Village of Fayetteville, NY
Onondaga County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Fayetteville 4-24-1972 as Art II of Ch. 7 of the Code of Ordinances (1972). Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Fire Chief shall have general supervision and control of all Village fire apparatus and equipment.
The Fire Chief shall be in full charge at all fires, and in his absence, the Assistant Chief in the order of rank and promotion shall be in full charge thereof; and no orders shall be taken from any person except the Chief or his Acting Assistant.
All firemen shall report to the Chief or Acting Chief before leaving any fire.
All firemen shall report at the engine house for practice at any time when so ordered by the Chief.
All firemen shall accompany the fire apparatus and equipment to the engine house after each fire and shall return their boots, coat and hat forthwith.
It shall be the duty of the members of the Fire Department to respond promptly when notified of any fire, and any fireman failing to report to the Chief or his Acting Assistant shall not receive pay.
In responding to any alarm, the driver first at the engine house shall drive the engine to and from the fire and shall remain with the engine during the fire unless otherwise ordered by the Chief or his Acting Assistant.
It shall be the duty of the Chief of Police to rope off any burning buildings, and he shall have full charge of regulating traffic in the street.
[Added 11-24-2008 by L.L. No. 7-2008]
Fire safety inspections of buildings and structures as well as property maintenance inspections that relate to fire safety can also be performed by a member of the Fire Department who is a certified Code Enforcement Officer or a certified Code Compliance Technician in accordance with Local Law No. 2 of the year 2008, which amended Chapter 78 by adding subsection H to § 78-8 of the Codes of the Village of Fayetteville.
[Added 11-24-2008 by L.L. No. 7-2008]
In accordance with the Fire Code of the State of New York, Chapter 1, General Requirements, Section 110, Code Enforcement Official Notification, the Fire Chief, Assistant Chief or Incident Commander shall notify the Codes Enforcement Officer of the Village of Fayetteville of any fire or explosion involving any damage to the structural components, electric wiring, electric or fuel-burning appliance, and/or chimney, flue or gas vent.
A. 
If in the opinion of the Fire Chief, Assistant Chief or Incident Commander, the extent of the damage of the structure(s) at the fire scene may be such that the structure(s) may be unsafe or unfit for human occupancy, but this damage does not involve at structural damage, the Fire Chief, Assistant Chief or Incident Commander can request the Codes Enforcement Officer to come to the fire scene to render his opinion as to the extent of the damage and whether or not the structure is unsafe or unfit for human occupancy.
B. 
If the Fire Chief, Assistant Chief or Incident Commander requests the Codes Enforcement Officer to come to the fire scene, at least one member of the fire department and the appropriate emergency vehicle shall remain at the fire scene until the Codes Enforcement Officer makes a determination whether or not the structure is unsafe or unfit for human occupancy and posted accordingly.
C. 
If the Fire Chief, Assistant Chief or Incident Commander does not request the Code Officer to come to the fire scene, but there was damage to the structural components, electric wiring, electric or fuel-burning appliance, and/or chimney, flue or gas vent, the address of the structure and nature of the incident will be provided in writing to the Codes Enforcement Officer within 24 hours of the incident via e-mail or other acceptable means and the timeline to be the close of the day shift, the next business day.
[Added 11-24-2008 by L.L. No. 7-2008]
The owner of the property and/or structure on the property is responsible for complying with the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code and the Code of the Village of Fayetteville where applicable.
[Added 11-24-2008 by L.L. No. 7-2008]
Fire hydrants shall be installed at locations determined by the Village of Fayetteville's Fire Department in all areas in which commercial, industrial buildings, churches, schools, public multi-dwelling rest homes and other such buildings are located, in accordance with the rules and regulations of this chapter.
A. 
The Village of Fayetteville's Fire Department will review and approve or disapprove the plot plan for the location(s) of a fire hydrant(s). This approval or disapproval will be filed with the Village of Fayetteville's Planning Board prior to the applicant's hearing, if any. If no hearing is required, the approval or disapproval of the Fayetteville Fire Department will be filed with the Village of Fayetteville's Office of Code Enforcement prior to the issuance of any building permit.
B. 
Required distances.
(1) 
At any given intersection of a residential development shall be no more than 250 feet (reduced by 50 feet for dead-end streets) between hydrants (assuming a fire flow requirement of 1,750 gallons or less per minute).
(2) 
For all other locations located on an New York State's DOT or Onondaga County's DOT highway, a fire hydrant shall be located on the same side of the street where the building is located with an average spacing of 250 feet (reduced by 50 feet for dead-end streets) between hydrants (assuming a fire flow requirement of 1,750 gallons or less per minute).
C. 
A copy of the final plot plan with the proposed hydrant locations shall be left with the Village of Fayetteville's fire department for its future reference.
D. 
Number and location of fire hydrants: The following table shall be used in determining the number and location of fire hydrants, the location to be designated by the fire chief:
Number of Fire Hydrants Required
Building Area in Square Feet
One-Story
Two-Story
Up to 5,000
1
1
5,000 to 15,000
2
2
15,000 to 40,000
2
3
40,000 to 100,000
3
4
100,000 to 200,000
4
5
200,000 to 300,000
5
6
300,000 to 400,000
6
8
Over 400,000
Individual consideration
E. 
Fire hydrant and pipe materials and installation. Fire hydrant and pipe materials and installation shall be in conformance with the Onondaga County Water Authority Construction Specifications.
F. 
Size of water mains and fire hydrant connections. New installations of water mains shall not be smaller than 12 inches unless the Village Board of Trustees determines that, under the circumstances, a smaller water main is appropriate. The connection and gate valve shall be the same as for a twelve-inch main. The sidewalk flange must be level with the finished grade. Nozzles are to face the street or away from the building. Where an existing water main is smaller than six inches, the fire hydrant lateral connection and gate valve shall be the same as for an eight-inch main.
[Added 11-24-2008 by L.L. No. 7-2008]
Where access to or within a structure or an area is restricted because of secured openings or where immediate access is necessary for life-saving or fire-fighting purposes, the Fire Chief or his designated fire inspector may request the owner and/or tenant of the structure or area to install a key box approved by the Village of Fayetteville in accordance with the Fire Code of New York State, Chapter 5, Fire Service Features, Section 506, Key boxes.
A. 
If the owner and/or tenant of the structure or area refuses to install the requested key box, the Fire Chief or his designated fire inspector may request the Codes Enforcement Officer to direct the owner and/or tenant of the structure or area to install the requested key box as authorized by the Fire Code of New York State, Chapter 5, Fire Service Features, Section 506, Key boxes, Paragraph 506.1, Where required.
B. 
Under circumstances and with the approval of the Fire Chief or his designated fire inspector, a key box may not be required, subject to an appropriate release form being given to the Village of Fayetteville.
[Added 11-24-2008 by L.L. No. 7-2008]
No person shall stop, stand or park a motor vehicle or trailer, or place any other obstruction within a fire lane.
A. 
If a motor vehicle, trailer or obstruction is in a fire lane at the time of a fire or emergency, the Fire Chief, Assistant Chief or Incident Commander at a fire or emergency scene may request the authorized police agency or Codes Enforcement Officer to remove the motor vehicle or trailer or obstructions from the fire lane.
B. 
If a motor vehicle, trailer or obstruction is in a fire lane at the time of a fire or emergency, and in the opinion of the Fire Chief, Assistant Chief or Incident Commander the motor vehicle, trailer or obstruction endangers fire or emergency personnel or hinders fire or emergency personnel in their duties, the Fire Chief, Assistant Chief or Incident Commander may remove the motor vehicle or trailer or obstructions from the fire lane using whatever means is necessary.
C. 
If a motor vehicle, trailer or obstruction is in a fire lane, but there is no fire or emergency at that time, the Fire Chief, Assistant Chief or officer in charge may request the authorized police agency or Codes Enforcement Officer to ticket and/or remove the motor vehicle or trailer or obstructions from the fire lane.
[Added 3-12-2013 by L.L. No. 7-2013]
A. 
Any temporarily unoccupied building, structure, premises or portions thereof, including tenant spaces determined by the Codes Enforcement Officer to be unsafe pursuant to § 107, Unsafe Structures and Equipment, and § 108, Emergency Measures, of the Property Maintenance and Fire Codes of New York State, § 311 of the Fire Code of New York State, and/or §§ 55-5, 55-6, and 55-7 of the Code of the Village of Fayetteville, shall be placarded.
(1) 
The placard(s) shall be applied on the front of the structure and be visible from the street. Additional placards shall be applied to the side of each entrance to the structure and on penthouses.
(2) 
Placard(s) shall be marked as required by Section 311.5.2 through 311.5.4 of the Fire Code of New York State.
(a) 
The markings on the placard shall be informational only and shall not in any way limit the discretion of the on-scene incident commander.
(3) 
The cost and expense of the placard(s), including the installation of the placard(s), shall be invoiced to the owner of the property. Said cost and expense may be charged as a lien against the real property.
B. 
Any temporarily unoccupied building, structure, premises or portions thereof, including tenant spaces determined by the Codes Enforcement Officer to be unsafe pursuant to § 107, Unsafe Structures and Equipment, and § 108, Emergency Measures, of the Property Maintenance and Fire Codes of New York State, § 311 of the Fire Code of New York State, and/or §§ 55-5, 55-6, and 55-7 of the Code of the Village of Fayetteville, shall have a key box.
(1) 
The key box shall be a secure device with a lock operable only by a Fire Department master key, and containing building entry keys and other keys that may be required for access in an emergency.
(2) 
The key box shall be installed at a location of the temporarily unoccupied building, structure, premises or portions thereof, including tenant spaces determined by the Chief of the Fayetteville Fire Department.
(3) 
The cost and expense of the key box, including the installation of the key box, shall be invoiced to the owner of the property. Said cost and expense may be charged as a lien against the real property.
[Added 3-12-2013 by L.L. No. 7-2013]
Any person committing an offense against any of the provisions of this chapter shall be guilty of a violation and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punishable for each offense by a fine or by imprisonment as set forth in Chapter 113 of this Code.