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File #: 191317    Version: 0
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/26/2019 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 12/17/2019
Effective date: 12/27/2019    
Title: An ordinance relating to a hazardous vacant building placarding system for first responder safety.
Sponsors: ALD. BORKOWSKI
Indexes: BUILDING-REGULATION, SAFETY MEASURES
Attachments: 1. Proof of Publication
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
1/2/20200 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Meeting details Not available
12/27/20190 CITY CLERK PUBLISHED   Action details Meeting details Not available
12/17/20190 COMMON COUNCIL PASSEDPass15:0 Action details Meeting details Not available
12/5/20190 PUBLIC SAFETY AND HEALTH COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED FOR PASSAGE

Minutes note: Appearing Asst Chief of Operations MFD - David Votsis DNS Commissioner - Thomas Mishefske
Pass4:0 Action details Meeting details Not available
11/26/20190 COMMON COUNCIL ASSIGNED TO   Action details Meeting details Not available
Number
191317
Version
ORIGINAL
Reference

Sponsor
ALD. BORKOWSKI
Title
An ordinance relating to a hazardous vacant building placarding system for first responder safety.
Section
200-51.8 cr
Analysis
This ordinance codifies the Milwaukee fire department’s revised vacant/hazardous structure placarding system. The placarding system is intended to categorize vacant building hazards to aid in situational awareness, increase firefighter safety and prevent unnecessary risk.

Body

The Mayor and Common Council of the City of Milwaukee do ordain as follows:

Part 1. Section 200-51.8 of the code is created to read:

200-51.8. Hazardous Vacant Building Placarding Program. 1. DEFINITION. In this section, “hazardous vacant building” means any building or other structure that is vacant or abandoned within the meaning of s. 200-51.7-3 and has been ordered closed, removed, shutdown or otherwise vacated under s. 200-12, 200-12.5, 218-4, 218-9 or by court order.

2. WARNING PLACARD AUTHORIZED. The fire chief is authorized to:
a. Mark any hazardous vacant or abandoned building with a first responder warning placard alerting first responders to the existence of the structural or interior hazards at the building of the type that warrant extreme caution when conducting interior firefighting or rescue operations at such building or exterior operations with entry only occurring for known life hazards.
b. Remove a first responder warning placard when the authority responsible for ordering the building closed, removed, shutdown or otherwise vacated lifts the applicable order or otherwise determines that the building is no longer a hazardous vacant building.

3. PLACARD DESIGN AND PLACEMENT. Any hazardous vacant building determined by the fire department to be especially unsafe in case of fire, under s. 110.1.1, International Fire Code, as amended, shall be identified and marked with one or more first responder warning placards in accordance with the following:
a. Design...

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