Town of Old Saybrook, CT
Middlesex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting of the Town of Old Saybrook 1-22-2014. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fire prevention — See 122.
The purpose of this chapter is to provide clear and uniform identification of Fire Department connections (FDC) on buildings located in the Town of Old Saybrook.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
FIRE DEPARTMENT CONNECTION
Any hose connection on the exterior of a building for use with sprinker and standpipe systems for firefighting.
FIRE DEPARTMENT CONNECTION SIGN (FDC SIGN)
Twelve-inch-by-eighteen-inch aluminum white reflective sign with red imprint supplied to the property owner/agent by the Old Saybrook Fire Department.
A. 
All buildings located in the Town of Old Saybrook that have a Fire Department connection shall have a Fire-Department-provided FDC sign mounted in proximity to the connection.
B. 
Proximity shall be within five feet of the connection, either mounted to the building above the connection or on a sign post next to the connection.
C. 
The property owner shall not block the visibility of the Fire Department connection sign.
A. 
The owner/agent responsible to maintain the property shall not allow landscaping or other items to block the Fire Department's ability to connect to the Fire Department connection.
B. 
The owner/agent responsible to maintain the property shall not block the visibility of the Fire Department connection sign.
C. 
Replacement signs will be provided at no charge when damaged or worn at the discretion of the Fire Chief.
D. 
All Fire Department connection signs shall be identical.
Administration and enforcement of this chapter shall be the responsibility of the Old Saybrook Office of the Fire Marshal.
A. 
Owner/agents will have 30 days from sign issuance to install the sign at their own expense.
B. 
Failure to abide by the provisions of this chapter will be subject to a fine of $100 for each month in violation. Each month such violation continues shall constitute a separate violation.