§ 9.52.080. Chapter 9, Fire Protection Systems, amended  


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  • International Fire Code, 2009 Edition, Chapter 9, Fire Protection Systems, is hereby adopted in its entirety with the following amendments:

    9.52.080.1 Section 901.2.2 Supporting data, added. International Fire Code, 2009 Edition, Section 901.2.2 Supporting data, is hereby added to read as follows:

    901.2.2 Supporting data. The supporting data in the form of hydraulic calculations required by fire code official for installation or modification of all fire suppression systems shall be valid if the flow test data is within 3 years from the date plans are submitted.

    9.52.080.2 Section 901.4.5 Private fire hydrants, added. International Fire Code, 2009 Edition, Section 901.4.5 Private fire hydrants, is hereby added to read as follows:

    901.4.5 Private fire hydrants. All private fire hydrants shall comply with the approved EPWU Fire Hydrant Specifications.

    9.52.080.3 Section 901.4.5.1 Breakable flange, added. International Fire Code, 2009 Edition, Section 901.4.5.1 Breakable flange, is hereby added to read as follows:

    901.4.5.1 Breakable flange. Private fire hydrant's breakable flange shall not be below 1 inch and shall not extend above 6 inches from final grade.

    9.52.080.4 Section 903.2.8.1 Group R-1, added. International Fire Code, 2009 Edition, Section 903.2.8.1 Group R-1, is hereby added to read as follows:

    903.2.8.1 Group R-1. An automatic sprinkler system installed in accordance with IFC Section 903.3, as amended, shall be provided throughout all buildings with a Group R-1 fire area.

    Exceptions:

     1. Where guestrooms are not more than three stories above the lowest level of exit discharge and each guestroom has at least one door leading directly to an exterior exit access that leads directly to approved exits.

     2. A residential sprinkler system installed in accordance with Section 903.3.1.2 shall be allowed in buildings, or portions thereof, of Group R-1.

    9.52.080.5 Section 903.2.8.2 Group R-2, added. International Fire Code, 2009 Edition, Section 903.2.8.2 Group R-2, is hereby added to read as follows:

    903.2.8.2 Group R-2. An automatic sprinkler system shall be provided throughout all floors of buildings with a Group R-2 fire area where more than two stories in height, including basements, or where having more than 16 dwelling units.

    Exception: A residential sprinkler system installed in accordance with Section 903.3.1.2 shall be allowed in buildings, or portions thereof, of Group R-2.

    9.52.080.6 Section 903.2.8.3 Group R-4, added. International Fire Code, 2009 Edition, Section 903.2.8.3 Group R-4 is hereby added to read as follows:

    903.2.8.3 Group R-4. An automatic sprinkler system shall be provided throughout all buildings with a Group R-4 fire area with more than eight occupants.

    Exception: An automatic sprinkler system installed in accordance with Section 903.3.1.2 or 903.3.1.3 shall be allowed in Group R-4 facilities.

    9.52.080.7 Section 903.2.11.3 Buildings 55 feet or more in height, amended. International Fire Code, 2009 Edition, Section 903.2.11.3 Buildings 55 feet or more in height is hereby added to read as follows:

    903.2.11.3 Buildings 35 feet or more in height. An automatic sprinkler system shall be installed throughout buildings with a floor level having an occupant load of 30 or more that is located 35 feet (10,668mm) or more above the lowest level of fire department vehicle access.

    Exceptions:

     1. Airport control towers.

     2. Open parking structures.

     3. Occupancies in Group F-2.

    9.52.080.8 Section 903.4.4 Multi Tenant Buildings, added. International Fire Code, 2009 Edition, Section 903.4.4 Multi Tenant Buildings, is hereby added to read as follows:

    903.4.4 Multi Tenant Buildings. In buildings requiring sprinkler systems with multiple tenants, where no fire alarm is required, each tenant will have the minimum of one notification device (horn/strobe) to provide audio and visual notification upon activation of the monitoring alarm system, in a location approved by the code official.

    9.52.080.9 Section 906.3.5 Minimum extinguisher requirements, added. International Fire Code, 2009 Edition, Section 906.3.5 Minimum extinguisher requirements, is hereby added to read as follows:

    906.3.5 Minimum extinguisher requirements. Each individual occupancy shall have, at a minimum, one 2A1OBC extinguisher for every 3000 square feet, or fraction thereof. Greater protection may be required depending on the nature of the hazard.

    9.52.080.10 Section 907.2.15 High-piled combustible storage areas, amended. International Fire Code, 2009 Edition, Section 907.2.15 High-piled combustible storage areas, is hereby amended to read as follows:

    907.2.15 High-piled combustible storage areas. An automatic smoke detections system and an automatic fire detection system shall be installed throughout high-piled combustible storage areas where required by Chapter 23 of the IFC and as amended by this Code.

    9.52.080.11 Section 912.5.1 Backflow protection device enclosures, added. International Fire Code, 2009 Edition, Section 912.5.1 Backflow protection device enclosures, is hereby added to read as follows:

    912.5.1 Backflow protection device enclosures. Backflow protection devices shall be provided freeze protection by means of a "hot box" style insulated enclosure meeting or exceeding ASSE 1060 standards.

    Existing backflow protection devices that are protected with wrapped style insulation shall be retro-fitted with the appropriate enclosure if existing insulation is damaged or missing.

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