Chapter 15.10
FIRE CODE

Sections:

15.10.010    International Fire Code adopted.

15.10.012    Title.

15.10.015    IFC Section 102.7, Referenced codes and standards, amended.

15.10.020    IFC Section 105.7, Required construction permits, amended.

15.10.025    IFC Section 108, Board of appeals.

15.10.030    IFC Section 109.4, Violation penalties, amended.

15.10.033    IFC Section 202, definition of fire code official.

15.10.035    IFC Section 308.3, Open flame in Group A occupancies, amended.

15.10.040    IFC Section 401.7.1, Evacuation required, added.

15.10.045    IFC Section 503, Fire apparatus access roads.

15.10.050    IFC Section 506.1, Key boxes, amended.

15.10.055    IFC Section 507, Fire protection water supplies, amended.

15.10.060    IFC Section 510, Emergency responder radio coverage, amended.

15.10.065    IFC Section 901.7, Systems out of service, amended.

15.10.070    IFC Section 903, Automatic sprinkler systems, amended.

15.10.075    IFC Section 903, Automatic sprinkler systems, amended.

15.10.080    IFC Section 903.4.3, Floor control valves, amended.

15.10.085    IFC Section 907.2, Fire alarm and detection systems, amended.

15.10.090    IFC Section 5003.9, General safety precautions, amended.

15.10.095    IFC Appendix B, Fire Flow Requirements for Buildings, amended.

15.10.100    IFC 5604, explosives storage.

15.10.105    IFC 5704 and 5706, aboveground storage tanks.

15.10.110    IFC 5806, flammable cryogenic fluids.

15.10.115    IFC 6104, liquefied petroleum gas.

15.10.010 International Fire Code adopted.

The International Fire Code, 2012 Edition, adopted in LFPMC 15.04.015, is hereby amended pursuant to RCW 19.27.040 by the adoption of the local amendments set forth in LFPMC 15.10.012 through 15.10.115. (Ord. 1064 § 9, 2013)

15.10.012 Title.

Section 101.1 is amended to read as follows:

101.1 Title. These regulations shall be known as the Fire Code of the City of Lake Forest Park, hereinafter referred to as “this code.”

(Ord. 1064 § 9, 2013)

15.10.015 IFC Section 102.7, Referenced codes and standards, amended.

Section 102.7 is amended to read as follows:

102.7 Referenced codes and standards. The codes and standards referenced in this code shall be those that are listed in Chapter 80, and such codes and standards shall be considered part of the requirements of this code to the prescribed extent of each such reference and as further regulated in Sections 102.7.1 and 102.7.2. When allowed by the fire code official, editions of standards not herein referenced may also be utilized provided the entire standard is utilized.

102.7.1 Conflict. Where conflicts occur between provisions of this code and referenced codes and standards, the provisions of this code shall apply.

102.7.2 Provisions in referenced codes and standards. Where the extent of the reference to a referenced code or standard includes subject matter that is within the scope of this code, the provisions of this code, as applicable, shall take precedence over the provisions in the referenced code or standard.

(Ord. 1064 § 9, 2013)

15.10.020 IFC Section 105.7, Required construction permits, amended.

Section 105.7 is amended by adding the following sections:

105.7.17 Emergency and standby power systems. A construction permit is required to install or modify an Emergency Power Supply System (EPSS) that supplies power to life safety systems, fire pumps, elevators or any system required by the International Fire Code or the International Building Code.

105.7.18 Emergency radio responder coverage. A construction permit is required to install, alter or modify an emergency responder radio system as defined and required in Section 510.

105.7.19 High-piled combustible storage. A construction permit is required to install, alter or increase the hazard level of storage under the following criteria: Storage area including aisles exceeds 500 square feet floor area, and either Class I – IV commodities are stored more than 12 feet high, or high hazard materials are stored more than 6 feet high.

105.7.20 Mechanical refrigeration. A construction permit is required to install, modify or expand any mechanical refrigeration system containing more than 220 pounds of a Group A1 refrigerant or more than 30 pounds of any other group refrigerant.

(Ord. 1064 § 9, 2013)

15.10.025 IFC Section 108, Board of appeals.

IFC Section 108, Board of appeals, is deleted and replaced with the following:

Appeals of orders, decisions or determinations made by the fire code official shall be made to the hearing examiner pursuant to section 16.26.035, ministerial administrative decisions. An application for appeal shall be based on a claim that the true intent of this code or the rules legally adopted thereunder has been incorrectly interpreted, the provisions of this code do not fully apply or an equally good or better solution is proposed. The hearing examiner shall have not authority relative to interpretation of the administrative provisions of this code nor shall the hearing examiner be empowered to waive requirements of either this code or the technical codes which are the codes, appendices and referenced code standards adopted by the city.

(Ord. 1132 § 9, 2016; Ord. 1064 § 9, 2013)

15.10.030 IFC Section 109.4, Violation penalties, amended.

Section 109.4 is deleted and replaced with the following:

109.4. Violation penalties. Any person who violates the provisions of this code or fails to comply with any of the requirements thereof or lawful directive of the fire code official, shall be subject to code enforcement actions and penalties as prescribed by LFPMC 1.25 Code Enforcement.

(Ord. 1130 § 9, 2016; Ord. 1064 § 9, 2013)

15.10.033 IFC Section 202, definition of fire code official.

The definition of “fire code official” set forth in Section 202 is hereby amended to read as follows:

FIRE CODE OFFICIAL. The Director of the Planning and Building Department, or his or her duly authorized representative. The Director may delegate specified duties of the Fire Code Official to a duly authorized representative of the Northshore Fire District pursuant to that certain Interlocal Agreement Between the Northshore Fire District and the City of Lake Forest Park Relating to Administration and Enforcement of the Uniform Fire Code that is Attachment A to City of Lake Forest Park Resolution No. 790.

(Ord. 1064 § 9, 2013)

15.10.035 IFC Section 308.3, Open flame in Group A occupancies, amended.

Section 308.3 of the IFC is amended by adding the following exception:

4. Where approved by the fire code official.

(Ord. 1064 § 9, 2013)

15.10.040 IFC Section 401.7.1, Evacuation required, added.

401.7.1 Evacuation required. In the event of activation of a fire, emergency alarm, or at the direction the fire code official, occupants of the building or portion of the building in which the alarm is activated shall make a safe and orderly evacuation out of the building, or as provided in the building’s fire safety and evacuation or high-rise emergency operations plan.

Exceptions:

1. Where the occupant’s physical or other disability make the occupant unable to evacuate without assistance and no assistance is immediately available; or

2. Where the presence of smoke, fire, structural collapse or other hazard or obstruction of the occupant’s means of egress make evacuation unsafe.

(Ord. 1064 § 9, 2013)

15.10.045 IFC Section 503, Fire apparatus access roads.

Fire apparatus access roads shall be provided and maintained in accordance with the latest version of the King County Road Standards except as modified below:

503.1.2 Additional access. The fire code official is further authorized to require more than one fire apparatus access road based on the potential for impairment of a single road by vehicle congestion, condition of terrain, climatic conditions or other factors that could limit access.

503.2 Specifications. Fire apparatus access roads shall be installed and arranged in accordance with sections 503.2.1 through 503.2.7.

503.2.1 Dimensions. Fire apparatus access roads shall have an unobstructed access width of not less than 20 feet, except for approved security gates in accordance with Section 503.6, and an unobstructed vertical clearance of not less than 13 feet 6 inches.

Exceptions:

1) Driveways serving one single-family dwelling that are longer than 50 feet, as measured from the road to the house, must have a width of not less than 12 feet.

2) A joint use driveway tract serving only 2 single family homes must have a width of not less than 18 feet.

503.2.2 Authority. The fire code official shall have the authority to require an increase in the minimum access widths where they are inadequate for fire or rescue operations.

503.2.3 Surface. Fire apparatus access roads shall be designed and maintained to support the imposed loads of fire apparatus (minimum 75,000 pounds with a 75 psi point load) and shall be surfaced so as to provide all-weather driving capabilities. Concrete or asphalt shall be used unless specifically approved by the fire code official.

503.2.4 Turning radius. The required turning radius of a fire apparatus access road shall be 20 feet inside and 40 feet outside.

503.2.5 Dead ends. Dead-end fire apparatus access roads serving seven or more lots or in excess of 150 feet in length, as measured from the centerline of the connecting roadway, shall provide a cul-de-sac bulb with a minimum paved diameter of 80 feet.

503.2.6 Bridges and elevated surfaces. Where a bridge or an elevated surface is part of a fire apparatus access road, the bridge shall be constructed and maintained in accordance with AASHTO HB-17. Bridges and elevated surfaces shall be designed for a live load sufficient to carry the live loads of fire apparatus. Vehicle load limits shall be posted at both entrances to bridges where required by the fire code official. Where elevated surfaces are designed for emergency vehicle use are adjacent to surfaces which are not designed for such use, approved barriers, approved signs or both shall be installed and maintained where required by the fire code official.

503.2.7 Grade. The grade of the fire apparatus access road shall be no more than 15 percent. If onsite grades exceed 15 percent, for roads serving detached Group R-3 occupancies, a design of the proposed road must be submitted during project review showing the extent and degree of overage. Onsite access roads may be permitted to exceed 15 percent if all of the Group R-3 dwellings accessed by the road are equipped with approved fire sprinkler systems. The grade of an access road serving Group R-3 occupancies may never exceed 20 percent.

503.3 Marking. Where required by the fire code official, approved signs or other approved notices shall be provided for fire apparatus access roads to identify such roads or prohibit the obstruction thereof. Signs or notices shall be consistent with criteria described in the Northshore Fire Department Access Standard and maintained a clean and legible condition at all times and be replaced or repaired when necessary to provide adequate visibility.

503.4 Obstruction of fire apparatus access roads. Fire apparatus access roads shall not be obstructed in any manner, including parking of vehicles. The minimum widths and clearances shall be maintained at all times.

(Ord. 1064 § 9, 2013)

15.10.050 IFC Section 506.1, Key boxes, amended.

Section 506.1 is amended by adding the following:

All occupancies equipped with an automatic sprinkler system, fire alarm system, or hazardous occupancies, or when required by the fire code official, shall have an emergency access key box mounted in an approved location.

Exception: One- and two-family dwellings.

(Ord. 1064 § 9, 2013)

15.10.055 IFC Section 507, Fire protection water supplies, amended.

Section 507.5.1 is amended to read as follows:

507.5.1 Where required. Where a facility or building hereafter constructed or moved into or within the jurisdiction is more than 150 feet from a hydrant on a fire apparatus access road, onsite fire hydrants and mains shall be provided where required by the fire code official. At least one hydrant shall be located within 400 feet of all portions of the exterior wall of the first story of the facility or building as measured by an approved route around the exterior of the building. All fire hydrants required by this section, whether existing or new shall be equipped with a 4-inch Storz fitting on the steamer port. A 4-inch Storz fitting shall also be installed on any hydrant required for protection of existing structures where the valuation of the improvement or alteration exceeds 50% of the assessed valuation or where the square footage is increased by 25% or 1,000 square feet, whichever is less.

Exceptions:

1. For one- and two-family dwellings and Group U occupancies, the maximum distance to the structure shall be 300 feet.

2. Distances may be modified by the fire code official for facilities or buildings equipped with approved automatic sprinkler systems.

(Ord. 1064 § 9, 2013)

15.10.060 IFC Section 510, Emergency responder radio coverage, amended.

Section 510 of the International Fire Code as published is deleted and replaced by the addition of a new section to read as follows:

510.1 Emergency responder radio coverage. All new buildings shall have approved radio coverage for emergency responders within the building installed in accordance with Section 510 of this code and with applicable provisions of NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm Signaling Code. This section shall not require improvement of the existing public safety communication system.

Exceptions:

1. Buildings and area of buildings that have minimum radio coverage signal strength levels of the King County Regional 800 MHz Radio System within the building in accordance with Section 510.4.1.

2. Buildings constructed primarily of wood frame that do not have storage or parking areas that extend more than one level below grade.

3. Buildings thirty-five (35) feet high (As defined by International Building Code Section 502) or less that do not have below grade storage or parking areas that extend more than one level below grade. Should construction that is thirty-five (35) feet high or less include subterranean storage or parking, then this ordinance shall apply only to the subterranean areas.

4. One and two family dwellings and townhouses.

510.2 Emergency responder radio coverage in existing buildings. Existing buildings shall be provided with approved radio coverage for emergency responders as required in Chapter 11.

510.3.1 Construction permit required. A construction permit for the installation of or modification to emergency responder radio coverage systems and related equipment is required as specified in Section 105.7.5. Maintenance performed in accordance with this code is not considered a modification and does not require a permit.

510.3.2 Operational permit. An operational permit is required to operate an in building radio system.

510.4 Technical requirements. Systems, components, and equipment required to provide emergency responder radio coverage system shall comply with Sections 511.4.1 through 511.4.2.5

510.4.1 Radio signal strength. The building shall be considered to have acceptable emergency responder radio coverage when signal strength measurements in 95% of all areas of the building and 99% in elevators (measured at the primary recall floor), stair shafts and Fire Command Centers meet the signal strength requirements in Sections 510.4.1.1 and 510.4.1.2.

510.4.1.1 Minimum signal strength into the building. A minimum signal strength of -95 dBm shall be receivable within the building.

510.4.1.2 Minimum signal strength out of the building. A minimum signal strength of -95 dBm shall be received by the agency’s radio system when transmitted from within the building.

510.4.2 System design. The emergency responder radio coverage system shall be designed in accordance with Sections 510.4.2.1 through 510.4.2.5.

510.4.2.1 Amplification systems allowed. Buildings and structures which cannot support the required level of radio coverage shall be equipped:

1. A radiating cable system and/or

2. An internal multiple antenna system with FCC certificated bi-directional 800 MHz amplifiers or

3. Systems otherwise approved by the city radio system manager in order to achieve the required adequate radio coverage.

510.4.2.2 Technical criteria.

510.4.2.2.1 Frequency range. The frequency range which must be supported shall be 806 MHz to 824 MHz and 851 MHz to 869 MHz and such other frequencies as determined by the Regional Radio System operator in all areas of the building.

510.4.2.3 Power supply. Power supplies shall conform to NFPA 72, Section 10.5 (Power Supplies).

510.4.2.3.1 Secondary power. If any part of the installed system or systems contains an electrically powered component, the installed system or systems shall be provided with an independent battery system or an emergency generator capable of operating for a period of at least twenty four (24) hours without external power input. The battery system shall automatically charge in the presence of external power input.

510.4.2.4 Signal booster requirements. If used, signal boosters shall meet the following requirements:

1. All signal booster components shall be contained in a NEMA4-type waterproof cabinet.

2. The battery system shall be contained in a NEMA4-type waterproof cabinet.

3. The system shall include automatic alarming of malfunctions of the signal booster and battery system. Any resulting trouble alarm shall be automatically transmitted to an approved central station or proprietary supervising station as defined in NFPA 72 or, when approved by the fire code official, shall sound an audible signal at a constantly attended location.

4. Equipment shall have FCC certification prior to installation.

5. Signal boosters must be equipped with filters that reject adjacent frequencies in addition to the multi-band pass filters.

510.4.2.5 Additional frequencies and change of frequencies. The building owner shall modify or expand the frequency range at his or her expense in the event frequency changes are required by the FCC or additional frequencies are made available by the FCC. Prior approval of a public safety radio coverage system on previous frequencies does not exempt this requirement.

Point of Information

System designers should be aware that re-banding (Nextel) is currently well along making available the entire 800 MHz spectrum as well as portions of the 700 MHz band for public safety and equipment must be capable of supporting these and other spectrum bands. See www.FCC.gov for additional information.

510.5 Installation requirements. The installation of the public safety radio coverage system shall be in accordance with Sections 510.5.1 through 510.5.5.

510.5.1 Approval prior to installation. No amplification system capable of operating on frequencies used by the Regional 800 MHz Radio System shall be installed without prior coordination and approval of the radio system licensee (The Eastside Public Safety Communications Agency – www.epsca.com – (425) 556-2515) and any such system must comply with any standards adopted by the King County Regional Communications Board.

510.5.2 Minimum qualifications of personnel. The system designer, lead installation personnel and personnel conducting radio system tests shall be qualified to perform the work.

Design documents and all tests shall be documented and signed by a person in possession of a current FCC General Radio Telephone Operator License and a certificate or certification issued by the:

1. Associated Public Safety Communications Officials International (APCO), or

2. National Association of Business and Education Radio (NABER) or

3. Personal Communications Industry Association (PCIA), or

4. Manufacturer of the equipment being installed.

510.5.3 Acceptance test procedure. Acceptance testing for Emergency responder radio amplification system is required, upon completion of installation. It is the building owner’s responsibility to have the radio system tested by qualified personnel to ensure a minimum of 95% two-way coverage on each floor of the building.

Point of Information

A Certificate of Occupancy will not be issued to any structure if the building fails to comply with these provisions.

A report shall be submitted to the Northshore Fire Department at the conclusion of acceptance testing containing a floor plan and the signal strengths at each location tested and other relevant information. A representative of the Northshore Fire Department may oversee the acceptance test. Acceptance testing is also required whenever changes occur to the building that would materially change the original field performance test. The test procedure shall be conducted as follows:

1. Each floor of the building shall be divided into a grid of approximately forty (40) equal areas.

2. Testing shall use a two (2) watt, portable transceiver with speaker/microphone and flexible antenna (or any calibrated device which will produce signal levels useable by the prescribed portable radio). Field strength testing instruments must have been calibrated within one (1) year of the date of the acceptance test. Field strength testing instruments must be of the frequency selective type incorporating a flexible antenna similar to the ones used on the hand held transceivers. City Radio System Manager may designate alternate methods of measuring the signal level, which satisfy appropriate levels of public safety coverage.

3. A maximum of two (2) nonadjacent areas will be allowed to fail the test.

4. In the event that three (3) of the areas fail the test, the floor may be divided into eighty (80) equal areas in order to be more statistically accurate. In such event, a maximum of four (4) nonadjacent areas will be allowed to fail the test. After the eighty (80) area tests, if the system continues to fail, the building owner shall have the system altered to meet the 95% coverage requirement.

5. A spot located approximately in the center of a grid area will be selected for the test, then the radio will be keyed to verify two-way communication to and from the outside of the building through the Regional 800 MHz Radio System. Once the spot has been selected, prospecting for a better spot within the grid area is not permitted. The gain values of all amplifiers shall be measured and the results kept on file with the building owner so that the measurements can be verified each year during the annual tests. In the event that the measurement results become lost, the building owner will be required to rerun the acceptance test to reestablish the gain values.

6. The gain values of all amplifiers shall be measured and the test measurement results shall be kept on file with the building owner so that the measurements can be verified during annual tests. In the event that the measurement results become lost, the building owner shall be required to rerun the acceptance test to reestablish the gain values.

7. As part of the installation a spectrum analyzer or other suitable test equipment shall be utilized to ensure spurious oscillations are not being generated by the subject signal booster. This test shall be conducted at time of installation and subsequent annual inspections.

Point of Information

While the foregoing implies manual measurement and recording, automated testing and recording is certainly permitted so long as a report can be produced documenting the signal strength (or average) in each test square.

510.5.4 FCC compliance. The emergency responder radio coverage system installation and components shall also comply with all applicable federal regulations including, but not limited to, FCC 47 DFR Part 90.219.

510.6 Maintenance. The emergency responder radio coverage system shall be maintained operational at all times in accordance with Sections 510.6.1 through 510.6.3.

510.6.1 Testing and proof of compliance. The emergency responder radio coverage system shall be inspected and tested annually, or whenever structural changes occur to the building that would materially change the original field performance tests by a consultant approved by the Fire Code Official. The performance test shall include at minimum a floor plan and the signal strength in various locations of the building.

Testing shall consist of the following:

1. In-building coverage test as described in Section 510.5.3.

2. Signal boosters shall be tested to ensure that the gain is the same as it was upon initial installation and acceptance.

3. Backup batteries and power supplies shall be tested under load of a period of one hour to verify that they will properly operate during an actual power outage. If within the 1-hour test period the battery exhibits symptoms of failure, the test shall be extended for additional 1-hour periods until the integrity of the battery can be determined.

4. All other active components shall be checked to verify operation within the manufacturer’s specifications.

5. At the conclusion of the testing, a report, which shall verify compliance with Section 510.5.3, shall be submitted to the fire code official not later than January 30th of each year.

510.6.2 Additional frequencies and change of frequencies. The building owner shall modify or expand the frequency range at his or her expense in the event frequency changes are required by the FCC or additional frequencies are made available by the FCC. Prior approval of a public safety radio coverage system on previous frequencies does not exempt this requirement.

510.6.3 Identification. Radio Coverage system shall be identified by a sign located on or near the Fire Alarm Control Panel stating “This building is equipped with an Emergency Responder Radio Coverage System.”

510.6.4 Field testing. Police and Fire Personnel shall at any time have the right to enter onto the property to conduct its own field-testing to be certain that the required level of radio coverage is present.

(Ord. 1064 § 9, 2013)

15.10.065 IFC Section 901.7, Systems out of service, amended.

Section 901.7 shall be amended to read as follows:

Where a fire protection system is out of service, the fire department and the fire code official shall be notified immediately and, where required by the fire code official, the building shall either be evacuated or an approved fire watch shall be provided for all occupants left unprotected by the shutdown until the fire protection system has been returned to service. Where utilized, fire watches shall be provided with at least one means for notification of the fire department and their only duty shall be to perform constant patrols of the protected premises and keep watch for fires.

(Ord. 1064 § 9, 2013)

15.10.070 IFC Section 903, Automatic sprinkler systems, amended.

Section 903.2, Where required, is amended as follows:

The exception has been deleted. (Ord. 1064 § 9, 2013)

15.10.075 IFC Section 903, Automatic sprinkler systems, amended.

Section 903.2 is amended and supplemented with the addition of a new section 903.2.13 to read:

903.2.13 Additional fire sprinkler requirements.

NEW BUILDINGS

1. An automatic sprinkler system shall be installed in all occupancies requiring 2,000 gallons per minute or more fire flow, or where the gross square footage exceeds 5,000 square feet. This applies to all buildings regardless of type or use as well as townhouses with an aggregate area 5,000 square feet or greater. Fire walls, as noted in Section 705 of the International Building Code, shall not be considered to separate a building to enable deletion of the required sprinkler system.

Exception: Single-family Detached Houses.

2. All newly constructed buildings regardless of gross square footage shall be provided with an automatic sprinkler system if adequate fire flow, hydrant spacing, or approved fire department access is not provided as required in IFC Section 503, Appendix B, and or Title 15 of the Lake Forest Park Municipal Code.

3. An automatic sprinkler system shall be installed in newly constructed one- and two-family structures if there is not a hydrant capable of providing at least 1,500 gallons per minute of water with 20 psi residual pressure located within 300 feet of the structure, or without approved emergency vehicle access.

EXISTING BUILDINGS

2. The provisions of this section shall apply to existing buildings where the gross floor area of the building is increased to 5000 square feet or greater. Additions to buildings that would result in a gross floor area greater than 5,000 square feet shall be retrofitted throughout the addition with an approved automatic sprinkler system.

Exception: Single-family Detached Houses.

(Ord. 1064 § 9, 2013)

15.10.080 IFC Section 903.4.3, Floor control valves, amended.

Section 903.4.3 is amended to read:

Section 903.4.3 Floor control valves. In multi-level buildings approved, supervised indicating control valves shall be provided at the point of connection to the riser on each floor.

Exception: When approved by the fire code official.

(Ord. 1064 § 9, 2013)

15.10.085 IFC Section 907.2, Fire alarm and detection systems, amended.

Section 907.2 is amended to read:

907.2 Where required – new buildings and structures. All occupancies exceeding 3,000 square feet gross floor area shall be required to provide an approved, monitored automatic fire detection system.

Exception: Group U or R-3 occupancies.

An approved fire alarm system installed in accordance with this code and NFPA 72 shall be provided in new buildings and structures in accordance with Sections 907.2.1 through 907.2.23 and provide occupant notification in accordance with Section 907.6, unless other requirements are provided by another section of this code. Where automatic sprinkler protection installed in accordance with Section 903.3.1.1 or 903.3.1.2 is provided and connected to the building fire alarm system, automatic heat detection required by this section shall not be required.

A minimum of one fire alarm box shall be provided in an approved location to initiate a fire alarm signal for fire alarm systems employing automatic fire detectors or water-flow devices. Where other sections of this code allow elimination of fire alarm boxes due to sprinklers, a single fire alarm box shall be installed.

EXISTING BUILDINGS

The provisions of this section shall apply to existing buildings that are subject to alterations, repairs, modifications or similar improvements where the total cost of the work performed exceeds 50% of the King County Assessor’s Office valuation of the structure. Where subsequent alterations, repairs, modifications or similar improvements occur within five years of the first permitted work, the original building valuation shall be used and the total costs of improvements shall be accumulative.

(Ord. 1064 § 9, 2013)

15.10.090 IFC Section 5003.9, General safety precautions, amended.

Section 5003.9 is amended to read:

5003.9 General safety precautions. General precautions for the safe storage, handling or care of hazardous materials shall be in accordance with Sections 5003.9.1 through 5003.9.11.

5003.9.11 Manufacturer’s limitations. The storage and use of hazardous materials shall not exceed the manufacturer’s limitations on shelf life and any other restrictions on use.

(Ord. 1064 § 9, 2013)

15.10.095 IFC Appendix B, Fire Flow Requirements for Buildings, amended.

Appendix B, Sections B104.1, B104.2, B105.1, and B105.2, and the footnotes of Table B105.1, are amended to read as follows:

B104.1 General. The fire flow calculation area shall be the total floor area of all floor levels within the exterior walls, and under the horizontal projections of the roof of a building, including basements and attached garages, except as modified in Section B104.3.

B104.2 Area separation. Portions of buildings which are separated by four-hour fire walls without openings, constructed in accordance with the International Building Code, are allowed to be considered as separate fire-flow calculation areas.

B105.1 One- and two-family dwellings. The minimum fire flow requirements for one and two family dwellings having a fire-flow calculation area where the gross floor area, including attached garages, does not exceed 3,600 square feet (344.5 m2) shall be 1,500 gallons per minute (3785.4 L/min). Fire flow and flow duration for dwellings having a gross square footage in excess of 3,600 square feet (344.5 m2) shall be not less than that specified in Table B105.1 and the ISO Guide for the Determination of Needed Fire Flow.

B105.2 Buildings other than one- and two-family dwellings. The minimum fire flow and flow duration for buildings other than one- and two-family dwellings shall be as determined by utilizing Table B105.1 and the ISO Guide for the Determination of Needed Fire Flow.

Exception: A reduction in required fire flow of up to 50 percent, as approved, is allowed when the building is provided with an approved automatic sprinkler system installed in accordance with Section 903.3.1.1 or 903.3.1.2 of the International Building Code. Where buildings are of Type I or II construction and are a light-hazard occupancy as defined by NFPA 13, the reduction may be up to 75 percent. The resulting fire flow shall not be less than 1,500 gallons per minute (5,678 l/min) for the prescribed duration as specified in Table B105.1.

(Ord. 1064 § 9, 2013)

15.10.100 IFC 5604, explosives storage.

Section 5604.1 is amended by adding the following:

The storage of blasting agents, detonators, explosives, explosive materials and special industrial explosive devices is prohibited within the city limits.

Exception:

1. Approved storage areas in law enforcement facilities and as otherwise provided in the Municipal Code.

2. When approved by the fire code official.

(Ord. 1064 § 9, 2013)

15.10.105 IFC 5704 and 5706, aboveground storage tanks.

Section 5704.2.9.6.1 is amended to read as follows:

Throughout the City, the use of above ground storage tanks outside of buildings shall be limited to flammable or combustible liquids in outside above ground tanks of 2,000 gallons per tank with an aggregate capacity of 4,000 gallons per site, unless otherwise specifically approved by the fire code official. All above ground storage tanks containing flammable or combustible liquids with a capacity of 500 gallons or more shall be protected tanks designed in accordance with Section 5704.2.9.7 and UL2085, or other systems with prior approval of the fire code official. Above ground combustible liquid tanks, used for the storage of heating oil, for a single family residence shall not exceed 300 gallons. Above ground flammable liquid tanks shall not be permitted in a residential zone or within 100 feet of a residential zone within the City, except that such tanks may be located at fire stations or municipal facilities. Temporary uses may be permitted during periods of construction with the approval of the fire code official. Permits for above ground tanks shall be approved by the fire code official prior to installation or placement.

Exception: Existing installations exceeding 2,000 gallon tank or aggregate capacity or 4,000 gallons per site shall be allowed to continue until tank replacement is necessary or tank decommissioning.

(Ord. 1064 § 9, 2013)

15.10.110 IFC 5806, flammable cryogenic fluids.

Section 5806.2 is amended to read as follows:

The storage of flammable cryogenic fluids in stationary containers is prohibited within the city limits.

(Ord. 1064 § 9, 2013)

15.10.115 IFC 6104, liquefied petroleum gas.

Section 6104.2 is amended to read as follows:

Throughout the City, the aggregate capacity of any one installation of liquefied petroleum gas shall not exceed five hundred (500) gallons water capacity. This capacity limit may be increased up to, but not to exceed, two thousand (2,000) gallons water capacity if the installation is not within, or closer than 100 feet of a residential zone and must be approved by the fire code official. A permit is required to install a liquefied petroleum gas tank.

Exception: Existing installations exceeding five hundred (500) gallons water capacity, but not exceeding two thousand (2,000) gallons water capacity, shall be allowed to continue.

(Ord. 1064 § 9, 2013)