[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Waterloo 10-19-1987 by Ord. No. 87-6 as §§ 5.10, 5.11, 5.12, 5.20 and 9.14 of the 1987 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Fire Chief to be Fire Inspector. The Fire Chief shall hold the office of Fire Inspector with power to appoint one or more Deputy Fire Inspectors, who shall perform the same duties and have the same powers as the Fire Inspector.
Inspection duties. The Fire Inspectors shall inspect, semiannually, all public buildings and places of employment, as defined in § 101.01(11), Wis. Stats., within the City limits for the purpose of noting and causing to be corrected any conditions liable to cause fires. Repairs or alterations necessary to remove the hazardous condition shall be made within a reasonable time at the expense of the owner. The Inspector shall also investigate the storage and handling of explosives and inflammable liquids within the City.
Procedure. Fire inspection procedures and forms shall be developed in accordance with § 101.14, Wis. Stats., and applicable codes of the National Fire Prevention Association.
Written record of inspections. The Chief shall keep a written record card of each property inspected which shall conform to the requirements of the State Department of Commerce and shall make the semiannual report of inspections required by said Department.
Correction of fire hazards. When any inspection by the Fire Chief or his deputies reveals a fire hazard, the Chief or his deputies may serve a notice, in writing, upon the owner of the property giving said owner a reasonable time in which to remove the hazard. If the fire hazard is not removed within the time allowed it shall be deemed a nuisance, and the Fire Chief or his deputy may have the same removed by the City, and the cost of such removal shall be recovered in an action by the City against the owner of the property and may also be entered on the tax roll as a special charge against the property.
Entering on premises. No person shall deny the Fire Inspector or his deputies free access to any property within the City at any reasonable time for the purpose of making fire inspections. No person shall hinder or obstruct the Fire Inspector in the performance of his duty or refuse to observe any lawful direction given by him.
See Chapter 215, Hazardous Substances, of this Code.
No person shall burn any leaves, trash or rubbish within the City without the permission of the Fire Chief.