Code of the District of Columbia

§ 5–410. Restrictions on leaving District; or being absent from duty.

No member of the Fire Department of the District of Columbia shall, unless on leave of absence, go beyond the confines of the District of Columbia, or be absent from duty without permission.


(July 25, 1956, 70 Stat. 647, ch. 726, § 2; Aug. 21, 1964, 78 Stat. 583, Pub. L. 88-471, § 6(f); Sept. 30, 2004, D.C. Law 15-194, § 1201(b), 51 DCR 9406.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 4-310.

1973 Ed., § 4-409a.

Section References

This section is referenced in § 1-632.03.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 15-194 deleted the second sentence which had read: “Nothing in this section shall be construed to limit the right of officers and members of the Fire Department to reside anywhere within the Washington, District of Columbia, Metropolitan District.”

Cross References

Merit system, application to police officers and firefighters, see § 1-632.03.