[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Woodruff 2-11-1986 as §§ 5.10 to 5.13 and 5.15 of the 1986 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Fire Chief shall hold the office of Fire Inspector, with power to appoint one or more Deputy Fire Inspectors who shall perform the same duties and have the same powers as the Fire Inspector.
Whenever or wherever in the Town any inspection by the Fire Chief or his deputies reveals a fire hazard, the Chief or his deputies shall serve notice in writing upon the owner of the property, giving the owner a reasonable time in which to remove the hazard. If the fire hazard is not removed within the time allowed, it shall be deemed a nuisance. The Fire Chief or his deputy is authorized to have the same removed by the Town, and the cost of such removal shall be charged on the tax roll against the property.
The Chief shall keep a written record card of each property inspected which shall conform to the requirements of the Wisconsin Department of Commerce and shall make the quarterly report of inspections required by the Department of Commerce.
No person shall deny the Chief or his deputies free access to any property within the Town at any reasonable time for the purpose of making fire inspections. No person shall hinder or obstruct the Fire Inspector in the performance of his duty or refuse to observe any lawful direction given by him.
The following provisions of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) are hereby adopted by reference:
NFPA 10, Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers.
NFPA 13, Automatic Sprinkler Systems.
NFPA 30, Underground Tanks and Piping.
NFPA 58, Liquefied Petroleum Gases.
NFPA 73, Municipal Alarm Systems.
NFPA 211, Chimneys, Fireplaces, Vents and Solid Fuel Burning Appliances.
NFPA 385, Tank Vehicles for Flammable and Combustible Liquids.
National Electric Code (NEC) Articles 110 to 700, as recognized by the Department of Commerce, are hereby adopted by reference.
Chimneys and vents which have been subjected to a chimney fire shall not be reused until inspected and approved by the Fire Department or an authorized agent. This approval shall be in writing.
Any owner or operator of a business held open to the public who allows or suffers the unsafe use or disposal of smoking materials by patrons and employees which results in a fire shall be responsible for the entire costs of Fire Department response to such fire, in addition to any other penalties imposed.
Except as otherwise provided, any person found to be in violation of any provisions of this chapter shall be subject to a penalty as provided in § 1-3 of this Code.