Ordinance Emergency Vehicle Requirements December 2018

Chapter 97
DRIVEWAYS
§ 97-4. Driveway Requirements for Emergency Services
The minimum requirements for all driveways or private access drives are:
A. Driveways shall be at least sixteen (16) feet wide, have not less than fourteen (14) feet of hard surfacing of gravel, asphalt, or concrete with one (1) foot shoulders on either side and an overhead clearance of sixteen (16) feet so fire and emergency equipment can enter unobstructed. In addition to these requirements, driveways to state trunk highways, or county highways will also require appropriate permits from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT) and Brown County Highway, as applicable.
B. Every private roadway or driveway in excess of 300 feet in length shall be provided with a turnaround for emergency vehicles. The turnaround shall be constructed of a hard surface of gravel, asphalt, or concrete and shall be of sufficient size to accommodate the turning radius of large emergency and rescue vehicles (see illustration examples).
C. Owners of driveways which are not in compliance with the aforementioned requirements may be held fiscally responsible for all damages to emergency vehicles and equipment incurred while rendering services to said owners.
D. The Town of Scott which is part of the New Franken Fire Department will assume no liability for private properties damaged while in pursuit of their firefighting activities, if said properties do not have either existing or new driveways conforming to the standards as established in these directives, and further, will not be held liable for not being able to service a fire call properly for lack of adequate ingress and egress.
CIRCLE
TURNAROUND
TURNAROUND
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Chapter 97

DRIVEWAYS

§ 97-4. Driveway Requirements for Emergency Services

The minimum requirements for all driveways or private access drives are:

  1. Driveways shall be at least sixteen (16) feet wide, have not less than fourteen (14) feet of hard surfacing of gravel, asphalt, or concrete with one (1) foot shoulders on either side and an overhead clearance of sixteen (16) feet so fire and emergency equipment can enter unobstructed.  In addition to these requirements, driveways to state trunk highways, or county highways will also require appropriate permits from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT) and Brown County Highway, as applicable.
  • Every private roadway or driveway in excess of 300 feet in length shall be provided with a turnaround for emergency vehicles.  The turnaround shall be constructed of a hard surface of gravel, asphalt, or concrete and shall be of sufficient size to accommodate the turning radius of large emergency and rescue vehicles (see illustration examples).
  • Owners of driveways which are not in compliance with the aforementioned requirements may be held fiscally responsible for all damages to emergency vehicles and equipment incurred while rendering services to said owners.
  • The Town of Scott which is part of the New Franken Fire Department will assume no liability for private properties damaged while in pursuit of their firefighting activities, if said properties do not have either existing or new driveways conforming to the standards as established in these directives, and further, will not be held liable for not being able to service a fire call properly for lack of adequate ingress and egress.
Text Box: 30’
Text Box: TURNAROUND
Text Box: 50’
Text Box: 40’
Text Box: 20’
Text Box: 30’
Text Box: TURNAROUND
Text Box: CIRCLE
Text Box: 60’