire and police telegraph and telephone section.
(1948 C. Ch. 14 33: 1960 C. 332.060.)

3.24.390 Repair of damaged equipment.

In case of damage or destruction or impairment to the property of the fire and police telegraph and telephone section by storms, lightning, fire or unforeseen causes. which damage cannot be properly repaired by the section without exceeding the annual appropriation to the section, it shall be the duty of the chief electrical engineer of the fire and police telegraph and telephone system to have the damage be repaired in the shortest possible time. The chief electrical engineer of the fire and police telegraph and telephone system may, with the approval of the chief of the fire department, employ extra labor and purchase supplies as he may deem necessary to expedite the making of the repairs.
(1948 C. Ch. 24 34: 1960 C. 332.070.)

3.24.400 Right of entry for repairs--Refusal of admittance--Tampering with or damaging property.

The chief electrical engineer of the fire and police telegraph and telephone system or any employees shall have the right to enter any premises wherein may be located any fire alarm wires or apparatus at any time it may be necessary to test, repair or otherwise work upon same. In case of damage or destruction or any impairment to wires, poles or any property or devices upon which wires of the fire and police telegraph and telephone system may be caused by storms, lightning, fire or other unforeseen causes, the chief electrical engineer of the fire and police telegraph and telephone system and any employees may enter upon any private property and lay, place, attach or string wires or devices over or upon any private property, premises or buildings until such time as the damage may be repaired. Any person who obstructs, interferes with or refuses admittance to the officer or employees, or any person tampering with or damaging any of the property of the fire and police telegraph and telephone system, or attempting to interfere with the proper working of any part of the fire and police telegraph and telephone system, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. This section shall not be construed as to invalidate or render void in any degree, any ordinance relating to the conviction and punishment for sending of a false alarm of fire from a fire alarm box or signal station to the fire department.
(1948 C. Ch. 24 35: 1960 C. 332.080, 332.090.)

3.24.410 Erection and maintenance of poles for use of city.

The chief electrical engineer of the fire and police telegraph and telephone system is authorized to erect and maintain a line of poles for the use of the city in the interest of the fire and police telegraph and telephone system upon any street of the city and shall have the power to excavate for the same. The poles shall be set in the sidewalk and within one foot of the outer margin of the sidewalk. The setting of poles shall not violate ordinances in that relation as applied to, or under, the department of streets.
(1948 C. Ch. 24 36: 1960 C. 332.100.)

3.24.420 Conduits and manholes.

The chief electrical engineer of the fire and police telegraph and telephone system is authorized to alter, repair or install conduits, laterals and appurtenances to conduits and manholes in which there are ducts and cables for the fire and police telegraph and telephone system whenever necessary for the proper and efficient working, the maintenance or improvement of the underground service of the fire and police telegraph and telephone system under the general supervision of the Board of public service. The cost of all such work shall be paid out of the funds that may be annually appropriated for the purpose. Any necessary repairs made on ducts, conduits or appurtenances required to be made by the company installing the same shall be paid for by the company so obligated.
(1948 C. Ch. 24 37: 1960 C. 332.110.)

3.24.430 Records to be kept.

The chief electrical engineer of the fire and police telegraph and telephone system shall keep a record of all his official transactions and a correct systematic account of all moneys, both receipts and expenditures. He shall keep an inventory of all tools and other materials, on hand, and shall also cause to be made by the operators on duty, a correct record of the exact time, date and number of station from whence alarms of fire are received.
(1948 C. Ch. 24 38: 1960 C. 332.120.)

3.24.440 Installation of fire alarm and auxiliary boxes.

Fire alarm boxes installed on the city's fire alarm and police telegraph system of wires, shall be placed so they are accessible to the inspectors of the fire and police telegraph and telephone division of the department of public safety at all hours of the day or night. In the event the fire alarm box cannot be placed to comply with this section, the owners or proprietors of theaters or other places where direct communication with the fire alarm telegraph system is deemed necessary shall provide a master box outside the premises and one or more auxiliary boxes at suitable places within the risk protected and these shall be installed at the owners' or proprietors' expense. The design and quality of the master box and auxiliary box shall be in accordance with the requirements of the chief electrical engineer of the fire and police telegraph and telephone division, under whose supervision the master box wiring and auxiliary boxes shall be installed.
(1948 C. Ch. 24 39: 1960 C. 332.130.)

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