Chapter 9.04
FIRE CODE

Sections:

9.04.010    Adoption by reference.

9.04.020    Establishment and duties of bureau of fire prevention.

9.04.030    Definitions.

9.04.040    Flammable or combustible liquid storage limits.

9.04.070    Additional amendments to the International Fire Code.

9.04.101    International Fire Code Appendices adopted.

9.04.105    International Fire Code Section 105, Permits, amended.

9.04.109.3    Violation penalties – Amended International Fire Code Section 109.3.

9.04.109.4    Section 109.4 – Excessive false alarms, penalty imposed.

9.04.503    Additional sections of International Fire Code Section 503 adopted – Fire apparatus access roads.

9.04.503.1.4    Section 503.1.4 added – Aerial fire apparatus access roads.

9.04.503.1.5    Section 503.1.5 added – One- or two-family dwelling residential developments.

9.04.503.2    International Fire Code Section 503.2 amended – Access – Specifications.

9.04.503.2.3    International Fire Code Section 503.2.3 amended – Access – Surfacing.

9.04.503.2.4    International Fire Code Section 503.2.4 amended – Access – Turning radius.

9.04.503.2.5    International Fire Code Section 503.2.5 amended – Access – Turnarounds.

9.04.503.2.7    International Fire Code Section 503.2.7 amended – Access – Gradients.

9.04.503.5    International Fire Code Section 503.5 amended – Required gates or barricades.

9.04.503.6    International Fire Code Section 503.6 amended – Gates accessing residential developments.

9.04.503.7    International Fire Code new Section 503.7 added – Split entries.

9.04.505    International Fire Code Section 505.1, Address identification, amended.

9.04.507.3    International Fire Code Section 507.3, Fire flow, amended.

9.04.507.5    International Fire Code Section 507.5.1, Fire hydrant location, not adopted.

9.04.510    International Fire Code Section 510, Emergency responder radio coverage, amended.

9.04.601    International Fire Code Section 601.2, Permits, amended.

9.04.602     International Fire Code Section 602.1, Definitions, amended – Power tap.

9.04.605    International Fire Code Section 605, Electrical equipment, amended to add 605.11.

9.04.902     International Fire Code Section 902.1, Definitions, amended.

9.04.903     International Fire Code Section 903.2 amended – Sprinkler systems – Where required.

9.04.903.2.1    International Fire Code Section 903.2.1 amended – Sprinkler systems – Group A occupancies.

9.04.903.2.3    International Fire Code Section 903.2.3 amended – Sprinkler systems – Group E occupancies.

9.04.903.2.4    International Fire Code Section 903.2.4 amended – Sprinkler systems – Group F-1 occupancies.

9.04.903.2.7    International Fire Code Section 903.2.7 amended – Sprinkler systems – Group M and B occupancies.

9.04.903.2.8    International Fire Code Section 903.2.8 amended – Sprinkler systems – Group R occupancies.

9.04.903.2.9    International Fire Code Section 903.2.9 and 903.2.10 amended – Sprinkler systems – Group S occupancies.

Prior legislation: Ords. 850, 1082, 1373 and 2377.

9.04.010 Adoption by reference.

Certain documents, copies of which are on file in the office of the clerk of the city of Marysville, entitled “International Fire Code, 2009 Edition,” (IFC) published by the International Code Council, with amendments as adopted by the Washington State Building Code Council, are adopted as the fire code of the city of Marysville (hereinafter sometimes referred to as the “fire code”) for the purpose of prescribing regulations for the safeguarding of life and property from the hazards of fire and explosion. Except as otherwise specifically amended herein, or by later ordinance, each and all of the regulations, provisions, penalties, conditions and terms of said code and standards are incorporated and made part of this chapter as if fully set forth herein. (Ord. 2875 § 2, 2011).

9.04.020 Establishment and duties of bureau of fire prevention.

(1) The International Fire Code shall be enforced by the bureau of fire prevention in the fire department of Marysville which is established and which shall be operated under the supervision of the chief of the fire department.

(2) The fire marshal in charge of the bureau of fire prevention shall be the chief of the fire department of Marysville, or any qualified person designated by the chief.

(3) The chief of the fire department may detail such members of the fire department as inspectors as shall from time to time be necessary. (Ord. 2875 § 2, 2011).

9.04.030 Definitions.

(1) Wherever the word “jurisdiction” is used in the International Fire Code, it means the city of Marysville.

(2) “Commercial occupancy” means groups A, B, E, H, F, I (except adult family homes as defined in Chapter 70.128 RCW), M, R-1, R-2, R-4 and S occupancies as defined in Section 202 – Occupancy Classifications of the International Fire Code, 2009 Edition. (Ord. 2875 § 2, 2011).

9.04.040 Flammable or combustible liquid storage limits.

The storage of Class I, II and III-A liquids in aboveground tanks exceeding 26,000 gallons individual or 78,000 gallons aggregate capacity is prohibited within the corporate limits of the city of Marysville. Storage shall be limited to horizontal tanks only. This language shall replace the language of International Fire Code Sections 3404.2.9.6.1 and 3406.2.4.4. (Ord. 2875 § 2, 2011).

9.04.070 Additional amendments to the International Fire Code.

The additional amendments to the fire code in MMC 9.04.101 through 9.04.903.2.9 are enacted. (Ord. 2875 § 2, 2011).

9.04.101 International Fire Code Appendices adopted.

These appendices of the International Fire Code are hereby adopted: B, F, H, I, and J. (Ord. 2875 § 2, 2011).

9.04.105 International Fire Code Section 105, Permits, amended.

New Section 105.7.15 added – Solar photovoltaic power systems:

105.7.15 Solar photovoltaic power systems. A construction permit is required to install or modify solar photovoltaic power systems.

(Ord. 2875 § 2, 2011).

9.04.109.3 Violation penalties – Amended International Fire Code Section 109.3.

(1) Any person who violates any of the provisions of this code as adopted or fails to comply therewith, or who violates or fails to comply with any order made under this code, or who builds in violation of any detailed statement of specifications or plans submitted and approved thereunder, or any certificate or permit issued thereunder, and from which no appeal has been taken, or who fails to comply with such an order as affirmed or modified by the chief or by a court of competent jurisdiction within the time fixed in this chapter, severally, for each and every such violation and noncompliance respectively, shall be punished as set forth in MMC 4.02.040(3)(g). The imposition of one penalty for any violation shall not excuse the violation or permit it to continue; 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 10 days that prohibited conditions are maintained constitutes a separate offense.

(2) The application of the penalties herein described shall not be held to prevent the enforced removal of prohibited conditions. (Ord. 2951 § 8, 2014; Ord. 2875 § 2, 2011).

9.04.109.4 Section 109.4 – Excessive false alarms, penalty imposed.

No more than three false alarms from any location shall be permitted within any calendar year. The owner or operator of any location from which more than three false alarms are sent within any calendar year shall be punished as set forth in MMC 4.02.040(3)(g). (Ord. 2951 § 9, 2014; Ord. 2875 § 2, 2011).

9.04.503 Additional sections of International Fire Code Section 503 adopted – Fire apparatus access roads.

Section 503.1 shall be adopted as written, Sections 503.1.1, 503.1.2, 503.1.3, 503.2, 503.3, and 503.4, being sections of the International Fire Code (2009 Edition) not adopted by the Washington State Building Code Council, are hereby adopted and enacted in the city of Marysville. (Ord. 2875 § 2, 2011).

9.04.503.1.4 Section 503.1.4 added – Aerial fire apparatus access roads.

503.1.4 Where Required. Buildings or portions of buildings or facilities exceeding 30 feet (9,144 mm) in height above the lowest level of fire department vehicle access shall be provided with approved fire apparatus access roads capable of accommodating fire department aerial apparatus. Overhead utility and power lines shall not be located within the aerial fire apparatus access roadway.

503.1.4.1 Width. Fire apparatus access roads shall have a minimum unobstructed width of 26 feet (7,925 mm) in the immediate vicinity of any building or portion of building more than 30 feet (9,144 mm) in height.

503.1.4.2 Proximity to building. At least one of the required access routes meeting this condition shall be located within a minimum of 15 feet (4,572 mm) and a maximum of 30 feet (9,144 mm) from the building, and shall be positioned parallel to one entire side of the building.

(Ord. 2875 § 2, 2011).

9.04.503.1.5 Section 503.1.5 added – One- or two-family dwelling residential developments.

503.1.5 Developments of one- or two-family dwellings where the number of dwelling units exceeds 30 shall be provided with separate and approved, unobstructed fire apparatus access roads and shall be placed a distance apart equal to not less than one half of the length of maximum overall diagonal dimension of the property or area to be served, measured in a straight line between accesses.

Exceptions:

1. Where there are more than 30 dwelling units on a single public or private fire apparatus access road and all dwelling units are equipped throughout with an approved automatic sprinkler system in accordance with Section 903.3.1.1, 903.3.1.2 or 903.3.1.3 access from two directions shall not be required.

2. The number of dwelling units on a single fire apparatus access road shall not be increased unless fire apparatus access roads will connect with future development, as determined by the fire code official.

(Ord. 2875 § 2, 2011).

9.04.503.2 International Fire Code Section 503.2 amended – Access – Specifications.

Section 503.2.1, Dimensions, is amended to add:

Where a fire hydrant or fire department connection is located on a fire apparatus access road, the minimum road width shall be increased to 26', extending 20' on either side of a fire hydrant or fire department connection.

(Ord. 2875 § 2, 2011).

9.04.503.2.3 International Fire Code Section 503.2.3 amended – Access – Surfacing.

Section 503.2.3 adopted by MMC 9.04.503 is further amended to add an additional sentence reading as follows:

The surface shall be entirely composed of gravel, crushed rock, asphalt or concrete, and designed to support the imposed load of fire apparatus weighing at least 75,000 pounds.

(Ord. 2875 § 2, 2011).

9.04.503.2.4 International Fire Code Section 503.2.4 amended – Access – Turning radius.

Section 503.2.4 adopted by MMC 9.04.503 is further amended to add an additional sentence reading as follows:

A turning radius will be approved only if it is in accordance with the Engineering Design and Development Standards for the City of Marysville.

(Ord. 2875 § 2, 2011).

9.04.503.2.5 International Fire Code Section 503.2.5 amended – Access – Turnarounds.

Section 503.2.5 adopted by MMC 9.04.503 is further amended to add an additional three sentences reading as follows:

Turnarounds shall be a minimum eighty (80) foot diameter cul-de-sac with no obstructions within the cul-de-sac. Planters may be installed in cul-de-sacs when the outside radius of the cul-de-sac is a minimum of fifty (50) feet and inside radius is minimum of 25 (twenty five) feet. An approved hammerhead turnaround may be used if there are no alternatives, and it is approved by the Fire Chief.

(Ord. 2875 § 2, 2011).

9.04.503.2.7 International Fire Code Section 503.2.7 amended – Access – Gradients.

Section 503.2.7 adopted by MMC 9.04.503 is further amended to add an additional sentence reading as follows: “A gradient will be approved only if it is in accordance with the Engineering Design and Development Standards for the City of Marysville.” (Ord. 2875 § 2, 2011).

9.04.503.5 International Fire Code Section 503.5 amended – Required gates or barricades.

Section 503.5 is amended by adding:

Entrances to roads, trails or other access ways which have been closed with gates and barriers shall not be obstructed by parked vehicles.

(Ord. 2875 § 2, 2011).

9.04.503.6 International Fire Code Section 503.6 amended – Gates accessing residential developments.

Section 503.6 is amended by adding:

Gates installed in a residential community shall be equipped with a strobe activating device. Minimum gate width opening shall be 20 feet. The gate is required to open automatically with the approach of emergency vehicles. In the event of a loss of power, the gate shall open automatically and remain in the open position until power is restored. The gate shall remain in the open position until such time that the power is restored.

Exemption: 5 or fewer dwelling units.

(Ord. 2875 § 2, 2011).

9.04.503.7 International Fire Code new Section 503.7 added – Split entries.

Section 503.7, Split Entries.

Split entries to plats, short plats, commercial development and other sites requiring emergency vehicle access, shall be allowed where each aisle (lane) is at least 14 (fourteen) feet in width.

(Ord. 2875 § 2, 2011).

9.04.505 International Fire Code Section 505.1, Address identification, amended.

Section 505.1 is amended to add the following:

(1) Address numbers for commercial buildings to be a minimum of six inches high with a principal stroke of at least three-quarters inch.

(2) Where the building is not visible from the street or a single access road or private roadway serves more than one building, provision shall be made to clearly identify which driveway or roadway serves the appropriate address.

(3) Address numbers at least four inches high shall be prominently displayed on rear entrance or access doors when required by the fire code official.

(4) Interior and exterior access doors or individual dwelling, housekeeping, living units, or commercial tenant spaces also shall be clearly marked. Numbers and/or letters of such units shall be at least four inches high.

(5) Address Numbering Size Table

Distance from Road or Fire Lane

Minimum Size

0-50 feet

4"

51-100 feet

6"

101-150 feet

8"

151-200 feet

10"

201-300 feet

12"

301 feet and up

18"

Four inch numbers are permitted for single-family and duplex occupancies only. The minimum size figure for commercial occupancies is six inches. The height to width ratio of the figures shall be approximately 2H:1W.

(Ord. 2875 § 2, 2011).

9.04.507.3 International Fire Code Section 507.3, Fire flow, amended.

(1) Replace “by an approved method” with “per Appendix B of the International Fire Code.”

(2) Exceptions. Section 507.3 is amended to add two exceptions reading as follows:

Exceptions:

(2) Subdivisions and short subdivisions in which all lots have a lot area of 43,560 square feet (one acre) or more in size;

(3) Structures where under the International Building Code the occupancy is classified as group U occupancies (agricultural buildings, private garages, carports and sheds) that are restricted to private residential use only. Riding arenas or other agricultural structures used or accessed by the general public shall not fall within this exception.

(Ord. 2875 § 2, 2011).

9.04.507.5 International Fire Code Section 507.5.1, Fire hydrant location, not adopted.

Fire hydrant locations to be installed per MMC 14.03.050. (Ord. 2875 § 2, 2011).

9.04.510 International Fire Code Section 510, Emergency responder radio coverage, amended.

International Fire Code Section 510 Emergency Responder Radio Coverage is amended to include adoption of Appendix J. (Ord. 2875 § 2, 2011).

9.04.601 International Fire Code Section 601.2, Permits, amended.

Solar photovoltaic power systems permit is added. Section 601.2 is amended by adding:

A construction permit is required to install or modify Solar photovoltaic power systems as set forth in Section 105.7.

(Ord. 2875 § 2, 2011).

9.04.602 International Fire Code Section 602.1, Definitions, amended – Power tap.

Add definition to Section 602.1:

Power Tap means a listed device for indoor use consisting of an attachment plug on one end of a flexible cord and two or more receptacles on the opposite end, and has overcurrent protection.

(Ord. 2875 § 2, 2011).

9.04.605 International Fire Code Section 605, Electrical equipment, amended to add 605.11.

Section 605.11 added – Solar Photovoltaic Power Systems:

605.11 Solar Photovoltaic Power Systems. Solar photovoltaic power systems shall be installed in accordance with this code, the International Building Code and NFPA 70.

605.11.1 Marking. Marking is required on all interior and exterior dc conduit, enclosures, raceways, cable assemblies, junction boxes, combiner boxes, and disconnects.

605.11.1.1 Materials. The materials used for marking shall be reflective, weather resistant and suitable for the environment. Marking as required in sections 605.11.1.2 through 605.11.1.4 shall have all letters capitalized with a minimum height of 3/8 inch (9.5 mm) white on red background.

605.11.1.2 Marking content. The marking shall contain the words WARNING: PHOTOVOLTAIC POWER SOURCE.

605.11.1.3 Main service disconnect. The marking shall be placed adjacent to the main service disconnect in a location clearly visible from the location where the disconnect is operated.

605.11.1.4 Location of Marking. Marking shall be placed on all interior and exterior dc conduit, raceways, enclosures and cable assemblies every 10 feet (3,048 mm) within 1 foot (305 mm) of all turns or bends and within 1 foot (305 mm) above and below all penetrations of roof/ceiling assemblies and all walls and /or barriers.

605.11.2 Locations of DC conductors. Conduit, wiring systems, and raceways for photovoltaic circuits shall be located as close as possible to the ridge or hip or valley and from the hip or valley as directly as possible to an outside wall to reduce trip hazards and maximize ventilation opportunities. Conduit runs between sub arrays and to DC combiner boxes shall be installed in a manner that minimizes total amount of conduit on the roof by taking the shortest path from the array to the DC combiner box. The DC combiner boxes shall be located such that conduit runs are minimized in the pathways between arrays. DC wiring shall be installed in metallic conduit or raceways when located within enclosed spaces in a building. Conduit shall run along the bottom of load bearing members.

605.11.3 Access and pathways. Roof access, pathways, and spacing requirements shall be provided in order to ensure access to the roof; provide pathways to specific areas of the roof; provide for smoke ventilation operations; and to provide emergency egress from the roof.

Exceptions:

1.     Requirements relating to ridge, hip, and valleys do not apply to roof slopes of two units vertical in twelve units horizontal (2:12) or less.

2.     Residential structures shall be designed so that each array is no greater than 150 feet (45,720 mm) by 150 feet (45,720 mm) in either axis.

3.     The fire chief may allow panels/modules to be located up to the ridge when an alternative ventilation method acceptable to the fire chief has been provided or where the fire chief has determined vertical ventilation techniques will not be employed.

605.11.3.1 Roof access points. Roof access points shall be defined as an area that does not place ground ladders over openings such as windows or doors, and are located at strong points of building construction in locations where the access point does not conflict with overhead obstructions such as tree limbs, wires, or signs.

605.11.3.2 Residential systems for one- and two-family residential dwellings. Access shall be provided in accordance with Sections 605.11.3.2.1 through 605.11.3.2.4.

605.11.3.2.1 Access required Residential. Panels /modules shall be located in a manner that provides a minimum of two separate 3 foot (914 mm) wide clear access pathways from the eave to the ridge on each roof. The access pathways shall be located at structurally strong locations on the building capable of supporting the live load of fire fighters accessing the roof.

605.11.3.2.2 Residential buildings with a single ridge. Panels/modules shall be permitted to be located up to the ridge on one roof slope only, with the other slope accessible and suitable for ventilation up to the ridge or alternative method approved by AHJ.

605.11.3.2.3 Residential buildings with multiple ridges, hips or valleys: Panels/modules shall be located no closer than 18 inches (457 mm) to a ridge, hip or a valley if panels/modules are to be placed on both sides of a ridge, hip or valley. If the panels are to be located on only one side of a ridge, hip or valley then the panels shall be permitted to be placed directly adjacent to the ridge, hip or valley.

605.11.3.2.4 Smoke Ventilation. Panels/modules shall be located such that one side of each ridge shall have not less than 4 feet (1,290 mm) of clear space immediately below the ridge available to allow for fire department smoke ventilation operations.

605.11.3.3 All other occupancies. Access shall be provided in accordance with Sections 605.11.3.3.1 through 605.11.3.3.3.

Exception: Where it is determined by the fire code official that the roof configuration is similar to a one- or two-family dwelling, the fire code official may approve the residential access and ventilation requirements provided in 605.11.3.2.1 through 605.11.3.2.4.

605.11.3.3.1 Access. There shall be a minimum 6 foot (1,829 mm) wide clear perimeter around the edges of the roof.

Exception: If either axis of the building is 250 feet (76,200 mm) or less, there shall be a minimum 4 foot (1,290 mm) wide clear perimeter around the edges of the roof or alternative method approved by AHJ.

605.11.3.3.2 Pathways. The solar installation shall be designed to provide designated pathways. The pathways shall meet the following requirements:

1. The pathway shall be over areas capable of supporting the live load of fire fighters accessing the roof.

2. The center line axis pathways shall be provided in both axis of the roof. Center line axis pathways shall run where the roof structure is capable of supporting the live load of firefighters accessing the roof.

3. Shall be straight line not less than 4 feet (1290 mm) clear to skylights and/or ventilation hatches.

4. Shall be straight line not less than 4 feet (1,290 mm) clear to roof standpipes.

5. Shall provide not less than 4 feet (1,290 mm) clear around roof access hatch with at least one not less than 4 feet (1,290 mm) clear pathway to parapet or roof edge.

605.11.3.3.3 Smoke Ventilation. The solar installation shall be designed to meet the following requirements:

1. Arrays shall be no greater than 150 feet (45,720 mm) by 150 feet (45,720 mm) in distance in either axis in order to create opportunities for smoke ventilation operations.

2. Smoke ventilation options between array sections shall be one of the following:

2.1. A pathway 8 feet (2,438 mm) or greater in width;

2.2. A 4 feet (1,290 mm) or greater in width pathway and bordering roof skylights or smoke and heat vents;

2.3. A 4 feet (1,290 mm) or greater in width pathway and bordering 4 foot (1,290 mm) x 8 foot (2,438 mm) “venting cutouts” every 20 feet (6,096 mm) on alternating sides of the pathway.

605.11.4 Ground mounted photovoltaic arrays. Ground mounted photovoltaic arrays shall comply with Sections 605.11 through 605.11.2 and this section. Setback requirements do not apply to ground-mounted, free standing photovoltaic arrays, except as provided in Chapter 22C MMC. A clear brush area of 10 feet (3,048 mm) is required for ground mounted photovoltaic arrays.

(Ord. 2875 § 2, 2011).

9.04.902 International Fire Code Section 902.1, Definitions, amended.

The definition of fire area is amended by adding:

For Section 903, the definition of FIRE AREA shall be as follows: The aggregate floor area enclosed and bounded by exterior walls of a building.

(Ord. 2875 § 2, 2011).

9.04.903 International Fire Code Section 903.2 amended – Sprinkler systems – Where required.

Amend Section 903.2 by adding items:

Existing buildings altered such that the total fire area square footage exceeds the threshold square footage for each occupancy group listed in this section shall be provided with an automatic sprinkler system. Where there is a change-of-occupancy classification in an existing building, the sprinkler requirements for the new occupancy classification shall apply.

An automatic sprinkler system shall be provided throughout buildings where the combined area of all fire areas on all floors, including any mezzanines, exceeds the threshold square footage for each occupancy group listed in this section.

(Ord. 2875 § 2, 2011).

9.04.903.2.1 International Fire Code Section 903.2.1 amended – Sprinkler systems – Group A occupancies.

Section 903.2.1.1 Item 1. Replace 12,000 with 8,000.

Section 903.2.1.3 Item 1. Replace 12,000 with 8,000.

Section 903.2.1.4 Item 1. Replace 12,000 with 8,000. (Ord. 2875 § 2, 2011).

9.04.903.2.3 International Fire Code Section 903.2.3 amended – Sprinkler systems – Group E occupancies.

An automatic sprinkler system shall be provided for Group E Occupancies.

Delete items 1 and 2, and the Exception, and replace them with the following:

Exceptions:

1. Portable school classrooms, provided aggregate area of any cluster or portion of a cluster of portable school classrooms does not exceed 5,000 square feet; and clusters of portable school classrooms shall be separated as required by the building code.

2. Group E Occupancies with an occupant load of 50 or less, calculated in accordance with table 1004.1.1.

(Ord. 2875 § 2, 2011).

9.04.903.2.4 International Fire Code Section 903.2.4 amended – Sprinkler systems – Group F-1 occupancies.

Section 903.2 Item 1. Replace 12,000 with 8,000.

Section 903.2 Item 3. Replace 24,000 with 8,000.

Section 903.2.4 Item 4. Where a Group F-2 fire area exceeds 8,000 square feet. (Ord. 2875 § 2, 2011).

9.04.903.2.7 International Fire Code Section 903.2.7 amended – Sprinkler systems – Group M and B occupancies.

Section 903.2.7 Item 1. Add B after M and change 12,000 to 8,000.

Section 903.2.7 Item 2. Add B after M.

Section 903.2.7 Item 3. Add B after M and change 24,000 to 8,000. (Ord. 2875 § 2, 2011).

9.04.903.2.8 International Fire Code Section 903.2.8 amended – Sprinkler systems – Group R occupancies.

Amend Section 903.2.8 to add:

An automatic sprinkler system shall be installed throughout every apartment house three (3) or more stories in height or containing five (5) or more dwelling units, townhomes and every congregate residence three (3) or more stories in height or having an occupant load of five (5) or more, and every hotel three or more stories in height or containing five (5) or more guest rooms, and one and two family dwelling units three (3) or more stories. Residential or quick-response standard sprinklers shall be used in the dwelling units and guest room portions of the building shall be protected with an automatic sprinkler system per 903.3.1.3.

(Ord. 2875 § 2, 2011).

9.04.903.2.9 International Fire Code Section 903.2.9 and 903.2.10 amended – Sprinkler systems – Group S occupancies.

Section 903.2.9 is hereby enacted and added to the International Fire Code as previously enacted and amended by the city reading as follows:

Section 903.2.9 Group S Occupancies. An automatic sprinkler system shall be installed throughout all Group S occupancies that have 8,000 square feet or more of fire area.

Section 903.2.9, add Item 5: “In all Group S-1 mini-storage occupancies.”

Section 903.2.9.1, add Item 5: “Repair garages where the use of open flame or welding is conducted with a fire area exceeding 3,000 square feet.”

Replace all occurrences of “S-1” with “S.”

Section 903.2.9 Item 1. Replace 12,000 with 8,000.

Section 903.2.9 Item 3. Replace 24,000 with 8,000.

Section 903.2.9, add Item 5: “In all Group S-1 mini-storage occupancies.”

Section 903.2.9.1 Item 1. Replace 10,000 with 8,000.

Section 903.2.9.1 Item 2. Replace 12,000 with 8,000.

Section 903.2.9.1 add Item 5: “Repair garages where the use of open flame or welding is conducted with a fire area exceeding 3,000 square feet.”

Section 903.2.9.2 Replace 20,000 with 8,000. (Ord. 2875 § 2, 2011).