ARTICLE 1. FIRE DEPARTMENT
Fire protection for the city shall be provided by the Sedgwick County Fire Department, under a contract between the city and the Sedgwick County Fire Department.
(a) Fire Department shall mean the Sedgwick County Fire Department.
(b) Fire Chief or Chief shall mean a chief of the Sedgwick County Fire Department or such other member of said department who is in charge of a the operations of a unit of said department.
(c) Fire Inspector or Inspector shall mean a fire inspector for the Sedgwick County Fire Department.
(a) The Fire Chief shall have the right to summon any and all persons present to aid in extinguishing a fire or to aid in removing personal property from any building on fire or in danger thereof and in guarding the same.
(b) At fires the chief shall have full power, control and command of all persons present and shall direct the use of the fire apparatus and equipment, and command the fire fighters in the discharge of their duties. He or she shall take such measures as he or she shall deem proper and necessary in the preservation and protection of property and extinguishing of fires.
All fire apparatus and equipment is hereby given and granted the exclusive right-of-way over and through all streets, avenues, alleys and public thoroughfares in the city while enroute to fires or in response to any alarm, and it shall be unlawful for any person or persons to in any manner obstruct or hinder the apparatus or equipment.
It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to drive any vehicle over any fire hose laid on any street, alley or lot. This section shall not apply to any apparatus or vehicle being driven by members of the fire department.
It shall be unlawful for any person to place or cause to be placed upon or about any fire hydrant any rubbish, building material, fence or other obstruction of any character, or in any manner obstruct, hinder, or delay the fire department in the performance of its duties in case of fire. Nor shall any person fasten to any fire hydrant any guy rope or brace, nor stand any vehicle within 15 feet of any such hydrant.
It shall be unlawful for any person to knowingly make or sound or cause to be made or sounded, or by any other means, any false alarm.