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Title 20 : Internal Security and Public Safety

Chapter 173 : Prevention and Investigation of Fires

Subchapter 004 : Investigation of Fires

(Cite as: 20 V.S.A. § 2864)
  • § 2864. Attendance of witnesses; production of documents

    The Fire Marshal and the Deputy Fire Marshal, or either of them, may summon and compel the attendance of witnesses to testify relative to any matter that is subject to an inquiry or investigation pursuant to the provisions of this chapter and may require the production of any book, paper, or document that they deem pertinent to the inquiry or investigation. Witnesses shall be subpoenaed in the same manner as witnesses in the Criminal Division of the Superior Court and a person shall not be excused from appearing before the Fire Marshal or Deputy Fire Marshal when summoned to appear. A witness shall receive the same compensation as is paid in the Criminal Division of the Superior Court, which shall be paid out of the Fire Prevention and Building Inspection Special Fund upon vouchers signed by the Fire Marshal or Deputy Fire Marshal before whom the witnesses appeared. At the close of the investigation for which the witnesses were subpoenaed the officer shall certify to their attendance and mileage and the certificate shall be filed in the Office of the Fire Marshal. (Amended 2009, No. 154 (Adj. Sess.), § 238; 2021, No. 20, § 178.)