Could the fire truck get down your driveway?

  • Tue Jun 12th, 2018 11:26am
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Does your driveway look like this? Forks Fire Chief Bill Paul is asking residents to take a good look at their driveways and ask themselves if an emergency vehicle/fire truck could access it if there were a fire at their residence. Clearance for fire truck access per International Fire Code (IFC) 503.2.1: Fire apparatus access roads shall have an unobstructed width of not less than 20 feet and an unobstructed vertical clearance of not less than 14 feet. Exception: The fire code official shall have the authority to approve a decrease in the minimum access width. Does your diveway comply? Paul is also taking a look at private bridges. Photo Christi Baron