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Learning Objective: The student shall be able to list the fire code requirements for unattended tank vehicle parking.
Unattended fuel tankers like these 9,200-gallon (35,000-L) gasoline trucks create an inviting target for vandals or terrorists who might want to cause mischief or use them as improvised
To minimize the threat, the fire codes provide requirements for parking these trucks. Most importantly, tank vehicles should not be left unattended at any time on any residential street, or within 500 ft (150 m) of any residential area, apartment or hotel complex, educational facility, hospital, or care facility. Tank vehicles should not be unattended in any location where the fire chief determines that an extreme life hazard exists.