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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 18. Health, Safety, and Housing
- Chapter 70. Fire Protection
- Section 75. Authority of Fire Department Officers; Penalty.
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AS 18.70.075. Authority of Fire Department Officers; Penalty.
- (a) A fire officer of a municipal fire department or a fire department registered under AS 29.60.130
, while providing fire protection or other emergency services, has the authority to
- (1) control and direct activities at the scene of a fire or emergency;
- (2) order a person to leave a building or place in the vicinity of a fire or emergency, for the purpose of protecting the
person from injury;
- (3) blockade a public highway, street, or private right-of-way temporarily while at the scene of a fire or emergency;
- (4) trespass upon property at or near the scene of a fire or emergency at any time of the day or night;
- (5) enter a building, including a private dwelling, or premises where a fire is in progress, or where there is reasonable
cause to believe a fire is in progress, to extinguish the fire;
- (6) enter a building, including a private dwelling, or premises near the scene of a fire for the purpose of protecting the
building or premises or for the purpose of extinguishing the fire that is in progress in another building or premises;
- (7) upon 24-hour notice to the owner or occupant, conduct a prefire planning survey in all buildings, structures, or other
places within the municipality or the registered fire department's district, except the interior of a private dwelling,
where combustible material is or may become dangerous as a fire menace to the building;
- (8) direct the removal or destruction of a fence, house, motor vehicle, or other thing judged necessary to prevent the
further spread of a fire.
- (b) An owner or occupant of a building or place specified in this section or any other person on the site of a fire or
other fire department emergency who refuses to obey the order of a fire officer of a municipal or registered fire
department in the exercise of official duties is guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction, is punishable by
imprisonment for one year, or by a fine of not more than $1,000, or by both.
- (c) In this section,
- (1) "emergency" means a situation in which the services of fire department personnel are necessary or appropriate to
protect life, property, or public health;
- (2) "prefire planning survey" means a limited inspection for the purpose of preparing a fire attack plan in the event of a
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