City of New Lisbon, WI
Juneau County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of New Lisbon 4-2-2001 as Secs. 5-2-3, 5-2-5 and 5-2-7 to 5-2-11 and Title 5, Ch. 3, of the 2001 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fire Department — See Ch. 68.
Building construction — See Ch. 238.
Fireworks — See Ch. 293.
Health and sanitation — See Ch. 308.
Nuisances — See Ch. 375.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 396.

§ 289-1 Impeding fire equipment.

No person shall impede the progress of a fire engine, fire truck or other fire apparatus of the New Lisbon Fire Department along the streets or alleys of such City at the time of a fire or when the Fire Department is using such streets or alleys in response to a fire alarm or for practice.

§ 289-2 Damaging fire hose; parking by hydrants; blocking fire lanes.

A. 
Driving over fire hose. No person shall willfully injure in any manner any hose, hydrant or fire apparatus belonging to the City, and no vehicle shall be driven over any unprotected hose of the New Lisbon Fire Department when laid down on any street, private driveway or other place, to be used at any fire or alarm of fire, without the consent of the Fire Department official in command.
B. 
Parking vehicles near hydrants. It shall be unlawful for any person to park any vehicle or leave any object within 10 feet of any fire hydrant at any time.
C. 
No parking near fire. It shall be unlawful for any person, in case of fire, to drive or park any vehicle within one block from the place of fire without the consent and authority of the Fire Chief or any police officer.

§ 289-3 Duty of bystanders to assist.

Every person who shall be present at a fire shall be subject to the orders of the Fire Chief or officer in command and may be required to render assistance in fighting the fire or in removing or guarding property. Such officer shall have the power to cause the arrest of any person or persons refusing to obey said orders.

§ 289-4 Vehicles to yield right-of-way.

Whenever there shall be a fire or fire alarm or the New Lisbon Fire Department shall be out for practice, every person driving or riding in a motorized or other vehicle shall move and remain to the side of the street until the fire engine and fire truck and other fire apparatus shall have passed.

§ 289-5 Interference with use of hydrants.

No person shall occupy any portion of such streets or alleys with a motorized or other vehicle between such fire engine or fire truck or other fire apparatus and any hydrant to which a fire hose may be, or may be about to be, attached.

§ 289-6 Open burning.

All burning within the City of New Lisbon is hereby prohibited. This prohibition includes, but is not limited to, the burning of yard refuse, trash, commercial or private garbage/refuse and/or the use of incinerators, burning barrels or other similar equipment. This section shall not apply to:
A. 
Fires in City parks which are in compliance with park rules.
B. 
Any fire specifically authorized by the Fire Chief.
C. 
Fires in commercially constructed units (e.g., kettle grills, barbecues and gas grills) which are fueled by charcoal, gas or other commercially prepared fuel material the purpose of which is to prepare food for noncommercial consumption.[1]
[1]:
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
D. 
Privately maintained fires for personal enjoyment in residential neighborhoods subject to the following limitations:
(1) 
The maximum width of the fire shall be no greater than three feet.
(2) 
The fire shall not be located within 15 feet of any permanent structure or other flammable material.
(3) 
No refuse, garbage, plastic, man-made materials or waste products may be burned.
(4) 
All fires must be attended at all times until completely out.

§ 289-7 Regulation of fires and fireworks during state of emergency.

A. 
Declarations of emergency. When there occurs a lack of precipitation, there may exist an extreme danger of fire within the City of New Lisbon. This extreme danger of fire affects the health, safety, and general welfare of the residents of the City of New Lisbon and constitutes a state of emergency. It is hereby found that the regulation of fires, burning materials, and fireworks is necessary and expedient for the health, safety, welfare and good order of the City during said emergency.
B. 
Regulation of fires, burning materials and fireworks. When a burning state of emergency is declared, it may be ordered that a person may not:
(1) 
Set, build, or maintain any open fire, except:
(a) 
Charcoal grills using charcoal briquets, gas grills, or camp stoves on private property; or
(b) 
Charcoal grills using charcoal briquets, gas grills, or camp stoves in City parks placed at least 20 feet away from any combustible vegetation.
(2) 
Throw, discard or drop matches, cigarettes, cigars, ashes, charcoal briquets or other burning materials while outdoors except into a noncombustible container that does not contain combustible materials.
(3) 
Light or ignite a flare, except upon a roadway in an emergency.
(4) 
Light, ignite, or use anything manufactured, processed, or packaged solely for the purpose of exploding, emitting sparks or combustion for amusement purposes, including fireworks, firecrackers, bottle rockets, caps, toy snakes, sparklers, smoke bombs, or cylindrical or cone fountains that emit sparks and smoke, except in displays authorized by the City where adequate fire prevention measures have been taken.
C. 
Period of emergency.
(1) 
The periods of emergency for which this section shall be in effect shall be during such periods that Juneau County, Wisconsin, is under Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources emergency fire regulations banning outdoor smoking and campfires or when necessary as determined by the Mayor, upon the recommendation of the Fire Chief of the New Lisbon Fire Department.
(2) 
Burning emergencies shall become effective upon the time and date of the Mayor declaring a state of emergency and shall remain in effect until the period of emergency ceases to exist or until the ratification, alteration, modification, or repeal of the burning state of emergency by the Common Council.

§ 289-8 Hazardous materials and infectious agents.

A. 
Application.
(1) 
All persons, firms or organizations using, researching, producing or storing hazardous materials and/or infectious agents shall notify the Fire Department as prescribed by this section.[1]
[1]:
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
(2) 
The provisions of this section shall apply to all persons, firms or organizations using, researching, producing or storing hazardous materials and/or infectious agents on and after the effective date of this section.
B. 
Definitions. As used in this section, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
HAZARDOUS MATERIALS
Those materials that can cause death or disabling injury from brief exposure; those materials that could cause a lost-time injury from exposure; and those materials that could cause temporary disability or injury without permanent effects which are used, researched, produced or stored within or on premises, except those household consumer products used at the point of consumption and not used for commercial or experimental purposes. This definition of hazardous materials shall include radioactive materials.
INFECTIOUS AGENT
A bacterial, mycoplasmal, fungal, parasitic or viral agent known to cause illness in humans which is used, researched, produced or stored within or on premises.
C. 
Information required.
(1) 
Any person, firm or organization using, researching, producing and/or storing any hazardous materials shall provide in writing to the Fire Department the following information:
(a) 
Address/location where hazardous materials are used, researched, stored or produced.
(b) 
The trade name of the hazardous material.
(c) 
The chemical name and any commonly used synonym for the hazardous material and the chemical name and any commonly used synonym for its major components.
(d) 
The exact locations on the premises where materials are used, researched, stored and/or produced.
(e) 
Amounts of hazardous materials on premises per exact location.
(f) 
The boiling point, vapor pressure, vapor density, solubility in water, specific gravity, percentage volatile by volume, evaporation rate for liquids and appearance and odor of the hazardous material.
(g) 
The flashpoint and flammable limits of the hazardous substance.
(h) 
Any permissible exposure level, threshold limit value or other established limit value for exposure to a hazardous material.
(i) 
The stability of the hazardous substance.
(j) 
Recommended fire-extinguishing media, special fire-fighting procedures and fire and explosion hazard information for the hazardous material.
(k) 
Any effect of overexposure to the hazardous material, emergency and first aid procedures and telephone numbers to call in an emergency.
(l) 
Any condition or material which is incompatible with the hazardous material and must be avoided.
(m) 
Any personal protective equipment to be worn or used and special precautions to be taken when handling or coming into contact with the hazardous material.
(n) 
Procedures for handling or coming into contact with the hazardous material.
(2) 
Any person, firm or organization using, researching, producing and/or storing an infectious agent and/or carrier of an infectious agent shall provide in writing to the Fire Department the following:
(a) 
The name and any commonly used synonym of the infectious agent.
(b) 
Address/location where infectious agents are used, researched, stored and/or produced.
(c) 
The exact locations where infectious agents are used, researched, stored and/or produced.
(d) 
Amount of infectious agent on premises per exact location.
(e) 
Any methods or route of transmission of the infectious agent.
(f) 
Any symptoms or effect of infection, emergency and first aid procedure and a telephone number to be called in an emergency.
(g) 
Any personal protective equipment to be worn or used and special precautions to be taken when handling or coming in contact with the infectious agent.
(h) 
Procedure for handling, cleanup and disposal of infectious agents leaked or spilled.
D. 
Reimbursement for cleanup of spills. Any person who possesses or controls a hazardous material or infectious agent which was discharged or caused the discharge of a hazardous material or infectious agent shall reimburse the City for actual and necessary expenses incurred by the City or its agent to contain, remove or dispose of the hazardous substance or infectious agent or take any other appropriate action which is deemed appropriate under the circumstance.

§ 289-9 Compliance with state regulations; liability for costs.

A. 
Every person, firm or corporation using, storing, handling or transporting flammable or combustible liquids, chemicals, gases or other hazardous materials shall comply with the requirements of Ch. SPS 310, Wis. Adm. Code, as the same is now in force and may hereafter from time to time be amended.
B. 
Every person, firm or corporation using, storing, handling or transporting (whether by rail or on the highways) flammable or combustible liquids, chemicals, gases or other hazardous materials shall be liable to the City for the actual cost of labor and materials associated with the use of any specialized extinguishing agent, chemical, neutralizer or similar material or equipment employed to extinguish, confine or clean up any such hazardous material which is involved in any accidental spill or in threat of any fire or accidental spill.

§ 289-10 Adoption of state codes.

The following orders, rules, and regulations of the Department of Safety and Professional Services, all of which are set forth in the Wisconsin Administrative Code as from time to time amended and/or renumbered, are incorporated herein by reference and adopted as part of this chapter:
Chapter SPS 307, Explosives and Fireworks
Chapter SPS 310, Flammable, Combustible and Hazardous Liquids
Chapter SPS 314, Fire Prevention
Chapter SPS 316, Electrical
Chapter SPS 332, Public Employee Safety and Health
Chapter SPS 340, Gas Systems
Chapter SPS 343, Anhydrous Ammonia
Chapters SPS 361 to 366, Wisconsin Commercial Building Code
Chapter SPS 375, Definitions and General Requirements
Chapter SPS 379, Apartment Houses, Hotels and Places of Detention

§ 289-11 Charges for Fire Department services and fire calls. [1]

In addition to his other powers and duties, the Fire Chief shall charge for Fire Department services and fire calls occurring outside of the City or involving vehicles owned by nonresidents, as authorized by § 62.13(8), Wis. Stats. It shall be the responsibility of the Police and Fire Commission to set the rates for Fire Department services and fire calls.
[1]:
Editor's Note: Added at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).