The following words and terms shall, for the purpose of this rule and as used elsewhere in this code, have the meanings shown herein.
"Float." A floating structure normally used as a point of transfer for passengers and goods, or both, for mooring purposes.
"Marina." Any portion of the ocean or inland water, either naturally or artificially protected, for the mooring, servicing or safety of vessels and shall include artificially protected works, the public or private lands ashore, and structures or facilities provided within the enclosed body of water and ashore for the mooring or serving of vessels or the servicing of their crews or passengers.
"Pier." A structure built over the water, supported by pillars or piles, and used as a landing place, pleasure pavilion or similar purpose.
"Vessel." A motorized watercraft, other than a seaplane on the water, used or capable of being used as a means of transportation. Nontransportation vessels, such as houseboats and boathouses, are included in this definition.
"Wharf." A structure or bulkhead constructed of wood, stone, concrete or similar material built at the shore of a harbor, lake or river for vessels to lie alongside of, and to anchor piers or floats.
Space shall be provided on all float systems for the staging of emergency equipment. Emergency operation staging areas shall provide a minimum of 4 feet wide by 10 feet long (1219 mm by 3048 mm) clear area exclusive of walkways and shall be located at each standpipe hose connection. Emergency operation staging areas shall be provided with a curb or barrier having a minimum height of 4 inches (102 mm) and maximum space between the bottom edge and surface of the staging area of 2 inches (51 mm) on the outboard sides of the staging area.
An approved sign reading "FIRE EQUIPMENT STAGING AREA—KEEP CLEAR" shall be provided at each staging area.