The Vermont Statutes Online
Subchapter 002 : VILLAGE OFFICIALS(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 213, § 26)
§ 213-26. Fire Marshal
(a) The Fire Marshal may by writing recorded by the Clerk, appoint one or more deputy fire marshals.
(b) The Fire Marshal or in the Fire Marshal's absence the deputy fire marshal next in authority shall have power at fires to suppress tumults and riots, by force if necessary, to direct the labor of all persons present at times of such fire, to remove all effects endangered by such fire and protect the same from waste and depredation, to pull down or remove any building when the Fire Marshal deems it necessary to prevent the spreading of such fire, and to require the assistance of any and all inhabitants of the corporation for the several purposes aforesaid, and for any such acts, the Fire Marshal and those acting under the Fire Marshal's authority shall not be held personally responsible.
(c) The Fire Marshal shall inspect the manner of manufacturing and keeping gunpowder, lime, ashes, matches, lights, fireworks, and other combustibles and the construction and repairs of fireplaces, chimneys, and stoves within the Village, and if the Fire Marshal deems the same dangerous shall by the Fire Marshal's order in writing recorded by the Clerk and delivered to the person conducting such manufacturing, keeping, construction, or repairs direct in what way to conduct the same, and any person refusing or neglecting to obey any such order of the Fire Marshal or in the Fire Marshal's absence of the Fire Marshal's deputy next in authority, so made and recorded and delivered, shall be punished by a fine of not exceeding $20.00 with costs of prosecution.