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(A) If any person, firm, or corporation shall violate any of the provisions of this Fire Prevention Code, or shall do any act prohibited herein, or shall fail to perform any duty lawfully enjoined within the time prescribed by the Fire Chief, or his or her designee, or shall fail, neglect, or refuse to obey any lawful notice of violation or any order by the Fire Chief, or his or her designee, in connection with the provisions of this Fire Prevention Code or any other Fire Safety Code of the jurisdiction for each such violation, failure, or refusal, such person, firm, or corporation may be cited into the court having jurisdiction and fined up to an including the maximum penalty prescribed by I.C. 36-1-3-8(10).
(B) The Fire Chief, or his or her designee, shall have the authority to levy fees or issue citations covering violations of this Fire Prevention Code. Violators shall be fined and/or cited into the court having jurisdiction.
(C) The Fire Chief, or his or her designee, shall have the authority to cause improvement location permits (ILP) and building permits to be held and not released by the City of Noblesville Planning Department for all projects that require Fire Department approval until all required or requested information is received by the City of Noblesville Fire Department.
(D) Fire watch order. Any property owner or tenant that does not comply with a fire watch order issued by the City of Noblesville Fire Department pursuant to § 92.140 may be fined $500 per day. Each day during which violation of this section takes place shall be deemed to be a separate violation.
(F) Emergency vehicle lanes. Any vehicle or personal property found to be obstructing an emergency vehicle lane shall, with the consent of the owner, lessee, or other person in possession or control of the real estate where the emergency vehicle lane has been established, be towed away or removed at the request of the Fire Chief, or his or her designee, or police enforcement officer. The owner of such property shall be responsible for all tow-in charges and resulting storage charges from such violation. The owner of any personal property or motor vehicle found in violation of this section shall be subject to a fine in the amount of $15 up to a maximum of $100.
(G) Fire hose. It is unlawful for a vehicle to drive over an unprotected fire hose owned and operated by the Fire Department that has been laid down on a public or private street, a private driveway, or parking lot without the consent of the Fire Chief, or his or her designee. The driver of any motor vehicle that violates this section shall be subject to a fine in the amount of $50.
(H) Automatic external defibrillator requirement. Any person, firm, or corporation violating any provision of §§ 92.200 through 92.202 shall, upon conviction, be fined $100 for the first offense and an additional $100 shall be assessed for each 45-day period thereafter in which compliance has not occurred.
(Ord. 50-10-09, passed 10-27-09)