Village of Lake Grove, NY
Suffolk County
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[Amended 12-21-1995 by L.L. No. 7-1995]
The Fire Marshal shall survey or cause to be surveyed each commercial and industrial establishment, mercantile, educational and institutional occupancy, place of assembly, hotel, multifamily house and trailer camp and shall specify what fire-detecting devices or extinguishing appliances shall be provided therein. In special hazardous processes or storage, appliances of more than one type or special systems may be required.
[Amended 12-21-1995 by L.L. No. 7-1995]
A permit shall be obtained from the Fire Marshal for the installation of any automatic fire alarm systems, automatic sprinkler or water-spray systems or any other special fire-extinguishing or fire-detection systems which may be required under this chapter.
[Amended 12-21-1995 by L.L. No. 7-1995]
Sprinkler systems, standpipe systems, fire alarm systems and other fire-protection 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 condition at all times, and it shall be unlawful for any owner or occupant to reduce the effectiveness of the protection so required; except 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 and again notified when such tests, repairs, alterations or additions are completed.
This chapter shall not be construed to subject the Village of Lake Grove, any fire district or Fire Department therein or any officers or employees thereof to any civil or other liability for any damage to persons or property by reason of the inspection or reinspection authorized herein or failure to inspect or reinspect, or by reason of the permit issued as herein provided or the approval or disapproval of any equipment authorized herein.
A. 
No person shall open, interfere with or draw water from any fire hydrant in the district without a permit therefor from the Superintendent of Public Works, except that hydrants may be opened by or on the order of any member of a Fire Department or any Fire Commissioner within the district for the purpose of attaching thereto fire hose and equipment where a contract for that purpose has been entered into with the fire district.
B. 
Before a hydrant is opened and used, notification of such fact shall be promptly given to the fire district.
C. 
No tools or implements shall be used to open hydrants except such as are furnished by the district or by a Fire Department operating within the district.
No vehicle of any kind, except fire apparatus, shall at any time, except as otherwise provided in Section 86, Subdivision 7, of the Vehicle and Traffic Law, be stopped or left standing within 10 feet of any fire hydrant, fire well or cistern on any private or municipal highway or any designated fire zone on any such road or area.
No vehicle of any kind, except fire apparatus, shall at any time be parked or stopped within 100 feet distant each way from any building which is on fire. Any vehicle which shall be parked in violation of this section may be summarily removed by the Fire Department.
No vehicle of any kind not a part of the municipal fire apparatus shall at any time be driven over fire hose or other fire equipment.
No person, except a driver of fire apparatus, shall follow in a vehicle of any kind within 500 feet of any fire apparatus answering a fire alarm.
[Amended 8-19-2010 by L.L. No. 4-2010]
A. 
No person or persons shall willfully or designedly make or raise a false cry of fire or cause a false alarm to be sounded.
B. 
Three false alarm activations will result in a fine of $300.
A. 
A Fire Advisory Board is hereby established which shall consist of five members, all of whom shall be residents of their respective fire districts serving the Incorporated Village of Lake Grove. All members of the Fire Advisory Board shall be appointed by the Village Board for terms of three years. However, of said five members, two shall represent the Ronkonkoma Fire District and two shall represent the Centereach Fire District and one shall represent the Village of Lake Grove. The appointment of the two members representing their respective fire districts shall be upon the recommendation of the respective districts which they represent.
B. 
The Fire Advisory Board shall select from its own members a Chairman and a Vice Chairman and shall meet at least once every two months. Meetings shall be at the call of the Chairman or upon the request of three members of the Board. Three members shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.
C. 
The Fire Advisory Board shall study and review the operation of this chapter and all administration thereof by the Fire Marshal and the two Fire Departments for the purpose of formulating and recommending improvements and changes in this chapter. The Fire Advisory Board shall act as an advisory body to the Village Board and to the Fire Marshal in connection with the carrying out of the provisions and purposes of this chapter.
[Amended 12-21-1995 by L.L. No. 7-1995]
The Village Board shall have power to modify any of the provisions of this chapter upon application in writing by the owner or lessee or his duly authorized agent, when there are practical difficulties in the way of carrying out the strict letter of the chapter, provided that the spirit of the chapter shall be observed, public safety secured and substantial justice done. The particulars of such modification when granted or allowed and the decision of the Village Board thereon shall be entered upon the minutes and records of the village.