Health and Safety

Powers of Fire Companies

SECTION 23-37-2

§ 23-37-2. Penalty for disobedience of or interference with firefighters.

Any person who shall neglect or refuse to render assistance when lawfully called upon to do so by any of the officers listed in § 23-37-1 at a fire, or who shall refuse to obey any lawful order of those officers, or interfere with any officer or person connected with any fire fighting organization enumerated in § 23-37-1, while on duty at a fire, shall pay for each offense a fine not exceeding twenty dollars ($20.00), or shall be imprisoned for a term of not more than thirty (30) days, either or both, at the discretion of the court.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1929, ch. 1386, § 1; G.L. 1938, ch. 360, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 23-37-2.)