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Chapter 6. Fire Protection

Sec. 6-55. Duties and powers of incident commander.

(1) The incident commander conducting operations in connection with control of any fire, explosion or other emergency shall have the authority to direct all operations of fire extinguishment or control and to take all necessary precautions to save life, protect property and prevent further injury or damage. During such operations, including the investigation of the cause of such emergency, the incident commander may control or prohibit the approach to the scene of such emergency by any vehicle, vessel or person.

(2) No person shall obstruct the operation of the Marshfield Fire and Rescue Department in connection with extinguishing or control of any fire or actions relative to other emergencies or disobey any lawful command of the incident commander in charge of the emergency, or any part thereof, or any lawful order of a police officer assisting the Marshfield Fire and Rescue Department.

(3) The incident commander in charge of an emergency scene shall have the authority to establish barriers to control access in the vicinity of such emergency and place, or cause to be placed, ropes, guards, barricades or other obstructions across any street or alley to delineate such emergency scene barrier. No person, except as authorized by the incident commander in charge of the emergency, may cross such barriers.

(Code 1982, 5.13)