(A)   The Fire Chief, or his designated representative, at any fire or other emergency which poses an imminent threat to life or property, shall have the authority to direct operations as may be necessary to control or extinguish any fire, to perform any rescue operation, to investigate the existence of hazardous conditions in connection with any fire or emergency, or to take any other action reasonably necessary to contain or eliminate the emergency.
   (B)   In the exercise of these powers, a Fire Chief may prohibit any person, vehicle, vessel, or any other thing from approaching the scene of the fire or other emergency, and may remove any person, vehicle or any other thing which interferes with the operation of the Fire Department at an emergency scene.
(`92 Code, § 7-110) (Ord. 88-33, passed 10-13-88)
   Duties of Fire Chief, see § 31.16