Proposed changes to State Fire Regulations

This is the link to the first draft of the Ca. Board of Forestry Proposed changes to Title 14 in the Ca Code of Regulations. Huge impacts, some need to be modified significantly, som are very interesting.

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Want to give us a synopsis of the big changes?


Looked like mostly road construction for access and egress.

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Biggest changes will be that the entire road from new construction to the closest firehouse must be upgraded at the expense of the new construction. While a great idea it needs some serious limitations as many roads can’t be brought up to standards because the right of way is inadequate and you could be looking at tens of millions in some cases.


Applying these standards to VHFHSZ in LRA / City Limits is a major change. Most municipalities never look at the Public Resources Code.