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Chapter 6. Fire Protection

Sec. 6-29. Fire reporting.

(1) The person discovering any fire, regardless of magnitude, shall:

  1. Immediately notify the person in charge of the premises and all occupants and guests in the immediate vicinity of the fire.
  2. Immediately notify the Marshfield Fire and Rescue Department by calling 911.
  3. Exception. Whenever an unwanted fire occurs in any building or on any premises of any kind, the owner, manager, occupant or any person in control of such building or premises, upon discovery of an unwanted fire, or evidence of there having been an unwanted fire, even though it has apparently been extinguished, shall immediately report the existence of such fire, circumstances of the fire, and the location thereof to be given to the Marshfield Fire and Rescue Department.
  4. The reporting requirements of this section shall not be construed to forbid the owner, manager or other person in control of the aforementioned building or premises from using all diligence necessary to extinguish any fire prior to the arrival of the Marshfield Fire and Rescue Department.

(2) No person shall make, issue, post or maintain any regulation or order, written or verbal, that would require any person to take any unnecessary delaying action prior to reporting a fire to the Marshfield Fire and Rescue Department.

(3) Subsection (1)(b) of this section shall not apply to firms that have established on-premises firefighting organizations and have coordinated and arranged procedures approved by the Marshfield Fire and Rescue Department.

(4) It shall be a violation of this chapter for any person to willfully make to the Marshfield Fire and Rescue Department any false, fraudulent, misleading or unfounded report or statement or willfully to misrepresent any fact for the purpose of interfering with the orderly operations of the Marshfield Fire and Rescue Department or with the intention of misleading any member of the Marshfield Fire and Rescue Department.

(Code 1982, 5.15)