[Adopted 9-2-1997 by Ord. No. 1065-97 (§ 179-10 of the 1993 Code)]
The following definitions shall govern this article:
- FIRE ZONES
- A paved area adjacent to a building to which the public is invited which does not typically accommodate the flow of vehicular traffic and which has been designated as a fire zone in accordance with the provisions of this article and is intended to provide unobstructed and immediate access to any such building by fire-fighting equipment and personnel.
- FIRE LANE
- A paved area designated in accordance with the provisions of this article which does typically bear vehicular traffic as part of the traffic circulation system on the premises where a building to which the public is invited has been located, but which is intended to provide an immediate and unobstructed route for fire-fighting equipment and personnel on site.
[Amended 10-2-2007 by Ord. No. 1420-07]
The Fire Official shall designate fire zones and fire lanes pursuant to this article under the provisions of the current New Jersey Uniform Fire Code (N.J.A.C. 5:70).
The fire zones/fire lanes shall be established to ensure fire equipment and other emergency vehicles unobstructed means of ingress and egress to such properties and the buildings, persons, vehicles, fire hydrants and standpipes thereon in case of fire or other emergency.
Fire lanes shall be striped and lettered in yellow on a paved surface which lettering shall remain legible. Lettering shall read "No Stopping, No Standing, Fire Lane." Metal signs shall be provided, erected and maintained at the discretion of the Bureau of Fire Prevention by the owner, owners or operators of premises upon which a fire lane is established. Fire zones shall be striped in yellow on a paved surface. Lettering on such paved surface shall be required as per signage.
Metal "No Stopping, No Standing, Fire Lane" signs shall be provided, erected and maintained at the discretion of the Bureau of Fire Prevention by the owner, owners or operators of premises upon which a fire zone is established.
The number, location, length and width of fire zones shall be determined by the Bureau of Fire Prevention. Such determination and approval shall be based upon the size, type and location of the buildings, the use to which the property is put, the number of motor vehicles operated and parked upon the property, the number of persons using and occupying the premises, the existing means of ingress and egress, the total area of the property and all other factors relevant to ensuring speedy and safe ingress and egress of fire-fighting equipment.
No person shall at any time stop or stand a motor vehicle in, or otherwise obstruct in any way, any fire zone or fire lane established in accordance with the terms of this article.
The Fire Official, the Fire Subcode Official and the Police Department of the Township of Hazlet shall have concurrent jurisdiction to enforce the provisions of this article.
Fire zones shall be striped in reflective yellow paint on a paved surface in accordance with the requirements of the Bureau of Fire Prevention.
Any person, persons, firm, partnership or corporation who shall violate any of the provisions of this article shall, upon conviction by a court of competent jurisdiction, be punished by a fine of not to exceed $500 or by imprisonment in the county jail for a period not to exceed 90 days, or both, and each violation of any of the provisions of this article and each day the same is violated shall be deemed and taken to be separate offenses.