Effective January 1, 2010, fire protection and prevention within the city will be provided by The Northwest Consolidated Fire District, Serving De Soto and Northwest Johnson County. The governing body of the District, in accordance with K.S.A. 12-3914, includes members appointed by the governing body of the city.
(Ord. 439, Sec. 1; Code 1998; Ord. 2246, Sec. 1)
Any records dated after December 31, 2009 pertaining to fire protection and prevention within the city should be maintained by, and available from, the district and not the city.
(Ord. 216, Sec. 2; Code 2009; Ord. 2246, Sec. 1)
It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to take away or use any fire apparatus or equipment for any private purpose or for any person willfully and without proper authority to remove, take away, keep or conceal any tool, appliance, equipment or other article used in any way by the district.
(Ord. 216, Sec. 3; Code 1998; Ord. 2246, Sec. 1)
(a) 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.
(b) All emergency vehicles of the district, while proceeding on official business within the city, shall be operated in strict accordance with the requirements of the Kansas Statutes regarding the operation of emergency vehicles.
(Ord. 216, Secs. 4:5; Code 1998; Ord. 2246, Sec. 1)
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 district firefighters.
(Ord. 216, Sec. 6; Code 1998; Ord. 2246, Sec. 1)
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 district 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 park any vehicle within 15 feet of any such hydrant.
(Ord. 216, Sec. 8; Code 1998; Ord. 2246, Sec. 1)
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.
(Ord. 216, Sec. 13; Code 1998; Ord. 2246, Sec. 1)