The New Orleans Fire Department Rules.

The New Orleans Fire Department Rules.

The rules and regulations for the government of the paid fire department of New Orleans have been completed by the board of commissioners, and are based upon the rules in operation in other large cities.

The city is divided into five districts, each under charge of an assistant engineer, as follows :

District No. I—The Second and Third Municipal Districts, with headquarters of engineer at Hook and Ladder No. 3.

District No. 2—The First and Fourth Municipal Districts, with headquarters of engineer at engine house No. 12.

District No. 3—The Sixth Municipal District, with head quarters of engineer at engine house No. 1.

District No. 4—The Filth Municipal District, with headquarters of engineer at Hook and Ladder No. 1 (Algiers).

District No. 5—The Seventh Municipal District, with headquarters of engineer at Hook and Ladder No. r (Carrbllton).

The officers of the department rank in the following order : Chief engineer, senior assistant engineer, assistant engineers, senior captain, captains, lieutenants. The officers and men composing the various companies are to be :

Steam Engines—Captain, engineer, driver, stoker, and from four to five men, according to location.

Hook and Ladder Companies—Captain, driver, tillerman and from five to six men, according to location.

Chemical Engines—Foreman, driver and pipeman.

No member of the department in uniform shall loiter or remain about a saloon, grocery or other place where liquors are kept. No spirituous liquors shall be allowed on the premises of any company, nor shall gambling be allowed thereon.

The offenses for which members maybe suspended and tried by the commission are : Gross and habitual carelessness, wanton or malicious injury to the members or the property of the department, neglect of duty or disobedience of orders, intoxication or being under the influence of liquor at any time, inefficiency or incapacity in the service, making intentionally false reports, neglect to wear proper equipments on duty, neglect or refusal to obey the authorized orders of a superior officer, incurring debts and refusing to pay just debts.

The punishments are censure, reprimand, forfeiture of pay and discharge from the service, or any two of such penalties, according to the gravity of the offenses. Charges shall be made to the commissioners, who alone shall have the power to hear any trial of complaints and charges.

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