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The chief of the fire department or the assistant chief in command may prescribe limits in the vicinity of any fire within which no person except those who reside therein, firefighters and police officers, and those admitted by any officer of the fire department shall be permitted to come and it shall be the duty of the chief or of the assistant chief in command to appoint a suitable number of firefighters and police officers to act at any fire, who shall be selected from members of the department or other responsible persons, and said police shall look after the protection of life and shall prevent the purloining of goods and other depredations; all orders issued by the assistant, not ordered by the chief, shall be reported to the chief by the assistant as soon as possible. (Ord. 39 § 11, 1956)