Sec. 8-20.  Membership generally; qualifications; appointment; bond.


(a)   The reserve fire division unit shall consist of such number of members as shall from time to time be determined by the mayor and council.


(b)   The mayor and city council shall prescribe the qualifications and standards by which applicants for membership in the reserve shall be governed, and persons possessing said qualifica­tions and conforming to said standards may be appointed to the reserve by the fire chief.


(c)   To be eligible for membership in the reserve, each applicant must indicate his willingness to attend regularly scheduled train­ing meetings, on the first and third Tuesdays of each month commencing at 7:00 p.m. and any additional day and time as needed, and not miss more than two (2) consecutive meetings, or drills, unless excused by the fire chief.  Excessive unexcused ab­sences throughout the year shall be cause for possible termination.


(d)   Application for membership in the reserve fire division shall be submitted in writing at the office of the fire chief.  All eligible applicants will be scheduled for the physical agility test prescribed by the fire chief with approval of the mayor and city council and upon passing the same will be contacted for an oral review before the three (3) paid captains and the fire chief, with any three (3) of the four (4) constituting a quorum.  Candidates will be rated on oral, interpersonal and decision making skills.


(e)   Upon acceptance to the reserve fire division, each member of the reserve fire division shall be bonded by the city before being installed in the department.


Source: Ord. No. 3101, § 2, 10-18-82