Sec. 341.0357: Identification Requirement for Device with Appearance of Fire Hydrant That Is Nonfunctioning Or Unavailable for Use in Fire Emergency

(a) The owner of any device having the appearance of a fire hydrant that is located in a place that an entity responsible for providing fire suppression services in a fire emergency would expect a fire hydrant to typically be located shall paint the device black if the device is nonfunctioning or otherwise unavailable for use by the entity providing fire suppression services in a fire emergency. The owner may place a black tarp over the device instead of painting the device black as required under this section if the device is temporarily nonfunctioning, or temporarily unavailable for use in a fire emergency, for a period not to exceed seven days.

(b) For purposes of this section, a device is considered to be nonfunctioning if the device pumps less than 250 gallons of water per minute.

(c) This section does not apply within the jurisdiction of a governmental entity that maintains its own system for labeling a device having the appearance of a fire hydrant that is nonfunctioning or otherwise unavailable for use in a fire emergency.

(d) This section does not apply within the jurisdiction of a governmental entity described by Section 341.03571(b).

Comments

Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 684 (H.B. 1717), Sec. 1, eff. June 15, 2007.

Amended by:

Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 951 (H.B. 1768), Sec. 1, eff. June 14, 2013.