Sec. 19-43. Establishment and duties of the code official.
(a) The code official shall be the fire marshal for the City of Lynchburg.
(b) The code official shall be appointed by the chief of the fire department with the approval of the city manager.
(c) The chief of the fire department may empower the fire marshal to detail such members of the fire department as inspectors as shall from time to time be necessary.
(d) The code official shall also recommend any amendments to this chapter which may be desirable.
(e) The code official and deputy fire marshals shall, before entering upon their duties, take an oath before any officer authorized to administer oaths, to faithfully discharge the duties of their office. Such marshals, upon completing the course approved by the law-enforcement officers training standards commission for permanent law enforcement officers, shall be sworn as law enforcement officers. Such law enforcement officers shall continue to exercise such authority only upon satisfactory participation in in-service and advanced courses and programs approved by the commission. (Ord. No. O-8-274, § 1, 10-11-88; Ord. No. O-08-099, 7-8-08)
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