[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Barrington 11-1-1999 by Ord. No. 99-11. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Fire lanes shall be required, as provided in N.F.P.A. 1, Chapter 3-5, for all new construction and as required by the Fire Chief or his designated representative for all existing occupancies, not to exceed N.F.P.A. 1, Chapter 3-5.
The marking of fire lanes on private property devoted to public use shall be designated by the Fire Chief and Police Chief or their designated representatives. "Fire lanes" shall mean any area appurtenant to entrances or exits of a building the Fire Chief and Police Chief or their designated representatives have established should remain free and clear of parked vehicles for access to such buildings in case of fire or other emergency, which said area may include sidewalks, driveways, portions of parking lots and other areas adjacent to or near said building entrances or exits, or any fire hydrant.
The designation by the Fire Chief and Police Chief or their designated representatives of such fire lanes shall never be held to make the town responsible for maintenance of such fire lanes, but the owner of such property shall continue to be responsible for the maintenance of such area.
Parking of motor vehicles or otherwise obstructing fire lanes shall be prohibited at all times.
Upon the designation of a fire lane pursuant to this chapter, the Fire Chief shall give notice of such designation to the owner of such area directing the owner to cause signs to be posted at the expense of the owner at designated locations lettered "Fire Lane - No Parking Anytime." Such signs shall be of a standard size and color of standard lettering and mounting conforming to specifications established by the Fire Code.
The official record of the designation and location of fire lanes shall be kept in the office of the Fire Chief.
Any person failing to comply with the provisions of this chapter shall be penalized as provided in R.I.G.L. § 31-41-4, as amended.