[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Grafton 11-18-2019 by Ord. No. 020-2019. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The person discovering any unwanted fire, regardless of magnitude, shall immediately notify the Fire Department.
The owner, manager, occupant, or any person in control of such building or premises, upon discovery of an unwanted fire or evidence of a previous unwanted fire that had apparently been extinguished, shall immediately notify the Fire Department.
Persons shall not make, issue, post, or maintain any regulation or order, written or verbal, that would require any person to take any unnecessary delaying action prior to reporting a fire to the fire department.
Persons shall not deliberately or maliciously turn in an alarm of fire when in fact that person knows that no fire exists.
Notification of unauthorized discharge of hazardous materials shall be made to the Fire Department and shall be made immediately when an unauthorized release becomes reportable under state, federal, or local regulations.
Any person who willfully makes any false, fraudulent, misleading, or unfounded report or statement or willfully misrepresents any fact with the intention of misleading any Fire Department personnel or who interferes with the operation of the fire department shall be in violation of this Code.
Persons shall not fail to leave a building when notified to do so or when directed by the AHJ as a result of a known or perceived emergency.
Persons shall not fail to leave any overcrowded premises when ordered to do so by the AHJ.
Persons shall not fail to leave a building when a fire alarm system is activated, unless otherwise provided for in an approved building fire evacuation plan or during routine testing or maintenance.
Persons shall not render any portable or fixed fire-extinguishing system or device or any fire-warning system or device inoperative or inaccessible.
Persons shall not render a fire protection system or device inoperative during an emergency unless by direction of the Fire Chief or the incident commander.
Persons shall not reset any activated fire alarms without the approval of the Fire Chief or their designee, unless said alarm was activated for scheduled maintenance or a scheduled fire drill.
Persons, except a person authorized by the AHJ, shall not remove, unlock, destroy, or tamper with in any manner any locked gate, door, or barricade; chain; enclosure; sign; tag; or seal that has been required by the AHJ pursuant to this Code.
It shall be lawful for any firefighter, while acting under the direction of the Fire Chief or other officer in charge, to enter the premises adjacent to or in the vicinity of any building or other property then on fire for the purpose of extinguishing such fire. In the event any person shall hinder, resist or obstruct any firefighter in the discharge of his duty as provided in this section, the person so offending shall be deemed guilty of resisting firefighters in the discharge of their duty.
Every person who shall be present at a fire shall be subject to the orders of the Fire Chief or other officer in charge, and such person may be required to render assistance in fighting the fire or removing or guarding property.
Such officer shall have the power to cause the arrest of any person or persons refusing to obey the orders.
No person shall willfully damage in any manner any hose, hydrant or fire apparatus belonging to the Fire Department of the Village, and no vehicle shall be driven over any unprotected hose of the Fire Department when laid down on any street, private driveway, tract or other place to be used at any fire or alarm of fire without the consent of the Fire Department official in charge.