Village of Webster, NY
Monroe County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Webster 6-14-1982 by L.L. No. 5-1982. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Appearance tickets — See Ch. 5.
Building construction — See Ch. 30.
A. 
This chapter shall provide the basic method for administration and enforcement of the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code.
[Amended 10-11-1988 by L.L. No. 3-1988]
B. 
The provisions of this code shall apply equally to new and existing conditions, except that existing conditions not in strict compliance with the terms of this code shall be permitted to continue where the exceptions do not constitute a distinct hazard to life or property in the opinion of the Fire Marshal or Deputy Fire Marshals.
C. 
Whenever the Fire Marshal or duly authorized assistant deems that a violation, condition or situation as set forth in this code constitutes a distinct hazard to life or public safety, said officer may remove the hazard and/or order the building or premises immediately closed to the public until said violation, condition or situation is corrected at the owner's expense.
A. 
There is hereby designated the Fire Marshal to administer and enforce the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code and this chapter as it relates to fire prevention, control and investigation within the Village of Webster.
[Amended 10-11-1988 by L.L. No. 3-1988; 6-9-1994 by L.L. No. 2-1994]
B. 
The Fire Marshal in charge of the Office of the Fire Marshal as well as the Deputy Fire Marshal shall report to the Superintendent of Public Works. The Fire Marshal shall be appointed from the appropriate civil service list upon the joint recommendation of the Superintendent of Public Works and the Webster Area Fire Council members.
[Amended 6-9-1994 by L.L. No. 2-1994[1]]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
C. 
The Chiefs of various Fire Departments may detail such members of their Fire Departments as inspectors as shall from time to time be necessary in the opinion of the Fire Marshal and upon the Fire Marshal's request therefor.
D. 
The Office of the Fire Marshal shall investigate the cause, origin and circumstances of every fire occurring in the municipality which is of suspicious nature or which involves the loss of life or injury to persons or by which property has been destroyed or substantially damaged. Such investigation shall commence immediately following extinguishment of such fire with the approval of the fire officer in charge, and, if it appears that such fire is of suspicious origin, the Chief of the Fire Department shall be immediately notified of the facts. The Office of the Fire Marshal shall preserve immediately any physical evidence, shall notify the proper authorities designated by law to pursue the investigation of such matters and shall further cooperate with the authorities in the collection of evidence and in the prosecution of the case. The foregoing shall be without prejudice to the right of the Fire Officer in charge to notify the proper authorities directly and to turn over the evidence gathered at the scene of the fire to such authorities.
E. 
Every structure fire shall be reported to the Office of the Fire Marshal after the occurrence of the same as soon as practicable by the Fire Officer in charge. Furthermore, the Office of the Fire Marshal shall be notified upon the occurrence of a working fire as soon as possible.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Original Subsection F, regarding modification of the Fire Prevention Code, and Subsection G, regarding modification of the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code for large integrated industrial areas, as amended 10-11-1988 by L.L. No. 3-1988, which subsections immediately followed this subsection, were repealed 6-9-1994 by L.L. No. 2-1994.
F. 
A report of the Office of Fire Marshal shall be made monthly and annually and transmitted to the Village Board, Town Board, Fire Commissioner and Chiefs of each district of the town; it shall contain all proceedings under this code, with such statistics as the Fire Marshal may wish to include therein. The Fire Marshal shall also recommend amendments to the code which, in the Fire Marshal's judgment, shall be desirable. Itemized reports of complaints shall be kept separate, Village from Town.
G. 
In addition to the foregoing duties, the Fire Marshal shall perform such other duties as may be assigned by the Village Board of the Village of Webster from time to time.
H. 
The workweek shall be 40 hours. Scheduling of said hours shall be at the discretion of the Fire Marshal.
A. 
The Webster Village Board may adopt rules and regulations for the administration and enforcement of the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code. Such rules and regulations shall not conflict with the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code, this chapter or any other provision of law.
[Amended 10-11-1988 by L.L. No. 3-1988]
B. 
The Village Clerk of the Village of Webster shall publish all rules and regulations at least 30 days prior to the effective date thereof in a newspaper of general circulation within the Village of Webster.
A. 
Upon the payment of a fee as prescribed in the schedule of fees adopted by the Webster Village Board by resolution from time to time,[1] permits shall be issued by and bear the name and signature of the Fire Marshal of the Village of Webster and shall specify:
(1) 
The activity or operation for which the permit is issued.
(2) 
The address or location where the activity or operation is to be conducted.
(3) 
The name and address of the permittee.
(4) 
The permit number and date of issuance.
(5) 
The period of permit validity.
[1]
Editor's Note: The Village Fee Schedule is available in the Village office and can also be found on the Village website.
B. 
Permits shall not be transferable, and any change in activity, operation, location, ownership or use shall require a new permit.
C. 
Permits shall continue until revoked or for a period of time designated at the time of issuance. An extension of the permit time period may be granted, provided that a satisfactory reason can be shown for failure to start or complete the work or activity authorized within the required time period.
D. 
Permits shall be obtained for the following:
(1) 
Acetylene generators: to operate an acetylene generator, carbide capacity exceeding five pounds.
(2) 
Automobile tire rebuilding plants: to operate an automobile tire rebuilding plant.
(3) 
Automobile wrecking yards: to operate an automobile wrecking yard.
(4) 
Bowling establishments: for bowling pin refinishing and bowling lane resurfacing operations involving the use and application of flammable or combustible liquids or materials.
(5) 
Cellulose nitrate motion-picture film: to store, keep or have on hand more than 25 pounds of cellulose nitrate motion-picture film.
(6) 
Cellulose nitrate plastics (pyroxylin):
(a) 
To store, keep or have on hand more than 25 pounds of cellulose nitrate plastics (pyroxylin) motion-picture film.
[Amended 10-11-1988 by L.L. No. 3-1988]
(b) 
To manufacture articles of cellulose nitrate plastics (pyroxylin), which shall include the use of cellulose nitrate plastics (pyroxylin) in the manufacture or assembling of other articles.
(7) 
Combustible fibers: to store, handle or use combustible fibers in quantities in excess of 100 cubic feet, except agricultural products on a farm.
(8) 
Combustible materials: to store combustible materials, including but not limited to empty combustible packing cases, boxes, barrels or similar containers, rubber tires, baled cotton, rubber, cork or other similar materials in excess of 2,500 cubic feet gross volume, on any premises.
(9) 
Compressed gases.
(a) 
To store, handle or use at normal temperatures and pressures more than:
[1] 
Two thousand cubic feet of flammable compressed gas.
[2] 
Six thousand cubic feet of nonflammable compressed gas.
(b) 
To store, handle or use any quantity of liquefied natural or hydrogen gas.
(10) 
Cryogenics: to store, handle or use cryogenic fluids used as a motor fuel and stored in motor vehicle tanks as follows:
(a) 
Production, sale or storage of cryogenic fluids.
(b) 
Storage or use of flammable cryogenic fluids, cryogenic oxidizers or liquefied oxygen in excess of 10 gallons.
(11) 
Dry-cleaning plants: to use in excess of four gallons of solvents or cleaning agents classified as flammable or combustible.
(12) 
Dust-producing plants: to operate any grain elevator, flour, starch or feed mill, woodworking plant or plant pulverizing aluminum, coal, cocoa, plastics, magnesium, spices, sugar, sulfur or other materials producing explosive-potential dust.
(13) 
Explosive ammunition and blasting agents.
(a) 
To manufacture, possess, store, sell or otherwise dispose of explosives and blasting agents.
(b) 
To use explosives or blasting agents.
(c) 
To operate a terminal for handling explosives or blasting agents.
(14) 
Fireworks: for the public or private display of fireworks. See also § 46-11K.
[Added 6-9-1994 by L.L. No. 2-1994]
(15) 
Flammable and combustible liquids:
[Amended 6-9-1994 by L.L. No. 2-1994]
(a) 
To store, handle or use flammable liquids in excess of 6 1/2 gallons inside any building or other occupancy or in excess of 60 gallons outside of any building.
(b) 
This shall not apply to:
[1] 
Liquids in the fuel tank of a motor vehicle, aircraft, portable or stationary engine, boat or portable heating plant.
[2] 
Paints, oils, varnishes or similar flammable mixtures when such liquids are stored for maintenance, painting or similar purposes.
(16) 
Flammable finishing: for spraying, coating or dipping operations utilizing flammable or combustible liquids.
(17) 
Fruit-ripening process: to conduct a fruit-ripening process using ethylene gas.
(18) 
Fumigation and thermal insecticidal fogging: to conduct fumigation or thermal insecticidal fogging operations.
(19) 
Hazardous chemicals.
(a) 
To store, handle or use more than 55 gallons of corrosive liquids or more than 50 pounds of oxidizing materials or more than 10 pounds of organic peroxides or more than 50 pounds of nitromethane or 1,000 pounds or more of ammonium nitrate, ammonium nitrate fertilizers and fertilizer mixtures containing 60% or more ammonium or any amount of toxic material or poisonous gas.
(b) 
To store, handle or use any quantity of air-reactive, water-reactive or unstable materials.
(20) 
Junkyards: to operate a junkyard.
(21) 
Liquefied petroleum gas: for each installation of liquefied petroleum gas employing a container or an aggregate or interconnected containers of 500 gallons or more of water capacity and for each permanent installation, irrespective of size of containers, made at buildings in which 20 or more persons congregate for civic, political, educational, religious, social or recreational purposes. Installers shall maintain a record of all installations and replacement of portable cylinders and have it available for inspection.
(22) 
Lumberyards: to operate a lumberyard.
(23) 
Magnesium: for melting, casting, heat-treating, machining or grinding of more than 10 pounds of magnesium per working day.
(24) 
Matches.
(a) 
To manufacture matches.
(b) 
To store matches in excess of 25 cases. (NOTE: One case equals one matchman's gross of 14,400 matches.)
(25) 
Organic coatings: to perform organic coating operations utilizing more than one gallon of organic coating on any working day.
(26) 
Ovens and furnaces: to operate ovens and furnaces operating at approximately atmospheric pressures and temperatures not exceeding 1,400° F.
[Amended 6-9-1994 by L.L. No. 2-1994][2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Original Subsections D(26), regarding places of assembly, D(27), regarding service stations and repair garages, and D(28), regarding welding and cutting, which immediately followed this subsection, were repealed 6-9-1994 by L.L. No. 2-1994.
(27) 
Wood-burning appliances: installation in reference to § 46-11B.
E. 
Consolidated permits. When more than one permit is required for the same property or premises, a single permit may be issued listing all materials or operations covered. Revocation of a portion or portions of such consolidated permit for specific hazardous materials or operations shall not invalidate the remainder.
F. 
Location of permits. Permits issued by the Fire Marshal shall be kept posted in a conspicuous place on the property or premises covered by the permit for as long a period of time as the permitted activity continues.
[Amended 6-9-1994 by L.L. No. 2-1994]
G. 
Revocation of permits. Permits may be suspended or revoked when it is determined that there is a violation of a condition under which the permit was issued or there has been misrepresentation or falsification of material facts in connection with the permit application or a condition of the permit.
H. 
Permit fees; validity of permits; renewal.
(1) 
Except as to bulk storage permit fees and flammable liquid transport vehicle permit fees as set from time to time by the Village Board, whenever the code provides or requires the issuance of a permit, application therefor shall be made to the Fire Marshal of the Village of Webster. Upon the filing of the application, a fee in the amount per the fee schedule shall be paid to the Village Clerk of the Village of Webster.
[Amended 6-9-1994 by L.L. No. 2-1994]
(2) 
All such permits as herein required shall be valid for a period of one year and shall be renewed yearly upon application therefor and the payment of the permit fee as herein required.
[Added 6-14-2007 by L.L. No. 1-2007]
A. 
Operating permits required.
(1) 
Operating permits shall be required for conducting the activities or using the categories of buildings listed below:
(a) 
Manufacturing, storing or handling hazardous materials in quantities exceeding those listed in Table 2703.1.1(1), 2703.1.1(2), 2703.1.1(3) or 2703.1.1(4) in the publication entitled "Fire Code of New York State" and incorporated by reference in 19 NYCRR 1225.1;
(b) 
Hazardous processes and activities, including but not limited to commercial and industrial operations which produce combustible dust as a by-product, fruit and crop ripening, and waste handling;
(c) 
Use of pyrotechnic devices in assembly occupancies;
(d) 
Buildings containing one or more areas of public assembly with an occupant load of 100 persons or more; and
(e) 
Buildings whose use or occupancy classification may pose a substantial potential hazard to public safety, as determined by resolution adopted by the Village Board of this Village of Webster.
(2) 
Any person who proposes to undertake any activity or to operate any type of building listed in this Subsection A shall be required to obtain an operating permit prior to commencing such activity or operation.
B. 
Applications for operating permits. An application for an operating permit shall be in writing on a form provided by or otherwise acceptable to the Code Enforcement Officer. Such application shall include such information as the Code Enforcement Officer deems sufficient to permit a determination by the Code Enforcement Officer that quantities, materials, and activities conform to the requirements of the Uniform Code. If the Code Enforcement Officer determines that tests or reports are necessary to verify conformance, such tests or reports shall be performed or provided by such person or persons as may be designated by or otherwise acceptable to the Code Enforcement Officer, at the expense of the applicant.
C. 
Inspections. The Code Enforcement Officer or an inspector authorized by the Code Enforcement Officer shall inspect the subject premises prior to the issuance of an operating permit.
D. 
Multiple activities. In any circumstance in which more than one activity listed in Subsection A of this section is to be conducted at a location, the Code Enforcement Officer may require a separate operating permit for each such activity, or the Code Enforcement Officer may, in his or her discretion, issue a single operating permit to apply to all such activities.
E. 
Duration of operating permits. Operating permits shall remain in effect until reissued, renewed, revoked or suspended.
[Amended 10-11-1988 by L.L. No. 3-1988; 6-9-1994 by L.L. No. 2-1994; 6-14-2007 by L.L. No. 1-2007]
A. 
The Fire Marshal of the Village of Webster shall conduct periodic inspections for all buildings and premises, except the interiors of single-family dwellings, for compliance with the provisions of the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code. Such inspections may be made at any reasonable time. Inspections shall be performed in accordance with the following schedule:
(1) 
Firesafety and property maintenance inspections of buildings or structures with areas of public assembly as defined in the Building Code of New York State shall be performed at least once in every 12 months.
(2) 
The common areas of all multiple dwellings consisting of three of more units, including but not limited to hallways, foyers, staircases, etc., shall be inspected at least once in every 24 months.
(3) 
Firesafety and property maintenance inspections of buildings or structures being occupied as dormitories shall be performed at least once every 12 months.
(4) 
All other buildings, uses and occupancies, except one- and two-family dwellings, shall be inspected at least once every 36 months.
(5) 
An inspection of a building or dwelling unit shall be performed at any other time upon:
(a) 
The request of the owner or authorized agent;
(b) 
Receipt of a written statement specifying the ground upon which the subscriber believes a violation of the Uniform Code or this article exists; or
(c) 
Other reasonable and reliable information that such a violation exists.
(6) 
Such inspection shall be performed by the Fire Marshal.
B. 
If entrance to make an inspection is refused or cannot be obtained, the Fire Marshal of the Village of Webster may apply for a warrant to make an inspection to any court of competent jurisdiction.
C. 
Appearance tickets. The Fire Marshal shall have the authority pursuant to Article 150 of the Criminal Procedure Law to issue an appearance ticket subscribed by the Fire Marshal, directing a designated person to appear in a designated local criminal court at a designated future time in connection with the alleged commission of a designated violation of this code or any order made thereunder.
A. 
A person owning, operating, occupying or maintaining property or premises within the scope of the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code or this chapter shall comply with all the provisions of the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code, this chapter and all orders, notices, rules, regulations or determinations issued in connection therewith.
[Amended 10-11-1988 by L.L. No. 3-1988]
B. 
Whenever the Fire Marshal of the Village of Webster finds that there has been a violation of the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code, this chapter or any rule or regulation adopted pursuant to this chapter, a violation order shall be issued to the person or persons responsible.
[Amended 10-11-1988 by L.L. No. 3-1988]
C. 
Violation orders shall be in writing, shall identify the property or premises, shall specify the violation and remedial action to be taken, shall provide a reasonable time limit for compliance and shall state the time within which an appeal may be taken.
D. 
Violation orders may be served by personal service, by mailing by registered or certified mail, by posting a copy thereof in a conspicuous place on the premises and by mailing a copy thereof to the premises on the same day as posted, enclosed in a postpaid wrapper addressed to the person responsible.
E. 
In case the owner, lessor, occupant or the agent of any of them shall fail, neglect or refuse to remove, eliminate or abate the violation within the time specified in the violation order, an appearance ticket will be issued by the Fire Marshal.
A. 
Unless otherwise provided in § 382 of the Executive Law, failure to comply with any provision of the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code, this chapter or a violation order shall be deemed a violation, and the violator shall be liable for a fine of not more than $250 or imprisonment not to exceed 15 days, or both, and each day such violation continues shall constitute a separate violation.
[Amended 10-11-1988 by L.L. No. 3-1988; 6-9-1994 by L.L. No. 2-1994]
B. 
An action or proceeding in the name of the Village of Webster may be commenced in any court of competent jurisdiction to compel compliance with or restrain by injunction the violation of any provision of the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code, this chapter or any rule or regulation adopted pursuant to this chapter or a violation order or to vacate the occupancy or building in the case of imminent danger to life or property. Such remedy shall be in addition to penalties otherwise prescribed by law.
[Amended 10-11-1988 by L.L. No. 3-1988]
C. 
In addition to the foregoing penalties, any vehicle or other obstruction found parked in a fire lane will be ticketed for a no-parking violation, removed or towed away and stored by or at the direction of any peace or law enforcement officer, Fire Marshal or Deputy Fire Marshal. Any such removal, towing or storage as herein provided may be performed by a private towing contractor, and any and all expenses related thereto shall be at the full responsibility of the owner or person entitled to possession of said vehicle or obstructing article.
[Amended 6-9-1994 by L.L. No. 2-1994]
D. 
In addition, no person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle within 15 feet of a fire hydrant except when such vehicle is attended by a licensed operator or chauffeur who is seated in the front seat and who can immediately move such vehicle in case of emergency, unless a different distance is indicated by official signs, markings or parking meters.
[Amended 6-9-1994 by L.L. No. 2-1994]
[Amended 6-9-1994 by L.L. No. 2-1994]
The Fire Marshal of the Village of Webster shall keep official records of all permits, inspection reports, recommendations, complaints, violation orders, investigations and any other documents deemed necessary.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Original § 15-11, Removal of dangerous buildings, which immediately followed this section, was repealed 6-9-1994 by L.L. No. 2-1994.
[Amended 10-11-1988 by L.L. No. 3-1988; 6-9-1994 by L.L. No. 2-1994]
A. 
The Webster Village Board is hereby designated as the hearing board for appeals in connection with this chapter. This Board shall be responsible for hearing and rendering decisions regarding appeals to this chapter.
B. 
Where a person seeks relief from a decision of the Fire Marshal enforcing provisions of this chapter, including permits, waivers, alternate materials, alternate methods, approvals or variances or matters of local law interpretations, that person may request reconsideration of the Fire Marshal's decision by appealing to the Webster Village Board in writing within 15 days of the Fire Marshal's decision. The appeal shall state the reasons why relief is sought and what decision the person feels should be forthcoming. A copy of the appeal shall be transmitted to the Office of the Fire Marshal. Upon giving not less than five business days' notice to the persons interested, a hearing shall be held. The Board may, after such hearing, by a majority vote, affirm, annul or modify the action of the Fire Marshal. The decision of the Board shall be in writing, and a copy shall be mailed to the appellant within seven business days after the conclusion of the hearing, and any decisions made shall be final. Further recourse shall be through established legal procedures.
C. 
The provisions of this chapter shall be applied to this chapter only. Any appeals seeking relief to the requirements and provisions of the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code shall be transmitted to the appropriate Board of Review as described in 19 NYCRR 1205.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
D. 
The procedure set forth herein for appeals shall not prohibit the Fire Marshal from immediately removing a hazard or ordering the immediate closing of a building or premises until a violation of this chapter has been corrected when such hazard or existence of such violation constitutes, in the sole discretion of the Fire Marshal, a distinct hazard to life or public safety.
[Amended 10-11-1988 by L.L. No. 3-1988]
A. 
Fire Department and emergency service access.
[Amended 6-9-1994 by L.L. No. 2-1994[1]]
(1) 
Fire lanes in commercial and industrial districts shall be 30 feet in width.
(2) 
Fire lanes in multiple residential districts shall be 25 feet in width.
(3) 
Fire lanes in school areas shall be 20 feet in width.
(4) 
Fire lanes shall be clearly designated by approved markings on pavement or sign or both.
(5) 
Signs shall be posted on both sides of a designated fire lane. The top of the sign shall be six feet from the ground.
(a) 
Signs in commercial areas shall be no more than 50 feet apart.
(b) 
Signs in residential areas shall be placed at a distance to be determined by the Fire Marshal.
(6) 
Signs shall read NO PARKING FIRE LANE and shall have arrows pointing in the direction of the area designated to be the fire lane.
(7) 
All signs shall be stationary. Signs shall be 12 inches by 18 inches in size, with a white background, red legend and three-inch letters.
(8) 
Pavement markings shall be no more than 50 feet apart and shall read NO PARKING FIRE LANE.
(9) 
Pavement markings shall be painted on the pavement to read in the direction of travel. If two-way traffic is maintained, every other marking shall be painted in the opposite direction.
(10) 
Pavement markings shall be painted on the pavement to the following specifications:
(a) 
All word markings shall be yellow in color.
(b) 
All word markings shall read up, i.e., the first word shall be nearest to the driver.
(c) 
The elongated height of each letter shall be 26 inches.
(d) 
The width of each letter shall be 18 inches. The letter "I" is excluded from this requirement.
(e) 
The stroke of each letter shall be five inches.
(11) 
In addition, the operator of a motor vehicle shall not stop that vehicle within a fire lane, whether occupied or not, otherwise than temporarily for the purpose of and while actually engaged in the loading and unloading of merchandise or passengers.
(12) 
The markings of fire lanes on private property devoted to public use shall be approved by the Fire Marshal, the Chief of Police or both.
(13) 
The owner or occupant of the property shall be required to post signs or pavement markings, or both, approved by the Fire Marshal, Chief of Police or both and maintain them in good condition. Failure to replace or repair damaged, faded, rusted or obsolete signs or faded pavement markings within 30 days after written notice served by the Fire Marshal or Chief of Police shall constitute a violation under this chapter.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
B. 
Heating systems and chimneys, flues and gas vents.
[Amended 6-9-1994 by L.L. No. 2-1994[2]]
(1) 
Wood-burning appliances.
(a) 
Definition. A "wood-burning appliance" is any appliance intended for burning wood, such as but not limited to freestanding fireplaces, airtight stoves, fireplace inserts, etc., except a standard masonry fireplace installed as a part of the original construction of a building.
(b) 
Permits required.
[1] 
A permit from the Fire Prevention Department is required prior to the installation of a wood-burning appliance.
[2] 
Application for permit to the Fire Marshal shall include location of installation, type of installation and manufacturer, if available. A permit shall be issued after approval of the application and the fees are paid.
(c) 
Fire Prevention Department inspection and approval is required for any installation of a wood-burning appliance.[3]
[3]
Editor's Note: Original Subsection C, Means of egress, which immediately followed this subsection, was repealed 6-9-1994 by L.L. No. 2-1994.
[2]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
C. 
Fire-protection equipment and water supply.
[Amended 6-9-1994 by L.L. No. 2-1994[4]]
(1) 
Fire Department connections for standpipe and sprinkler systems are to be maintained accessible at all times. No large shrubbery, fences or barriers of any type shall be placed within 10 feet of connections. This shall also apply to snow removal or plowing.
(2) 
The Fire Marshal shall approve hydrant locations, site of hydrants and water mains in new subdivisions, apartment projects, commercial and industrial areas and where new schools and churches are being constructed. Such approvals shall be in line with the following procedures:
(a) 
The Village Building Inspector or other appropriate officer shall furnish the Fire Marshal with maps or plans showing street and water main locations, together with other site information.
(b) 
The Fire Marshal will be allowed five days for the review of plans, location of hydrants and water mains. The Fire Marshal's recommendations shall be plainly shown on the plans and signed by the Fire Marshal. Two complete copies of the plans shall be returned to the Fire Marshal upon final approval.
(3) 
Residential districts.
(a) 
Hydrants shall not exceed a maximum of 500 feet apart on each street in either direction and shall be located at intersections, whenever possible.
(b) 
Hydrants must be installed and flow tested before above-the-ground construction is commenced. The flow test shall comply with the specifications of the Insurance Services Office of New York to produce an A-rating.
(c) 
Temporary exceptions may be made during construction by the Fire Marshal.
(d) 
No person shall place any object, including bushes, trees, flowers, posts, fence, etc., within 10 feet of any hydrant, except in emergency conditions with the approval of the Fire Marshal.
(4) 
Higher density areas; commercial and industrial districts.
(a) 
Hydrants shall not exceed a maximum of 300 feet apart and be so located that all buildings can be reached by comparatively short hose lays from more than one hydrant.
(b) 
Hydrants must be installed and flow tested before aboveground construction is commenced. Flow tests shall comply with the specifications of the Insurance Services Office to produce an A-rating.
(c) 
Temporary exceptions may be made by the Fire Marshal.
(d) 
No person shall place any object, including bushes, trees, flowers, posts, fence, etc., within 10 feet of any hydrant, except in emergency conditions with the approval of the Fire Marshal.
(5) 
Privately owned water mains and fire hydrants. Privately owned water mains and fire hydrants on property devoted to public use, including but not limited to multiple-dwelling complexes, churches, schools, places of assembly and shopping centers, shall be regularly maintained and annually serviced by the owner or person generally in charge of the subject premises. Said maintenance and annual servicing shall be conducted in accordance with generally accepted and nationally recognized standards. The owner or person generally in charge of the property and who is responsible for the above-mentioned maintenance shall annually furnish to the Fire Marshal evidence acceptable to the Fire Marshal that said maintenance and annual servicing has been properly carried out.
(6) 
Sprinkler systems, standpipe systems, fire alarm systems and other fire-protective or extinguishing systems or appliances which have been installed in compliance with any permit or order or because of any law or ordinance shall be maintained in operative conditions at all times, and it shall be unlawful for any owner or occupant to reduce the effectiveness of the protection so required, except that this shall not prohibit the owner or occupant from temporarily reducing or discontinuing the protection where necessary to make tests, repairs, alterations or additions. The Fire Marshal shall be notified before such tests, repairs, alterations or additions are started, unless the work is to be continuous until completion.[5]
[5]
Editor's Note: Original Subsection E, Sprinkler systems, and Subsection F, Standpipe systems, which subsections immediately followed this subsection, were repealed 6-9-1994 by L.L. No. 2-1994.
[4]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
D. 
Sprinkler, standpipe and other fire-protection systems.
[Added 6-9-1994 by L.L. No. 2-1994]
(1) 
The Fire Marshal shall be notified before any tests, repairs, alterations or additions are made to any fire-protection system that will reduce or impair the operation of the system while said work or testing is being done.
(2) 
A copy of the testing report shall be kept on the premises so that the same is available for examination.
E. 
Fire alarm systems. Fire alarm systems shall be approved by the Fire Marshal prior to installation.[6]
[6]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I). Original Subsection H, Places of public assembly, which immediately followed this subsection, was repealed 6-9-1994 by L.L. No. 2-1994.
F. 
Storage and handling of motor vehicle fuel.
[Amended 6-9-1994 by L.L. No. 2-1994[7]]
(1) 
Portable containers for motor vehicle fuel shall be clearly marked with the name of the product contained. This marking shall have been applied to such container by the manufacturer of the same.
(2) 
Underground storage tanks containing gasoline, oil or other liquid that generates a flammable vapor at normal temperature and having a maximum individual capacity of up to 10,000 gallons may be installed. The maximum aggregate capacity at any site shall not exceed 24,000 gallons' total capacity. The maximum aggregate capacity may be increased upon written application to the Webster Village Board with the use of double-wall tanks and electronic monitoring devices and other provisions approved by the Fire Marshal.
(3) 
The Fire Marshal or the Fire Marshal's designated representative is further authorized to order the owner or occupants of premises having flammable liquids storage tanks located thereon to have such tanks tested by methods prescribed by the Fire Marshal to determine if such tanks are leaking, if the Fire Marshal has reasonable belief that such tanks may contain a leak.
(4) 
Aboveground storage tanks of flammable liquids shall be prohibited.
(5) 
Underground storage tanks containing Class I liquids shall be prohibited in residential districts.
(6) 
Installation or alteration permit. No installation, alteration or replacement of underground or aboveground tanks, pumps, piping and other equipment relating to the storage of flammable liquids shall be commenced without first obtaining a permit therefor from the Fire Marshal.
(7) 
Noncompliance with the requirements of this chapter shall be sufficient cause for the suspension or revocation by the Fire Marshal of any permit issued hereunder in this chapter.
(8) 
Leaking tanks, pumps or piping shall be repaired or replaced immediately, and it shall be within the discretion of the Fire Marshal as to whether the station or facility must cease any and/or all operations while repairs or replacements are being made.
(9) 
There is to be no more than one gasoline tank truck delivering flammable liquids on the premises of a gasoline service facility at any one time. Before making any deliveries to underground tanks, the driver or other authorized person shall set the brakes of the truck and shall turn off the engine of the vehicle. Evertite or O.P.W. fill couplings or equivalent must be used when unloading flammable liquids from a tank truck to storage tank. The driver shall remain at the point of delivery to prevent spillage and overflow. In case of spillage or overflow, the appropriate Fire Department and the Fire Marshal shall be notified immediately.
(10) 
In the event of accidental spillage or leakage of a flammable liquid in quantities of five United States gallons or greater, whether or not it may enter sewers, the appropriate Fire Department and the Fire Marshal shall be notified immediately.
(11) 
A minimum of five fifty-pound bags of Stay Dry absorbent or equivalent must be kept on the premises at all times for flammable liquid spills and should be used for this purpose whenever possible, instead of flushing with water.
(12) 
All tanks containing flammable liquids must be tested weekly for water infiltration, and records kept on the premises showing the date, hour and results of such tests. When any test shows water present in the flammable liquid, the Fire Marshal shall be immediately notified. Such water may not be removed until after notification of the Fire Marshal.
[7]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
G. 
Dispensing of motor vehicle fuel.
[Amended 6-9-1994 by L.L. No. 2-1994[8]]
(1) 
Dispensing devices for Class I or Class II flammable liquids shall be of the type approved by the Fire Marshal.
(2) 
Dispensing of Class I or Class II flammable liquids by persons other than the service attendant or supervisor shall be prohibited, except as set forth in Subsection G(3).
(3) 
Self-service stations.
(a) 
"Self-service stations" shall mean that portion of property where flammable and combustible liquids used as motor fuels are stored and subsequently dispensed from fixed approved dispensing equipment into the fuel tanks of motor vehicles by persons other than the service station attendant and can include facilities available for the sale of other retail products.
(b) 
Approved dispensing devices, such as but not limited to coin-operated, card-operated and remote-controlled types, are permitted at self-service stations.
(c) 
Emergency controls specified in the provisions of New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code shall be installed at a location acceptable to the Fire Marshal, but controls shall not be more than 100 feet from the dispensers.
(d) 
All pump islands shall be protected against physical damage by the installation of pipe or post bumpers (eight inches minimum diameter) in locations approved by the Fire Marshal.
(e) 
Gasoline self-service stations shall provide automatic fire-extinguishing systems installed in conformity with nationally recognized good practices and approved by the Fire Marshal. Where a station has one self-service island with dispensing units within 30 feet of a full-service island, both shall have an automatic fire-extinguishing system installed and approved by the Fire Marshal. All existing self-service operations shall comply with this subsection by July 1, 1978.
[8]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
H. 
Tents and air-supported structures.
[Amended 6-9-1994 by L.L. No. 2-1994[9]]
(1) 
Smoking shall be prohibited and adequate signs posted.
(2) 
Fire watchers shall be employed for crowds over 50 persons to enforce Subsection H(1) above and to maintain clear exit aisles.
(3) 
Safety provisions shall be provided for as requested by the Fire Marshal.
[9]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
I. 
Hazardous chemicals.[10]
(1) 
The transportation of hazardous chemicals and other dangerous articles by motor vehicles shall comply with Department of Transportation regulations.
(2) 
Shipments whose origin and destination are outside the Village of Webster are confined to the use of state highways.
(3) 
Shipments of an intratown nature (either originating in or destined to a Webster location) shall follow a route to be designated by the Fire Marshal.
[10]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
J. 
Explosives, ammunition and blasting agents.[11]
(1) 
Establishment of limits of districts in which storage of explosives and blasting agents is to be prohibited are hereby established as follows: boundaries of the Village of Webster.
(2) 
Establishment of motor vehicle routes for vehicles transporting explosives and blasting agents.
(a) 
Shipments whose origin and destination are outside the Village of Webster are confined to the use of state highways.
(b) 
Shipments of intratown nature (either originating in or destined to a Webster location) shall follow a route designated by the Fire Marshal.
[11]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
K. 
Manufacture, sale and discharge of fireworks.
[Amended 6-9-1994 by L.L. No. 2-1994[12]]
(1) 
The manufacture or storage of fireworks is prohibited within the Village of Webster.
(2) 
It shall be unlawful to explode any fireworks within the Village of Webster without a permit.
(3) 
The Fire Marshal may grant a permit for supervised public display of fireworks by municipalities, fair associations, amusement parks or other organizations or groups of individuals after:
(a) 
Proper application, in writing, at least 30 days in advance of the date of the display.
(b) 
The applicant shall furnish proper proof of financial responsibility for damage.
[12]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
L. 
Street numbering of buildings.
[Added 6-9-1994 by L.L. No. 2-1994]
(1) 
All occupancies within the Village of Webster shall be provided with street numbers to assist emergency personnel in locating the same. This shall apply but not be limited to all residential, commercial, industrial and private structures. Said numbers shall be assigned by the Village Board or its designee.
(2) 
Numbers shall be four inches in height with a minimum stroke width of 0.5 inches, Arabic style (lettering shall not be accepted) and shall be mounted in a secure fashion to the structure's front wall or to a porch or other fixed appurtenance in front of the structure in the vicinity of the main entryway or main path of travel leading to the main entrance from a public street or otherwise separately mounted in an approved manner upon the face of a wall or upon a post in the front yard of the premises.[13]
[13]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
(3) 
All street numbers shall be mounted at a height between four feet and 10 feet above the adjacent grade, street or exterior porch landing directly beneath, but never higher than 15 feet above the adjoining grade. They shall be legible as to contrasting background, arrangement, spacing, size and uniformity of the whole so that the numbers may be read with ease during daylight hours by persons possessing at least 20/40 vision as they view the numbers from the center line of the facing street and at an elevation of five feet above the finished surface thereof. Trees, shrubs or other obstructions shall not block said street numbers.
(4) 
All existing structures shall comply with the requirements of this subsection by November 1, 1994.
M. 
Open burning. Open burning shall be in accordance with the provisions of the Monroe County Sanitary Code, Article V. All controlled burnings must first be checked by the Fire Marshal for compliance and properly set up with notification to the respective Fire Chiefs and Departments, the Village Clerk, the Webster Police Department and the Monroe County Fire Dispatcher's office.
[Added 6-9-1994 by L.L. No. 2-1994[14]]
[14]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
N. 
Key boxes. When access to or within a structure or an area is unduly difficult because of secured openings or where immediate access is necessary for lifesaving or fire-fighting purposes, the Fire Marshal is authorized to require a locking key box to be installed in an accessible location. The key box shall be a type approved by the Fire Marshal and shall contain keys to gain necessary access as required by the Fire Marshal and local Fire Department.
[Added 6-9-1994 by L.L. No. 2-1994]