A.   Apparatus: All engines, hoses and other fire equipment shall be kept at such place or places as the city council shall provide and designate, and shall be kept in proper condition for immediate use. (1989 Code § 12-1-6, 11-20-1990)
   B.   Right To Enter Upon Premises: The fire chief, and any of his assistants or firefighters shall, at any time, have the right to enter upon any premises for the purpose of investigating, extinguishing or controlling fires, and they may at any reasonable hour enter any premises for the purpose of inspecting the same. (1989 Code § 12-1-10, 11-20-1990)
   C.   Right Of Way: It is hereby provided that emergency vehicles of the city shall have the right of way over all other vehicles of every kind in the city and it shall be unlawful for the owner or operator of any vehicle to drive or operate the same ahead of emergency vehicles at a distance less than one hundred feet (100') or to follow the same at a distance closer than one hundred feet (100'). (1989 Code § 12-1-7, 11-20-1990; amd. 1997 Code)
   D.   Removal Of Obstructions: The chief of the fire department may order the removal or destruction of any fence, building or structure, when it may be deemed necessary for the purpose of checking the progress of a fire. All persons present at any fire shall be subject to the orders of the officer in charge. (1989 Code § 12-1-8, 11-20-1990)
   E.   Investigation After Fire: The fire chief, or in his absence, his assistants in charge of the fire shall, after its extinguishment, make a prompt and thorough investigation of the cause of the fire, the time of breaking out, the amount of loss and insurance, a description of the affected buildings and premises, and shall secure all other useful information and data available, and record the same in a record book kept for that purpose in the office of the department and shall report the same to the city council at such times as it may direct. (1989 Code § 12-1-9, 11-20-1990)