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Fire Department Code

Post by Warmonkey » Fri Jun 20, 2014 12:58 pm

Fire Department Code


Original authors of the Fire Code: Brad Elliot, Kevin Alterlis and Allegra Nixon
Revision author of the Fire Department Code: Kenneth Harrison, J.D.

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A Code to provide for a Fire Department and fire standards in respect of the protection of life and property, and related matters.

    THE PEOPLE OF THE CITY OF LOS SANTOS
    DO ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS:

    PART I
    INTERPRETATION


    Section 1. Naming.

      This Code, including any appendices hereto, shall be known as the Fire Department Code (FDC), hereinafter referred to as “this Code” or “the Code”. All section numbers in this Code shall be deemed to be preceded by the designation “FDC”.

    Sec 2. Intent.

      The purpose of this Code is to provide a regulatory framework for the Fire Department and to establish reasonable minimum requirements and standards for life safety and property protection, to accomplish the purposes set forth.

    Sec 3. Severability.

      If a section, subsection, sentence, clause or phrase of this Code is adjudged by any court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, such judgment shall not affect, impair, or invalidate the remainder thereof, but shall be confined in its operation to the section, subsection, sentence, clause or phrase thereof directly involved in the controversy in which such judgment shall have been rendered.


    PART II
    FIRE DEPARTMENT


    Sec 4. Establishment.

      There is a department within the government of the City of Los Santos known as the Fire Department, hereinafter referred to as the “Department”.

    Sec 5. Powers and duties of the Department.

      The Fire Department shall have the power and duty to -

      • (A) Control and extinguish injurious or dangerous fires and to remove that which is liable to cause those fires;
      • (B) Enforce all ordinances and laws relating to the prevention or spread of fires, fire control and fire hazards within the City, and the waters under the jurisdiction of the City, and vessels or structures thereon;
      • (C) Conduct fire investigations;
      • (D) Protect lives and property in case of disaster or public calamity; and
      • (E) Manage and regulate matters of public health including public hospitals and standards of healthcare as delegated to the Department by the State Department of Health, law or ordinance.

    Sec 6. Authority of officers.

    • (A) The officers of the Fire Department who are in charge at the scene of any fire or a related medical or chemical emergency shall have full power and authority to direct the operation of controlling and containing the fire or emergency.
    • (B) The officers may prohibit approach to the fire or emergency site and may remove any person, vehicle, vessel or thing not needed in controlling and containing the fire or emergency or preserving property in the vicinity.
    • (C) The Fire Department and its officers shall enjoy precedence in controlling or directing operations in matters related to an attempted suicide or threatened suicide.
    • (D) This section shall not limit the authority of the officers of any vessel requiring Fire Department response, subject to the Fire Department’s authority to control the operations in protection of the public interest.

    Sec 7. Commissioner.

    • (A) The chief administrative officer of the Fire Department shall be known as the Commissioner.
    • (B) The Commissioner shall have the power and duty to –
      • (i) Supervise, control, regulate and manage the department;
      • (ii) Appoint, discharge, suspend, or transfer the employees of the Department, subject to any civil service related law or ordinance;
      • (iii) Issue reasonable instructions to employees in the line of their duties;
      • (iv) Make and enforce all rules and regulations (which must be published if they are of general application upon the public) reasonably necessary for the exercise of the powers conferred upon the Department by this Code and ordinance;
      • (v) Control entry and access to the Department’s facilities within the scope of reason;
      • (vi) Expend the funds of the Department in accordance with the provisions of the budget appropriations or of appropriations made after adoption of the budget; and
      • (vii) Exercise any further powers in the administration of the department as may be conferred upon him or her by law or ordinance.

    Sec 8. High Command.

      The Department shall have a High Command, which includes the Commissioner, which shall consist of any number of officers as determined by the Commissioner, and shall be responsible for the general management of the Department.

    Sec 9. Use of firefighting apparatus.

    • (A) Firefighting apparatus, accessories and equipment under the jurisdiction and control of the Department shall not be used, employed or otherwise made available by the Department for any proprietary purpose except as provided in (B) hereof.
    • (B) Subject to the rules and regulations of the Department High Command adopted therefor, the Commissioner of the Department may authorize the temporary utilization of firefighting apparatus, accessories and equipment under the jurisdiction and control of the Department in order to cooperate with and assist other organizations, agencies or individuals for the purpose of training, education or other public benefit provided that in each instance such temporary utilization does not impair or otherwise interfere with the responsibilities of the Department in the discharge of its functions and obligations to the public.
    • (C) The Department High Command shall adopt such reasonable rules and regulations in connection with the exercise of said authority as are necessary to carry out the provisions of this article and to fully protect the City from any liability or cost incurred in connection therewith, including the furnishing of insurance or a cash or surety bond in an amount and subject to such other terms and conditions as may be necessary to adequately protect the City’s interests.
    • (D) All revenues arising from each utilization of said equipment as authorized in (B) shall be accounted for as departmental receipts in accordance with the accounting practices established for said Department.

    Sec 10. Reproduction of public records and related material.

    • (A) In addition to any other charges that may otherwise be provided by law, the Department shall charge and collect fees for preparing and furnishing copies of public records not exempt from disclosure pursuant to state and federal law in accordance with a schedule established by the Department High Command. The amount of such fees shall be based upon the cost to the Department of the services rendered. The fees required by this section shall not apply to any department, bureau, or office of this City, or to any department, bureau, office, agency or subdivision of the federal, state or local governments; nor to any public officer, board or body acting in an official capacity.
    • (B) Any department, bureau, office, agency of this City or of a subdivision of the federal, state or local governments must obtain a warrant from a competent court or officer or the consent of the Commissioner in respect of the Department having to produce paperwork, articles, documents or records classified as confidential. No paperwork, articles, documents or records will be produced to any such entity as contemplated herein without such consent from the Commissioner or such warrant by a competent court or officer.

    PART III
    RESPONSIBILITY FOR FIRE PROTECTION SERVICES


    Sec 11. Appointment of the Fire Marshal and inspection officers

    • (A) There shall be a Fire Marshal who shall be appointed by the local government and all inspection officers are appointed under the Fire Marshal by the Fire Marshal.
    • (B) The Fire Marshal and inspection officers must be members of the Los Santos Fire Department.

    Sec 12. Employment of experts.

      The Fire Marshal and inspection officers may employ legal, technical, scientific, clerical or other assistance that the Fire Marshal and the inspection staff considers advisable or necessary in the conduct of any inquiry, inspection or investigation under this Code or in carrying out any of his or her powers or duties under this Code.

    Sec 13. Delegation.

      The Fire Marshal and inspection officers may delegate any power or duty that is granted to or vested in the Fire Marshal under this Code to any person or class of persons provided that they are employees of the Fire Department, subject to such limitations, restrictions, conditions and requirements as may be set out in the delegation.

    Sec 14. Reports.

    • (A) The inspection officers that represent the Fire Marshal shall report to the Fire Marshal all fires and other matters related to fire protection services as may be specified by the Fire Marshal.
    • (B) Reports shall be made in the form and manner and within the time period specified by the Fire Marshal.


    PART IV
    FIRE MARSHAL AND INSPECTION OFFICERS


    Sec 15. Powers of Fire Marshal and inspection officers.

      The Fire Marshal and inspection officers have the power -

      • (A) To monitor, review and advise municipalities respecting the provision of fire protection services and to make recommendations to municipal councils for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of those services;
      • (B) To issue directives to assistants to the Fire Marshal and inspection officers respecting matters relating to this Code and the regulations;
      • (C) To advise and assist ministries and agencies of government respecting fire protection services and related matters;
      • (D) To issue guidelines to municipalities respecting fire protection services and related matters;
      • (E) To co-operate with anybody or person interested in developing and promoting the principles and practices of fire protection services including law enforcement;
      • (F) To issue long service awards to persons involved in the provision of fire protection services;
      • (G) To exercise such other powers as may be assigned under this Code or as may be necessary to perform any duty assigned under this Code; and
      • (H) To carry a badge authorizing them to perform their duties.

    Sec 16. Duties of Fire Marshal.

      It is the duty of the Fire Marshal and inspection officers -

      • (A) To investigate the cause, origin and circumstances of any fire or of any explosion or condition that in the opinion of the Fire Marshal might have caused a fire, explosion, loss of life or damage to property;
      • (B) To advise municipalities in the interpretation and enforcement of this Code and the regulations;
      • (C) To provide information and advice on fire safety matters and fire protection matters by means of public meetings, newspaper articles, publications, electronic media and exhibitions and otherwise as the Fire Marshal considers advisable;
      • (D) To develop training programs and evaluation systems for persons involved in the provision of fire protection services and to provide programs to improve practices relating to fire protection services;
      • (E) To keep a record of every fire reported to the Fire Marshal and inspection officers with the facts, statistics and circumstances which are required under this Code;
      • (F) To develop and maintain statistical records and conduct studies in respect of fire protection services; and
      • (H) To perform such other duties as may be assigned to the Fire Marshal under this Code.

    Sec 17. Identification.

      When entering property pursuant to section PART VI and PART V, the Fire Marshal, inspection officers and the Commissioner shall identify themselves by exhibiting the badge or other official identification of the department; and other authorized representatives of the Fire Marshal or inspection officers shall identify themselves by producing and exhibiting their authority in writing signed by the Fire Marshal or inspection officers ((screenshot)).

    Sec 18. Notices and orders.

      Notices, orders and violations may be issued by or in the name of the Fire Marshal in accordance with the Administrative Code to enforce the provisions of this Code or the rules.

    Sec 19. Obstructing Fire Marshal and inspection officers representatives.

      It shall be unlawful to obstruct, interfere with or otherwise hamper any representative of the department in conducting any inspection, issuing any notice, order or violation, or otherwise enforcing the provisions of this Code, or any other law, rule or regulation enforced by the department, or otherwise executing the performance of his or her lawful duties.


    PART V
    FIRE CODE


    Sec 20. Changes to this Fire Code.

    • (A) The Los Santos Government may make regulation changes at any time that are considered advisable or necessary for the purpose of keeping this Code up to date for the governing of fire safety standards for equipment, systems, buildings, structures, land and premises including regulations.
    • (B) The Fire Department or Fire Marshal may directly request such amendments as contemplated above.

    Sec 21. Fire Code of Los Santos.

      Subsection 1. Smoking.

      • (A) Where conditions are such as to make smoking a fire or explosion hazard, smoking shall be permitted only in specifically approved smoking areas. This includes gas stations.
      • (B) The areas where smoking is not permitted shall be identified by signs having black lettering 50 mm high with a 12.5 mm stroke on a yellow background, except that symbols of 150 mm by 150 mm may be used in lieu of lettering, or covered by instructions established under a fire safety plan and available to all persons.
      • (C) Smoking and open flame devices shall not be permitted in a tent or air-supported structure unless provisions have been made for such activities under the fire safety plan.
      • (D) Smoking within 100 feet of a room that contains compressed gas of any kind is prohibited. Signs that are 24 inches high and 24 inches wide must be posted within 100 feet of said room.

      Sub 2. Open flames and open air burning.

      • (A) Open flames shall not be permitted in buildings used for public assemblies in such quantities and in such a manner as to create a fire hazard unless approved.
      • (B) Devices having open flames shall be securely supported in noncombustible holders and located or protected so as to prevent accidental contact of the flame with combustible materials.
      • (C) Open air burning shall not be permitted unless approved, or unless such burning consists of a small, confined fire, supervised at all times, and used to cook food on a grill or a barbecue.

      Sub 3. Use of hazardous materials.

      • (A) Flammable liquids shall not be used for cleaning purposes except where the cleaning is an essential part of a process.
      • (B) Flammable gases shall not be used in conjunction with inflatable items such as balloons.

      Sub 4. Electrical hazards.

        Temporary electrical wiring shall not be used where it presents a fire hazard.

      Sub 5. Vacant buildings.

        Vacant buildings shall be secured against unauthorized entry by a relevant law enforcement agency.

      Sub 6. Maintaining access free of obstructions.

      • (A) Fire access routes and access panels or windows provided to facilitate access for firefighting operations shall not be obstructed by vehicles, gates, fences, building materials, vegetation, signs or any other form of obstruction. This includes the fire lane in front of banks, malls and other public areas.
      • (B) Fire sprinkler and standpipe connections shall be clearly identified and maintained free of obstructions for use at all times.
      • (C) Fire access routes shall be maintained so as to be immediately ready for use at all times by fire department vehicles. This includes the fire-lane in front of banks, malls and other public areas.
      • (D) Approved signs shall be displayed to indicate fire access routes.

      Sub 7. Exit signs inside a public building.

      • (A) Required exit signs shall be clearly visible and maintained in a clean and legible condition.
      • (B) Exit signs shall be illuminated, externally or internally, as appropriate for each sign’s design, while the building is occupied.

      Sub 8. Smoke alarm installation.

      • (A) Smoke alarms conforming to CAN/ULC-S531 (Standard for Smoke Alarms) shall be installed in accordance with this subsection provided that the owners of such property approve the installation. This is mandatory for businesses, workplaces, government structures and any other types of public buildings.
      • (B) Smoke alarms shall be installed between each sleeping area and the remainder of the dwelling unit, and where the sleeping areas are served by hallways, the smoke alarms shall be installed in the hallways of a home.
      • (C) In addition to the requirements in (B) above, at least one smoke alarm shall be installed on each floor that does not contain a sleeping area in a dwelling unit.
      • (D) Smoke alarms shall be installed by permanent connections to an electrical circuit and shall have no disconnect switch between the overcurrent device and the smoke alarm.

      Sub 9. Maintenance and lighting for exits.

      • (A) Means of egress shall be maintained in good repair and free of obstructions.
      • (B) Lighting provided for illumination in exits and access to exits, including corridors used by the public, shall be maintained.

      Sub 10. Fire escapes.

      • (A) Exterior passageways, exterior stairways and fire escapes in occupied buildings shall be maintained in good repair and operational and kept free of snow and ice accumulations.
      • (B) Where equipment is provided to melt snow or ice on exterior passageways, exterior stairways and fire escapes in an occupied building, the equipment shall be maintained in working order or alternative measures shall be taken as specified in (A).
      • (C) Fire doors must be maintained at an appropriate width of 3 feet wide, 7 feet high, to accommodate all types of evacuees.


    PART VI
    RIGHTS OF ENTRY IN EMERGENCIES AND FIRE INVESTIGATIONS


    Sec 22. Authority at fires and other emergencies.

    • (A) The firefighting personnel in charge at the scene of a fire or other emergency involving the protection of life or property, or any part thereof, shall have the authority to direct such operation as necessary to extinguish or control any fire, perform any rescue operation, investigate the existence of suspected or reported fires, gas leaks or other hazardous conditions or situations, or take any other action necessary in the reasonable performance of duty.
    • (B) In the exercise of such power, firefighting personnel may prohibit any person, vehicle, marine vessel or object from approaching the scene and may remove, or cause to be removed or kept away from the scene, any vehicle, vessel or object which could impede or interfere with the operations of the department and, in the judgment of firefighting personnel, any person not actually and usefully employed in the extinguishing of such fire or in the preservation of property in the vicinity thereof.

    Sec 23. Entry on adjacent lands/buildings by firefighters.

      Firefighters or such other person as may be authorized by the Commissioner, the Fire Marshal or an inspection officer of the Fire Marshal, may, without a warrant, enter on lands or premises -

      • (A) That are adjacent to the lands or premises on which a fire or emergency has occurred or is occurring, for the purposes of fighting the fire or of providing rescue or emergency services; or
      • (B) That are adjacent to the lands or premises on which there is a serious threat to the health and safety of any person or the quality of the natural environment, for the purpose of removing or reducing the threat.

    Sec 24. Prevention of fire spreading.

      A firefighter or such other person as may be authorized by the Commissioner may, without a warrant, enter on lands or premises on which a fire is occurring, or that are adjacent to those lands or premises, for the purposes of pulling down or removing buildings, structures or things on or attached to the lands or premises on which a fire is occurring or that are adjacent to those lands or premises if, in the opinion of the Commissioner, it is necessary to do so to prevent the spread of the fire.

    Sec 25. Entry onto land outside of Los Santos.

      A firefighter or such other person as may be authorized by the Commissioner may, without a warrant, enter on lands or premises that are outside the territorial limits of the municipality of the Fire Department that employs the firefighter or commissioner for the purposes of fighting a fire or of providing rescue or emergency services on such lands or premises if –

      • (A) In the opinion of the Commissioner, the fire or emergency threatens persons, property or the environment within the territorial limits of the municipality served by the Fire Department; and
      • (B) There is no fire department or other emergency response capability for the area in which the lands or premises are situated.

    Sec 26. Automatic aid.

      A firefighter or such other person as may be authorized by the Commissioner may, without a warrant, enter on lands or premises that are outside the territorial limits of the municipality of the Fire Department that employs the firefighter or commissioner for the purposes of fighting a fire or of providing rescue or emergency services on such lands or premises if the council of the municipality has entered into an automatic aid agreement or any other agreement under which the entry is permitted.

    Sec 27. Common law right of entry preserved.

      Nothing in this section derogates from a firefighter’s right of entry at common law.

    Sec 28. Entry where the fire has occurred or is likely to occur.

      The Fire Marshal, inspection officers or the Commissioner may, without a warrant, enter on land or premises if –

        (A) A fire has occurred on the land or premises; or
        (B) He or she has reason to believe that a substance or device that is likely to cause a fire may be situated on the land or premises.

    Sec 29. Powers upon entry.

      Upon entering on land or premises under the above, the Fire Marshal, inspection officers or the Commissioner may –

      • (A) Close, and prevent entry to, the land or premises for the length of time necessary to complete the examination of the land or premises, provided that such a timescale takes into account basic human rights (closing down residences for example would be a delicate issue);
      • (B) In the case of an entry under (A), remove from the land or premises, retain and examine any article or material, and take such samples or photographs, make videotapes and other images electronic or otherwise that in his or her opinion may be of assistance in determining the cause of the fire under investigation;
      • (C) Make such excavations on the land or premises as he or she considers necessary;
      • (D) Require that any machinery, equipment or device be operated, used or set in motion under specified conditions; and
      • (E) Make any reasonable inquiry of any person, orally or in writing.

    Sec 30. Entry to adjacent lands.

      A person who enters on land or premises under Part VI may, without a warrant, enter on adjacent land or premises if the entry is necessary for the purposes of conducting an investigation into the cause of a fire or of determining whether a substance or device that is likely to cause fire is situated on the land or premises.

    Sec 31. Use of force.

      A person who enters land or premises under Part VI may not use force to enter the land or premises and must utilize support from law enforcement to enter.

    Sec 32. Warrant authorizing entry.

      A competent court may issue a warrant authorizing the Fire Marshal, inspection officers and the Commissioner named in the warrant to enter on land or premises and exercise any of the powers referred to above if the court is satisfied on evidence under oath that there are reasonable grounds to believe that entry on the lands or premises is necessary for the purposes of conducting an investigation into the cause of a fire or of determining whether a substance or device that is likely to cause fire is situated on the land or premises and –

      • (A) The Fire Marshal, inspection officers and the Commissioner has been denied entry to the land or premises or has been obstructed in exercising any other of those powers with respect to the land or premises; or
      • (B) There are reasonable grounds to believe that the Fire Marshal, inspection officers and the Commissioner will be denied entry to the land or premises or obstructed in exercising any other of those powers with respect to the land or premises.

    Sec 33. Use of force with a warrant

      A person authorized by a warrant, issued under Section 26 above, to enter land or premises for the purpose of doing a thing may call on law enforcement as necessary and may use force as necessary to make the entry and do the thing.

    Sec 34. Immediate threat to lives.

      If the Fire Marshal, inspection officers or the Commissioner has reasonable grounds to believe that a risk of fire poses an immediate threat to life, he or she may, without a warrant, enter on any land or premises and, for the purpose of removing or reducing the threat, may –

      • (A) Remove persons on the land or premises;
      • (B) Post a fire watch;
      • (C) Remove combustible or explosive material or anything that may constitute a fire menace;
      • (D) Dispose of any material or thing that was removed under (C), in accordance with any directives issued by the Fire Marshal;
      • (E) Eliminate ignition sources;
      • (F) Install temporary safeguards, including fire extinguishers and smoke alarms;
      • (G) Make minor repairs to existing fire safety systems;
      • (H) Do any other thing that the Fire Marshal, inspection officers or the Commissioner has reasonable grounds to believe is urgently required to remove or reduce the threat to life.

    Sec 35. Notice to owner.

    • (A) A person who enters land or premises under the above shall promptly after exercising any powers under this section give notice thereof to the owner if the owner’s whereabouts in Los Santos are known.
    • (B) The person who gives notice shall post a copy of the notice on the land or premises.
    • (C) Contents of the notice. The notice shall –
      • (i) Describe the location of the land or premises;
      • (ii) State the reason for the entry; and
      • (iii) State the things done to remove or reduce the threat to life.


    PART VII
    INSPECTIONS


    Sec 36. Interpretation.

      For the purposes of this Part, fire safety includes safety from the risk that a fire, if started, would seriously endanger the health and safety of any person or the quality of the natural environment for any use that can be made of it.

    Sec 37. Inspectors.

      The Fire Marshal or an inspection officer is an inspector for the purposes of this Part.

    Sec 38. Inspections.

      An inspector may enter and inspect land and premises for the purposes of assessing fire safety. This is not mandatory for residential property however is so for business or public property such as workplaces.

    Sec 39. Time of entry.

      The power to enter and inspect land and premises without a warrant may be exercised at all reasonable times.

    Sec 40. Assistance.

      An inspector who enters land or premises under this section may take with him or her a police officer or such other person as he or she considers advisable to assist.

    Sec 41. Identification.

      On the request of an owner or occupant of the land or premises, an inspector shall identify him- or herself and shall explain the purpose of the entry.

    Sec 42. Powers during inspection.

      An inspector conducting an inspection may –

      • (A) Examine a document or other thing that is relevant to the inspection;
      • (B) Demand the production for inspection of a document or other thing that is relevant to the inspection;
      • (C) Remove any thing that is relevant to the inspection for review and examination and remove any document that is relevant to the inspection for review and copying;
      • (D) Conduct tests, take and remove samples, take photographs and make videotapes and other images, electronic or otherwise, that are relevant to the inspection;
      • (E) In order to produce a document in readable form, use data storage, information processing or retrieval devices or systems that are normally used in the premises being inspected; and
      • (F) Question a person on matters relevant to the inspection.

    Sec 43. Obligation to produce and assist.

      If an inspector demands that a document or other thing be produced for inspection, the person who has custody of the document or thing shall produce it and, in the case of a document, shall on request provide any assistance that is reasonably necessary to interpret the document or to produce it in a readable form. This only applies to documents which are material to the integrity of the inspection itself.

    Sec 44. Documents and things removed from place.

      A document or other thing that has been removed from land or premises –

      • (A) Shall be made available to the person from whom it was removed on request and at a time and place that are convenient for the person and for the inspector; and
      • (B) Shall, if it is possible to return the document or thing to the person, be returned within a reasonable time.

    Sec 45. Copy admissible in evidence.

      A copy of a document that purports to be certified by an inspector as being a true copy of the original is admissible in evidence to the same extent as the original and has the same evidentiary value.

    Sec 46. Inspection orders.

      An inspector who has carried out an inspection of land or premises under this Part may order the owner or occupant of the land or premises to take any measure necessary to ensure fire safety on the land and premises and may for that purpose order the owner or occupant –

      • (A) To remove buildings or structures from the land or premises;
      • (B) To make structural and other repairs or alterations, including material alterations, to the buildings or structures;
      • (C) To remove combustible or explosive material or any thing that may constitute a fire hazard;
      • (D) To install and use specified equipment or devices as may be necessary to contain hazardous material on the land or premises and, in the event of a fire, to remove or transport the material;
      • (E) To discontinue the manufacturing, production or fabrication of any material, device or other thing that creates or poses an undue risk of fire or explosion;
      • (F) To do anything respecting fire safety including anything relating to the containment of a possible fire, means of egress, fire alarms and detection, fire suppression and the preparation of a fire safety plan;
      • (G) To remedy any contravention of the Fire Code.

    Sec 47. Same, closure of premises.

      An inspector who has carried out an inspection of land or premises under section this Part may, with the approval of the Fire Marshal and upon such terms and conditions as the Fire Marshal considers proper -

      • (A) Order that the owner or occupant of the land or premises close the land or premises and prevent persons from entering thereon until such time as the corrective actions ordered under the Part have been completed; or
      • (B) If the inspector is of the opinion that it is necessary for the immediate protection of persons and property that the lands or premises be closed immediately, cause the land or premises to be closed immediately and persons on the premises to be removed and direct that the lands or premises remain closed and that the premises be vacated until such time as the corrective actions ordered under Part have been completed.
      • (C) This subsection only applies to businesses and public structures. This cannot be ordered upon residences.


    PART VIII
    OFFENSES AND ENFORCEMENT


    Sec 48. Offenses.

      Every person is guilty of a criminal offense if he or she -

      • (A) Hinders, obstructs or interferes with the Fire Marshal, inspection officers or the Commissioner in the exercise of his or her powers and duties;
      • (B) Prevents an inspector from entering land or premises, refuses to answer questions on matters relevant to the inspection or provides the inspector with information, on matters relevant to the inspection, that the person knows, or ought reasonably to know, to be false or misleading;
      • (C) Refuses or neglects to obey or carry out the directives of the Fire Marshal, inspection officers or the Commissioner if given under the authority of this Code.

    Sec 49. Penalty for above.

      An individual convicted of an offense under this Part is liable to -

      • (A) In the case of an offense other than one described in (A) above, a fine of not more than $10,000 or imprisonment for a term of not more than one hour or both; and
      • (B) In the case of an offense for contravention of the Fire Code, a fine of not more than $25,000 or imprisonment for a term of not more than one hour, or both.

    Sec 50. Offense - director or officer of a corporation.

      A director or officer of a corporation who knows that the corporation is violating or has violated a provision of the Fire Code is guilty of an offense and on conviction is liable to a fine of not more than $50,000 or to imprisonment for a term of not more than one year, or to both. Said fine would be carried out by a relevant law enforcement agency.

    Sec 51. Offense – removal of posted notice.

      Any person who removes a copy of an order or of a notice posted in accordance with this Part without the approval of the Fire Marshal, inspection officers or the Commissioner is guilty of an offense and on conviction is liable to a fine of not more than $2,000 or an arrest for a term of not more than 10 minutes, or to both.

    Sec 52. Offense - failure to comply with an inspection order.

      Every person who fails to comply with an order made is guilty of an offense and on conviction is liable to a fine of not more than $100 for every day during which the default continues, and the imposition or payment of the fine does not relieve the person from complying with the order.

      I hereby certify that the foregoing ordinance was passed by the Council of the City of Los Santos, at its meeting of 19 June 2014.

        LAOS MASON, City Clerk

        By ___Laos Mason_____
        City Clerk

          Approved 19 June 2014

            By _Jonathan Schrader__
            Mayor
            Kenneth Harrison, Esq.
            Assistant State Clerk
            San Andreas State Legislature
            Hon. Thomas Spencer
            Associate Justice (Civil Division)
            Superior Court of San Andreas
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