When is the right time to restripe the fire lanes? There are different requirements when it comes to striping fire lanes depending on where you live. Always check with your local Fire Marshal for the specifics of where you live for the following rules.
In most cities, the requirements are that the fire lanes need to be a minimum of 20 feet across and should be far enough away from certain structures and overhangs. This will prevent vehicles from being impeded.
Most cities require fire lanes to be a minimum of 20 feet across and should be far enough away from any structures or overhangs so that vehicles will not be impeded.
Where there is a fire lane in the parking lot, the road should be able to hold 35 tons of weight. Emergency vehicles are very tall so, there should not be any height impediments. This means that tree branches should always be trimmed so, they are not too low for an emergency vehicle to pass under.
How Often Should You Restripe Your Fire Lanes?
For everyone’s safety, it is important to keep fire lanes marked clearly in your parking lot. There are a lot of factors to determine how often you need to restripe your fire lanes. You should restripe your fire lanes about once a year.
Striping will fade faster when there is a lot of traffic driving through the area. The tires will wear down the paint.
Another factor to think about is the weather. Heavy snow and rain will make the paint fade faster.
You may be able to only restripe every two years if you don’t have a lot of traffic in your parking lot. Also, if you live in a milder climate, that will help.