Village of Dane, WI
Dane County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Dane 4-1-1996 as Secs. 5-2-2 to 5-2-9 and 5-3-1 of the 1996 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Fire Department — See Ch. 82.
Alarm systems — See Ch. 190.
Building construction — See Ch. 226.

§ 294-1 Impeding progress of fire apparatus prohibited.

No person shall impede the progress of a fire engine, fire truck or other fire apparatus of the Dane Fire Department along the streets or alleys of such Village at the time of a fire or when the Fire Department of the Village is using such streets or alleys in response to a fire alarm or for practice.

§ 294-2 Powers and duties of Fire Department.

Police authority at fires.
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.
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 come.
The Chief shall have the power to 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 shall have the power to 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.
Fire inspection duties.
The Fire Chief, or his designee, shall be the Fire Inspector of the Village of Dane and shall have the power to appoint one or more Deputy Fire Inspectors and shall perform all duties required of the Fire Inspectors by the laws of the state and rules of the Department of Safety and Professional Services, particularly § 101.14, Wis. Stats.
While acting as Fire Inspector pursuant to § 101.14(2), Wis. Stats., the Fire Chief, or any officer of the Fire Department designated by the Fire Chief, shall have the right and authority to enter any building or upon any premises in the Village of Dane at all reasonable hours for the purpose of making inspections or investigations which, under the provisions of this Code, he may deem necessary. Should the Fire Inspector find that any provisions of this Code relating to fire hazards and prevention of fires are being violated, or that a fire hazard exists which should be eliminated, it shall be his duty to give such directions for the abatement of such conditions as he shall deem necessary and, if such directions be not complied with, to report such noncompliance to the Village Board for further action.
The Chief of the Fire Department is required, by himself or by officers or members of the Fire Department designated by him as Fire Inspectors, to inspect all buildings, premises and public thoroughfares, except the interiors of private dwellings, for the purpose of ascertaining and causing to be corrected any conditions liable to cause fire or any violations of any law or ordinance relating to the fire hazard or to the prevention of fires. Such inspections shall be made at least once in six months in all of the territory served by the Fire Department and not less than once in three months in such territory as the Village Board has designated or thereafter designates as within the Village or as a congested district subject to conflagration and more often as the Chief of the Fire Department orders. Each six-month period shall begin on January 1 and July 1 and each three-month period on January 1, April 1, July 1 and October 1 of each year.
Written reports of inspections shall be made and kept on file in the office of the Chief of the Fire Department in the manner and form required by the Department of Safety and Professional Services.[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).

§ 294-3 Damage to fire equipment prohibited; parking restrictions.

Driving over fire hose. No person shall willfully injure in any manner any hose, hydrant or fire apparatus belonging to the Dane Fire Department, and no vehicle shall be driven over any unprotected hose of the Fire Department when laid down on any street, private driveway or other place, to be used at any fire or alarm of fire, without the consent of the Fire Department official in command.
Parking vehicles near hydrants. It shall be unlawful for any person to park any vehicle or leave any object within 10 feet of any fire hydrant at any time.
No parking near fire. It shall be unlawful for any person, in case of fire, to drive or park any vehicle within one block from the place of fire without the consent and authority of the Fire Chief or any police officer.

§ 294-4 Right to enter adjacent property; removal of property during fires.

Entering adjacent property. It shall be lawful for any fireman while acting under the direction of the Fire Chief or any other officer in command to enter upon the premises adjacent to or in the vicinity of a building or other property then on fire for the purpose of extinguishing such fire, and in case any person shall hinder, resist or obstruct any fireman in the discharge of his duty as is hereinbefore provided, the person so offending shall be deemed guilty of resisting firemen in the discharge of their duty.
Destruction of property to prevent the spread of fire. During the progress of any fire, the Fire Chief or his assistant shall have the power to order the removal or destruction of any property necessary to prevent the further spread of fire, provided that it is inevitable that, unless such property is removed, other property is in danger of being destroyed by fire.

§ 294-5 Duty of 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 shall have the power to cause the arrest of any person or persons refusing to obey said orders.

§ 294-6 Vehicles to yield right-of-way.

Whenever there shall be a fire or fire alarm or the Fire Department shall be out for practice, every person driving or riding in a motorized or other vehicle shall move and remain to the side of the street until the fire engine and fire truck and other fire apparatus shall have passed.

§ 294-7 Interference with use of hydrants prohibited.

No person shall occupy any portion of such streets or alleys with a motorized or other vehicle between such fire engine or fire truck or other fire apparatus and any hydrant to which a fire hose may be, or may be about to be, attached.

§ 294-8 Burning restrictions. [1]

General regulations.
There shall be no open or outdoor burning in the Village of Dane except in compliance with this subsection.
Leaves, grasses and garden waste may be burned on private property from April 1 through May 15 and from October 1 through November 15, provided that there shall be no such burning on Sundays and that there shall be no such burning from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on any day. All such burning shall be done in a legal and safe manner, and no such fires shall be left unattended.
Open fires are allowed for cooking, ceremonies or recreation. No such fires shall be left unattended. The only items burned in said fires shall be charcoal or wood.
There shall be no container or burn barrel burning.
There shall be no burning of trash or garbage.
The Dane Fire Department is authorized to conduct outdoor burning for training purposes at any time, provided that prior approval of the Village Board is obtained and public notice of such burning is published in the Lodi Enterprise at least five days prior to said burning and provided that said burning is done in a legal and safe manner.
Chief may prohibit. The Fire Chief is permitted to prohibit any or all bonfires and outdoor fires when atmospheric conditions or local circumstances make such fires hazardous.
DNR burning restrictions. When the Wisconsin DNR implements burning restrictions in designated areas which include the Village of Dane, the Village of Dane hereby institutes the same burning restrictions.
Outdoor solid-fuel heating devices.
As used in this subsection, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
A device designed to generate heat, hot water or both for the interior of a building by solid fuel combustion where the enclosure in which the combustion takes place is located outside of the building for which the heat, hot water or both are to be generated. This definition includes but is not limited to outdoor wood-burning heating units.
Outdoor solid-fuel heating devices are prohibited in the Village of Dane.
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).

§ 294-9 Adoption of state standards.

The following orders, rules and regulations of the Department of Safety and Professional Services, all of which are set forth in the Wisconsin Administrative Code, as from time to amended, are incorporated herein by reference and adopted as part of this chapter:
Ch. SPS 307, Explosives and Fireworks
Ch. SPS 310, Flammable, Combustible and Hazardous Liquids
Ch. SPS 314, Fire Prevention
Ch. SPS 332, Public Employee Safety and Health
Ch. SPS 340, Gas Systems
Ch. SPS 343, Anhydrous Ammonia
Chs. SPS 361 to 366, Wisconsin Commercial Building Code
Wisconsin Electrical Code