Chapter 9.04
INTERNATIONAL FIRE CODE AMENDMENTS

Sections:

9.04.040    Fire apparatus access roads.

9.04.100    

9.04.160    Repealed.

9.04.170    Section 3103 IFC amended – Temporary tents and membrane structures.

9.04.180    Repealed.

9.04.190    Section 5601 IFC amended – Explosives and fireworks.

9.04.200    Chapter 57 IFC amended – Flammable and combustible liquid storage.

9.04.210    Repealed.

Prior legislation: Ords. 1382, 1532, 1901, 2040, 2126, 2213, 2506, 2656, 2683, 2699 and 2840.

9.04.040 Fire apparatus access roads.

Section 503 of the International Fire Code as published in the model code is hereby adopted with the following changes:

503.1.1 Buildings and facilities. Approved fire apparatus access roads shall be provided and maintained for every facility, building or portion of a building hereafter constructed or moved into or within the jurisdiction. The fire apparatus access road shall comply with the requirements of this section and shall extend to within 200 feet of all portions of the facility and all portions of the exterior walls of the first story of the building as measured by an approved route around the exterior of the building or facility.

Exceptions:

1. The fire code official is authorized to increase the dimension of 200 feet where the building is equipped throughout with an approved automatic sprinkler system installed in accordance with Section 903.3.1.1, 903.3.1.2 or 903.3.1.3.

(Ord. 3396 § 1, 2021)

9.04.100 Section 103 IFC amended – Department of fire prevention.

Repealed by Ord. 3396. (Ord. 3306 § 2 (Exh. 2), 2018; Ord. 3196 § 1, 2016; Ord. 3007 § 1, 2013)

9.04.110 Section 105 IFC amended – Permits.

Repealed by Ord. 3396. (Ord. 3306 § 2 (Exh. 2), 2018; Ord. 3196 § 1, 2016; Ord. 3007 § 1, 2013)

9.04.120 Section 304 IFC amended – Combustible waste material.Share

Repealed by Ord. 3396. (Ord. 3306 § 2 (Exh. 2), 2018; Ord. 3196 § 1, 2016; Ord. 3007 § 1, 2013)

9.04.125 Section 308 IFC amended – Open flame.

Repealed by Ord. 3396. (Ord. 3306 § 2 (Exh. 2), 2018; Ord. 3196 § 1, 2016)

9.04.126 Section 404 IFC amended – Fire safety, evacuation and lockdown plans.

Repealed by Ord. 3396. (Ord. 3306 § 2 (Exh. 2), 2018; Ord. 3196 § 1, 2016)

9.04.128 Chapter 5 IFC adopted and amended – Fire service features.

Repealed by Ord. 3396. (Ord. 3306 § 2 (Exh. 2), 2018)

9.04.130 Section 609 IFC amended – Commercial kitchen hoods.

Repealed by Ord. 3306. (Ord. 3196 § 1, 2016; Ord. 3007 § 1, 2013)

9.04.140 Section 806 IFC amended – Decorative vegetation in new and existing buildings.

Repealed by Ord. 3306. (Ord. 3196 § 1, 2016; Ord. 3007 § 1, 2013)

9.04.150 Chapter 9 IFC amended, added – Fire protection systems.

Repealed by Ord. 3396. (Ord. 3306 § 2 (Exh. 2), 2018; Ord. 3196 § 1, 2016; Ord. 3007 § 1, 2013)

9.04.160 Section 2304 IFC amended – Dispensing operations.

Repealed by Ord. 3396. (Ord. 3306 § 2 (Exh. 2), 2018; Ord. 3196 § 1, 2016; Ord. 3007 § 1, 2013)

9.04.170 Section 3103 IFC amended – Temporary tents and membrane structures.

Section 3103.1, General, is deleted and replaced with the following:

Tent, canopies, and other membrane structures shall not be erected, operated or maintained for any purpose without first obtaining a City of Lynnwood Special Event Permit and approval from the Fire Marshal and building official. All tents, canopies, and other membrane structures erected shall meet the requirements of the current edition of NFPA 701: Standard Methods of Fire Tests for Flame Propagation of Textiles and Films. Tents, canopies, and other membrane structures meeting the requirements of the California State Fire Marshal (CSFM) as set forth in Article 8, Chapter 1, Title 19 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR) and has the information securely affixed, stamped, printed or stenciled as required by section 1321 of the above code shall be deemed as complying with NFPA 701.

Exception: Approval is deemed granted from the Fire Marshal and Building Official for the use of canopies (no sides) that do not meet the requirements of NFPA 701 or the CSFM when associated with a Special Event Permit providing that:

1. It is limited in size to 120 square feet; and

2. Occupancy is limited to 10 or less persons; and

3. There is a minimum of 12 feet of separation between the canopy and the building (including any overhang or canopy; and

4. No open flame or cooking is associated with the use of the canopy.

Section 3103.5, Use period, is deleted and replaced with the following:

The use of any tent, canopy, or temporary membrane structure shall not be allowed; except in the case of a tent, canopy, or membrane structure used in conjunction with a special event. Such use shall not exceed the time and frequency of use provisions of Chapter 5.30 LMC or the time period of any permit issued in connection with such activities, whichever shall occur first.

The provisions of section 9.04.170 may be modified for temporary (3 days or less) occurrences upon written request to the fire code official in conjunction with the building official, given that additional safety features are provided.

(Ord. 3396 § 1, 2021; Ord. 3306 § 2 (Exh. 2), 2018; Ord. 3196 § 1, 2016; Ord. 3007 § 1, 2013)

9.04.180 Chapter 34 IFC amended – Tire rebuilding and tire storage.

Repealed by Ord. 3396. (Ord. 3306 § 2 (Exh. 2), 2018; Ord. 3196 § 1, 2016; Ord. 3007 § 1, 2013)

9.04.190 Section 5601 IFC amended – Explosives and fireworks.

Section 5601.1, Scope, is deleted and replaced with the following:

The storage of explosives and blasting agents is prohibited within city limits, except for temporary storage for use in connection with approved blasting operations; provided, however, that this prohibition shall not apply to wholesale and retail stocks of small arms ammunition, explosive bolts, explosive rivets or cartridges for explosive actuated power tools.

(Ord. 3396 § 1, 2021; Ord. 3306 § 2 (Exh. 2), 2018; Ord. 3196 § 1, 2016; Ord. 3007 § 1, 2013)

9.04.200 Chapter 57 IFC amended – Flammable and combustible liquid storage.1

Section 5704.1, General, is amended by adding the following:

1. In no case shall aboveground storage tanks over 100 gallons; whether fixed or portable, be located less than 20 feet from a property line or another building.

2. Tank size shall be limited to 1,000 gallons of any single product.

3. Listed tanks divided into two separate 1,000-gallon storage compartments are allowed, providing each compartment contains a different product (i.e. 1000 gallons of gasoline and 1000 gallons of diesel).

Section 5704.2.9.6, Above-Ground Tanks Outside of Buildings:

Section 5704.2.9.6.1, Locations Where Above-ground Tanks Are Prohibited, is deleted and replaced with the following:

Storage of flammable or combustible liquids (Class I and Class II liquids) in outside above-ground tanks is prohibited in all areas of the city except those zoned for industrial use; provided, that, above-ground flammable or combustible liquid tanks may be installed on property zoned general commercial, when approved by the City of Lynnwood Fire Chief and the Development and Business Services Director, subject to the provisions of LMC Title 21, the requirements of the International Fire Code, as adopted by this chapter.

Section 5706, Special Operations:

Section 5706.4, Bulk Plants or Terminals, is amended by adding the following:

Storage of Class I, Class II and Class III-A liquids in bulk plants is prohibited in all areas of the city.

In the event of any conflict between the provisions of this chapter and the provisions of the edition of the International Fire Code as adopted by this chapter, the most restrictive requirements shall prevail.

Appendix D:

D101 General. New Sections D101.2, D101.3, D101.4 and D101.5 are added as follows:

D101.2 Buildings and facilities. Approved fire apparatus access roads shall be provided and maintained for every facility, building or portion of a building hereafter constructed or moved into or within the jurisdiction. The fire apparatus access road shall comply with the requirements of this section and shall extend to within 200 feet of all portions of the facility and all portions of the exterior walls of the first story of the building as measured by an approved route around the exterior of the building or facility.

Exceptions:

2. The fire code official is authorized to increase the dimension of 200 feet where any of the following conditions occur:

2.1. The building is equipped throughout with an approved automatic sprinkler system installed in accordance with Section 903.3.1.1, 903.3.1.2 or 903.3.1.3.

D101.3 Additional access. The fire code official is 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.

D101.4 Specifications. Fire apparatus access roads shall be designed, installed, and maintained in accordance with Appendix D and the Fire Standards.

D101.5 Authority. The fire code official shall have the authority to require or permit modifications to the required access widths where they are inadequate for fire or rescue operations or where necessary to meet the public safety objectives of the jurisdiction.

D103 Minimum Specifications:

Sections D103.2, D013.3, and D103.4 are hereby amended as follows:

D103.2 Grade. Fire apparatus access roads shall not exceed 10 percent in grade.

Exception: Grades between 10 percent and 15 percent where all buildings and structures other than Group U occupancies are protected throughout with an automatic fire sprinkler system may be approved by the fire code official.

D103.3 Turning radius. The minimum turning radius shall be 25' inside and 40' outside.

D103.4 Dead ends. Dead-end fire apparatus access roads in excess of 200' shall be provided with width and turnaround provisions in accordance with Table D103.4.

TABLE D103.4
REQUIREMENTS FOR DEAD-END
FIRE APPARATUS ACCESS
ROADS 

LENGTH (feet)

WIDTH (feet)

TURNAROUNDS REQUIRED

0-200

20

None required

201-500

20

120-foot Hammerhead, 60-foot “Y” or 96-foot diameter cul-de-sac in accordance with Figure D103.1 or as published in the Fire Standards

501-750

26

120-foot Hammerhead, 60-foot “Y” or 96-foot diameter cul-d-sac in accordance with Figure D103.1 or as published in the Fire Standards

Over 750

Special approval required

(Ord. 3399 § 2 (Exh. A), 2021; Ord. 3396 § 1, 2021; Ord. 3306 § 2 (Exh. 2), 2018; Ord. 3196 § 1, 2016; Ord. 3007 § 1, 2013)

9.04.210 Section 6104 IFC amended – Location of LP-gas containers.

Repealed by Ord. 3396. (Ord. 3306 § 2 (Exh. 2), 2018; Ord. 3196 § 1, 2016; Ord. 3007 § 1, 2013)


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Code reviser’s note: Ord. 3399 amended this section without taking into account the amendments of Ord. 3396. The amendments of Ord. 3396 have been retained per the intent of the city.