Town of McCandless, PA
Allegheny County
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[Ord. 905, passed 4-22-1985]
There is hereby adopted by the Town of McCandless the fire control measures and regulations as herein set forth for the purposes of controlling conditions which could impede or interfere with fire suppression forces.
[Ord. 905, passed 4-22-1985]
A person shall not use or operate any fire hydrant intended for use of the Fire Department for fire suppression purposes unless such person first secures a permit for such use from the water company having jurisdiction. This section shall not apply to the use of such hydrants by a person employed by, and authorized to make such use by, the water company having jurisdiction.
[Ord. 905, passed 4-22-1985]
The Fire Official shall recommend to the chief administrative official of the Municipality the location or relocation of new or existing fire hydrants and the place or replacement of inadequate water mains located upon public property and deemed necessary to provide an adequate fire flow and distribution pattern. A fire hydrant shall not be placed into or removed from service until approved by the Fire Official.
[Ord. 1032, passed 5-29-1990; amended 6-24-2019 by Ord. No. 1489]
(a) 
When an automatic fire alarm from a multifamily (three or more units), commercial, industrial, or institutional property is received by the Town Fire, Police and Emergency Services Dispatch Center, whether by direct line into the Town alarm-receiving center or by telephone from an outside receiving center, and results in a false alarm, a service fee adopted by a resolution of Council shall be charged. Failure to pay the service fee to the Town within 30 days of the receipt of the notice of the payment of the required service charge shall constitute a summary offense, for which the building owner (or the tenant, in the event that the Fire Marshal determines in the Fire Marshal's reasonable discretion that the false alarm was the result of an act or omission of the tenant) will be subject to a fine of up to $300 per day. Each day after 30 days that the service fee remains unpaid constitutes a separate offense.
(b) 
A "false alarm" is defined as an alarm triggered at a multifamily, commercial, industrial or institutional property as a result of any of the following as determined by the Town Fire Marshal or the Fire Marshal's designee:
(1) 
A malfunction due to the failure to properly test and maintain the alarm system.
(2) 
Smoking in a no-smoking area where an automatic alarm system is installed.
(3) 
Malicious false alarms.
(4) 
Failure to notify the dispatch center to which the system is connected when testing or maintaining the alarm system.
(5) 
Failure to take all necessary precautions to eliminate false alarms during construction work in the vicinity of the system.
(c) 
The service fee assessed in Subsection (a) of this section shall not be charged for the first instance of a false alarm at a property during each calendar year.
[Ord. 1301, passed 5-24-2004]
(a) 
Violation of article.
(1) 
Any individual, firm or corporation that violates any provision of this article, except Section 1509.04(a), commits a summary offense and shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $1,000 and costs.
(2) 
Each day that a violation of this article continues shall be considered a separate violation.
(b) 
Disposition of penalties. The amount of the penalty shall be forwarded to the entity with enforcement jurisdiction.