Section 503.6 of the International Fire Code is hereby amended to read as follows:
503.6 Security gates, Bollards or other Obstructions. The installation of security gates, bollards or other obstructions across a fire apparatus access road shall be reviewed and approved by the fire code official. The use of directional-limiting devices (tire spikes) is prohibited. Where security gates, bollards or other obstructions are installed, they shall have an approved means of emergency operation. The security gates, bollards or other obstruction and the emergency operation shall be maintained operational at all times.
Electric gate operators, where provided, shall be listed in accordance with UL 325.
Gates intended for automatic operation shall be designed, constructed and installed to comply with the requirements of ASTM F 2200 and must be equipped with Click 2 Enter or other authorized equipment that allows for operation of the gate by Fire & Police personnel from their vehicle.
Exception: Single family residential buildings located 50’ or less from edge of curb when access is provided via a Knox Box.
Gates shall be at a minimum as wide as the required access road width. Gates, bollards or other obstructions on commercial properties must be set back 30 ft. from roadway edge of pavement. Where a fence is provided on each side of a gate for a commercial property, a main door shall be provided at an approved location with a Knox key for access to the main door.
Exception: Automated gates equipped with Click 2 Enter or other authorized equipment that allows for operation of the gate by Fire and Police personnel from their vehicle are not required to be set back 30 ft. from the roadway edge of pavement provided the roadway is not an arterial, residential collector street or a street with lane markers.
(Ord. 6532 § 2, 2020.)