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 said city while in route to fires or in response to any alarm of fire, and no person or persons shall in any manner obstruct or hinder said apparatus as aforesaid.
It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to drive any wagon, carriage, automobile, truck, locomotive, railroad car or any other vehicle over any fire hose laid in any street, avenue, alley, bridge or vacant lot, provided, that this section shall not apply to any apparatus or vehicle belonging to the fire department.
No person shall place or cause to be placed upon or about any fire hydrant any rubbish, building material, fence, or other obstruction of any character whatsoever, in any manner to obstruct, hinder, or delay the fire department in the performance of its duties in case of fire. Nor shall any person hitch or cause to be hitched to any fire hydrant, any animal or animals, nor fasten to same any guy rope or brace, nor back or stand any wagon, truck, automobile or other vehicle within Fifteen (15) feet of any such hydrant.
It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to make or sound or cause to be made or sounded or by any other means any false alarm of fire without reasonable cause.
No person or persons shall use any fire apparatus or equipment for any private purpose, nor shall any person willfully and without proper authority remove, take away, keep or conceal any tool, appliance or other article used in any way by the fire department.
Upon the sounding of a fire alarm, it shall be unlawful for any person or persons in charge of any vehicle to remain in or upon the traveled portion of any street, alley or avenue, he or she shall at once upon hearing such alarm park his or her vehicle at the nearest curb and shall not remove said vehicle for a period of five minutes or until the fire department with all its apparatus has passed three hundred (300) feet beyond his or her vehicle.
It shall be unlawful for any person or persons in charge of any vehicle in or upon any street, alley or avenue in said city to cross any intersecting street, alley or avenue in less than five (5) minutes after the sounding of any fire alarm or until all fire apparatus has passed three hundred (300) feet beyond said street intersection or other given point.
It shall be unlawful for any pedestrian to stand or walk in or upon or cross any street, alley or avenue, at an intersection or other point, in said city within a period of five (5) minutes after the sounding of any fire alarm or until all fire apparatus has passed three hundred (300) feet beyond said street intersection or other given point.
It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to congregate at or near a fire so as to obstruct, interfere or hinder the work of the fire department or to drive or allow any vehicle to stand less than one hundred (100) feet from any fire or drive any vehicle between a fire and any hydrant to which a fire hose is attached or is about to be attached, or to run any vehicle over, across or around any fire hose that is attached or is about to be attached to any fire hydrant.
Any person or persons violating any of the provisions of this article or refusing or neglecting to comply with any of the requirements thereof, shall, upon conviction, be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and fined not less than five dollars ($5.00) nor more than fifty dollars ($50.00).