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SECTION 2.1.120

It shall be the duty of the Fire Marshal (or any authorized higher ranks as defined by the state or Department) to enforce the provisions of this article.

SECTION 2.1.121

The Fire Marshal shall, upon report of any violation of this article, make an inspection and report of his findings thereto.

SECTION 2.1.122

The Fire Marshal shall sign all certificates, notices, and orders pertaining to fire safety and fire hazards.

SECTION 2.1.123

The Fire Marshal shall enforce the Rules and Regulations that have been formally adopted by the State Fire Marshal, or other authorized ranks, for the prevention of fire, or for the protection of life and property against fire or panic.

SECTION 2.1.124

The function of this Bureau shall be to administer and enforce the fire prevention and life safety provisions of this article and shall include but not be limited to the following:

     1.     The prevention of fires.

     2.     The investigation of the cause, origin, and circumstances of fire or life safety hazards.

     3.     The elimination of fire and life safety hazards in any building or structure, including those under construction, any premises, marine vessel, aircraft, vehicle, or the appurtenances and equipment thereof.

     4.     The maintenance of fire protection equipment and systems.

     5.     The regulation of storage, use, and handling of hazardous materials and hazardous substances.

     6.     Enforcement of the basic building regulations of the State Fire Marshal as they apply in matters relating to fire, panic, and explosion safety.

SECTION 2.1.125

No person or owner shall use any premises or engage in any activities described herein without having obtained a Permit pursuant to this section. Occupancies listed in this section shall not be required to have an additional Permit for hazardous materials when the Fire Marshal determines that such materials are essential to the operation of the business. A Permit shall be required to operate or maintain the following:

     1.     Aircraft Fueling Station

     2.     Aircraft Refueller

     3.     Airport Fueling System

     4.     Airport, Private

     5.     Assembly Occupancy (Place of Assemblage)

     6.     Atmospheric Above-ground Tank exceeding 60 gallons capacity containing  hazardous material or hazardous waste.

     7.     Bulk Distributing Station

     8.     Central Station Signaling System

     9.     Community Care Facility (Serving more than 6 persons)

     10.     Cylinder Filling Plant

     11.     Day Care:  Non-residential buildings for more than six children. Any residential building for more than 12 children.

     12.     Dry Cleaning Plant

     13.     Hazardous Materials: To store, process, or use materials above ground of the type and in the amounts exceeding those set forth exceeding the Permit amounts for hazardous materials as defined by all codes and/or authorized ranks of the state or Department.

     15.     Heliport


     Heliports used only as emergency helicopter landing facilities on high-rise buildings, as required by the Department or other agencies.

     19.     Laboratory using hazardous materials: Only one Laboratory Permit shall be required for all buildings or structures operated by same permittee at the same location.

     20.     Marine Oil Terminal

     21.     Marine Service Station

     22.     Natural Gasoline Plant

     23.     Oil Well

     24.     Refinery

     25.     School

     26.     Special School

SECTION 2.1.126

This article regulates Fire Department access, fire hydrants, and fire-flow. Fire hydrant and fire-flow requirements are based upon land use. Also included are minimum requirements for Supplemental Fire Protection based on Fire Department response time capabilities, personnel, apparatus availability, and fire-flow.

SECTION 2.1.127

Any person owning or having control of any facility, structure, group of structures or premises shall provide and maintain Fire Department access in accordance with provisions of this article.

SECTION 2.1.128

If any portion of the first story exterior walls of any building structure is more than 150 feet from the edge of the roadway of an approved street, an approved fire lane shall be provided so that such portion is within 150 feet of the edge of the fire lane.


     An entrance to any dwelling unit or guest room shall not be more than 150 feet in distance of horizontal travel from the edge of roadway of an improved street or approved fire lane.

SECTION 2.1.129

When required access is provided by an improved street, fire lane or combination of both which results in a dead-end in access of 700 feet in length from the nearest cross street, at least one additional ingress-egress roadway shall be provided in such a manner that an alternative means of ingress-egress is accomplished.

SECTION 2.1.130

Where fire lanes are required under this article to provide access for Fire Department emergency vehicles, and such fire lanes are other than access roads, they shall be granted to the state without cost as easements from a public street or alley to the required terminal point. Provided, however, that the easement requirement may be waived, unless otherwise required by the General Plan of the state and all cities, where the Department determines that the acquisition of an easement is not necessary for the protection of the public safety and welfare. Fire lanes shall be designated and maintained as follows:

     1.     Fire lanes shall have a minimum clear roadway width of 20 feet when no parking is allowed on either side.

     2.     Those portions of a fire lane which must accommodate the operation of Fire Department aerial ladder apparatus shall have a minimum clear roadway width of 28 feet when no parking is allowed on either side.

     3.     Those portions of a fire lane 30 feet on either side of a private fire hydrant shall have a minimum clear roadway width of 28 feet. No parking shall be permitted within those portions of the roadway which are within 30 feet of and on the same side of the roadway as a private fire hydrant.

     4.     Where parking is allowed on only one side of a required fire lane parking shall be on the same side of the roadway as the hydrants.

     5.     Where parallel parking is allowed on either side of a fire lane, the roadway width shall be increased eight feet for each parking lane.

     6.     Where access requires accommodate of Fire Department apparatus, overhead clearance shall not be less than 14 feet.

     7.     Dead-end fire lanes shall terminate in cul-de-sacs or other approved turning areas consistent with the Department of Public Works Standard Street Dimension Plan or any authorized state department's dimension plan as defined by the state.

     8.     Fire lanes shall be paved to the State and Cities' Engineers' standards for public alleys.

     9.     Where a driveway to a parking lot or public or private residence exists, no one shall park directly in front of it. This is defined as both a fire lane and a access and exit route for the emergency services and citizens, including but not limited to the owner of the property or land, and any and all guests and residents thereof.

SECTION 2.1.131

Any person owning or having control of any facility, structure, group of structures or premises, shall maintain all fire lanes in an unobstructed manner.


     Gates and Gate Devices approved by the state or the Department.

SECTION 2.1.132

Where conditions exist which are found to make smoking a hazard in any area on piers, wharves, warehouses, stores, industrial plants, institutions, schools, assembly occupancies, or in open spaces where combustible materials are stored or handled, the Fire Marshal shall direct the owner or occupant, in writing, to post "NO SMOKING" signs in each building, structure, room, or place in which smoking shall be prohibited. The Fire Marshal shall designate specific safe locations, if necessary, in any building, structure, or place in which smoking may be permitted. Such signs shall be in contrasting color, with lettering not less than three inches in height.

SECTION 2.1.133

It shall be unlawful for any person to remove or destroy any such "NO SMOKING" sign or to light, or ignite, or otherwise set fire to or smoke any cigar, cigarette, pipe, tobacco, or other form of smoldering substance, nor hold, possess, throw, or deposit any lighted or smoldering substance in any place where such signs are posted, or in any other place where smoking would occasion or constitute a fire or life hazard.

SECTION 2.1.134

Any official Fire Protection and Prevention authority authorized by, and recognized under the United States Of Argonath government shall be the primary and chief most authority and organization in Fire Protection and Prevention in all states ruled by the United States Of Argonath government.

SECTION 2.1.135

Any group that does not follow the definition as stated in Section 2.1.134 shall exist with the knowledge that the organization is not the chief most authority. These organizations cannot knowingly claim to be an organization as described in Section 2.1.134.

SECTION 2.1.136

An individual shall have the right to perform duties of fire protection and prevention individually without affiliation to groups defined in Section 2.1.134 and Section 2.1.135.

SECTION 2.1.137

Any organization as defined in Section 2.1.135 or individual as defined in Section 2.1.136 shall not in anyway attempt to circumvent or overrule the organization as defined in Section 2.1.134 at anytime. Any action in violations of this section may allow the chief authority of the state of which the organization in violation is based permission to cease all operations of that organization.

SECTION 2.1.138

Any member of an organization as defined in Section 2.1.134 shall be allowed to join an organization as defined in Section 2.1.135, but shall always follow all orders given by the organization defined in Section 2.1.134 and prioritize the orders above all else.

SECTION 2.1.139

All hired personnel by any authority as defined in Section 2.1.134 shall follow any regulation issued by that authority at all times. Any failure to following approved regulations may be subject to disciplinary action, and termination at any time. There are no statutes of limitation on any broken regulation, with exception of regulations broken before the member is physically hired. A member of any organization as defined may have disciplinary action brought upon them at anytime.

SECTION 2.1.140

Any organization as defined in Section 2.1.134 shall remain unaffiliated to all other organizations and groups that does not fit the definition. There shall be no indication, verbal or physical that shall give the impression that the organization as defined supports any organization defined in Section 2.1.135.

SECTION 2.1.141

All organizations as defined in Section 2.1.134 and Section 2.1.135 shall have the right to deny response to incidents where it has been deemed as life threatening by any on duty Battalion Chief, Company Chief, Battalion Chief equivalent, or Company Chief equivalent. When one is not present, a Captain, Lieutenant, Captain equivalent, or Lieutenant equivalent must have the support of his/herself, along with one fellow member of an Officer level position belonging to the same organization for the organization to gain the right to use this section. Individuals as defined in Section 2.1.136 may also exercise this right when they have deemed the situation to be lethal to their own welfare and safe-being.

SECTION 2.1.142

If any organization as defined by Section 2.1.134 has used Section 2.1.141 for any reason, the organization may be required at anytime to prove that the lives of their personnel were in significant danger of being lost. Failure to effectively prove that loss of life would occur may be punished.

SECTION 2.1.143

Any members of a organization as defined in Section 2.1.135 are recommended to integrate all regulations posted by an organization defined in Section 2.1.134 to the best of their abilities.

SECTION 2.1.144

Regarding to organizations as defined in Section 2.1.134, organizations that exist under the section shall have the right to create a ranking structure within the organization. The United States Of Argonath government shall have the rights to officially recognize these ranks, however, also maintains the right to officially recognize the organization as a rankless entity.

SECTION 2.1.145

Regarding to organizations as defined in Section 2.1.134, if the leader(s) of the organization are believed to be incapable of performing there duties, yet refuses to surrender their position for the good of the organization, the organization has the right to start a democratic vote under this section with all officer positions, with the exception of the leader being voted on, to remove the leader from the position. The requirements to pass the vote shall be a unanimous vote by all members holding an officer position. Any votes against, or members who abstains will result in the measure automatically becoming void.

SECTION 2.1.146

In the event an Officer or higher of an organization as defined in Section 2.1.134 has left temporarily for any reason, the leadership, or in charge member shall be allowed to temporarily promote any member to fill the positions necessary. In the event of this, the person being given the temporary rank must possess a rank immediately under the rank they are being promoted to or equivalent. In the event the member who is on leave returns, all ranks will be reset to the time prior to the leaving of the member. In the event the member who is on leave has left permanently, the in charge member may make any changes necessary to fill in all positions needed.

SECTION 2.1.147

In the event that a member of the organization as defined in Section 2.1.134 or Section 2.1.135, or individual in Section 2.1.136 is ordered by a law enforcement organization, either authorized by the United States Of Argonath government, or not, is given an extremely unreasonable order that can result in death of a fire protection and prevention member, that member in question shall have the absolute right to refuse the orders. Any member that exercises this right may need to prove that the order was indeed beyond reason, or may face punishment. If the reason is justified, no disciplinary action will be carried out at all on the member in question, and will be protected by the laws stated here.

SECTION 2.1.148

Anything violation committed while off fire protection and prevention duty, or violation that has occurred in a third party location, not affiliated with the United States Of Argonath government shall be disregarded. This includes events occurring on non-official communication networks, websites, and other locations not directly affiliated with the United States Of Argonath government. Only events such as personal attacks, impersonation, unlawful use of technology, and anything else deemed by the leadership of the organization defined in Section 2.1.134 will be considered towards a possible disciplinary action.

SECTION 2.1.149

In the event the leadership of the organization as defined in Section 2.1.134 has been accused of a crime or violation, the other leader of the organization shall perform an investigation regarding the issue. In the event the leadership is found guilty of a violation, that leader shall have the right to perform any disciplinary action as they would to anyone else. In the event another leader is not available for review, a founding member, regardless of rank, may be allowed to investigate, and carry out any action required. If neither are available, a panel of officers in the organization will be allowed to investigate, and also be allowed to carry out any action required.


This article is enforced in all states.