The duty of the Fire Chief is to assume full charge of all members, apparatus and equipment while on parade, at drills, and at fires or other occasions requiring the services of the department. He/she assume full responsibility for all fire equipment and see to its proper care and maintenance. It is his/her responsibility to recommend the purchase of new equipment as well as retrofit or replacement of existing equipment. He/she insures that adequate training programs are conducted in the department and acquaint himself/herself with all fire fighting methods by attending schools, drills and conferences. He/she recommends the purchase of suitable training manuals, textbooks or other instructional material. He/she has the authority to see that proper discipline is maintained in the department.