FIRE APPARATUS ACCESS ROAD. A road that provides fire apparatus access from a fire station to a facility, building or portion thereof. This is a general term inclusive of all other terms such as fire lane, public street, private street, parking lot lane and access roadway.
FIRE COMMAND CENTER. The principal attended or unattended location where the status of the detection, alarm communications and control systems is displayed, and from which the system(s) can be manually controlled.
FIRE DEPARTMENT MASTER KEY. A limited issue key of special or controlled design to be carried by fire department officials in command which will open key boxes on specified properties.
FIRE LANE. A road or other passageway developed to allow the passage of fire apparatus. A fire lane is not necessarily intended for vehicular traffic other than fire apparatus.
KEY BOX. A secure device with a lock operable only by a fire department master key, and containing building entry keys and other keys that may be required for access in an emergency.
Exception: The restriction on use shall not apply to public officers acting within the scope of duty.
Exception: Buildings identified under an addressing scheme as part of a countywide 911 numbering system.
See Appendix H.
Exception: Marking shall not be required on shaftway openings which are readily discernible as openings onto a shaftway by the construction or arrangement.
Exception: In areas without a fixed fire protection water supply, detached one- and two-family dwellings constructed in accordance with the Residential Code of New York State.
Exception: In areas where a fixed fire protection water supply is not available, a rural water supply complying with the requirements of NFPA 1142 may be approved.
Exception: The measurement is permitted to be increased beyond 300 feet (91 440 mm) if driveways cannot be installed because of location on property, topography, waterways, nonnegotiable grades or other similar conditions and the building is protected by an automatic sprinkler system in accordance with 903.3.1.1, 903.3.1.2, or 903.3.1.3.