Hydrants & Turnarounds

Fire Hydrants
  • Locations of fire hydrant(s) shall be approved by both the Fire Marshal’s Office and City Engineering Division.
  • Fire hydrants shall be installed at such locations that no part of any commercial structure shall be more than 300 feet from a fire hydrant. This measurement is calculated as the distance along the right-of-way of a public street as the fire hose is laid off the fire truck.
  • A 3-foot (914 mm) clear space shall be maintained around the circumference of fire hydrants except as otherwise required or approved.
  • Proper grading and elevation around fire hydrants must be provided at the time of final inspection.
  • Vegetation and landscaping shall be placed in a manner as not to obstruct or impede a fire hydrant from either view or use.
Fire Lanes & Turnarounds
  • All fire lanes are to be marked in accordance with City specifications.
  • The minimum access roadway width of 20 feet and clearance height of 13 feet, 6 inches shall be provided on any designated fire lane.
  • Turning radius requirements shall be designed per 2003 International Fire Code and approved by the Fire Marshal’s Office.