Chapter 18.08


18.08.010    Definitions.

18.08.020    Modifications.

18.08.030    Enforcement.

18.08.040    Interpretation.

18.08.010 Definitions.

Whenever “corporation counsel” is used in the 2012 International Fire Code, and the International Building Code, it means the city attorney of the city of Ketchikan.

Whenever “municipality” is used in the fire prevention code, it means the city of Ketchikan, Alaska. (Ord. 1737 § 2, 2013; Ord. 810 § 2, 1974. Code 1962 § 9-3)

18.08.020 Modifications.

The chief of the fire department, with the approval of the city council, shall have power to modify any of the provisions of the fire prevention code upon application in writing by the owner or lessee, or his duly authorized agent, when there are practical difficulties in the way of carrying out the strict letter of the code; provided, that the spirit of the code shall be observed, public safety secured, and substantial justice done. The particulars of such modification when granted or allowed and the decision of the chief of the fire department thereon shall be entered upon the records of the department, and a signed copy shall be furnished the applicant. (Code 1962 § 9-7)

18.08.030 Enforcement.

The 2012 International Fire Code shall be enforced by either or both the fire department or the public works department. The city manager shall appoint the fire marshal and designate persons responsible for enforcement. Whenever the phrase “chief of the bureau of fire prevention” is mentioned in the 2012 International Fire Code, it means the fire marshal. (Ord. 1737 § 3, 2013; Ord. 1583 § 4, 2008; Ord. 1348 § 3, 1996; Ord. 810 § 2, 1974. Code 1962 § 9-2)

18.08.040 Interpretation.

In the event of any inconsistencies or conflicts between the ordinances as codified in the Ketchikan Municipal Code, the 2012 International Fire Code or the International Building Code, the provisions shall be controlling in the following descending order:

(a) Ketchikan Municipal Code;

(b) 2012 International Fire Code with Appendices A, B, C, D, E, F, G, I, J, and K, with all codes and standards referenced in said code and appendices;

(c) 2012 International Building Code;

(d) Nationally recognized codes, standards and references. (Ord. 1737 § 4, 2013; Ord. 1583 § 6, 2008; Ord. 1097 § 3, 1987; Ord. 810 § 9, 1974)