NEW YORK (OCN) — Did you know that fifteen (15) feet or five (5) meters is the rule in New York for parking near fire hydrants in New York? It does not matter how long or short the paint is on the curb.
If two (2) vehicles were parked on either end of the hydrant, there should be at least thirty (30) feet or ten (10) meters in between them so that 24 foot long fire truck can park safely. The size of a fire truck is not standardized although a lot of American fire trucks are at least 24 ft long. The height is around 12 ft. The maximum height limit is 13 ft 6 inches. The width of a fire truck is from 7 to 8 feet.
Since the fire truck is that wide, you should never double park as you will slow down their time to respond to an emergency.