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Title 24 Appendix : Municipal Charters


(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 285, § 15)
  • § 285-15. Chief Engineer and Fire Department

    (a) The Chief Engineer of the Fire Department and the Chief's assistants shall be ex officio fire wardens of the Village and the duties of the Engineer shall be such as may be prescribed by the bylaws and ordinances of the Village.

    (b)  The Chief Engineer, and in the absence of the Chief Engineer 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, the Chief Engineer shall control as well as the regular Fire Department all volunteer fire companies, and may demand the assistance of any person present in order to extinguish such fire; and shall have the power to cause to be pulled down, or blown up, or removed, any building which the Chief Engineer may deem necessary for the suppression, or to prevent the extension, of such fire, and neither the Chief Engineer, nor anyone obeying the Chief Engineer's orders, shall be liable personally for any property damage done thereby. The engineers 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.

    (c)  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. (Added 1937, No. 301, § 15.)