15.12.907.2 International Fire Code (IFC) alarm and detection systems.

Section 907.2 is added to the Clark County Fire Code as follows:

In addition to the requirements of IFC 907.2, an automatic fire alarm system shall be installed in every building in excess of 5,000 square feet hereinafter constructed, except those portions of Group A Division 5 occupancies that are open to the air, Group S Division 2 open parking garages, Group R Division 3, and Group U occupancies. Where the building is provided with an approved automatic fire extinguishing system in accordance with Section 903, the requirements of this subsection may be omitted.

All buildings required to have a fire alarm system by this code shall be:

1. Electronically monitored by an approved central, proprietary or remote station service or, when approved by the Fire Marshal, by a local alarm which will give an audible signal at a constantly attended location.

2. Provided with a security key box in accordance with Section 506.1 and commonly keyed as approved by the appropriate fire district chief. Such security key boxes shall contain keys to the building and the fire alarm control panel and shall have the cover of the box connected to a separate zone on the fire alarm panel such that the alarm is activated at any time the cover of the key box is opened.

(Sec. 1 (Exh. A) of Ord. 2006-05-01; amended by Sec. 1 of Ord. 2007-06-05)