48-9.   Emergency Measures 
Imminent danger. When, in the opinion of the Code official, there is imminent danger of failure  or
collapse of a building or structure which endangers life, or when any structure or part of a structure has
fallen and life is endangered by the occupation of the structure, or when there  is actual or potential dan-
ger to the building occupants or those in the proximity of any structure because of explosives, explosive
fumes or vapors or the presence of toxic fumes, gases or materials, or operation of defective or dangerous
equipment, the Code official is hereby authorized and empowered to order and require the occupants to
vacate the premises forthwith. The Code official shall cause to be posted at each entrance to such
structure a notice reading as follows: “This Structure Is Unsafe and Its Occupancy Has Been Prohibited
by the Code Official.” It shall be unlawful for any person to enter such structure except for the purpose of
securing the structure, making the required repairs, removing the hazardous condition or of
demolishing the same. 
Hearing. Any person ordered to take emergency measures shall comply with such order forthwith. Any
affected person shall thereafter, upon petition directed to the Board of Adjustment, be afforded a hearing
as described in this code.