Article 1. Fires

§7-101   Falls City Code  §7-110

Article 1. Fires

§7-101 FIRES; PRESERVATION OF PROPERTY. The Fire Chief, or any officer in charge of the Fire Department, shall have the authority and power to cause the removal of property whenever it shall become necessary for the preservation of more valuable property, the protection of human life, or to prevent the spreading of fire to adjoining property. The Fire Chief may direct the Municipal Firemen to remove any building, structure, or fence for the purpose of checking the progress of any fire. The Fire Chief shall have the authority to blow up, or cause to be blown up, with explosives any building or structure during the progress of a fire for the purpose of checking the progress of the same.

§7-102 FIRES; DISORDERLY SPECTATOR. It shall be unlawful for any person during the time of a fire and for a period of thirty-six (36) hours after its extinguishment to hinder, resist or refuse to obey the Municipal Fire Chief, or to act in a noisy or disorderly manner. The Fire Chief and Assistant Fire Chief shall have the power and authority during such time to arrest or command any such person to assist them in the performance of their official duties. (Ref. 28-908 RS Neb.)

§7-103 FIRES; EQUIPMENT. It shall be unlawful for any person except the Fire Chief and the members of the Municipal Fire Department to molest, destroy, handle or in any other way to interfere with the use and storage of any of the fire trucks and other apparatus belonging to the Municipality. (Ref. 28-519 RS Neb.)

§7-104 FIRES; INTERFERENCE. It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to hinder or obstruct the Municipal Fire Chief or the members of the Fire Department in the performance of their duty. (Ref. 28-908 RS Neb.)

§7-105 FIRES; OBSTRUCTION. It shall be unlawful for any person to obstruct the use of a fire hydrant, or have or place any material within fifteen (15′) feet of the said hydrant. Any vehicle or material found as an obstruction may be immediately removed by the Fire Chief or any member, or members, of the Fire Department, at the risk, cost, and expense of the owner or claimant. (Ref. 39-672 RS Neb.)

§7-106 FIRES; ASSISTANCE. It shall be unlawful for any person to refuse, after the command of the Fire Chief or Assistant Fire Chief, to aid in extinguishing a fire or to assist in the removal and protection of property. (Ref. 28-908 RS Neb.)

§7-107 FIRES; DRIVING OVER HOSE. It shall be unlawful for any person, without the consent of the Fire Chief or Assistant Fire Chief, to drive any vehicle over unprotected hose of the Fire Department. (Ref. 39-682 RS Neb.)

§7-108 FIRES; TRAFFIC. No vehicle, except by the specific direction of the Fire Chief or Assistant Fire Chief, shall follow, approach or park closer than five hundred (500′) feet to any fire vehicle, or to any fire hydrant to which a hose is connected. Nothing herein shall be construed to apply to vehicles carrying doctors, members of the Fire Department, or emergency vehicles. (Ref. 39-681 RS Neb.)

§7-109 FIRES; FALSE ALARM. It shall be unlawful for any person to intentionally and without good and reasonable cause raise any false alarm of fire. (Ref. 28-907, 35-520 RS Neb.)

§7-110 FIRES; PEDESTRIANS. It shall be unlawful for any pedestrian to enter or remain in any street after a fire alarm shall have sounded until the fire trucks shall have completely passed. (Ref. 28-908 RS Neb.)