RULE 12.

SECTION 1. No member of the Department shall be granted a leave of absence for a longer period than thirty days without permission of the Board of Fire Commissioners.

SEC. 2. Any member of the Department wanting leave of absence for a period less than thirty days must apply to the commanding officer of his company, who shall grant same only after the approval of the Chief Engineer.

SEC. 3. The Chief Engineer and Assistant Chief Engineer shall obtain the consent of at least three members of the Board of Fire Commissioners for leave of absence from the city.