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Health and Safety Code - HSC

DIVISION 12. FIRES AND FIRE PROTECTION [13000 - 14960]

  ( Division 12 enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60. )

PART 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS [13000 - 13083]

  ( Part 1 enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60. )

CHAPTER 2. Fire Equipment [13025 - 13060]

  ( Chapter 2 enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60. )

ARTICLE 2. Use of Fire Equipment [13050 - 13060]
  ( Article 2 enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60. )

13050.
  

The apparatus, equipment and firefighting force of any public entity may be used for the purpose of providing fire protection or firefighting services:

(a)  In any other public entity with the consent of the chief administrative officer of the office or department authorized by law to provide fire protection in such other public entity.

(b)  Outside the limits of any public entity.

(Amended by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1203.)

13050.1.
  

“Public entity” includes the state, a county, city, district, public authority, public agency, and any other political subdivision or public corporation in the state.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1203.)

13051.
  

The reasonable value of the use of, and repairs and depreciation on, apparatus and equipment, and other expenses reasonably incurred in furnishing firefighting services, may constitute a charge against the public entity in which the firefighting services are furnished.

(Amended by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1203.)

13052.
  

(a) The public entity rendering the service may present a claim to the public entity liable therefor. If the claim is approved by the head of the fire department, if any, in the public entity to which the claim is presented, and by its governing body, it shall be paid in the same manner as other charges and if the claim is not paid, an action may be brought for its collection.

(b) Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, any claims against the state shall be presented to the Department of General Services in accordance with Part 3 (commencing with Section 900) and Part 4 (commencing with Section 940) of Division 3.6 of Title 1 of the Government Code.

(Amended by Stats. 2016, Ch. 31, Sec. 162. (SB 836) Effective June 27, 2016.)

13052.5.
  

The governing board of any county fire protection district may contract with any city contiguous to the district for the furnishing of fire protection to the district by such city, and the legislative body of any city may contract for the furnishing of fire protection to the district in such manner and to such extent as the legislative body may deem advisable.

All of the privileges and immunities from liability which surround the activities of any city fire fighting force or department when performing its functions within the territorial limits of the city shall apply to the activities of any city fire fighting force or department while furnishing fire protection outside the city under any contract with a county fire protection district pursuant to this section.

(Added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 48.)

13053.
  

Whenever a fire occurs in any county or within the boundaries of any national forest which is of such proportions that it cannot be adequately handled by the forestry department or fire warden of the county or the facilities of the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection or of the United States Forest Service, the personnel, equipment, and firefighting facilities of any county may be authorized by the state forest ranger within the county or the county forester or fire warden of the county to assist in its extinguishment and control.

(Amended by Stats. 1992, Ch. 427, Sec. 93. Effective January 1, 1993.)

13054.
  

Where the personnel, equipment, and facilities of any county are utilized in the extinguishment or control of any fire outside its boundaries, the county furnishing its personnel, equipment, and facilities shall be reimbursed by the county in which the fire occurs in an amount in accordance with a predetermined schedule of repayments agreed upon by the boards of supervisors of the counties, or between the board of supervisors of the county and the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection or the United States Forest Service, as the case may be.

(Amended by Stats. 1992, Ch. 427, Sec. 94. Effective January 1, 1993.)

13055.
  

Any public agency authorized to engage in fire protection activities, including but not limited to a fire protection district, city, city and county, or county fire department, the Department of Forestry, and the United States Forest Service, may use fire to abate a fire hazard.

(Amended by Stats. 1981, Ch. 714.)

13060.
  

Any public entity may place blue reflective pavement markers in any highway, street, or road for marking fire hydrant locations and water supply locations. These blue reflective pavement markers shall not be used for any other purpose. This section shall not apply to freeways or freeway ramps.

A public entity shall not place blue reflective pavement markers on a state highway unless it first obtains an encroachment permit from the Department of Transportation.

(Added by Stats. 1983, Ch. 570, Sec. 1. Effective August 29, 1983. Operative January 1, 1984, by Sec. 4 of Ch. 570.)

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