Chapter 15.48


15.48.010    Local amendments to the International Fire Code, 2015 Edition.

15.48.020    Administration.    Permit required.    Terms defined in other codes.

15.48.903.2.8    Group R.

15.48.1030.1    General.

15.48.1030.2    Minimum size.

15.48.1031.10    Protection from falling snow and ice.

15.48.2306.2.3.1    Locations where aboveground tanks are prohibited.

15.48.010 Local amendments to the International Fire Code, 2015 Edition.

The amendments to the 2015 Edition of the International Fire Code are listed hereafter by section. The last digits of the section number, after the title and chapter digits, refer to the article and section of the International Fire Code being amended; i.e., PMC refers to Section 103.1.4. (Ord. 17-005 § 4, 2017)

15.48.020 Administration.

Administrative actions under this chapter shall be in accordance with Chapters 15.00 and 15.02 PMC. (Ord. 17-005 § 4, 2017) Permit required.

Delete all required permits except the following:




Fire hydrants and water-control valves.


Aircraft refueling vehicles.


Candles and open flames in assembly areas.

(Ord. 17-005 § 4, 2017) Terms defined in other codes.

Where terms are not defined in this code and are defined in the International Building Code, International Fuel Gas Code, International Mechanical Code or Uniform Plumbing Code as currently adopted and amended by the city of Palmer, such terms shall have the meanings ascribed to them as in those codes.

Where reference to any electrical code is made in this code, it shall be taken to mean the National Electrical Code as currently adopted and amended by the city of Palmer. (Ord. 17-005 § 4, 2017)

15.48.903.2.8 Group R.

A four-plex or greater shall include an automatic sprinkler system installed in accordance with Section 903.3 throughout all buildings with a Group R fire area. (Ord. 17-005 § 4, 2017)

15.48.1030.1 General.

Revise the first sentence of the paragraph to read as follows:

In addition to the means of egress required by this chapter, provisions shall be made for emergency escape and rescue in Group R, I-2 and day care occupancies where napping or sleeping rooms are provided.

Revise Section 1030.1 by deleting exception 1. (Ord. 17-005 § 4, 2017)

15.48.1030.2 Minimum size.

Delete the exception. (Ord. 17-005 § 4, 2017)

15.48.1031.10 Protection from falling snow and ice.

Section 1030, Maintenance of the means of egress, is revised by adding the following section:

Section 1031.10 Protection from falling snow and ice.

Where the accumulation of snow and/or ice on a structure creates a hazardous condition, the areas below the accumulation shall be protected from falling snow and/or ice. These areas shall include but are not limited to building entrances and exits, pedestrian, driveways, public rights-of-way and utility locations for gas meters, fire department connections and electrical meters, services and disconnects, etc.

(Ord. 17-005 § 4, 2017)

15.48.2306.2.3.1 Locations where aboveground tanks are prohibited.

Insert a section to read as follows:

Storage of Class I and II liquids in aboveground tanks outside of buildings is prohibited in all areas of the city except those designated as an Industrial Use District on the Zoning Map.

(Ord. 17-005 § 4, 2017)