Par. 1. The Corporate powers of this corporation shall be vested in a Board of Directors, who shall be as follows: The President, the First Vice-President, the Second Vice-President, the Secretary-Treasurer, two directors-at-Large, the Immediate Past President and all of these shall hold their office by virtue of their election as officers in the annual meeting of the corporation. The Legislative Chairman and the National Volunteer Fire Council Representative shall be appointed by the Board of Directors and serve as an ex-officio member of the Board of Directors. The Chairman of the Firematics Committee shall become a member of the Board of Directors, Ex-Officio, his expenses to be paid out of the Firematics fund.
Par. 2. The President shall appoint a District Vice-President from each of the following described twelve districts of the State of Florida, which are comprised of the counties herein set forth:*FIRST DISTRICT Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry, Lee* SECOND DISTRICT Broward,Dade, Martin, Monroe, Palm Beach
* THIRD DISTRICT DeSoto, Hardee, Manatee, Sarasota
* FOURTH DISTRICT Brevard, Indian river, St Lucie, Okeechobee, Highlands, Osceola
* FIFTH DISTRICT Polk, Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco
* SIXTH DISTRICT Orange, Seminole, Volusia, Lake
* SEVENTH DISTRICT Flagler, Putnam, St Johns, Duval, Nassau, Clay
* EIGHTH DISTRICT Hernando, Sumter, Cirtus, Marion, Levy
* NINTH DISTRICT Dixie, Gilchrist, Alachua, Bradford, Union, Baker, Columbia, Hamilton, Suwannee, LaFayette
* TENTH DISTRICT Taylor, Madison, Jefferson,Wakulla, Leon, Gadsden
* ELEVENTH DISTRICT Gulf, Franklin, Liberty, Calhoun, Bay, Holmes, Washington, Jackson
* TWELFTH DISTRICT Walton, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Escambia
Par. 3. Each said District Vice-President shall have the authority, to appoint as many Deputy Vice-Presidents as deemed necessary, who shall serve only during the term of the appointing District Vice-President served.
Par. 4. Said appointment shall be subject to the approval by the President of this Corporation.
Par. 5. The duties of said Deputy District Vice-President shall be to assist their respective district Vice-Presidents with the work within their districts.
Par. 6. A quorum of the Board of Directors shall consist of two-thirds of its members, of which one must be the President or one of the Vice-Presidents.
Par. 7. If any vacancies occur in the Board of Directors or offices, the same shall be filled by the Board of Directors to serve until the next annual meeting.
Par. 8. The Board of Directors shall conduct, manage and control the affairs and the business of the corporation and make rules and regulations not inconsistent with the laws of Florida, or the by-laws of this corporation, for guidance of the officers and management of the affairs of the corporation.
Par. 9. The Board of Directors shall cause to be kept a complete record of all their minutes and acts of the proceedings of its members and present a full statement at the regular annual meeting of this corporation showing in detail, the assets and liabilities of the corporation and generally the condition of its affairs.
Par. 10. The Board of Directors shall supervise all officers, agents and employees and see that their duties are properly performed.
Par. 11. The Board of Directors shall have the power to employ a person as Executive Secretary, who shall have such powers and duties as the Board of Directors may confer.
Par. 12. Any contract entered into with the Executive Secretary by the Board of Directors, beyond the term of office of the existing Board of Directors, shall be approved by the new Board of Directors.
Par. 13. Salary and expenses for said Executive Secretary shall be determined by the Board of Directors and kept within the operating budget of this corporation.
Par. 14. The Board of Directors shall meet at the call of the President, or upon request of a majority of said Board of Directors, in writing to the President.. Copies of all such requests shall be furnished by the Secretary. Upon receiving such request, the President shall call such meeting within twenty days. Upon his failure to do so, the Secretary or a member of the petitioning body may set the meeting place and date.