City of Haverhill, MA
Essex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Haverhill as Ch. 12, Art. I, of the 1963 City Code (Ch. 150 of the 1980 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fire Department — See Ch. 32, Art. III.
Electrical standards — See Ch. 141.

§ 150-1 Definitions.

For the purposes of this chapter, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings respectively ascribed to them by this section, whenever used in the Fire Prevention Code:
CHIEF OF BUREAU OF FIRE PREVENTION
The Fire Marshal.
CORPORATION COUNSEL
The City Solicitor.
[Amended 7-10-2007 by Doc. 76]
MUNICIPALITY
The City.

§ 150-2 Adoption of standards by reference.

[Amended 1-9-1973 by Doc. 361-C/72; 7-10-2007 by Doc. 76; 12-2-2008 by Doc. 133]
There is hereby adopted for the purpose of prescribing regulations governing conditions hazardous to life and property from fire or explosion the provisions of MGL c. 148 and the Board of Fire Prevention Regulations, 527 CMR, and the same are hereby adopted and incorporated as fully as if set out at length herein, and, the provisions thereof shall be controlling within the limits of the City as the Fire Prevention Code.

§ 150-3 Establishment and duties of Bureau of Fire Prevention.

A. 
The Fire Prevention Code shall be enforced by the Bureau of Fire Prevention in the Fire Department of the City, which is hereby established and which shall be operated under the supervision of the Chief of the Fire Department.
B. 
The Fire Marshal in charge of the Bureau of Fire Prevention shall be appointed by the Fire Chief.
C. 
The Chief of the Fire Department may detail such members of the Fire Department as inspectors as shall from time to time be necessary.
D. 
A report of the Bureau of Fire Prevention shall be made annually and transmitted to the Chief of the Fire Department; it shall contain all proceedings under the Fire Prevention Code adopted by the preceding section, with such statistics as the Chief of the Fire Department may wish to include therein; the Chief of the Department shall also recommend any amendments to the Fire Prevention Code which, in his judgment, shall be desirable.

§ 150-4 Establishment of limits of districts in which storage of flammable liquids in outside aboveground tank is to be prohibited.

A. 
The limits referred to in Section 16.22A of the Fire Prevention Code in which storage of flammable liquids in outside aboveground tanks is prohibited are hereby established as follows: Zoning Code and judgment of the Fire Marshal.
B. 
The limits referred to in Section 16.51 of the Fire Prevention Code in which new bulk plants for flammable liquids are prohibited are hereby established follows: Zoning Code and judgment of the Fire Marshal.

§ 150-5 Establishment of limits in which bulk storage of liquefied petroleum gases is to be restricted.

The limits referred to in Section 21.6A of the Fire Prevention Code in which bulk storage of liquefied petroleum gas is restricted are hereby established as follows: Zoning Code and judgment of the Fire Marshal.

§ 150-6 Establishment of limits of districts in which storage of explosives and blasting agents is to be prohibited.

The limits referred to in Section 12.6B of the Fire Prevention Code in which storage of explosives and blasting agents is prohibited are hereby established as follows: Zoning Code and judgment of the Fire Marshal.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: The following original sections, which immediately followed this section, were deleted 7-10-2007 by Doc. 76: § 150-7, Modifications to Fire Prevention Code authorized; § 150-8, Appeals; and § 150-9, New materials, processes or occupancies which may require permits.

§ 150-7 Fire watch details.

[Added 8-11-1998 by Doc. 116]
A. 
The Chief of the Fire Department may require the use of fire watch details at firework demonstrations, fuel tank removals over 1,100 gallons, building demolitions, blastings or any other events which the Chief determines require such a detail. The Chief of the Fire Department shall determine how many fire fighters and/or officers shall comprise each detail and/or equipment.
[Amended 7-10-2007 by Doc. 76]
B. 
The entity sponsoring such gatherings or demonstrations, or, the contractor or entity performing the above activities shall be responsible for payment of the manpower costs of the fire watch details, plus a ten-percent administrative fee, to the City of Haverhill. The Chief of the Fire Department shall be responsible for collecting any sums due and owing. Any City department sponsoring the above events or activities shall make payment of the manpower costs for fire watch details, absent any administrative fee.
C. 
Payment is due within 45 days of service. Interest at the rate of 14% per annum will accrue on overdue balances from the due date until payment is made.
[Added 3-27-2001 by Doc. 51]