§ 3-4-114. Accessibility for firefighting and emergency equipment  


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  • (a) Every owner of property which is neither single-nor double-family units, shall provide access to their property for fire equipment and personnel as follows:

    (1) Every owner of property which is neither single-nor double-family units, upon which is erected thereon any structure or building located more than two hundred (200) feet from a public maintained road shall provide an access road to such building or structure of not less than twenty (20) feet wide from a public maintained road.

    (2) Every owner of property which is neither single-nor double-family units, shall provide access to each building or structure thereon by establishing an area immediately adjacent to such building or structure for the use of fire and emergency equipment and personnel; provided, that alternate access shall be provided in the event that the distance between the access provided for herein and most distant side of the building is greater than two hundred (20) feet; provided further, that no alternate shall be required if the structure or building is equipped with an approved total water sprinkler system unless the distance between the access and most distant side of the building is greater than four hundred (400) feet.

    (3) To comply with this section, every owner of property which is neither single-nor double-family units shall establish a fire lane in the front of each building or structure marked upon the curb, parking and driveway areas.

    (4) The designated area shall be marked and identified as a "Fire Lane—No Parking".

    (5) The width and route of said lanes shall be determined and approved by the county fire marshal and county sheriff.

    (6) Copies of the description of the designated fire lanes shall be signed by the director of the fire department and county sheriff.

    (7) The original files and approved designated fire lanes shall be maintained by the county inspection department.

    (b) It shall be unlawful to obstruct the fire lane.

(Ord. No. 82-11, § 26, 7-20-82; Ord. No. 89-05, 3-21-89)

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Fire lanes required, § 3-7-62.