Village of East Hampton, NY
Suffolk County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of East Hampton 3-31-1950 by Ord. No. X of the General Village Ordinances (Ch. 25 of the 1971 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Alarm systems — See Ch. 62.
Electrical inspections — See Ch. 130
Firearms, fireworks and hunting — See Ch. 145.
Fire zones — See Ch. 154.
Peace and good order — See Ch. 211.
Garbage and rubbish — See Ch. 246, Art. I.
[Amended 10-16-1970]
No person shall willfully or designedly give or cause to be given a false alarm of fire or make or raise a false cry of fire in the Village.
[Amended 10-16-1970]
No person at the time of any fire in the Village shall be guilty of any insubordination or of any disorderly conduct or shall attempt to obstruct the operations of the Fire Department or shall willfully neglect or refuse to assist or obey, or attempt to prevent or obstruct the execution of the orders of, the Trustees or officers of the Fire Department within said Village of East Hampton.
[Amended 10-16-1970]
The officers and members of the Fire Department with the apparatus, when on duty, shall have the right-of-way at and proceeding to any fire, in any highway, over any and all vehicles, and no person shall refuse the right-of-way or in any way obstruct any fire apparatus or fireman.
[Amended 10-16-1970]
No person shall obstruct any fire hydrant in said Village or allow any snow or ice or other material to be thrown or piled upon or around the same or allow to be placed any material in front thereof from the hydrant to the center of the street.
[Amended 10-16-1970]
When it shall become necessary for the extinguishing of fires in the Village of East Hampton, to destroy or pull down any buildings to arrest the progress of such fires, the Chief of the Fire Department, or his Assistant performing the duties of Chief, shall give such orders to level or destroy such building or buildings, or if deemed necessary, upon the approval of the Chief of the Fire Department, the First and Second Assistant Chiefs, or such of them as are present at such fire, the use of explosives to arrest the spread of such fire may be allowed, and it may be lawful for them to enter and take possession of any building for such purpose. Any obstructions of said duty by the owner or occupants of any such building or buildings shall subject such party or parties to the penalty imposed in § 150-11 hereof.
The Chief of the Fire Department, or Assistant or any other persons of the Department performing the duties of Chief, may appoint and designate certain persons to guard and protect the property involved during and after the fire. The persons so designated are to be known as "Call Men."
[Amended 10-16-1970]
Any member of the Village Board, or the Chief of the Fire Department or his Assistants, shall have the power at any and all times to enter into and upon and examine all buildings and premises and ascertain if there is any improper or careless storage or accumulation of inflammable or combustible materials therein or thereon, and in case of neglect or refusal on the part of such owner or occupant to remove the same, the said owner or occupant shall be liable to pay a penalty as imposed by § 150-11 hereof.
[Amended 10-16-1970]
No person shall burn, cause to be burned or allow the burning of any rubbish, wastepaper or other inflammable materials within 50 feet of any building in the Village of East Hampton unless within an incinerator constructed of brick, concrete or hollow tile masonry, with iron doors and a chimney whose flue shall contain a screen of not less than No. 11 gauge wire and not more than three-fourths-inch mesh.
It shall be the duty of the Chief of the Fire Department, or his Assistants when so directed by him, to inspect the fire hydrants at least twice a year and take all proper measures to keep such hydrants from freezing and in proper use at all times.
[Amended 10-16-1970]
The Chief of the Fire Department or any Assistant Chief or other officer of the Fire Department may, at any fire, establish fire lines and appoint such person or persons as may be necessary to maintain such fire lines. Within fire lines so established, all persons shall obey the orders of the Chief of the Fire Department, his Assistant or duly appointed representatives or officers of the Department who shall be in charge.
[Amended 10-16-1970]
Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine not exceeding the sum of $250 for any offense, and each day that a violation continues shall be deemed to constitute a separate offense.