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Statutes > Nebraska > Chapter16 > 16-222

16-222. Fire department; establishment authorized; fire prevention; regulations.A city of the first class may provide for the organization and support of a fire department; procure fire engines, hooks, ladders, buckets and other apparatus; organize fire engine, hook and ladder, and bucket companies, and prescribe rules for duty and the government thereof, with such penalties as the council may deem proper, not exceeding one hundred dollars; make all necessary appropriations therefor; and establish regulations for the prevention and extinguishment of fires. It may prescribe limits within which no building shall be constructed except of brick, stone or other incombustible material, with fireproof roof, and impose a penalty for the violation of such ordinance. It may cause the destruction or removal of any building constructed or repaired in violation of such ordinance, and after such limits are established no special permits shall be given for the erection or repairing of buildings of combustible material. It may regulate the construction and inspection of, and order the suppression of and cleaning of fireplaces, chimneys, stoves, stovepipes, ovens, boilers, kettles, forges or any apparatus used in any building, manufactory or business which may be dangerous in causing or promoting fires, and prescribe limits within which dangerous or obnoxious and offensive business may be carried on. SourceLaws 1901, c. 18, § 48, XXIX, p. 253; R.S.1913, § 4838; C.S.1922, § 4006; C.S.1929, § 16-223; R.S.1943, § 16-222.AnnotationsA city is liable, under the workmen's compensation law, to a fireman injured while attending a firemen's convention with the consent and approval of city authorities. City of Fremont v. Lea, 115 Neb. 565, 213 N.W. 820 (1927).