Does state or federal law directly prohibit the consumption of
alcoholic beverages by a municipal employee or volunteer in a municipal
fire station or other municipal building during non-duty or
No. Although certain state and federal laws like the mandatory drug
and alcohol-testing laws for persons with CDLs may have an impact on
when and where alcoholic beverages should or should not be consumed,
they do not directly prohibit such activity. However, a village board
and a city council are vested with express "management and control"
authority over municipal property. Wis. Stat. secs. 61.34(1) and
62.11(5). This authority clearly includes the power to regulate the
types of activities that may be conducted on all municipal property.
Therefore, a city or village could regulate or even ban the consumption
of alcohol on any municipal property including a fire station or other