[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Sauk City as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted as Ch. 2.11 of the 1970 Code]
The Sauk Fire District Volunteer Fire Department is recognized as the Fire Department of the Village, and the duty of fire fighting and the prevention of fires in the Village is delegated to such Department. Its organization and internal regulation shall be governed by the constitution and bylaws adopted by the Department.
The Village Board shall appropriate funds to the Sauk Fire District to provide for operating expenses and for such apparatus and equipment for the use of the Fire Department, in accordance with an agreement with the Fire District.
The Chief and his assistants or officers in command are vested with full and complete police authority at fires and may cause the arrest of any person failing to give the right-of-way to the Fire Department responding to a fire call.
The Chief shall have the power to cause the removal of any property whenever it shall become necessary for the preservation of such property from fire or to prevent the spread of fire or protect adjoining property. During the progress of any fire, he shall have the power to order the destruction of any property necessary to prevent the further spread of the fire. He shall also have the power to cause the removal of all wires or other facilities and the turning off of all electricity or other services where the same impedes the work of the Department during the progress of a fire.
It is lawful for any fireman acting under the direction of the Fire Chief or any officer in command to enter upon the premises adjacent to or in the vicinity of any building or other property then on fire for the purpose of extinguishing such fire, and no person shall hinder, resist, or obstruct any fireman in the discharge of his duty as provided in this section.
Every person who is 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 refusing to obey the orders.