§ 9.52.070. Chapter 5, Fire Service Features, amended  


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  • International Fire Code, 2009 Edition, Chapter 5, Fire Service Features, is hereby adopted in its entirety with the following amendments:

    9.52.070.1. Section 502.1 Definitions, amended. International Fire Code, 2009 Edition, Section 502.1 Definitions, is hereby amended by adding the following definition in its appropriate place:

    FIRE ATTACK ACCESS POINT—The most remote corner of the building or the most remote approved access/egress man door.

    9.52.070.2 Section 503.1.4 Facility yards, added. International Fire Code, 2009 Edition, Section 503.1.4 Facility yards, is hereby added to read as follows:

    503.1.4 Facility yards An approved fire apparatus access road shall be provided to within 150 feet (45720mm) of all outside combustible/flammable materials storage, including but not limited to pile storage, located in automobile wrecking yards, junkyards, recycling facilities, or wrecking yards.

    9.52.070.3 Section 503.2.5 Dead ends, amended. International Fire Code, 2009 Edition, Section 503.2.5 Dead ends, is hereby amended to read as follows:

    503.2.5 Dead ends. Dead-end fire apparatus access roads in excess of 250 feet in length shall be provided with an approved area for turning around fire apparatus.

    9.52.070.4 Section 505.1 Address identification, amended. International Fire Code, 2009 Edition, Section 505.1 Address identification, is hereby amended to read as follows:

    505.1 Address Numbers. New and existing buildings shall be numbered in accordance with Title 18 of the City Code.

    9.52.070.5 Section 507.3.1 Minimum pressure requirement, added. International Fire Code, 2009 Edition, Section 507.3.1 Minimum pressure requirement, is hereby added to read as follows:

    507.3.1 Minimum pressure requirement. When the water supply system is intended to provide fire fighting capability, the water supply system must also be designed to maintain a minimum pressure of 20 psi under combined fire and drinking water flow conditions.

    (30 TAC 290 Subchapter D: Rules and Regulations for Public Water Systems)

    9.52.070.6 Section 507.4.1 Flow test adjustments, added. International Fire Code, 2009 Edition, Section 507.4.1 Flow test adjustments, is hereby added to read as follows:

    507.4.1 Flow Test Adjustments. Water flow test data shall be adjusted to account for daily and seasonal fluctuations, large simultaneous industrial use, future demand on water supply, or any other condition that could affect the water supply. The fire protection system design shall be based on not more than 90% of the water flow test capacity. The water flow test data shall only be valid if the required data is obtained within three years from the date plans are submitted to the fire code official.

    9.52.070.7 Section 507.5.1 Where required, exception added. International Fire Code, 2009 Edition, Section 507.5.1 Where required, is hereby amended to add an exception to read as follows:

    Exception:

     3. If there are two (2) fire hydrants that are within 600 feet (183 m) of the facility or building meeting the criteria as described in 507.5.1 the 400-foot limit requirement shall not apply.

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    9.52.070.8 Section 507.5.5 Clear space around hydrants, amended. International Fire Code, 2009 Edition, Section 507.5.5 Clear space around hydrants, is hereby amended to read as follows:

    507.5.5 Clear space around hydrants. A 5-foot (1524 mm) clear space shall be maintained around the circumference of fire hydrants except as otherwise required or approved.

    9.52.070.9 Section 508.1.5 Required features, paragraph added. International Fire Code, 2009 Edition, Section 508.1.5 Required features, is hereby amended to add a paragraph to read as follows:

    508.1.5 Required features.

     18. The command center shall be separated from the remainder of the building by not less than a 1 hour fire-resistance-rated fire barrier. No openings (doors and windows) are permitted between the fire command center and the building being protected.

(Ord. No. 17423, 9-21-2010, eff. 1-1-2011)