For many years PVRA has cooperated with Cal Fire in working with our home and lot owners to maintain required clearances for emergency vehicles. State law regarding Fire Apparatus Access on our roads is quoted below:
Definition per current Fire Code:
FIRE APPARATUS ACCESS ROAD. A road that provides fire apparatus access from a fire station to a facility, building or portion thereof. This is a general term that includes, but is not limited to a fire lane, public street, private street, driveway, parking lot lane and access roadway.
Sec. 503.1 General. Fire apparatus access roads shall be provided and maintained in accordance with Sections 503.1.1 through 503.1.3. Fire apparatus access roads shall be provided and maintained in compliance with this section and the most recent edition and any amendments thereto, of public and private road standards as adopted by the County of San Diego (San Diego County Standards for Private Roads and Public Roads, San Diego County Department of Public Works). The fire code official may modify the requirements of this section if the modification provides equivalent access. Sec. 503.1.1
Sec. 503.2 Specifications. Fire apparatus access roads shall be installed and arranged in compliance with Sections 503.2.1 through 503.2.9.
Sec. 503.2.1 Dimensions. The dimensions of fire apparatus access roads shall be in accordance with the following: (a) Fire apparatus access roads shall have an unobstructed improved width of not less than 24 feet, except as provided in Section 503.2.1.1for single-
San Diego County Standards for Private Roadways
"Where offers of dedication are not to be accepted, the roads shall be designed and
constructed in conformance with the following minimum standards:"
"Minimum Vertical Clearance 14.5''
Last Updated November 23, 2020