§ 9.52.190. Appendix C, Fire Hydrant Locations and Distribution, adopted and amended  


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  • International Fire Code, 2009 Edition, Appendix C, Fire Hydrant Locations and Distribution, is hereby adopted in its entirety with the following amendments:

    9.52.190.1 Section C104.2 Existing private fire hydrants, added. International Fire Code, 2009 Edition, Section C104.2 Existing private fire hydrants, is hereby added to read as follows:

    C104.2 Existing private fire hydrants. Existing private fire hydrants on adjacent properties shall not be considered available.

    9.52.190.2 Section C105.1 Hydrant spacing, amended. International Fire Code, 2009 Edition, Section C105.1 Hydrant spacing, is hereby amended to read as follows:

    C105.1 Minimum number of hydrant requirements. The minimum number of hydrants required shall be determined by the fire-flow requirements referenced in Table C105.1, as amended. The requirements regarding the average spacing between hydrants and the maximum distance from any point on street or road frontage to a hydrant are found in IFC Chapter 5 Fire Service Features and Appendix D Fire Apparatus Access Roads.

    Exception: The fire code official is authorized to accept a deficiency of up to 10 percent where existing fire hydrants provide all or a portion of the required fire hydrant service.

    9.52.190.3 Table C105.1 Number and distribution of fire hydrants, amended. International Fire Code, 2009 Edition, Table C105.1 Number and distribution of fire hydrants, is hereby amended to read as follows:

    TABLE C105.1 — NUMBER AND DISTRIBUTION OF FIRE HYDRANTS

    FIRE-FLOW REQUIREMENT (gpm) MINIMUM NUMBER OF HYDRANTS
    1,700 OR LESS 1
    2,000 — 2,250 2
    2,500 3
    3,000 3
    3,500 — 4,000 4
    4,500 — 5,000 5
    5,500 6
    6,000 6
    6,500 — 7,000 7
    7,500 or more 8 or more

     

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

     a. Reduce by 100 for dead-end streets or roads.

     b. Where streets are provided with median dividers which cannot be crossed by fire fighters pulling hose lines, or where arterial streets are provided with four or more traffic lanes and have a traffic count of more than 30,000 vehicles per day, hydrant spacing shall average 500 feet on each side of the street and be arranged on a alternating basis up to a fire-flow requirement of 7,000 gallons per minute and 400 feet for higher fire-flow requirements.

     c. 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 to provide for transportation hazards.

     d. Reduce by 50 feet for dead-end streets or roads.

     e. One hydrant for each 1,000 gallons per minute or fraction thereof.

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