No Interior Fire Attack Policy 04.02
The purpose of this Policy to provide for the safety, health, protection and general welfare of public safety personnel and the citizen’s of the City of Concord by requiring vacant, abandoned, and unsafe buildings to be repaired, secured or demolished and removed.Vacant and abandoned buildings not properly secured at doorways and windows serve is an attractive nuisance for young children who may be injured therein, tend to attract persons intent on criminal activity such as the illicit sale of drugs, and serve as a point of congregation by vagrants and transients. A dilapidated building may also serve as a place of rodent and/or insect infestation, thereby creating a health menace to the community. Buildings and structures may become unsafe by reason of damage by fire, vandalism, neglect, age, the elements or general deterioration. Debris, rubble or parts of buildings left on the ground and not removed constitute a dangerous, unhealthy and unsightly condition.
Furthermore, unsafe buildings pose a threat to the lives and safety of firefighters, law enforcement and other emergency services personnel dispatched to control fire, rescue and law enforcement incidents occurring within these structures.....
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