OAR 734-082-0009
Fire Apparatus Authorization


Fire apparatus are authorized to operate with a variance permit that is not subject to the maximum limits established in division 82 when:


Operating within the fire district boundary of the owner of the apparatus, including any “mutual aid” agreement area;


Operating in response to any emergency act declared by the Governor; or


Maintaining, deploying or re-deploying such fire apparatus.


Fire apparatus operations conducted under a variance permit are subject to the terms of the variance permit, which includes the following:


The fully loaded fire apparatus must be equipped with tires of sufficient size that the gross weight on any wheel, axle, tandem axle, or group of axles does not exceed 635 pounds per inch of tire width or the manufacturer’s sidewall tire rating, whichever is less; and


All movements are subject to the weight limitation in effect on any highway, highway section, bridge, or structure. Bridges with weight restrictions on state and interstate highways can be found on the Oregon Road & Bridge Restriction List, which can be found at http://www.oregontruckingonline.com/cf/MCAD/pubMetaEntry/restrictionsList/.


Prior to the original issuance of a variance permit or subsequent renewal for vehicles not previously weighed, the fully loaded fire apparatus must be weighed by ODOT Motor Carrier Enforcement staff to ensure the maximum weight limit described in section (2) (a) is not exceeded.

Source: Rule 734-082-0009 — Fire Apparatus Authorization, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=734-082-0009.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

Rule 734-082-0009’s source at or​.us