Chapter 11.12


11.12.010    Right-of-way of fire department vehicles.

11.12.020    Driving over fire hose.

11.12.030    Parking restrictions.

11.12.040    Following fire apparatus.

11.12.050    Outdoor burning prohibited.

11.12.010 Right-of-way of fire department vehicles.

All motor equipment and all personal cars of the volunteer fire department members shall have right-of-way over all other traffic when responding to an alarm. (Ord. 77-7 § 2 (part), 1977.)

11.12.020 Driving over fire hose.

No person shall drive any vehicle over fire hose except upon specific orders from the chief or other officer in charge where the hose is used. (Ord. 77-7 § 2 (part), 1977.)

11.12.030 Parking restrictions.

No person shall park any vehicle or otherwise cause any obstruction to be placed in the entrance to any fire station or other place where fire apparatus is stored, or within ten feet of any fire hydrant or cistern. (Ord. 77-7 § 2 (part), 1977.)

11.12.040 Following fire apparatus.

No unauthorized person with any vehicle shall follow within six hundred feet of any apparatus belonging to the department, nor park any vehicle within three hundred feet of any fire. (Ord. 77-7 § 2, 1977.)

11.12.050 Outdoor burning prohibited.

A.    It is unlawful to burn any open outdoor fire without first:

1.    Obtaining a city burn permit available at the police department;

2.    Ensuring that a suitable means to control the fire is readily available;

3.    Determining that a suitable clearance exists between the fire and all trees, buildings, dry grass or other combustible material.

B.    It is unlawful to leave any open outdoor fire unattended.

C.    It is unlawful to burn any open outdoor fire within thirty feet of any property lines unless the person attending the burning controls the property on both sides of the line, or has obtained the consent of the adjacent lot owner to burn at a distance closer to his lot line.

D.    It is unlawful to start a fire in any city street, alley, and cul-de-sac or on any other city property.

E.    An approved incinerator is any type of noncombustible container which will contain the fire, such as a fifty-five gallon drum, with all openings covered with mesh cover.

F.    The fire chief is authorized to require that open burning be immediately discontinued if the chief determines that smoke emissions are offensive to occupants of surrounding property or if the open burning is determined to constitute a hazardous condition.

G.    When burning anything other than wood, brush, grass or paper product, a state of Alaska DEC burn permit may also be required.

H.    Exceptions in this section do not apply to barbecues, smokehouses or approved incinerators. (Ord. 83-1 § 1, 1983; Ord. 01-10 § 1, 2001.)