32. Every local municipality shall be responsible for the application, in its territory, of the provisions of section 5 concerning fire hazard reporting.
In that respect, the inspectors of the municipality or of any authority to which the municipality delegates responsibility have the power to
(1) enter, at any reasonable time, and inspect premises where the inspectors have reasonable grounds to believe that an activity or property that constitutes a reportable fire hazard is carried on or is situated ;
(2) take photographs of the premises ;
(2.1) require any person who is on the premises to provide reasonable assistance;
(3) require any information or any explanation relating to the enforcement of the provisions of section 5 and the production of any relevant document ;
(4) test, or order the owner or occupant to test, any reported fire detector, alarm, extinguisher or emergency equipment to ascertain its effectiveness.
An inspector must, on request, produce identification and proof of appointment.
A municipality, an authority to which responsibility is delegated or an inspector cannot be prosecuted by reason of any act performed in good faith in the exercise of such functions.
2000, c. 20, s. 32; 2001, c. 76, s. 168.