Kansas Administrative Regulations

Regulation Number:36-2-4
Agency Title: KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Article Title: Vehicles Carrying Emergency Equipment
Tax Type:Vehicles
Brief Description:
Approvals required.
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Body:

36-2-4
Approvals required. An application for the designation of a vehicle as an emer-
gency vehicle shall have the approval of the appropriate individual or individuals listed below,
endorsed upon the application: (a) Wreckers shall have the approval of the su-
perintendent of the state highway patrol or the superintendent's representative.
(b) Civil defense vehicles shall have the approval of the state director of civil defense.
(c) Emergency vehicles operated by public utilities shall have the approval of the sheriff of
the county in which they ordinarily operate. (d) Volunteer or other firemen using their per-
sonal vehicles in answering emergency calls shall have the approval of the chief of the fire depart-
ment, the chief of police or the city marshal of the city maintaining the fire department and the sher-
iff of the county in which the city is located. However, the application of chief of the fire depart-
ment shall have the approval of the chief of police or city marshal and the sheriff, and a fireman be-
longing to or employed by a township, district or volunteer fire department shall only have the ap-
proval of the chief of the department and the sheriff of the county in which the township or dis-
trict or volunteer fire department is located. The chief of the township, district or volunteer fire de-
partment shall only have the approval of the sheriff of the county. (e) Privately operated ambulances shall be li-
censed in Kansas and shall have the approval of the chief of police or city marshal of the city in
which the ambulance is housed and the sheriff of the county in which the city is located. An am-
bulance housed outside of the corporate limits of a city shall have only the approval of the sheriff of
the county in which the ambulance is housed. (f) The application of police officers for the
designation of their privately owned automobiles as emergency vehicles shall have the approval of
the chief of police of the police department in which they are employed. (g) The application of a deputy
or assistant city marshal shall be approved by the city marshal of the city in which the deputy or assistant marshal
is employed. (h) The application of the chief of police or city marshal shall have the approval of the mayor of
the city by which the police chief or city marshal is employed. (i) The application of the undersheriff and dep-
uty sheriffs shall be approved by the sheriff ap- pointing them. (j) The application of a sheriff to have privately
owned vehicles designated as emergency vehicles shall only be signed by the sheriff and shall not be
approved by any other county or city officials. (k) An application of an officer or employee of
the state shall have the approval of the head of the department or agency that has law enforcement
authority in which the officer or employee is employed. (l) An application for the designation of any
other vehicle as an emergency vehicle shall have the approval of the chief of police or city marshal,
and the sheriff of the county in which the applicant resides or maintains an office or place of busi-
ness, or is employed. If the applicant resides outside the corporate limits of a city in this state, does
not maintain an office or place of business within the corporate limits of any city in this state, and is
not employed within the corporate limits of a city in this state, the application shall only be approved
by the sheriff of the county in which the applicant maintains an office or place of business or is em-
ployed. (m) The secretary may waive any required approval that is not provided for by this regulation
upon a finding such a designation as an emergency vehicle is necessary for the preservation of life or
property or to the execution of emergency governmental functions. (Authorized by K.S.A. 1982
Supp. 68-404; implementing K.S.A. 8-1404, 8- 2010; effective Jan. 1, 1972; amended May 1,
1976; amended May 1, 1981; amended May 1, 1983.)