The Vermont Statutes Online
Subchapter 002 : VILLAGE OFFICERS(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 235, § 26)
§ 235-26. Engineer
The Engineer, and in his or her absence the Assistant Engineer next in authority, shall have power, at times of fire, to suppress tumults and riots by force, if necessary, to direct the labor of all persons present during the continuance of such fires, remove all effects endangered by such fires, and protect the same from waste and depredation, to pull down or remove any house or store, or other building, where he or she may deem it necessary to prevent the spreading of such fires, for which he or she or those assisting him or her shall not be held responsible; and to require of the inhabitants of said Village their aid and assistance for the several purposes aforesaid; and said engineers may inspect the manner of manufacturing and keeping gunpowder, lime, ashes, matches, lights, fireworks of all kinds, and other combustibles, and the construction and repairs of fire-places, stoves, and chimneys, in said Village, and a majority of said engineers may, if they deem the same dangerous, order in writing the persons manufacturing such gunpowder, lime, ashes, matches, lights, fireworks, or combustibles in what manner to manufacture, and keep the same; and every person neglecting to obey such orders shall be fined not exceeding $20.00.