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A. Police Powers Of Department: The chief and assistants or officers in command at any fire are hereby vested with full and complete police authority at fires. Any officer of the department may cause the arrest of any person failing to give the right of way to the fire department in responding to a fire.
B. Access To Adjacent Property; Hindrance: Any fireman, while acting under the direction of the fire chief or other officer in command, may enter upon the premises adjacent to or in the vicinity of any building or other property then on fire for the purpose of extinguishing such fire and if any person shall hinder, resist or obstruct any fireman in the discharge of his duty, the person so offending shall be deemed guilty of resisting firemen in the discharge of their duties.
C. Removal Of Hazards At Fires: The fire chief may prescribe certain limits in the vicinity of any fire within which no persons, excepting firemen and policemen and those admitted by order of any officer of the department, shall be permitted to enter. The chief may cause the removal of any property whenever it shall become necessary for the preservation of such property from fire or to prevent the spreading of fire or to protect the adjoining property, and during the progress of any fire he may order the removal or destruction of any property necessary to prevent the further spread of the fire. He may cause the removal of all wires or other facilities and the turning off of all electricity or other services where the same impedes the work of the department during the progress of a fire.
D. Bystanders To Assist: Every person who shall be present at a fire shall be subject to the orders of the fire chief or officer in command and may be required to render assistance in fighting the fire or in removing or guarding property. Such officer may cause the arrest of any person refusing to obey said orders. (1968 Code § 4.02)