Chapter 16.02
FIRE CODE

Sections:

16.02.010    Title.

16.02.020    Adoption of fire codes.

16.02.030    Establishment and duties of the Fire Prevention Division.

16.02.040    Establishment of limits of the City of Dixon in which the storage of hazardous materials is prohibited.

16.02.060    Establishment of limits of the City of Dixon in which the storage of stationary tanks of cryogenic fluids is prohibited.

16.02.080    Establishment of limits of the City of Dixon in which the storage of explosives and blasting agents is prohibited.

16.02.090    Establishment of limits of the City of Dixon in which storage of flammable or combustible liquids in aboveground tanks inside of buildings, bulk plants or terminals, and bulk transfer operations are prohibited.

16.02.100    Amendment of adopted codes.

16.02.110    Appeals.

16.02.120    Penalties.

16.02.130    Peace officers.

16.02.010 Title.

These regulations shall be known and cited as the “Dixon Fire Code” and may hereinafter be referred to as “Dixon Fire Code” or “this code.” Chapter, division, part, section, subsection, and appendix numbers used in DMC 16.02.040 through 16.02.100 are those of the California Fire Code or codes adopted therein by reference. [Ord. 19-015 § 2.]

16.02.020 Adoption of fire codes.

Those certain codes and standards known as the 2019 California Fire Code, Title 24, Part 9 (hereinafter the “California Fire Code” or “CFC”), and by reference the 2018 International Fire Code published by the International Code Council, Inc., in its entirety, including Appendix Chapter 4 and Appendices A, B, BB, C, CC, D, E, F, G, H, l, J, K, L, N, and O are hereby adopted by reference save and except such portions as are deleted, modified or amended by DMC 16.02.100. Not less than one (1) copy of the CFC has been and is now filed at the Dixon Fire Department, Fire Prevention Division Office, 205 Ford Way, Dixon, CA 95620. Said code is adopted by reference pursuant to Cal. Gov’t Code § 50022 et seq. [Ord. 19-015 § 2.]

16.02.030 Establishment and duties of the Fire Prevention Division.

A. The California Fire Code, as adopted and amended herein, shall be enforced by the City of Dixon Fire Prevention Division, which is hereby established and which shall be operated under the supervision of the Fire Code Official.

B. The Fire Department referred to herein and in the codes adopted pursuant to DMC 16.02.020 shall be the Dixon Fire Department, and the Fire Chief or Fire Code Official referred to herein and in the codes adopted pursuant to DMC 16.02.020 shall be the Fire Chief of the Fire Department, or his or her designee. [Ord. 19-015 § 2.]

16.02.040 Establishment of limits of the City of Dixon in which the storage of hazardous materials is prohibited.

Section 5001.1 of the CFC is hereby amended to add a new Section 5001.1.2 to read as follows:

The storage of hazardous materials in any area which is zoned for other than commercial, industrial, or agricultural use is prohibited.

[Ord. 19-015 § 2.]

16.02.060 Establishment of limits of the City of Dixon in which the storage of stationary tanks of cryogenic fluids is prohibited.

Section 5501.1 is hereby amended to add a new Section 5501.1.1 to read as follows:

The storage of cryogenic fluids in stationary containers in any area which is zoned for other than industrial use is prohibited.

[Ord. 19-015 § 2.]

16.02.080 Establishment of limits of the City of Dixon in which the storage of explosives and blasting agents is prohibited.

Section 5601 of the California Fire Code, is hereby amended to add a new Section 5601.2 to read as follows:

Except as explicitly permitted in the City of Dixon Fireworks Ordinance #11-006, the storage of explosives and fireworks in any central business district area, as defined by the Dixon Fire Code, or any area which is zoned for other than commercial, industrial or agricultural use is prohibited.

[Ord. 19-015 § 2.]

16.02.090 Establishment of limits of the City of Dixon in which storage of flammable or combustible liquids in aboveground tanks inside of buildings, bulk plants or terminals, and bulk transfer operations are prohibited.

A. Subsection 5704.2.9.5 of the California Fire Code is hereby amended to add a new Subsection 5704.2.9.5.3 to read as follows:

5704.2.9.5.3 Storage of Class I and II liquids in above-ground tanks inside of buildings is prohibited within the city limits of the City of Dixon.

B. Section 5706.4.5 of the California Fire Code is hereby amended to add a new Section 5706.4.5.1 to read as follows:

5706.4.5.1 Bulk plants or terminals for receiving or storage of flammable or combustible liquids are prohibited within the city limits the City of Dixon.

C. Section 5706.5.1.1 of the California Fire Code is amended to add a new Section 5706.5.1.1.1 to read as follows:

5706.5.1.1.1 Bulk transfer and process transfer operations of flammable or combustible liquids in any central business district, urban or suburban area as defined by the Dixon Fire Code are prohibited.

[Ord. 19-015 § 2.]

16.02.100 Amendment of adopted codes.

Notwithstanding the provisions of DMC 16.04.020, the CFC is amended as follows:

A. Chapter 1, Scope and Administration. Chapter 1 is amended as follows:

1. Section 101.1, Title. Section 101.1 is deleted and replaced by DMC 16.02.010.

B. Section 102.1, Construction and design provisions, is amended as follows:

1. Subsection 102.1(3) is amended to read as follows:

Existing structures, facilities and conditions when identified in specific sections of this code and Chapter 11 as amended.

2. Subsection 102.1(5) is added, which shall read as follows:

Where not otherwise limited by law, the provisions of this code shall apply to vehicles, ships, boats, and mobile vehicles when fixed in a specific location within the boundaries of this jurisdiction.

C. Subsection 102.1.1 is added, which shall read as follows:

102.1.1 Existing non-complying conditions. Existing buildings which do not conform to current California Building Code or California Fire Code requirements may be required to install an automatic fire extinguishing system when interior alterations or remodeling occurs, regardless of whether there is a change of occupancy, use or increase in floor area. It shall be the responsibility of the fire code official and the building code official having jurisdiction to evaluate the work being performed, non-complying features, and determine if an automatic fire extinguishing system shall be required. If mutual concurrence between the building code official and the Fire Marshal cannot be reached, such building will not require the fire extinguishing system.

D. Section 104.5, Notices and orders. Subsection 104.5 is hereby amended to add subsection 104.5.1, which shall read as follows:

104.5.1 Issuance of citations. The fire code official, or his or her duly authorized agents, may issue citations for violations of this code in the same manner as a county or city is authorized to do so by California Government Code section 53069.4

E. Section 109.1, Board of appeals established.

1. Subsection 109.1 is amended to add Subsection 109.1.1, which shall read as follows:

109.1.1 Appeals in a State Fire Marshal regulated occupancy. When a request for an alternate means of protection has been denied by the enforcing agency in an occupancy regulated by the State Fire Marshal, the applicant may file a written appeal to the State Fire Marshal for consideration of the applicant’s proposal. In considering such appeal, the State Fire Marshal may seek the advice of the State Board of Fire Services. The State Fire Marshal shall, after considering all of the facts presented, including any recommendations of the State Board of Fire Services, determine if the proposal is for the purposes intended, at least equivalent to that specified in these regulations in quality, strength, effectiveness, fire resistance, durability and safety, and shall transmit such findings in writing and any recommendations to the appellant and to the enforcing agency.

2. Section 110.4, Violation penalties. Subsection 110.4 is amended to read as follows:

See Dixon Municipal Code Chapter 16.02.120.

3. Section 112.4, Failure to comply. Subsection 112.4 is amended to read as follows:

Any person who shall continue any work after having been served with a stop work order, except such work as that person is directed to perform to remove a violation or unsafe condition, shall be subject to penalties as prescribed in Dixon Municipal Code Chapter 16.02.120.

F. Chapter 2, Definitions. Section 202 is amended by adding or amending the following definitions:

All-weather surface. A finished surface with hard packed road base (AB), asphalt, concrete, or road pavers capable of supporting an imposed vehicle load of 75,000#.

Central business district. The downtown area of the city or business parks having a cluster of buildings generally 2 or more stories in height.

Firebreak. A continuous strip of land upon and from which all rubbish, weeds, grass or other growth that could be expected to burn has been abated or otherwise removed in order to prevent extension of fire from one area to another.

Response time. The elapsed time from receipt of call at the fire station to the arrival of the first unit on scene.

Running time. The calculated time difference between leaving the first-due station and arriving on the emergency scene.

Suburban area. That area generally designated for single family residential use with residential and non-residential uses generally less than three (3) stories in height, and parcels up to 1 acre.

Urban area. A commercial or residential area having clusters of buildings generally one (1) to three (3) stories in height including primarily commercial areas of cities and clusters of apartment buildings or condominiums, and commercial corridors along major arterials.

G. Chapter 3, General Requirements. Chapter 3 of the CFC is amended as follows:

1. Section 304.1.2, Vegetation. Subsection 304.1.2.1 is hereby added to read as follows:

304.1.2.1 Mitigation and removal methods shall be in a manner approved by the fire code official.

H. Chapter 5, Fire Service Features. Chapter 5 is amended as follows:

1. Section 503.1.4 is added to read as follows:

503.1.4 When access to open land/space or fire trail systems maintained for public or private use is obstructed by new development of any kind, the developer shall provide alternate acceptable access into the area(s), as approved by the fire code official, for fire personnel and apparatus.

2. Section 503.2, Specifications. Subsection 503.2.4 is amended to read as follows:

503.2.4 Minimum turning radius. A fire access road shall have a minimum standard turning radius of 28 feet inside and a 52- foot outside diameter.

3. Section 503.6, Security Gates. Section 503.6 is amended to add Sections 503.6.1, 503.6.2, 503.6.3 and 503.6.4, which shall read as follows:

503.6.1 Out of service notification. Gate operation shall not be altered or placed out of service without prior notification to the Dixon Fire Department, Fire Prevention Division.

503.6.2 Power failures. All gates must be provided with an approved means to open it during power failures.

503.6.3 Multiple gates. If there are two (2) or more gates accessing the property, all gates must be equipped with an approved access system.

503.6.4 Gate Maintenance. The maintenance and upkeep of all gates, including the power to operate the gates, is the responsibility of the property owner or occupants.

4. Section 510, Emergency responder radio coverage. Section 510 is amended to add subsection 510.2.1, which shall read as follows:

510.2.1 Except as otherwise provided, no person shall change the use of or provide an addition of more than fifty percent (50%) of the original square footage to any building or structure or any part thereof, or cause the same to be done, when the changed or added portion of the building or structure would fail to support adequate radio coverage of public safety agencies as outlined in this section.

I. Chapter 9, Fire Protection Systems. Chapter 9 is amended to read as follows:

1. Section 903.2, Where required. Subsection 903.2 is amended to read as follows:

Approved automatic sprinkler systems shall be installed in new buildings and structures as set forth in Section 903.2 as amended, on the basis of occupancy classification, type of construction and square footage as specified in Table 903.2.

The floor areas set forth in Table 903.2 shall be the total floor area of buildings or structures respective of area separation walls.

Calculation of the total floor area of Group R-3 occupancies shall include unfinished areas having a clear height of seven (7) feet or greater at any single point. Unfinished areas may utilize California Building Code Section 1208.2, Exception 2 for determination of floor areas to be included in the overall floor area calculation.

Exceptions:

Systems which are required to mitigate deficiencies shall be installed in accordance with requirements as deemed necessary by the fire code official.

In Group R-3 occupancies, the floor area of an attached garage shall be included in the square footage calculation for determination of the total floor area of the occupancy. Attached garages are required to be protected by an automatic sprinkler system when installed in the structure.

2. Section 903.2.1, Group A. Subsection 903.2.1 is amended to read as follows:

903.2.1 Group A. An automatic sprinkler system shall be provided throughout buildings containing a Group-A occupancy as provided in this section. See new section for details.

903.2.1.1 Group A-1. An automatic sprinkler system shall be provided for Group A-1 occupancies where the fire area exceeds the square footage based on type of construction in Table 903.2.

903.2.1.2 Group A-2. An automatic sprinkler system shall be provided for Group A-2 occupancies where the fire area exceeds the square footage based on type of construction in Table 903.2.

903.2.1.3 Group A-3. An automatic sprinkler system shall be provided for Group A-3 occupancies where the fire area exceeds the square footage based on type of construction in Table 903.2.

903.2.1.4 Group A-4. An automatic sprinkler system shall be provided for Group A-4 occupancies where the fire area exceeds the square footage based on type of construction in Table 903.2.

3. Subsection 903.2.3(8), Group E, is added to read as follows:

903.2.3(8). An automatic sprinkler system shall be provided for Group E occupancies where the fire area exceeds the square footage based on type of construction in Table 903.2.

4. Subsection 903.2.4, Group F-1, No. 1, is amended to read as follows:

903.2.4 Group F-1, #1. A Group F-1 fire area exceeds the square footage based on type of construction in Table 903.2.

5. Subsection 903.2.4.2, Group F-2, is amended to read as follows:

903.2.4.2 Group F-2. An automatic sprinkler system shall be provided throughout all buildings containing Group F-2 occupancy where the fire area exceeds the square footage based on type of construction in Table 903.2.

6. Subsection 903.2.7, Group M No. 1, is amended to read as follows:

903.2.7 Group M #1. A Group M fire area exceeds the square footage based on type of construction in Table 903.2.

7. Subsection 903.2.9, Group S-1 No. 1, is amended to read as follows:

903.2.9 Group S-1 #1. A Group S-1 fire area exceeds the square footage based on type of construction in Table 903.2.

8. Subsection 903.2.9.1, Repair garages No. 1, is amended to read as follows:

903.2.9.1 Repair garages #1. A Group S-1 fire area exceeds the square footage based on type of construction in Table 903.2.

9. Subsection 903.2.10, Group S-2 No. 1, is amended to read as follows:

903.2.10 Group S-2 #1. An automatic fire sprinkler system shall be provided throughout all buildings containing a Group S-2 occupancy where the fire area exceeds the square footage based on the type of construction in Table 903.2 and in any building where an enclosed parking garage is located below other groups.

10. Section 903.2.11.3, Buildings 55 feet or more in height. Section 903.2.11.3 is amended to read as follows:

903.2.11.3 Buildings three stories or more than 35 feet in height. An automatic sprinkler system shall be installed in all occupancies regardless of type of construction, floor area, or occupant load if the building is three or more stories or more than 35 feet in height measured in accordance with California Building Code.

11. Table 903.2, Summary of Automatic Sprinkler Requirements. A new Table 903.2 is inserted after Subsection 903.2.2.21 to read as follows:

Table 903.2 

Summary of Automatic Sprinkler Requirements

TYPE OF CONSTRUCTION (C.B.C. 2019)

OCCUPANCY

I

II

III

IV

V

A-1

3,000

3,000

3,000

3,000

3,000

A-2

3,000

3,000

3,000

3,000

3,000

A-3

3,000

3,000

3,000

3,000

3,000

A-4

3,000

3,000

3,000

3,000

3,000

B

3,000

3,000

3,000

3,000

3,000

E-(Private)

3,000

3,000

3,000

3,000

3,000

E-Day care

3,000

3,000

3,000

3,000

3,000

F-1

3,000

3,000

3,000

3,000

3,000

F-2

3,000

3,000

3,000

3,000

3,000

M

3,000

3,000

3,000

3,000

3,000

S-1

3,000

3,000

3,000

3,000

3,000

S-2

3,000

3,000

3,000

3,000

3,000

U

3,000

3,000

3,000

3,000

3,000

12. Section 903.3.5, Water supplies, is amended to add subsection 903.3.5.3, which shall read as follows:

903.3.5.3 Non-permissible water supply storage. Swimming pools, ponds, and underground cisterns shall not be considered water storage for the purposes of Section 903.3.5.

Exception: Secondary water supplies for fire pumps in commercial buildings where the primary water supply is provided by a municipal water purveyor.

13. Section 907.6.6, Monitoring. Section 907.6.6, Monitoring, is amended by adding subsections 907.6.6.4 and 907.6.6.5, which shall read as follows:

907.6.6.4 Listing of fire alarm systems. All fire alarm systems shall be UL listed Central Station Systems as defined by the 2019 National Fire Alarm Code. When approved by the fire code official, local alarms are permitted in:

• Day Care Facilities.

• Single Family Dwellings.

• Residential Care Facilities Licensed by Community Care Licensing with an occupant load of 6 or less.

• Occupancies with a local fire alarm system which will give an audible and visible signal at a constantly attended location. A constantly attended location shall mean a location on site which is staffed 24 hours a day by at least one alert adult who remains awake and who does not have conflicting duties which may delay detection and reporting of an alarm.

• Other such occupancies for which the installation of a monitored system may be impractical or inappropriate.

907.6.6.5 Certification. Fire alarm systems shall be UL Certified and a Certificate of Completion and other documentation listed in the 2019 National Fire Alarm Code shall be provided for all new fire alarm system installations.

14. Section 914 is amended by adding subsection 914.12, which shall read as follows:

914.12 Computer Rooms. Under-floor spaces in a computer room or building with a cement floor surface containing smoke alarms or a smoke sampling system shall be sealed to eliminate the production of cement dust.

J. Chapter 10, Means of Egress. Chapter 10 is amended as follows:

1. Section 1028.5, Access to a public way, is amended by adding a new subsection 1028.5.1 as follows:

1028.5.1 Exit discharge surface. Exterior exit pathway surfaces shall be suitable for pedestrian use in inclement weather.

K. Chapter 11, Construction Requirements for Existing Buildings. Chapter 11 is amended as follows:

1. Section 1103.5, Sprinkler systems, is amended to read as follows:

An automatic fire sprinkler system shall be provided in existing buildings in accordance with Sections 1103.5.1 through 1103.5.5

2. Section 1103.5.4, Pyroxylin Plastics, is amended to read as follows:

Existing buildings occupied for the manufacture, storage or handling of articles of cellulose nitrate or Pyroxylin plastic shall be equipped throughout with an approved automatic fire-extinguishing system. Vaults located within buildings for the storage of raw Pyroxylin shall be protected with an approved automatic sprinkler system capable of discharging 1.66 gallons per minute per square foot (68 L/min/m2) over the area of the vault.

3. Section 1103.5.5, Additions, alterations, or remodels, is added to read as follows:

In existing buildings any addition, alteration, or remodel which causes the total square footage to exceed the allowable floor area per Table 903.2 by more than twenty-five percent (25%), shall require the entire building be protected by an automatic sprinkler system installed in accordance with Section 903.3. (See Subsection 102.1.1)

Exception: Group R-3 Occupancy (See Subsection 1103.5.7)

4. Section 1103.5.6, Change in use, character or occupancy classification, is added to read as follows:

Existing buildings which undergo a change in use, character, or occupancy classification shall require the entire building be protected by an automatic sprinkler system installed in accordance with Section 903.3 when the area of the building exceeds the allowable square footage in Table 903.2. (See Subsection 102.1.1)

5. Section 1103.5.7, Additions, alterations, or remodels of Group R-3 occupancies, is added to read as follows:

For Group R-3 occupancies, additions, alterations, or remodels that increase the existing floor area by more than 50 percent shall require the entire building be protected by an automatic sprinkler system. (See Subsection 102.1.1)

6. Section 1103.5.7.1, Maximum accumulative area increases, is added to read as follows:

An automatic sprinkler system shall be installed in existing Group R-3 occupancies throughout the building where due to additions, alterations or remodels the accumulative total square footage exceeds three thousand (3,000) square feet, or when the total square footage of the increases exceed fifty percent (50%) of the original building.

L. Chapter 33, Fire Safety during Construction and Demolition. Chapter 33 is amended as follows:

1. Section 3310, Access for firefighting. Section 3310 is amended to add subsections 3310.1.1, 3310.1.2, 3310.3, 3310.3.1 and 3310.3.2, which shall read as follows:

3310.1.1 Use of an access for firefighting. The use of a temporary roadway in lieu of permanent roadways is limited to May 15th through October 1st. Timelines may be modified by the fire code official depending on weather conditions. A temporary fire department access road shall be established and maintained as follows:

Prior to the start of combustible construction the applicant shall call for inspection to verify the roadway has been installed, meets City of Dixon Fire Department standards and is in service.

Roadway construction shall be laid and compacted to withstand the imposed weight loads of fire apparatus to a minimum 75,000 lbs.

Turn-a-round provisions shall be provided for roadways that exceed 150 feet in length. Turn-a- round provisions should primarily be those designed as part of the project however, in certain circumstances, alternatives may be submitted for approval by the fire code official. Turning radius is to be a minimum of 30 feet inside minimum diameter and forty-five (45) feet outside diameter.

Roadways are required to provide emergency vehicle access to the construction site. The parking of worker vehicles must be monitored to assure a minimum unobstructed roadway width of twenty (20) feet is maintained.

Roadway grade shall not exceed twelve percent (12%).

Conditions of permit are to be complied with throughout the duration of the permit timeline. Attention to maintenance of roadway conditions at all times is required. If at any time violations of the conditions of permit are observed, a "Stop Work Order" will be issued at which time all combustible construction will be halted until such time the conditions of the permit are re-established. For significant or repeated violations of the permit a permanent "Stop Work Order" will be issued and remain in effect until such time permanent roadways are installed.

Timelines may be modified depending on weather conditions with the approval of the fire code official.

Exception: A temporary fire department access road for construction of one (1) residential (Group R-3) unit is not required.

3310.3 Obstructions to access roads. Staging of building materials, placement of equipment or parking of worker’s vehicles shall not take place within the required width of a fire department access road.

3310.3.1 Access to structures. Staging of building materials, placement of equipment or parking of worker’s vehicles shall not obstruct frontal access to structures or fire hydrants.

3310.3.2 Construction site locks. Site security gates shall be provided with a Knox access system.

2. Section 3312, Water supply for fire protection, is amended to add Section 3312.2, which shall now read as follows:

3312.2 Temporary water supply for subdivisions. For construction of residential projects or subdivisions, temporary water supplies are permitted only for construction of model units. Temporary water supplies shall meet the following requirements:

Prior to the start of combustible construction the applicant shall call for inspection to verify temporary water supplies have been provided, meet City of Dixon Fire Department standards, and are in service.

Temporary water storage for firefighting shall be provided in 20,000-gallon above ground containers. Minimum tank size is to be 20,000-gallon capacity. Water total aggregate shall meet the fire flow requirements found in Appendix B, Table B105.1.

Temporary water storage containers shall be located with regards to fire department emergency vehicle access. Containers shall be a minimum fifty (50) feet from structures.

Temporary water storage containers shall be provided with a 4 1/2 inch male NST valve controlled outlet. Outlet shall be so located to provide ready fire department access.

Temporary water storage containers are to be maintained full at all times. Water storage containers shall be restricted for fire department use only.

Fire department access to temporary water containers shall be maintained at all times. Obstructions including, but not limited to, worker’s vehicles or the staging of building materials is prohibited.

Fire pumps utilized for maintaining hydrant pressure are required.

M. Chapter 50, Hazardous Materials – General Provisions. Chapter 50 is amended to read as follows:

1. Section 5001.1, Scope. Section 5001.1 is amended to add exception number 12 and subsections 5001.1.2 and 5001.1.3, which shall read as follows:

Exceptions:

When, in the opinion of the fire code official, the quantity of a hazardous material does not limit its potential threat to life and/or property, the requirements of Chapter 50 shall be applied.

5001.1.2 Coordinated enforcement. Where the Solano County Department of Resource Management, Environmental Health Division is enforcing the Health and Safety Code and/or Solano County regulation, the City of Dixon Fire Department will coordinate regulation efforts when and where practical so as to not require duplication of time and resources to comply with hazardous material regulations. Where Solano County Health & Safety regulations and California Fire Code regulations conflict, the more restrictive provisions shall prevail.

Exception: Where state or county regulations specifically limit or preempt local regulations to be more restrictive.

5001.1.3 Established limits. The storage of hazardous materials and maximum quantity onsite is prohibited within the limits established by law as the limits of City of Dixon Fire Department in which such storage is prohibited. See Dixon Municipal Code Section 16.02.040.

2. Section 5001.5, Permits, is hereby amended as follows:

a. Section 5001.5.1, Hazardous Materials Management Plan (HMMP). Section 5001.5.1 is amended by adding subsection 5001.5.1.1, which shall read as follows:

5001.5.1.1 Alternate Hazardous Material Management Plan (HMMP). Hazardous material management plans required by the Solano County Department of Resource Management, Environmental Health Division may be accepted in lieu of plans required by Section 5001.5.1.

b. Section 5001.5.2, Hazardous Materials Inventory Statement (HMIS). Section 5001.5.2 is amended by adding subsection 5001.5.2.1, which shall read as follows:

5001.5.2.1 Alternate Hazardous Material Inventory Statement. Hazardous material inventory statements required by the Solano County Department of Resource Management, Environmental Health Division may be accepted in lieu of statements required by Section 5001.5.2.

c. Section 5001.5.3, Emergency Response Support Information, is hereby added, which shall read as follows:

5001.5.3 Emergency Response Support Information. Where required by the fire code official, additional information may be required to facilitate emergency responses to facilities, buildings, areas, and rooms, which contain hazardous materials. KNOX cabinets may be required outside of facilities or buildings to limit emergency responder’s risk in obtaining floor plans, material safety data sheets, and/or other information. Information may be required in a specific electronic media format to facilitate computer aided dispatching or fire department needs.

3. Section 5003.9.1, Personnel training and written procedures, is amended by adding Subsection 5003.9.1.2, which shall read as follows:

5003.9.1.2 Documentation. Documentation of personnel training and written procedures that comply with state and federal regulations will be accepted as complying with this code. Said documentation shall be maintained and available for inspection by the fire code official.

N. Chapter 53, Compressed Gas. Chapter 53 is amended to read as follows:

1. Section 5301.1, Scope, is amended to add Section 5301.1.1 to read as follows:

5301.1.1 Established limits and maximum capacity. The storage of CNG is prohibited within the limits established by law as the limits of the City of Dixon in which such storage is prohibited (See Dixon Municipal Code Section 16.02.050).

O. Chapter 55, Cryogenic Fluids. Chapter 55 is amended as follows:

1. Section 5501.1, Scope. Section 5501.1 is amended to add Section 5501.1.1, which shall read as follows:

5501.1.1 Established limits. The storage of flammable cryogens is prohibited within the limits established by law as the limits of the City of Dixon in which such storage is prohibited (see Dixon Municipal Code Section 16.02.060).

2. Section 5504.3, Outdoor Storage. Section 5504.3 is amended to read:

5504.3 Outdoor Storage. Storage of flammable cryogenic fluids in stationary containers outside of buildings is prohibited within the limits established by law as the limits of the City of Dixon (see Dixon Municipal Code Section 16.02.070).

P. Chapter 56, Explosives and Fireworks. Chapter 56 is amended as follows:

1. Section 5601, General. Section 5601 is amended by the addition of exceptions 5, 6, and 7, which shall read as follows:

5601.1.3 Fireworks.

Exceptions:

Firework storage within the jurisdiction of the City of Dixon is limited to aerial fireworks in conjunction with an approved and permitted aerial display.

Snap Caps and Party Poppers as classified by the Office of the State Fire Marshal as pyrotechnic devices.

Fireworks as permitted in the Dixon Fireworks Pilot Program Ordinance #11-006 and subsequent amendments.

Addressed in code section 5601.1.4

5601.3.1 Ammonium nitrate. The storage and handling of ammonium nitrate shall comply with the requirements of Chapter 63.

Exception: Storage of ammonium nitrate in magazines with blasting agents shall comply with the requirements of NFPA 495.

Addressed in 5601.2.1

5601.2.1 Exceptions:

The storage of fireworks as permitted in the Dixon Fireworks Pilot Program Ordinance #11-006 and subsequent amendments.

Q. Chapter 57, Flammable and Combustible Liquids. Chapter 57 is amended as follows:

1. Section 5704.2.9.5.3, Locations where above-ground tanks are prohibited. Section 5704.2.9.5.3 is added to read as follows:

5704.2.9.5.3 Locations where above-ground tanks are prohibited. Storage of Class I and II liquids in above-ground tanks inside of buildings is prohibited within the limits established by law as the limits of the City of Dixon (see Dixon Municipal Code Section 16.02.090.A).

Exception: Protected aboveground tanks for the purpose of emergency power generator installations in areas zoned commercial, industrial, agricultural, central business district, rural or rural residential, and for facilities on an individual basis consistent with the intent of this provision.

Tank size is not to exceed five hundred (500) gallons for either Class I or II liquids, or one thousand (1,000) gallons for Class Ill liquids.

2. Section 5706.4, Bulk plants or terminals. Section 5706.4 is amended to add Section 5706.4.5.1, which shall read as follows:

5706.4.5.1 Established limits. Bulk plants or terminals for receiving or storage of flammable or combustible liquids are prohibited within limits established in Dixon Municipal Code Section 16.02.090.B.

3. Section 5706.5, Bulk transfer and process transfer operations. Section 5706.5 is amended to add Section 5706.5.1.1.1, which shall read as follows:

5706.5.1.1.1 Established limits. Bulk transfer and process transfer operations for receiving or transferring flammable or combustible liquids are prohibited within the limits established under Dixon Municipal Code Section 16.02.090.C.

R. The following provisions of the “Referenced Standards,” as adopted pursuant to Part VI, Chapter 80 of the California Fire Code, are amended as follows:

1. NFPA 13, 2019 Edition, is amended as follows:

a. Section 5.1, General, is amended to add subsection 5.1.2, which shall read as follows:

5.1.2 System risers shall be located in fire control rooms of the protected premises with an exterior door. The door shall be labeled FIRE CONTROL ROOM in six (6) inch high letters.

b. Subsection 8.3.3.1 is hereby amended to add Subsection 8.3.3.1.1, which shall read as follows:

8.3.3.1.1 When fire sprinkler systems are installed in buildings of undetermined use (Spec Buildings) other than warehouses (S Occupancies), fire sprinklers of the quick response type shall be used. Use is considered undetermined if a specific tenant/occupant is not identified at the time the building permit was issued.

c. Subsection 11.1.1 is hereby amended to add subsection 11.1.1.1, which shall read as follows:

11.1.1.1 When fire sprinklers are required in buildings of undetermined use other than warehouses, they shall be designed and installed to have a fire sprinkler density of not less than that required for an Ordinary Hazard Group II use, with no reductions in density or design area.

2. NFPA 13D, 2019 Edition, is amended and shall read as follows:

a. Chapter 7 is hereby amended as follows:

i. Subsection 7.6 is hereby amended in its entirety and shall now read as follows:

7.6 Alarms. Water flow switches shall be connected to smoke alarms in such a way that flow detection will cause all required smoke alarms to sound.

Exception: When an approved water flow monitoring system is installed, interior audible devices may be powered through the alarm panel.

b. Chapter 8 is hereby amended as follows:

i. Subsection 8.3.5.1.1 is hereby deleted.

ii. Subsection 8.3.4 is hereby amended to read as follows:

Subsection 8.3.4. Sprinklers shall not be required in open attached porches, carports and similar structures.

iii. Subsection 8.3.5.1.1 is hereby deleted.

iv. Subsection 8.3.10 is hereby added, which shall read as follows:

8.3.10 Attached garages, or other structures which are attached in any manner shall be protected with a sprinkler system. They shall have quick response fire sprinklers spaced to provide a maximum of one hundred thirty square feet (130 SF). The diameter of the main or cross-main piping shall be equal to the largest piping used within the whole system.

v. Subsection 8.3.11 is hereby added, which shall read as follows:

8.3.11 Where the fuel-fired equipment is above all of the occupied areas of the dwelling unit, fire protection shall be provided in the concealed space.

3. NFPA 13R, 2019 Edition, is amended as follows:

a. Subsection 6.11.2 is amended to read as follows:

6.11.2 Fire department connections shall be a minimum two and one half (2 1/2) inch. For buildings served by a separate fire service system, a standard double two and one half (2 1/2) inch fire department connection shall be provided.

4. NFPA 14, 2019 Edition, is amended to read as follows:

a. Subsections 7.3.3 through 7.3.3.2 are hereby deleted and replaced as follows:

7.3.3. Class II standpipes are not approved.

5. NFPA 24, 2019 Edition, is amended as follows:

a. Chapter 5.9.5.1 is hereby amended to read as follows:

5.9.5.1 Fire Department Connections are to be located within forty (40) feet of a fire hydrant and immediately adjacent to an approved access road.

6. NFPA 72, 2019 Edition, is amended as follows:

a. Section 10.4, Installation and Design, is amended to read as follows:

10.4.1.1 Fire Alarm Control Unit Locations. Fire alarm control units shall be installed in Fire Control Rooms of the protected premises. Actual location is to be determined by the fire code official.

7. Appendix C, Fire Hydrant Locations and Distributions, is amended as follows:

a. Section C102, Number of Fire Hydrants, is amended to add subsection C102.2, which shall read as follows:

C102.2 A fire hydrant shall be located within forty (40) feet of fire department connections.

[Ord. 19-015 § 2.]

16.02.110 Appeals.

Whenever the Fire Code Official disapproves an application or refuses to grant a permit applied for, or when it is claimed that the provisions of this code do not apply or that the true intent and meaning of the code have been misconstrued or wrongly interpreted, the applicant may appeal within thirty (30) days the Fire Code Official’s decision, to a Board of Appeals established in accordance with Appendix A of the California Fire Code. [Ord. 19-015 § 2.]

16.02.120 Penalties.

Any person who violates any of the provisions of this chapter or the California Fire Code as adopted by reference and amended herein, or fails to comply therewith, or who violates or fails to comply with any order made thereunder, or who builds in violation of any detailed statement of specifications or plans submitted and approved thereunder, or any certificate or permit issued thereunder, shall severally for each and every such violation and noncompliance, respectively, be guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of not less than one hundred dollars ($100.00), nor more than one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) or by imprisonment in the County jail for a period of time not to exceed one (1) year, or by both such fine and imprisonment. The imposition of one (1) penalty for any violation shall not excuse the continuation of the violation or the creation or commission of a separate violation under this chapter; and all such persons shall be required to correct or remedy such violations or defects within a reasonable time; and when not otherwise specified, each ten (10) days that the violation is committed, continued, permitted, or maintained shall constitute a separate offense.

The application of the above penalty shall not be held to prevent the enforced removal of prohibited conditions and shall not limit any other remedy available to the City in law or equity. [Ord. 19-015 § 2.]

16.02.130 Peace officers.

Pursuant to Cal. Penal Code § 830.37, the Fire Chief is authorized to designate, in writing, a member or members of the Fire Department as a peace officer who shall enforce the Penal Code and the California Fire Code. These powers include the issuance of citations, powers to arrest and detain, and the authority to carry firearms in the course and scope of his or her employment. [Ord. 19-015 § 2.]