Chapter 8.04


8.04.010    Code Adopted

8.04.020    Fire Chief to Enforce Code

8.04.030    Municipality Defined

8.04.040    Variance of Provisions

8.04.050    Incinerators and Open Burning, Bonfires and Open Rubbish Fires

8.04.060    Organization, Operation and Management of Department Generally

8.04.070    General Duties of Fire Chief

8.04.080    Fire Apparatus and Other Equipment

8.04.120    Fire Protection Agreements or Contracts

8.04.130    Authority to Render Service Beyond Corporate Limits

8.04.140    Refusing to Obey Order of Fire Chief–Driving Over Fire Hose

8.04.150    Alarm Equipment Required–False Alarms

8.04.155    Requirement for Numerical Addresses to Be Displayed on All Structures

8.04.170    Inner Fire Zone

8.04.180    Delivery of Flammable Liquids

8.04.190    Delivery Restrictions

8.04.200    Inspection of Tank Vehicles

8.04.210    Violation–Penalty

8.04.010 Code Adopted

There is adopted for the purpose of subscribing regulations governing conditions hazardous to life and property from fire or explosion, the Uniform Fire Code of the Fire Code Institute, 2006 Edition, including all future amendments, additions or deletions thereto, save and except the provisions which may be modified, deleted or amended by ordinance, of which three (3) copies are on file in the office of the clerk of the City, and the same are adopted and incorporated by reference as though fully set forth herein, and from the date this section shall take effect the provisions thereof shall be controlling within the limits of the City. (Ord. 1224 (part), 2014: Ord. 734 (part), 1997: prior code § 10-1)

8.04.020 Fire Chief to Enforce Code

The code adopted by this chapter shall be enforced by the Fire Chief. (Ord. 1224 (part), 2014: Ord. 734 (part), 1997: prior code § 10-2)

8.04.030 Municipality Defined

Whenever the word "municipality" is used in the code adopted by this chapter, it shall be held to mean the City of Winslow. (Ord. 1224 (part), 2014: Ord. 734 (part), 1997: prior code § 10-3)

8.04.040 Variance of Provisions

A.    In the event that literal enforcement of any of the provisions of this chapter shall be detrimental to the safety of persons or property, then the appropriate City official, with the approval of the Fire Chief, may, in his discretion, vary the provision or provisions in order that safety may prevail.

B.    In cases of questionable safety in the delivery of flammable liquids within the City, the Fire Chief or his designated representative will have the final authority to determine the time of day, length and size of delivery vehicle to assure maximum possible safety. (Ord. 1224 (part), 2014: Ord. 734 (part), 1997: prior code § 10-4)

8.04.050 Incinerators and Open Burning, Bonfires and Open Rubbish Fires

A.    A burn permit shall be obtained from the Winslow Fire Department specifically for the purpose of open burning of lawns, leaves or weeds, or grass and/or leaves, except that permission to burn other material may be granted by the authority of the Fire Chief. Building material scraps and other solid fuels shall not be disposed of by burning when they may be hauled to the landfill site.

B.    A fee shall be established for purchase of burn permits by ordinance.

C.    Any person, entity or company applying for a burn permit shall assume any and all liability for damages caused by burning or any costs incurred by City forces should burning escape their control.

D.    The area to be burned shall be inspected by Fire Department personnel before a burn permit is issued, with the inspection to be made during business hours of eight a.m. to five p.m., Monday through Friday.

E.    A burn permit shall contain the following specifications: address, date, time and length of time. The length of time shall not exceed eight (8) hours on any specific day.

F.    No person shall use gasoline as an accelerant for the burning of weeds, grass and leaves, and burning shall not be done during windy conditions, which shall be considered to exist when wind is in excess of ten (10) miles per hour, or other unsafe conditions.

G.    A burn permittee shall have a water hose of sufficient length ready to use to control the fire or fires. Fire breaks of adequate distance shall be established by the removal of combustible weeds, grass, lumber or other combustibles, and wetted exposures just prior to ignition of the fire or fires shall be precautions taken to ensure control.

H.    A burn permittee shall have available and close at hand a means of notifying the Fire Department, and shall notify the Fire Department just prior to burning and promptly if a fire gets out of control or endangers property.

I.    After burning, all areas, materials and surrounding areas shall be wetted down, or other precautions taken as determined by the Winslow Fire Department and periodic surveillance shall be established by the permittee until such time as all embers are definitely extinguished.

J.    Failure to obtain a burn permit and open burning within the City limits shall constitute illegal burning and shall constitute a Class 3 misdemeanor.

K.    A burn permit may be denied or revoked at the discretion of the Fire Department when it is in the best interest of the welfare, health and safety of the citizens. (Ord. 1224 (part), 2014: Ord. 1129 (part), 2010; prior code § 10-6)

8.04.060 Organization, Operation and Management of Department Generally

Except as otherwise provided for in this chapter, the Fire Department shall be organized, operated and managed in accordance with such departmental rules, regulations and policies as may from time to time be adopted by the Council. (Ord. 1224 (part), 2014: Prior code § 10-18. Formerly 8.04.090)

8.04.070 General Duties of Fire Chief

The duties of the Fire Chief shall be as follows:

A.    Be accountable to the City Manager and the Council for the personnel, morale and general efficiency of the Fire Department;

B.    Direct the operations of the Fire Department, subject to the rules and regulations thereof;

C.    Be present at all fires, if possible, and plan and direct the extinguishment thereof. During the progress of a fire the authority of the Fire Chief shall be absolute in all matters directly concerning the extinguishment of the fire and the disposition of property endangered by it;

D.    Conduct suitable drills or instruction in the operation and handling of equipment, first aid and rescue work, salvage, a study of buildings in the City, water supplies, and all other matters generally considered essential to good firemanship and safety of life and property from fire;

E.    Assist the proper authorities in suppressing the crime of arson by investigating or causing to be investigated the cause, origin and circumstances of all fires;

F.    Inspect buildings and premises and serve written notice upon the owner or occupant to abate, within a specified time, any and all fire hazards that may be found. For the purpose of conducting such inspection, the chief is hereby empowered to enter any and all buildings and premises within the City during regular business hours, with the consent of the owner, with a duly issued warrant, or in the event of an emergency. Any person served with such written notice shall comply and notify the chief of compliance within a reasonable time;

G.    Keep complete records of all fires, inspections, apparatus and equipment, personnel and other information about the work of the department open to Council inspection and furnish to the Council such information upon request;

H.    Make a complete annual report, in writing, to the Council at such time as may be specified by the Council, and such report shall include the information specified in subsection G of this section, together with comparative data for previous years and recommendations for improving the effectiveness of the department;

I.    Enforce or cause to be enforced all ordinances, laws and regulations of the City, and State of Arizona, insofar as they pertain to fire and safety. (Ord. 1224 (part), 2014: Ord. 734 (part), 1997: prior code § 10-19. Formerly 8.04.100)

8.04.080 Fire Apparatus and Other Equipment

The Fire Department shall be equipped with such apparatus and other equipment as may be required from time to time to maintain its efficiency and properly protect life and property from fire. Recommendations concerning apparatus and equipment needed shall be made by the Fire Chief. All equipment of the Fire Department shall be safely and conveniently housed in such place or places as may be designated by the Fire Chief. No person shall use any fire apparatus or equipment for any private purpose, nor shall any person wilfully take away or conceal any article used in any way by the Fire Department. No person shall enter any place where the fire apparatus is housed or handle any apparatus or equipment belonging to the Fire Department unless accompanied by, or having permission of, an officer or authorized member of the Fire Department. No fire apparatus or equipment shall be hired out or permitted to leave the fire station except in a response to a call for aid, except as authorized by the Fire Chief. (Ord. 1224 (part), 2014: prior code § 10-20. Formerly 8.04.110)

8.04.120 Fire Protection Agreements or Contracts

The Council may enter into agreements or contracts to furnish fire protection outside the City or enter into mutual aid agreements, and the Fire Department is authorized to render fire fighting service pursuant to the terms of such agreements or contracts. (Ord. 1224 (part), 2014: prior code § 10-21)

8.04.130 Authority to Render Service Beyond Corporate Limits

The Fire Department of the City is authorized to answer fire alarms and fight fires beyond the corporate limits of the City, whenever the Fire Chief, in his discretion, shall deem it necessary to protect lives and property. (Ord. 1224 (part), 2014: prior code § 10-22)

8.04.140 Refusing to Obey Order of Fire Chief–Driving Over Fire Hose

It is unlawful for any fireman or citizen to refuse to obey an order issued by the Fire Chief pursuant to his authority, and it shall be unlawful for a driver of any vehicle to drive over or across any fire hose except pursuant to an authorized order by the Fire Chief or other officer in charge where the hose is used. A person found to have violated this section shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. (Ord. 1224 (part), 2014: Ord. 734 (part), 1997: prior code § 10-23)

8.04.150 Alarm Equipment Required–False Alarms

Suitable arrangements or equipment shall be provided for citizens to turn in an alarm and for notifying all members of the department so that they may promptly respond. It is unlawful for any person knowingly to turn in or cause to be turned in a false fire alarm. (Ord. 1224 (part), 2014: prior code § 10-24)

8.04.155 Requirement for Numerical Addresses to Be Displayed on All Structures

Numerical addresses at least three (3) inches in height shall be displayed on all residential and commercial structures within the City limits of the City of Winslow. The numerical address of each structure shall be displayed in a location which is clearly legible from the street nearest to the "front" side of the structure. This requirement to display a numerical address may also be satisfied by displaying the address on a mailbox, post or other location as long as the numbers are legible from the street. (Ord. 1224 (part), 2014: Ord. 1059, 2008)

8.04.170 Inner Fire Zone

The inner fire zone of the City shall be that portion of the territory of the City which is enclosed within the following boundaries:

Beginning at the intersection of the southerly right-of-way line of Fourth Street and the easterly right-of-way line of Woodrow Avenue; thence southerly along the easterly right-of-way line of Woodrow Avenue extended to the intersection of the southwesterly right-of-way line of Second Street; thence along the southwesterly right-of-way line of Second Street to the south boundary line of the alley between Second and First Streets; thence southerly on the one sixteenth line of Section 24, Township 19 North, Range 15 East, G&SRB&M, to the intersection of the main line tracks of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad; thence easterly along said main line tracks to the intersection of the midsection line of Section 30, Township 19 North, Range 16 East, G&SRB&M; thence northerly on the midsection line to the south property line of Railroad Street; thence easterly to the intersection of the easterly side of the road known as County Road, or Old Trails National Highway; thence northeasterly to the intersection of the southerly right-of-way line of Fourth Street; thence westerly along the south right-of-way line of Fourth Street to the intersection of the easterly line of Woodrow Avenue, which is a point on the midsection of Section 24, Township 19 North, Range 15 East, G&SRB&M, said point being the point of beginning.

(Ord. 1224 (part), 2014: prior code § 10-35)

8.04.180 Delivery of Flammable Liquids

A.    It is unlawful to park or stop any tank vehicle containing flammable liquids within the No. 1 fire zone or within any residential area of the City, excepting in cases of emergency, normal operation of vehicles in conformity with the laws of Arizona, and the actual delivery of flammable liquids as provided herein.

B.    In no case shall tank vehicles be driven inside of buildings to unload flammable liquids. Tank vehicles unloading flammable products must be so positioned in the delivery site that they can be pulled away in a forward direction in cases of emergency without having to back the vehicle in a reverse direction for clearance.

C.    No tank vehicle containing flammable liquids shall be parked on any sidewalk, street, alley or thoroughfare to unload or discharge its contents, or any part thereof, nor shall such vehicle or its delivery hose at any time obstruct any sidewalk, driveway, building entrance or exit zone, alley, road, street or thoroughfare.

D.    No tank vehicle containing flammable liquids shall discharge its contents, or any part thereof, into storage tanks of a service station, garage or other place of business unless the tank vehicle, its delivery hose, or any combination of attachments thereto, are located wholly upon and within the boundaries of the parcel of real property upon which such service station, garage or place of business is located.

E.    It shall be allowable for delivery of flammable liquids to be made from two (2) compartments of the delivery vehicle at a time, so long as each compartment is unloaded by means of one (1) delivery hose from the compartment to the fill pipe. At no time shall delivery hoses be interconnected so that two (2) compartments are being unloaded into one (1) fill pipe. Delivery of flammable liquids shall be made only from cargo tanks attached to an operable tank truck or truck tractor.

F.    At no time shall more than one (1) tank vehicle be parked or remain on the premises of any service station, garage or other places of business, except bulk plants, for the purpose of delivering flammable liquids into the storage tanks of such service station, garage or other place of business.

G.    The total length of liquid-conveying hose used to unload flammable liquids within the City limits shall not exceed twenty (20) feet.

H.    Flammable liquids shall not be transferred directly from one (1) tank vehicle to another tank vehicle within the limits of the City except upon the following conditions:

1.    If the transfer is made inside the inner or No. 1 fire zone of the City, the express prior written approval of the Winslow Fire Chief must first be obtained.

2.    If the transfer is to be made in the outer or No. 2 fire zone of the City, there must be three hundred (300) feet of clear space between the vehicle and any structure, building, appurtenance or attachment thereto. (Ord. 1224 (part), 2014: prior code § 10-36)

8.04.190 Delivery Restrictions

A.    All deliveries of flammable liquids within the No. 1 fire zone shall be made from equipment and by methods approved in writing by the Fire Chief. This determination will be made for each individual service station, garage, or other place of business using Section 8.04.170 as determining factors.

B.    The delivery of flammable liquids in the City shall require one (1) additional person directing the movements of the tanker vehicle if the vehicle is required to back up.

C.    The operator of any vehicle delivering flammable liquids within the City limits shall at all times during loading and unloading of the vehicle be in attendance of the vehicle to assure complete control of vehicle and cargo.

D.    It shall be the responsibility of vehicle operator and the consignee to report all flammable liquid spills within the City immediately to the Fire Department. (Ord. 1224 (part), 2014: prior code § 10-37)

8.04.200 Inspection of Tank Vehicles

All tank vehicles shall be subject to inspection by the Fire Chief at all reasonable times. (Ord. 1224 (part), 2014: prior code § 10-38)

8.04.210 Violation–Penalty

Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter or who shall fail to comply therewith, or who shall violate or fail to comply with any order made thereunder shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor unless otherwise designated herein. (Ord. 1224 (part), 2014: Ord. 734 (part), 1997: prior code § 10-5)