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Fire Lane Striping Regulations
  • All required curbs marked as fire lanes shall be provided and maintained with fire lane striping that consists of a red background stripe from the roadway to the back of the curb.
  • Four-inch-high white letters stating "FIRE LANE NO PARKING TOW-AWAY ZONE" shall be painted upon the red stripe at 25-foot increments along the entire length of the fire lane showing the exact boundary of the fire lane.
  • The text painted on the surface should have about 12 inches of separation between each statement, “FIRE LANE,” “NO PARKING,” or “TOW-AWAY ZONE” with a 25-foot separation before repeating the statement.
  • For areas where space is limited, those areas shall adjust the marking to show the exact boundary of the fire lane with the approval by the Chief, Fire Marshal or an authorized representative of the Fire Department.
  • This design shall be utilized unless otherwise approved by the Chief, Fire Marshal or an authorized representative of the Fire Department.

Maintenance
All designated fire lanes shall be maintained and kept in a state of good repair at all times by the owner or person in control of the premises. Upon notification that the fire lane is not clearly marked, the fire lane shall be repaired or repainted to meet the city code. Failure to maintain the fire lane shall constitute a violation of the fire code.

Reference: City Ordinance 0-08-72, Chapter 38 Section 503.3.1