The Vermont Statutes Online
§ 237-14. Chief Engineer
The Chief Engineer of the Fire Department and his or her assistants shall be ex officio fire wardens of said Village, and the duties of said Engineer shall be such as may be prescribed by the bylaws, ordinances, and regulations of said Village. The Chief Engineer, and in his or her absence the acting chief designated by the Trustees, shall have charge of all machines and apparatus within the Village for the prevention and extinguishment of fires. On the occasion of any fire in the Village, he or she shall have control of both the regular Fire Department and all volunteer fire companies, and may demand the assistance of any person present in order to extinguish such fire; he or she shall have the power to cause to be pulled down, blown-up, or removed any building which he or she may deem necessary for the suppression, or to prevent the extension, of such fire, and neither he or she , nor anyone obeying his or her orders, shall be liable personally for any property damage done thereby; he or she may work in conjunction with the Building Inspector, as the trustees may direct, and may have the authority of the Building Inspector in the discretion of the trustees. The engineers when on duty shall wear conspicuously on their person a badge of office with their respective rank inscribed thereon, without which no person shall be bound to obey their directions.