[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting of the Town of Foxborough as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Alarms — See Ch. 59.
[Adopted as Art. V, § 2, Para. 1 through 6, of the General Bylaws]
No person shall make a fire in any public way or public place without first having obtained permission of the Chief of the Fire Department or his representative.
No open outdoor fire on private or public property shall be started without first having obtained permission of the Chief of the Fire Department or his representative.
No person shall, without authority from the Chief of the Fire Department, open or interfere with a signal box, wire or anything connected with the fire alarm apparatus except in case of fire.
Fees for licenses issued by the Board of Selectmen for the storage of flammables may from time to time be established pursuant to MGL c. 40, § 22F, for the following:
The foregoing annual fees shall include the cost of the initial registration with the Town Clerk. The fee for each annual renewal registration shall be established from time to time pursuant to MGL c. 40, § 22F, subject, however, to the provisions of MGL c. 148, § 10A.
Upon the third and subsequent needless fire alarm received from any master fire alarm box in the Town of Foxborough or any central reporting station, there may be a $250 false alarm charge.
A burn-in period of 30 days from final inspection will be granted during which time no fines will be assessed.
An owner will not be assessed a fine for a maliciously induced alarm, but a criminal complaint shall be brought against the initiator of the alarm.
Any system on line to either an approved central station or a direct connection to the Fire Department prior to the acceptance of this document shall be granted 60 days from the receipt of a registered/return receipt letter to comply with these rules and regulations.
Any contractor, vendor, service person or technician who shall cause any needless alarm shall be fined $250.
The following charges shall apply when the Fire Department is called to assist at an accident:
All charges are made to the "at fault" driver as determined from the Police Investigation Report. Charges for "no fault" accidents shall be divided between all parties involved. Fees shall be charged per accident response no matter the amount or type of vehicles involved.
The Foxborough Fire Department is authorized to adopt rules and regulations for fire alarm systems, a copy of said regulation to be kept on file and current in the Office of the Town Clerk, which shall govern the installation and use of all master boxes and the installation of auxiliary fire alarm systems and fire alarm connections to the Foxborough municipal fire alarm system.