Last updated September, 2021.
|5-1-1:||Composition of Department|
|5-1-3:||Organization of Fireman|
|5-1-4:||Qualification of Fireman|
|5-1-5:||Refusal to Obey Fire Marshal; Injury to Department|
|5-1-8:||Committee on Fire and Water|
|5-1-9:||Maintenance of Apparatus|
5-1-1: COMPOSITION OF DEPARTMENT: The Fire Department of the City shall consist of a Fire Marshal and the several officers and members of the various fire companies that may from time to time be organized with the consent and direction of the Council. (R.O. 1911, Sec. 180)
5-1-2: COMPANY ORGANIZATION: Person desiring to organize under the preceding Section may form hose and hook and ladder companies. (R.O. 1911, Sec. 181)
5-1-3: ORGANIZATION OF FIREMAN: The several companies that shall form the form the Fire Department, organized under this Chapter, shall be allowed to elect their own officers and to adopt their own organization, subject to the provisions of this Code; provided, that the form of organization and all rules thereunder shall in every case be submitted to the Council and approved thereby before being in force. (R.O. 1911, Sec. 187)
5-1-4: QUALIFICATION OF FIREMAN: Each company shall consist of not less than ten (10) nor more than fifteen (15) men, and no person shall become a member of any company who is not an actual resident of the City, nor unless he is an active, able bodied man between the ages of eighteen (18) and fifty (50) years and of temperate and steady habits. (R.O. 1911, Sec. 188)
5-1-5: REFUSAL TO OBEY MARSHAL; INJURY TO DEPARTMENT: The Fire Marshal shall have full control of all the fire apparatus of the Department at all tome, subject to the directions of the Council or its proper committee, and every member of said Department shall obey his orders at all times when acting in such capacity. Any member of the Department who shall willfully disobey any such orders, or shall willfully, by omission or commission, work to the injury of the Department, or to the damage of any public or private property, shall be dropped from the roll of the Department, in addition to any fine the Department may impose. (R.O. 1911, Sec. 189)
5-1-6: RESTRICTIONS: No member of the Fire Department shall let out or suffer or permit any person to take the wrenches furnished by the City to the Fire Department to be used by the Department, nor to suffer or permit any of said wrenches or other property to be taken from the hose house of such Department, except as they shall accompany the hose carts to which they belong upon occasions of fire or other occasions connected with the Fire Department.
5-1-7: COMPENSATION: There shall be paid out of the City Treasury to the officers of the Fire Department, authorized to receive it, the sum of ten dollars ($10.00) for each and every fire at which the Department shall render actual service, which amount shall go into the Treasury of the Department to be used towards meeting the general expenses of the Department. (R.O. 1911, Sec. 191)
5-1-8: COMMITTEE ON FIRE AND WATER: The Committee on Fire and Water of the Council shall have the general supervision of the Fire Department, and shall report to the Council from time to time, or whenever requested to do so, the condition of all fire apparatus of the Department, and of the buildings in which the same may be kept; and shall recommend such improvements or changes as they may deem necessary. They shall also examine into and report as to the condition of the Department, and whether their organization is sufficiently preserved, their records properly kept, their rules and regulations duly observed by the members and a compliance therewith strictly enforced by the Department. (R.O. 1911, Sec. 192)
5-1-9: MAINTENANCE OF APPARATUS: The Fire Department shall appoint some member or members whose duty it shall be to keep all the fire apparatus and buildings in which the same may be kept, clean and in good order, and upon failure of such person or persons to keep the same in good order; it shall be the duty of the Committee on Fire and Water of the Council to lay complaint in all such cases. (R.O. 1911, Sec. 194)
|5-2-3:||Fire Prevention Code Adopted|
|5-2-4:||Definitions for this Chapter|
|5-2-5:||Burning of Garbage, Debris / Refuse Prohibited|
|5-2-6:||Burning of Landscape Waste Restricted|
|5-2-7:||Recreational Fires Permitted|
|5-2-9:||Fires Prohibited and or Extinguishment|
5-2-1: FIRE LIMITS: All that portion of the City bounded as follows shall be known and designated as the fire limits:
Beginning at a point in the center of West Street 293.75 feet north of the center of Fort Street, thence running east 1,056 feet, thence south 578 feet, thence west 1,056 feet, thence north 578 feet to the place of beginning. *1 (R.O. 1911, Sec. 78)
5-2-2: PROHIBITED CONSTRUCTION: No building or structure of any kind or description shall be erected or constructed within the fire limits, except as hereinafter provided, unless the outside and party walls thereof shall be composed of brick, stone or other incombustible material. (R.O. 1911, Sec. 79)
5-2-3: FIRE PREVENTION CODE ADOPTED: There is hereby adopted for the purpose of prescribing regulations governing conditions hazardous to life and property from fire or explosion, that certain Code known as the Fire Prevention Code recommended by the American Insurance Association, being particularly the 1965 Edition thereof, which Code has been and now is filed in the office of the Clerk and the same is hereby adopted and incorporated as fully as if set out at length herein, and the provisions thereof shall be controlling within the limits of this City. (1969 Code)
5-2-4: DEFINITIONS: For the purpose of this Chapter the following terms shall have the definitions herein ascribed to them:
|Garbage||The term “garbage” as used in this Chapter shall be held to mean and include waste resulting from the handling, preparation, cooking and consumption of food, waste from handling, storage and sale of produce.|
|Debris/Refuse||Combustible trash including but not limited to paper, cartons, boxes, cardboard, barrels, structural building materials, dimensional lumber and wood furniture|
|Landscape Waste||Any vegetable or plant refuse, except garbage and agricultural waste. This term includes trees, tree trimmings, branches, stumps, brush, weeds, leaves, grass, shrubbery, and yard trimmings.|
|Open Burning||The combustion of any matter in such a way that the products of the combustion are emitted to the open air without originating in or passing through equipment for which a permit could be issued under Section 9(b) of the Environmental Protection Act of the State of Illinois|
|Recreational Fire||A small outdoor fire, not to exceed five (5) feet in diameter, for the purpose of viewing, warming, cooking food for human consumption, or for ceremonial purposes, using only seasoned dry firewood or commercially available charcoal briquettes.|
|Bonfire||A large outdoor fire exceeding five (5) feet in diameter, for the purpose of viewing or for ceremonial purposes, using only seasoned dry firewood.|
5-2-5: BURNING OF GARBAGE, DEBRIS / REFUSE PROHIBITED:
It shall be unlawful for any person to burn at any time Garbage or Debris / Refuse as these terms are defined in this section.
5-2-6: BURNING OF LANDSCAPE WASTE RESTRICTED:
It shall be unlawful for open burning of landscape waste, except that landscape waste may be burned during the months of October, November, March, April, May and June; provided, however, the following conditions are met:
(A) The open burning of landscape waste shall be permitted on private property, with the consent of the owner or person in charge of the property.
(B) The open burning of landscape waste is not permitted on lanes, parking areas, alleys and all paved surfaces under the jurisdiction of the City of Farmington. The smoke and or embers emitted from such burning shall not inhibit the flow of smooth and safe vehicular or pedestrian traffic passage.
(C) No person shall burn any landscape waste unless such fire is at least twenty feet (20′) from any structure.
(D) Any fire resulting from the open burning of landscape waste shall be constantly attended by a competent person until such fire is extinguished.
(E) The open burning of landscape waste is limited to the hours of daylight to dusk.
5-2-7: RECREATIONAL FIRES PERMITTED:
Recreational fires are permitted within the corporate boundaries of the City with the following conditions:
(A) Recreational burning shall be permitted on private property, with the consent of the owner or person in charge of the property.
(B) Recreational burning is not permitted on lanes, parking areas, alleys and all paved surfaces under the jurisdiction of the City of Farmington. The smoke and or embers emitted from such burning shall not inhibit the flow of smooth and safe vehicular or pedestrian traffic passage.
(C) No person shall have a recreational fire unless such fire is at least twenty feet (20′) from any structure.
(D) Recreational fires shall be permitted only if constantly attended by a competent person until such fire is extinguished.
(E) Recreational fires may consist of only natural wood, limbs and logs.
5-2-8: BONFIRES RESTRICTED:
Recreational or Ceremonial bonfires are permitted within the corporate boundaries of the City with the following conditions:
(A) Notification of such bonfire shall be reported to the Chief of Police a minimum of (5) five days prior to the planned event. An inspection of the burn site is required by the Police Chief and or his designate to ensure the following conditions exist:
(B) Recreational or Ceremonial bonfires shall be permitted on private property, with the consent of the owner or person in charge of the property and the Chief of Police.
(C) Recreational or Ceremonial bonfires are not permitted on lanes, parking areas, alleys and all paved surfaces under the jurisdiction of the City of Farmington. The smoke and or embers emitted from such burning shall not inhibit the flow of smooth and safe vehicular or pedestrian traffic passage nor endanger the health, safety or personal property of another.
(D) No person shall have a Recreational or Ceremonial bonfire unless such fire is at least 100 feet (100′) from any structure.
(E) Recreational or Ceremonial bonfires shall be permitted only if constantly attended by a competent person until such fire is extinguished.
(F) Recreational or Ceremonial bonfires may consist of only natural wood, limbs and logs.
5-2-9: FIRES PROHIBITED AND OR EXTINGUISHMENT:
(A) The police chief or his designee shall prohibit and or demand extinguishment of any open burning of landscape waste, a recreational fire and a bonfire when the atmospheric conditions or other conditions at the location of the fire constitute a hazard, which include environmental, health or safety hazards, and shall have the authority to demand the fire be extinguished by the competent person attending the fire. Should the competent person not have the means to extinguish the fire, the Fire Department will be summoned to extinguish the fire. In such case, any partial and or all expenses incurred with the said extinguishment may be recovered of the person so offending.
The provisions of this Chapter of the Farmington City Code are hereby categorized as CLASS 2 offenses as, described in ordinance 1-4-1. Any person violating any provision of this Chapter may be fined a CLASS 2 violation for each offense. Each day a violation continues shall be deemed a separate offense.
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|5-3-1:||(Rep. by Ord. 75-1; 2-10-75)|
|5-3-3:||Manufacture of Explosives Prohibited|
|5-3-4:||Keeping of Dynamite and Giant Powder Prohibited|
5-3-1: (Rep. by Ord. 75-1; 2-10-75)
5-3-2: POWDER: Retailers of gunpowder may keep or store no to exceed twenty-five (25) pounds of gunpowder in any storehouse, shop or place within the corporate limits of the City. The gunpowder so stored or kept shall be kept in closed tin or copper canisters, No retailer of gunpowder, his clerk of agent, shall be permitted to sell, retail or give away the same within the City limits by or near any artificial lights or lamps. (R.O. 1911, Sec. 157)
5-3-3: MANUFACTURE OF EXPLOSIVES PROHIBITED: It shall be unlawful for any person to manufacture within the limits of the City any explosive material or compound, to be used for any purpose, the manufacture of which will be dangerous to life or property. (R.O. 1911, Sec. 159)
5-3-4: KEEPING OF DYNAMITE AND GIANT POWDER PROHIBITED: It shall be unlawful to store or keep in any building or other place within the corporate limits of the City, dynamite in quantities exceeding one hundred (100) pounds, giant powder in quantities exceeding one hundred (100) pounds, and such shall be stored in iron boxes outside of building used for store or mercantile purposes. (R.O. 1911, Sec. 160)
5-4-1: SALE PROHIBITED: The sale, use, manufacture or possession of the following articles of fireworks is hereby prohibited at all times within the City limits, except for special display purposes, provided for in Section 5-4-2 of this Chapter. *1
(A) Toy torpedoes more than seven-eighths of an inch (7/8”) in length or more than three-fourths of an inch (3/4”) in outside diameter and container more than five (5) grains of explosive mixture.
(B) Toy pistol paper caps containing more than thirty fine hundredths (.35) grain of explosive mixture.
(C) Firecrackers and salutes exceeding two inches (2”) in length or nine-sixteenths of an inch (9/16”) in outside diameter, and containing in any case more than ten (10) grains of explosive mixture.
(D) Sky rockets larger than those commercially designated as two (2) pound size.
(E) Balloons, parachutes or like articles, carrying flaming substance.
(F) Any toy cannon, cane, pistol, or other device designated for the purpose of exploding blank cartridges or gunpowder.
(G) Any article containing a compound or mixture of yellow of white phosphorous or mercury.
(H) Fireworks containing an ammonium salt combination with a chlorate or per chlorate.
(I) Fountains throwing a display more than ten feet (10’) in height. (J) Explosive fireworks in which the explosive compound is contained in a casing composed of a material harder than an ordinary paper case
5-4-2: EXCEPTIONS, PERMIT: Upon written permission secured from the Mayor, fireworks may be sold and used for public or private use and exhibition of fireworks in connection with fairs, carnivals or other celebrations. Fireworks being held in storage for such exhibitions must be kept in a closed wooden box, or covered with tarpaulin, until they are to be used. *2 (Ord. 377, 6-1-53)
- S.H.A. Ch 127 ½, 101 et seq.
- S.H.A. Ch. 24, 11-8-4