§ 2-12-11 Fire fighting by fire chiefs and
senior officers Summons of assistance.
If a fire occurs in woodland, the fire chief, and the senior officer of the
district in which the fire occurs, shall immediately take any measures that may
be necessary, including backfiring and plowing, to control or extinguish the
fire, and shall investigate the causes of fire and report the causes to the
director. Any fire chief or senior officer has the authority to summon any use
of bulldozers, trucks, and other property adapted to the purpose. Any person
who refuses or neglects to assist or to allow the use of the bulldozers, trucks
or other property required, is liable to a fine of not more than one hundred
dollars ($100). All active members of an organized fire department shall be
called as a unit only, the unit coming under the authority of the officer in
charge of the fire department. The fire chief or senior officer in charge of a
fire shall keep an account of the time of all persons assisting him or her, and
a schedule of all property used.
(G.L. 1956, § 2-12-11; P.L. 1970, ch. 124, § 4; P.L. 1992, ch. 133, art. 23, § 4.)