Reporting of Fires

The owner, manager, occupant or any person in control of a building, must notify the fire department upon discovering an unwanted fire, regardless of the magnitude of the fire, or even if the fire has been apparently extinguished. The code prohibits any regulation or order that would require a person to take any unnecessary delaying action prior to reporting a fire to the fire department. It is a violation of the code to willfully make any misleading or false statements that mislead fire department personnel or interferes with fire department operations. [NFPA 1 section 10.7]

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