[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Shaler as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 7-1-1959 by Ord. No. 796]
The Chief and line officers of the volunteer fire companies, on assuming their offices in the fire company, take on the obligation of protecting life and property within the jurisdiction of their said district of Shaler Township. All persons are subservient to their orders and must obey for the common good in times of fire or any time the fire company is called into service for the protection of life and property from fire.
The Chief, officer or fireman in command at the scene of a fire or emergency can order all persons in the endangered building, buildings or exposures to vacate the building, buildings or exposures when he deems it necessary for their protection and to be able to properly combat the fire or emergency, also to take the proper precautions in preventing the spread of fire or exposed areas. He may also allow the occupant or occupants of endangered building, buildings or exposures to save valuable possessions that may be in the endangered building, buildings or exposures, provided that it can be done with safety to the person or persons getting permission to enter the building, buildings or exposures. He shall also detail necessary firemen to accompany said person or persons as a safety measure.
All person or persons in the area of a fire where there is danger to life and property must obey the orders of the Fire Chief, officer or fireman and police officers in command at the said time of fire or emergency.
[Amended 5-14-1996 by Ord. No. 1739]
Any person who shall violate any provisions of this article shall, upon conviction before a Magisterial District Judge in summary proceedings, be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $10 nor more than $50 and, in default of the payment thereof, shall undergo imprisonment for not more than 10 days.
[Adopted 10-8-1991 by Ord. No. 1668]
From and after the passage of this article, the 1990 National Fire Prevention Code of the Building Officials and Code Administrators International, Inc. (hereinafter referred to as the "Fire Code") is hereby adopted as the official Fire Code for the Township of Shaler. The provisions of said Fire Code are adopted as fully and completely as though said Fire Code were set forth herein at length, except and unless otherwise provided to the contrary in the statutes of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; in which event, the contrary provisions of said statutes shall control. Copies of said Fire Code may be examined during regular business hours at the offices of the Township Manager of said Township in the Township of Shaler Municipal building, 300 Wetzel Road, Glenshaw, Pennsylvania.
The Fire Code shall be amended by adding thereto the name of the Township of Shaler, where indicated ("name of jurisdiction").
From and after the passage of this article, the following portions of the 1990 National Fire Protection Association Code (NFPA), ISBN: 0-87765-140-X, Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 38-27236, are also hereby adopted as the official Fire Code for the Township of Shaler:
The provisions of said code are adopted as fully and completely as though said code were set forth herein at length, except and unless otherwise provided to the contrary in the statutes of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in which event, the contrary provisions of said statutes shall control. Copies of the said code may be examined during regular business hours at the offices of the Township Manager of said Township in the Township of Shaler Municipal Building, 300 Wetzel Road, Glenshaw, Pennsylvania.
Any person or persons, partnership, corporation or any other entity who shall violate or fail to comply with any of the provisions of this article or any lawful order or requirement of the fire official (as defined in the above code) made in accordance with the provisions hereof shall be subject to a fine of not less than $50 nor more than $1,000, plus the costs of the proceedings for each offense, the same to be collected in the name of the Township of Shaler by summary proceeding or, in default of the payment of fine and costs, shall be committed to the Allegheny County Jail for a period not to exceed 90 days. Each day that any person shall continue to violate or fail to comply with any of the requirements of this article or of such order or requirement shall be considered a separate offense. In addition, all other remedies provided in law or equity and available to the Township of Shaler with regard to a violation or proposed violation of this article shall be available to the Township of Shaler in addition to the aforesaid penalties set forth in this section.