Chapter 17.04
CALIFORNIA FIRE CODE

Sections:

17.04.010    Adoption of California Fire Code.

17.04.020    Enforcement.

17.04.030    Definitions.

17.04.040    Appeals.

17.04.050    Repealed.

17.04.060    High explosives.

17.04.070    Repealed.

17.04.080    Flammable and combustible liquids and liquefied petroleum gases – Permits.

17.04.090    Structural fires.

17.04.010 Adoption of California Fire Code.

The City hereby adopts the 2019 California Fire Code, Title 24, California Code of Regulations (the “fire code”), as amended below, for the purpose of prescribing regulations governing conditions hazardous to life and property from fire or explosion. The fire code is on file with the Chief Building Official of the City of Elk Grove. Local Amendments to the 2019 California Fire Code are as follows:

A. California Fire Code Section 105.6.4, Carnivals and Fairs, is amended as follows:

Section 105.6.4 Carnivals, fairs, festivals, or exhibitions. An operational permit is required to conduct a carnival, fair, festival, or exhibition.

B. California Fire Code Section 105.7, Required Construction Permits, is amended as follows:

Section 105.7. Required Construction Permits. The fire code official is authorized to issue construction permits for work as set forth in Sections 105.7.1 through 105.7.26.

C. Section 105.7.26, Electrified Security Fences, is added to the California Fire Code as follows:

Section 105.7.26 Electrified security fences. Those installing an electrified security fence, where the fence is permitted by the Municipal Code of the local jurisdiction, installer must provide written notice of the location of the electrified security fence to the fire code official prior to installation.

D. California Fire Code Section 110.4, Violation Penalties, is amended as follows:

Section 110.4 Violation penalties. Persons who shall violate a provision of this code or shall fail to comply with any of the requirements thereof or who shall erect, install, alter, repair or do work in violation of the approved construction documents or directive of the fire code official, or of a permit or certificate used under provisions of this code, shall be guilty of an infraction or a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not less than one hundred dollars ($100) and not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000), or by imprisonment not exceeding 180 days, or both such fine and imprisonment. Each day that a violation continues after due notice has been served shall be deemed a separate offense.

E. California Fire Code Section 112.4, Failure to Comply, is amended as follows:

Section 112.4 Failure to comply. 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 guilty of an infraction or a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not less than one hundred ($100) dollars or more than one thousand ($1,000) dollars.

F. California Fire Code Section 202, General Definitions, is amended as follows:

1. “All weather driving surface” is added as follows:

ALL WEATHER DRIVING SURFACE. A roadway with a minimum surface finish of one layer of asphalt or concrete that is designed to carry the imposed weight loads of fire apparatus.

Exception: R-3 occupancies located on Agricultural or Agricultural-Residential zoned lots.

2. “False alarm” is amended as follows:

FALSE ALARM. The willful and knowing or negligent initiation or transmission of a signal, message or other notification of an event of fire when no such danger exists.

3. “Supervising station” is amended as follows:

APPROVED SUPERVISING STATION. An alarm service provider’s UL listed, Type A, Full Service Central Station. The approved supervising station shall have the ability to relay the alarm to the (a) Sacramento Regional Fire/EMS Communications Center.

G. Section 503.1.2.1, One- or Two-Family Dwelling Residential Developments, is added to the California Fire Code as follows:

Section 503.1.2.1 One- or Two-Family Dwelling Residential Developments. All subdivisions of forty (40) or more lots shall have at least two (2) fire apparatus access roads unless otherwise approved by both the city engineer and the fire code official. If the local jurisdiction’s Municipal Code conflicts with this standard, the local jurisdiction’s Municipal Code shall prevail.

H. California Fire Code Section 505.1, Address Identification, is amended as follows:

Section 505.1 Address Identification. New and existing buildings shall be provided with approved address identification. The address identification shall be legible and placed in a position that is visible from the street or road fronting the property. Address identification characters shall contrast with their background. Address numbers shall be Arabic numbers or alphabetical letters. Numbers shall not be spelled out. Each character shall be not less than 6 inches (152.4 mm) high with a minimum stroke width of one-half inch (12.7 mm). Where required by the fire code official, address identification shall be provided in additional approved locations to facilitate emergency response. Where access is by means of a private road and the building cannot be viewed from the public way, a monument, pole or other sign or means shall be used to identify the structure. Address identification shall be maintained.

I. Section 505.1.1, Illumination, is added to the California Fire Code as follows:

Section 505.1.1 Illumination. Address identification shall be internally or externally illuminated on all new buildings and on existing buildings undergoing alterations requiring a building permit. An illuminated directory board shall be required at every entrance where deemed necessary by the fire code official.

J. Section 507.1.1, Connection, is added to the California Fire Code as follows:

Section 507.1.1 Connection. When required by the fire code official, buildings without a public water supply shall be connected to the public water supply once the public water connectivity becomes available at their property frontage. This would not apply to properties exempt from connection in the rural area so long as provided for in the General Plan.

Exception: Group R-3 and Group U occupancies.

K. California Fire Code Section 507.5.1, Where Required, is amended as follows:

Section 507.5.1 Where required. Where a portion of the facility or building hereafter constructed or moved into or within the jurisdiction is more than 300 feet (91.4 m) from a hydrant on a fire apparatus access road, as measured by an approved route around the exterior of the facility or building, on-site fire hydrants and mains capable of supplying the required fire flow shall be provided where required by the fire code official.

Exception:

For Group R-3 and Group U occupancies, the distance requirement shall be 600 feet (183 m).

L. California Fire Code Section 507.5.1.1, Hydrant for Standpipe Systems, is amended as follows:

Section 507.5.1.1 Hydrant for standpipe systems. Buildings equipped with a standpipe system installed in accordance with Section 905 shall have a fire hydrant within 40 feet (12.192 m) of the fire department connection.

Exception: The distance shall be permitted to be increased up to 100 feet (30.480 m) where approved by the fire code official.

M. California Fire Code Section 901.4.6, Pump and Riser Room Size, is amended as follows:

Section 901.4.6 Pump and riser room size. Approved fire pump rooms and/or automatic sprinkler system riser rooms shall be provided in all new buildings protected by an automatic sprinkler system. Fire pump rooms and automatic sprinkler system riser rooms shall be designed with adequate space for all equipment necessary for the installation, as defined by the manufacturer, with sufficient working space around the stationary equipment. Clearances around equipment to elements of permanent construction, including other installed equipment and appliances, shall be sufficient to allow inspection, service, repair or replacement without removing such elements of permanent construction or disabling the function of a required fire-resistance-rated assembly. Fire pump and automatic sprinkler system riser rooms shall be provided with doors and unobstructed passageways large enough to allow removal of the largest piece of equipment.

Exception: Group R-3 Occupancies.

N. California Fire Code Section 901.4.6.2, Marking on Access Doors, is amended as follows:

Section 901.4.6.2 Marking on access doors. Access doors for automatic sprinkler system riser rooms and fire pump rooms shall be labeled with an approved sign. The lettering shall be in contrasting color to the background. Letters shall have a minimum height of 4 inches (101.6 mm) with a minimum stroke of one-half inch (12.7 mm).

O. California Fire Code Section 901.4.6.4, Lighting, is amended as follows:

901.4.6.4 Lighting. Permanently installed artificial illumination and emergency illumination shall be provided in the automatic sprinkler system riser rooms and fire pump rooms.

P. California Fire Code Section 903.2, Where Required, is amended as follows:

Section 903.2 Where required. Approved automatic sprinkler systems in new buildings and structures shall be provided in the locations described in Sections 903.2.1 through 903.2.20. For the provisions of this section, portions of buildings separated by fire walls shall not be considered separate buildings.

Exception:

1. Non-combustible, detached canopies open on four sides not exceeding the basic allowable area in CBC Table 506.2 used exclusively for the parking or storage of private or recreational vehicles and non-combustible storage (includes fuel islands).

Q. California Fire Code Section 903.2.1.1, Group A-1, is amended as follows:

903.2.1.1 Group A-1. An automatic sprinkler system shall be provided throughout stories containing Group A-1 occupancies and throughout all stories from the Group A-1 occupancy to and including the levels of exit discharge serving that occupancy where one of the following conditions exists:

1. The fire area exceeds 3,599 square feet (334.6 m2).

2. The fire area has an occupant load of 300 or more.

3. The fire area is located on a floor other than a level of exit discharge serving such occupancies.

4. The fire area contains a multi-theater complex

R. California Fire Code Section 903.2.1.2, Group A-2, is amended as follows:

903.2.1.2 Group A-2. An automatic sprinkler system shall be provided throughout stories containing Group A-2 occupancies and throughout all stories from the Group A-2 occupancy to and including the levels of exit discharge serving that occupancy where one of the following conditions exists:

1. The fire area exceeds 3,599 square feet (334.36 m2);

2. The fire area has an occupant load of 100 or more.

3. The fire area is located on a floor other than a level of exit discharge serving such occupancies.

4. The structure exceeds 3,599 square feet (334.36 m2), contains more than one fire area containing a Group A-2 occupancy, and is separated into two or more buildings by fire walls of less than 4-hour fire-resistance rating without openings.

S. California Fire Code Section 903.2.1.3, Group A-3, is amended as follows:

903.2.1.3 Group A-3. An automatic sprinkler system shall be provided throughout stories containing Group A-3 occupancies and throughout all stories from the Group A-3 occupancy to and including the levels of exit discharge serving that occupancy where one of the following conditions exists:

1. The fire area exceeds 3,599 square feet (334.36 m2).

2. The fire area has an occupant load of 300 or more.

3. The fire area is located on a floor other than a level of exit discharge serving such occupancies.

4. The structure exceeds 3,599 square feet (334.36m2), contains more than one fire area containing exhibition and display rooms, and is separated into two or more buildings by fire walls of less than 4-hour fire-resistance rating without openings.

T. California Fire Code Section 903.2.1.4, Group A-4, is amended as follows:

903.2.1.4 Group A-4. An automatic sprinkler system shall be provided throughout stories containing Group A-4 occupancies and throughout all stories from the Group A-4 occupancy to and including the levels of exit discharge serving that occupancy where one of the following conditions exists:

1. The fire area exceeds 3,599 square feet (334.36 m2).

2. The fire area has an occupant load of 300 or more.

3. The fire area is located on a floor other than a level of exit discharge serving such occupancies.

U. Section 903.2.2.1, Group B occupancies, is added to the California Fire Code as follows:

Section 903.2.2.1 Group B occupancies. An automatic sprinkler system shall be provided throughout stories containing Group B occupancies and throughout all stories from the Group B occupancy to and including the levels of exit discharge serving that occupancy where the fire area exceeds 3,599 square feet (334.36 m2).

V. California Fire Code Section 903.2.3, Group E, is amended as follows:

903.2.3 Group E. An automatic sprinkler system shall be provided for Group E occupancies as follows:

1. Throughout all Group E fire areas greater than 3,599 square feet (334.36 m2) in area.

2. The Group E fire area is located on a floor other than a level of exit discharge serving such occupancies.

Exception: In buildings where every classroom has not fewer than one exterior exit door at ground level, an automatic sprinkler system is not required in any area below the lowest level of exit discharge serving that area.

3. The Group E fire area has an occupant load of 300 or more.

4. In rooms or areas with special hazards such as laboratories, vocational shops and other such areas where hazardous materials in quantities not exceeding the maximum allowable quantity are used or stored.

5. Throughout any Group E structure greater than 3,599 square feet (334.36 m2) in area, which contains more than one fire area, and which is separated into two or more buildings by fire walls of less than 4-hour fire resistance rating without openings.

6. For public school state funded construction projects see Section 903.2.19.

7. For public school campuses, Kindergarten through 12th grade, see Section 903.2.20

W. California Fire Code Section 903.2.4, Group F-1, is amended as follows:

903.2.4 Group F-1. An automatic sprinkler system shall be provided throughout all buildings containing a Group F-1 occupancy where one of the following conditions exists:

1. A Group F-1 fire area exceeds 3,599 square feet (334.36 m2).

2. A Group F-1 fire area is located more than three stories above grade plane.

3. The combined area of all Group F-1 fire areas on all floors, including any mezzanines, exceeds 3,599 square feet (334.36 m2).

4. A Group F-1 occupancy used for the manufacture of upholstered furniture or mattresses exceeds 2,500 square feet (232 m2).

X. California Fire Code Section 903.2.7, Group M, is amended as follows:

903.2.7 Group M. An automatic sprinkler system shall be provided throughout buildings containing a Group M occupancy where one of the following conditions exists:

1. A Group M fire area exceeds 3,599 square feet (334.36 m2).

2. A Group M fire area is located more than three stories above grade plane.

3. The combined area of all Group M fire areas on all floors, including any mezzanines, exceeds 3,599 square feet (334.36 m2).

4. A Group M occupancy used for the display and sale of upholstered furniture or mattresses 3,599 square feet (334.36 m2).

5. [SFM] The structure exceeds 3,599 square feet (334.36 m2), contains more than one fire area containing a Group M occupancy, and is separated into two or more buildings by fire walls of less than 4-hour fire resistance rating without openings.

Y. California Fire Code Section 903.2.8.1.1, Group R-3 Manufactured Housing, is added as follows:

Fire sprinkler systems shall be installed in new manufactured homes (HSC Sections 18007 and 18009) and multifamily manufactured homes with two dwelling units (HSC 18008.7) in accordance with Title 25 of the California Code of Regulations.

Z. California Fire Code Section 903.2.8.3, Group R-4, is amended as follows:

903.2.8.3 Group R-4. An automatic sprinkler system installed in accordance with Section 903.3.1.1 shall be provided in Group R-4 occupancies.

AA. California Fire Code Section 903.2.9, Group S-1, is amended as follows:

903.2.9 Group S-1. An automatic sprinkler system shall be provided throughout all buildings containing a Group S-1 occupancy where one of the following conditions exists:

1. A Group S-1 fire area exceeds 3,599 square feet (334.36 m2).

2. A Group S-1 fire area is located more than three stories above grade plane.

3. The combined area of all Group S-1 fire areas on all floors, including any mezzanines, exceeds 3,599 square feet (334.36 m2).

4. A Group S-1 fire area used for the storage of commercial motor vehicles where the fire area exceeds 3,599 square feet (334.36 m2).

5. A Group S-1 occupancy used for the storage of upholstered furniture or mattresses exceeds 2,500 square feet (232 m2).

BB. California Fire Code Section 903.2.9.1, Repair Garages, is amended as follows:

903.2.9.1 Repair garages. An automatic sprinkler system shall be provided throughout all buildings used as repair garages in accordance with Section 406.8 of the California Building Code, as shown:

1. Buildings having two or more stories above grade plane, including basements, with a fire area containing a repair garage exceeding 3,599 square feet (334.36 m2).

2. Buildings no more than one story above grade plane, with a fire area containing a repair garage exceeding 3,599 square feet (334.36 m2).

3. Buildings with repair garages servicing vehicles parked in basements.

4. A Group S-1 fire area used for the repair of commercial motor vehicles where the fire area exceeds 3,599 square feet (334.36 m2).

CC. California Fire Code Section 903.2.10, Group S-2 Enclosed Parking Garages, is amended as follows:

903.2.10 Group S-2 enclosed parking garages. An automatic sprinkler system shall be provided throughout buildings classified as enclosed parking garages in accordance with Section 406.4 as follows:

1. Where the fire area of the enclosed parking garage exceeds 3,599 square feet (334.36 m2); or

2. Where the enclosed parking garage is located beneath other groups.

Exception: Enclosed parking garages located beneath Group R-3 occupancies.

DD. California Fire Code Section 903.2.10.1, Commercial Parking Garages, is amended as follows:

903.2.10.1 Commercial parking garages. An automatic sprinkler system shall be provided throughout buildings used for storage of commercial motor vehicles where the fire area exceeds 3,599 square feet (334.36 m2).

EE. California Fire Code Section 903.2.18.1, Group U Private Garages and Carports, is added as follows:

903.2.18.1 Group U private garages and carports. Carports and garages within 6-feet of a Group R occupancy equipped with automatic fire sprinklers, shall be protected by fire sprinklers in accordance with NFPA 13D or NFPA 13, as applicable.

FF. California Fire Code Section 903.3.1.2, NFPA 13R Sprinkler Systems, is deleted.

GG. California Fire Code Section 903.3.8.4, Supervision, is amended as follows:

Section 903.3.8.4 Supervision. Control valves shall not be installed between the water supply and sprinklers unless the valves are of an approved indicating type that are supervised and secured in the open position.

HH. California Fire Code Section 903.3.9, Floor Control Valves, is amended as follows:

903.3.9 Floor control valves. Floor control valves and waterflow detection assemblies shall be installed at each floor in multi-story buildings, at an approved location.

Exception: Group R-3 and R-3.1 occupancies floor control valves and waterflow detection assemblies shall not be required.

II. California Fire Code Section 903.4.2, Alarms, is amended as follows:

Section 903.4.2 Alarms. One exterior approved audible/visual device shall be located on the exterior of all buildings, including one and two-family dwellings, in an approved location, and shall be connected to each automatic sprinkler system. Such sprinkler water-flow alarm devices shall be activated by water flow equivalent to the flow of a single sprinkler of the smallest orifice size installed in the system. Where a fire alarm system is installed, actuation of the automatic sprinkler system shall actuate the building fire alarm system.

JJ. California Fire Code Section 903.4.3, Floor Control Valves, is amended as follows:

Section 903.4.3 Floor control valves. Approved supervised indicating control valves shall be provided at the point of connection to the riser on each floor in multi-story buildings.

KK. California Fire Code Section 903.6, Where Required in Existing Buildings and Structures, is amended as follows:

Section 903.6 Where required in existing buildings and structures. An automatic sprinkler system shall be provided in existing buildings and structures where required in Chapter 11 and as follows:

1. When there is a change of occupancy that results in an increased life safety or fire risk, as determined by the fire code official, and the structure exceeds 3,599 square feet (334.36 m2), an automatic fire sprinkler system shall be installed throughout the building.

2. In existing buildings and structures exceeding 3,599 square feet (334.36 m2), where the floor area of the building or structure is increased.

Exception: When the building increase is to accommodate state mandated ADA improvements and the improvement is less than 500 (46.45 m2) square feet.

3. In existing buildings and structures less than 3,600 (334.45 m2) square feet, where the floor area of the building or structure is increased to exceed 3,599 square feet (334.36 m2).

Exception: When the building increase is to accommodate state mandated ADA improvements and the improvement is less than 500 (46.45 m2) square feet.

LL. California Fire Code Section 903.6.1, Monitoring, is added as follows:

Section 903.6.1 Monitoring. When required by the fire code official, valves controlling the water supply for automatic sprinkler systems, pumps, tanks, water levels and temperatures, critical air pressures, and water flow switches on all existing sprinkler systems shall be monitored by an approved supervising station.

MM. California Fire Code Section 1008.3.3, Rooms and Spaces, is amended as follows:

Section 1008.3.3 Rooms and spaces. In the event of power supply failure, an emergency electrical system shall automatically illuminate all of the following areas:

1. Electrical equipment rooms.

2. Fire command centers.

3. Fire pump and riser rooms.

4. Generator Rooms.

5. Public restrooms with an area greater than 300 square feet (27.87 m2).

NN. California Fire Code Section 1028.5.1, Exit Discharge Surface, is added as follows:

Section 1028.5.1 Exit discharge surface. Exterior exit pathway surfaces shall be suitable for pedestrian use in inclement weather and shall terminate at a public way as defined in the California Building Code.

OO. California Fire Code Section 1203.1.3.1, Emergency and Standby Power Systems, is added as follows:

Section 1203.1.3.1 All buildings, other than one- and two-family dwelling units, and agricultural buildings not used for commercial purposes, with stand-by power shall have a shunt trip device that disconnects all power sources to the building, when required by the Fire Code Official.

PP. California Fire Code Section 1206.2, Stationary Storage Battery Systems, is amended as follows:

Section 1206.2 Stationary storage battery systems. Stationary storage battery systems having capacities exceeding the values shown in Table 1206.2 shall comply with NFPA 855 and Section 1206.2.1 through 1206.2.12.6, as applicable.

QQ. California Fire Code Section 1206.3, Capacitor Energy Storage Stems, is amended as follows:

Section 1206.3 Capacitor energy storage systems. Capacitor energy storage systems having capacities exceeding 3 kWh (10.8 megajoules) shall comply with NFPA 855 and Sections 1206.3 through 1206.3.2.6.1.

RR. California Fire Code Section 3310.3, Premise Identification for Buildings Under Construction, is added as follows:

Section 3310.3 “Premise Identification for Buildings Under Construction”. Prior to and during construction, an approved address sign(s) that is visible during inclement weather shall be provided at each fire and emergency vehicle access road entry into the project.

SS. California Fire Code Section 5003.9.1.2, Emergency Response Support Information, is added as follows:

Section 5003.9.1.2 Emergency response support information. Ready access to floor plans, safety data sheets (SDS), Hazardous Materials Management Plans (HMMP), Hazardous Material Inventory Statement (HMIS), shall be provided, as determined by the fire code official. This location may be in cabinets located outside the facilities or buildings. Information may be required in a specific electronic format.

TT. California Fire Code Chapter 80, Referenced Standards, is amended as follows:

NFPA 855 – 20 Standard for the Installation of Stationary Energy Storage Systems 1206.2, 1206.3

UU. California Fire Code Appendix B Table No. B105.1 (1), Required Fire-Flow for One- and Two-Family Dwellings, Group R-3 AND R-4 Buildings and Townhouses, is amended as follows:

TABLE NO. B105.1 (1)

REQUIRED FIRE-FLOW FOR ONE- AND TWO-FAMILY DWELLINGS, GROUP R-3 AND R-4 BUILDINGS AND TOWNHOUSES

FIRE FLOW CALCULATION AREA
(square feet)

AUTOMATIC SPRINKLER SYSTEM
(Design Standard)

MINIMUM FIRE-FLOW
(gallons per minute)

FLOW DURATION
(hours)

0 – 3,600

No automatic sprinkler system

1,000

1

3,601 and greater

No automatic sprinkler system

Value in Table B105.1 (2)

Duration in Table B105.1 (2) at the required flow rate

0 – 3,600

Section 903.3.1.3 of the California Fire Code or Section 313.3 of the California Residential Code

1,000

1

3,601 and greater

Section 903.3.1.3 of the California Fire Code or Section 313.3 of the California Residential Code

1/2-value in Table B105.1 (2)a

1

For SI: 1 square foot = 0.0929 m2, 1 gallon per minute = 3.785 L/m.

a. The reduced fire-flow shall not be less than 1,000 gallons per minute for a duration of 1 hour.

VV. California Fire Code Section B105.2, Buildings Other Than One- and Two-Family Dwellings, Group R-3 and R-4 Buildings and Townhouses, is amended as follows:

Section B105.2 Buildings other than one- and two-Family dwellings, Group R-3 and R-4 buildings and townhouses. The minimum fire flow and flow duration for buildings other than one- and two-family dwellings, Group R-3 and R-4 buildings and townhouses shall be as specified in Tables B105.2 and B105.1(2).

Exceptions:

1. [SFM] Group B, S-2 and U occupancies having a floor area not exceeding 1,000 square feet, primarily constructed of noncombustible exterior walls with wood or steel roof framing, having a Class A roof assembly, with uses limited to the following or similar uses:

1. California State Parks buildings of an accessory nature (restrooms).

2. Safety roadside rest areas, (SRRA), public restrooms.

3. Truck inspection facilities, (TIF), CHP office space and vehicle inspection bays.

4. Sand/salt storage buildings, storage of sand and salt.

2. Group U occupancies accessory to a one or two-family dwelling.

3. A reduction in required fire flow of up to 50 percent is permitted when the building is provided with an automatic sprinkler system installed in accordance with 903.3.1.1. The resulting fire flow shall not be less than 1500 gallons per minute (5677.5 L/min.). Reduction of fire flow does not apply to required fire flow duration.

4. A reduction in required fire flow of up to 75 percent is permitted for warehouse buildings of Type I, Type II, and Type III-B construction and provided with early suppression fast response fire sprinkler systems. The resulting fire flow shall not be less than 1500 gallons per minute (5677.5 L/min.). Reduction of fire flow does not apply to required fire flow duration.

WW. California Fire Code Appendix B, Table No. B105.2, Required Fire-Flow for Buildings Other Than One- and Two-Family Dwellings, Group R-3 And R-4 Buildings and Townhouses, is amended as follows:

TABLE NO. B105.2

REQUIRED FIRE-FLOW FOR BUILDINGS OTHER THAN ONE- AND TWO-FAMILY DWELLINGS, GROUP R-3 AND R-4 BUILDINGS AND TOWNHOUSES
a

AUTOMATIC SPRINKLER SYSTEM (Design Standard)

MINIMUM FIRE-FLOW (gallons per minute)

FLOW DURATION (hours)

No automatic sprinkler system

Value in Table B105.1 (2)

Duration in Table B105.1 (2)

Section 903.3.1.1 of the California Fire Code

50% of the Value in Table B105.1 (2)a

Duration in Table B105.1 (2) at the reduced flow rate

For SI: 1 gallon per minute = 3.785 L/m.

a. The reduced fire flow shall not be less than 1,500 gallons per minute.

XX. California Fire Code Table No. C102.1, Required Number and Spacing of Fire Hydrants, is amended as follows:

TABLE NO. C102.1

REQUIRED NUMBER AND SPACING OF FIRE HYDRANTS
e

FIRE FLOW REQUIREMENT (gpm)

MINIMUM NO. OF HYDRANTS

AVERAGE SPACING BETWEEN HYDRANTSa, b, d (Ft.)

MAXIMUM DISTANCE FROM HYDRANT TO ANY POINT ON STREET OR ROADWAY FRONTAGE (Ft.)

1,750 or less

1

300

150

1,751-2,250

2

300

150

2,251-2,750

3

300

150

2,751-3,250

3

300

150

3,251-4,000

4

300

150

4,001-5,000

5

300

150

5,001-5,500

6

300

150

5,501-6,000

6

250

150

6,001-7,000

7

250

150

7,001 or more

8 or morec

200

120

For SI: 1 foot = 304.8 mm, 1 gallon per minute = 3.785 L/m.

a. Where streets are provided with median dividers that cannot be crossed by fire fighters pulling hose lines, or where arterial streets are provided with four or more traffic lanes or street width is in excess of 88 feet (26.82 m), hydrant spacing shall average 300 feet on each side of the street and be arranged on an alternating basis.

b. Where new water mains are extended along streets where hydrants are not needed for protection of structures or similar fire problems, fire hydrants shall be provided at spacing not to exceed 1,000 feet (305 m) to provide for transportation hazards. In addition, there shall be at least one hydrant at each intersection.

c. One Hydrant for each 1,000 gallons per minute or fraction thereof.

d. Average spacing between fire hydrants may be extended to 500 feet (152.4 m) on streets serving one- and two- family dwellings.

e. The fire code official is authorized to modify the location, number and distribution of fire hydrants based on site-specific constraints and hazards.

[Ord. 26-2019 §2, eff. 1-10-2020; Ord. 27-2016 §4, eff. 2-10-2017]

17.04.020 Enforcement.

The Chief of the Cosumnes Community Services District Fire Department or authorized designee shall have authority to enforce this chapter and issue citations for violations of the fire code, as adopted herein. [Ord. 26-2019 §2, eff. 1-10-2020; Ord. 27-2016 §4, eff. 2-10-2017]

17.04.030 Definitions.

A. “Chief” shall mean the Chief of the Cosumnes Community Services District Fire Department, or authorized designee, unless otherwise specified in this code.

B. “Fire code” shall mean the California Fire Code, Title 24, California Code of Regulations, Part 9.

C. “Fire Code Official” shall mean an individual designated by the Chief to enforce some aspect of the fire code.

D. “Municipality” shall mean the City of Elk Grove.

E. “R-3” shall mean single-family residences. [Ord. 26-2019 §2, eff. 1-10-2020; Ord. 27-2016 §4, eff. 2-10-2017]

17.04.040 Appeals.

Any person aggrieved by any decision or action of the Chief may appeal to the Cosumnes Community Services District, pursuant to procedures implemented by the Cosumnes Community Services District. [Ord. 27-2016 §4, eff. 2-10-2017]

17.04.050 Penalties.

Repealed by Ord. 26-2019. [Ord. 27-2016 §4, eff. 2-10-2017]

17.04.060 High explosives.

In accordance with the provisions of Division 11, Explosives, Part 1, High Explosives, of the Health and Safety Code (Sections 12000 through 12401), the Chief of Police shall have the primary responsibility for the enforcement of the provisions therein. Whenever references to explosives are found in the 2019 Edition of the California Fire Code, the enforcing authority shall be the Chief of Police. Any references in the fire code to the “Chief” in sections referencing explosives shall be a reference to the Chief of Police. [Ord. 26-2019 §2, eff. 1-10-2020; Ord. 27-2016 §4, eff. 2-10-2017]

17.04.070 Public safety radio building amplification system.

Repealed by Ord. 26-2019. [Ord. 27-2016 §4, eff. 2-10-2017]

17.04.080 Flammable and combustible liquids and liquefied petroleum gases – Permits.

Applications for permits for the installation or modification of above ground tanks for the storage of flammable and combustible liquids shall be made to the City of Elk Grove’s Building Safety Division, and to the Cosumnes Fire Department Fire Prevention Bureau.

Files, records, and copies of all permits shall be kept in the Building Safety Division and will be available on request. The Building Safety Division shall instruct the applicant as to the necessity of also obtaining concurrent approval from the Cosumnes Fire Department for issuance of a permit.

Applications for permits for the installation or modification of underground tanks for the storage of hazardous materials, including flammable and combustible liquids, shall be made to the Environmental Management Department of Sacramento County as required, the Building Safety Division of the City of Elk Grove, and the Cosumnes Fire Department.

Applications for permit for the installation or modification of liquefied petroleum gases shall be made to the Building Safety Division of the City of Elk Grove, and the Cosumnes Fire Department. [Ord. 27-2016 §4, eff. 2-10-2017]

17.04.090 Structural fires.

All structures which have suffered damage by fire must be inspected before any repairs thereto are made. A permit covering the structural, electrical and plumbing repairs shall be obtained from the City of Elk Grove. The Chief shall report all such structural fires to the City of Elk Grove within twenty-four (24) hours after the occurrence of such fire. [Ord. 27-2016 §4, eff. 2-10-2017]