Ohio Revised Code
2917.13 Emergency Misconduct
No person shall hamper the lawful operations of any police officer, firefighter, rescuer or medical person engaged in their duties at the scene of a fire, accident, disaster, or emergency of any kind.
2917.32 Causing false alarms
No person shall cause a false alarm of fire or emergency to be transmitted to or within any organization, public or private. Violators are guilty of a first degree misdemeanor.
3737.14 Right to examine buildings, premises, and vehicles
The chief of a fire department has the authority, at all reasonable hours, to enter into all buildings and upon all premises and vehicles within their jurisdiction for the purpose of examination.
3737.51 Fire code violations
No person shall violate any provisions of the state fire code. Any person receiving a citation for a violation of the fire code can be fined up to $1000 for each violation.
No person shall discharge, ignite, or explode any fireworks unless licensed to do so.
4113.41 Termination of Volunteer Firefighters and EMTs
a) No employer shall terminate an employee who is a member of a volunteer fire department because that employee when acting as a firefighter or EMT is absent from or late to work in order to respond to an emergency prior reporting to work. The employer has the right to dock the responders pay for time that they are absent from work.
b) The employee shall make every effort to notify his or her employer about being tardy or absent from work due to the reasons mentioned above.
Motor vehicles when used by volunteer firefighters responding to emergency calls are defined as public safety vehicles.
4511.45 Right of way of public safety vehicles
Upon the approach of a public safety vehicle with lights and siren in operation, the drivers of all other vehicles shall yield the right of way immediately by driving to a position parallel to and as close as possible to the right edge of the road clear of any intersection, and stop and remain in such position until the public safety vehicle has passed.
4511.72 Clear distance from the rear of emergency vehicle
The driver of a vehicle shall not follow any emergency or public safety vehicle traveling in response to an alarm closer than 500 feet, or drive into or park within the block where fire apparatus has stopped.
4511.73 Driving over unprotected fire hose
No vehicle shall be driven over any unprotected fire hose when the hose is laid down on any street or private driveway to be used at any fire or alarm of fire.
Ohio Fire Code