CHAPTER VII. FIRECHAPTER VII. FIRE\ARTICLE 3. FIRE PREVENTION

A certain standard code known as the “Fire Prevention Code, Abbreviated Edition,” 1970, recommended by the American Insurance Association, 85 John Street, New York, New York, 10038, is hereby incorporated by reference herein and made a part of this article, save and except such portions as are hereinafter or may hereafter be deleted or amended, as authorized and in the manner prescribed by the Statutes of the State of Kansas.

(K.S.A. 12-3009; 3012; Code 1976, 6-301; Code 2015)

It shall be the duty of the fire chief to inspect at regular intervals all buildings and incinerators within the fire limits of the city and to notify the owner or owners thereof in writing, of the presence of any fire hazard or fire delinquency therein or with reference thereto, together with a copy of the same with the city clerk. An owner so notified shall have twenty-four (24) hours from the receipt of the notice to appeal to the Mayor of the city, who shall forthwith hear the matter and determine the same, and make his findings and requirements thereon in writing. All the final requirements of the Mayor shall be complied with by the owner or owners within forty-eight (48) hours.

(Code 1976, 6-302; Code 2015)

The burning of any leaves, straw, hay, paper, wood, excelsior, rubbish or other combustible material within the established limits of the City is hereby prohibited, EXCEPT that burning may be permitted by the City Council when it is deemed safe and appropriate by the Fire Chief.

(Code 1976, 6-303; Ord. 921; Code 2015)

(a)   It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to allow to accumulate in any part of any building or outside of and adjacent to any building or in any alley, sidewalk, street or premises within thirty feet of any building any rubbish, trash, waste paper, excelsior, empty boxes or barrels.

(b)   No person shall deposit or stack any hay or straw within five hundred feet (500’) of any building located within the corporate limits of the city.

(c)   Packing material shall be kept in metal or wood metal lined bins having a self-closing or automatic cover. Refuse from rooms where packing or unpacking is done shall be removed daily.

(d)   It shall be unlawful to store ashes inside of any non-fire proof building unless they be stored in an in-·combustible container or receptacle, and a clearance of at least five feet shall be maintained between such container or receptacle and combustible material. Ashes shall not be stored outside of any building in wood receptacles or dumped in contact with or in close proximity to any combustible material.

(Code 1976, 6-304; Code 2015)

Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions hereof, shall upon conviction be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall be punished by a fine of not to exceed twenty-five dollars ($25.00) for each such offense.

(Code 1976, 6-305; Code 2015)