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									2012 International Fire Code
  Adopted as the minimum fire safety standard by the
                    State of Wyoming
 City of Sheridan must adopt the minimum standard to
                  retain local authority.
    City of Sheridan has held local code enforcement
                   authority since 1989
2012 International Fire Code

• All construction requirements for existing
  buildings have been consolidated in
  Chapter 11
• Other building maintenance requirements
  are in spread throughout the code
2012 International Fire Code

• IFC 1103.2 Emergency responder radio
 coverage
  – Requires existing building to provide
    equipment necessary to allow fire and other
    emergency services to communicate when
    inside the building
2012 International Fire Code

• IFC 1103.3 Elevator operation
  – Requires elevators that travel more than 25
    feet, (3 floors) to be equipped with
    emergency operation. Firefighter phase 1 and
    2
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• IFC 1103.7 Fire alarm systems
  – A fire alarm system shall be installed in all
    Educational occupancies over 1000 ft² or has
    an occupant load of 50 or more
  – A fire alarm system shall be installed in all
    motels more than 1 story, apartments more
    than 2 stories, boarding houses, and assisted
    living facilities
2012 International Fire Code

• IFC 1103.8 Single- and multi-station
 smoke alarms
  – Single station smoke alarms are required in all
    residential occupancies
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• IFC 1103.9 Carbon Monoxide Alarms
  – All residential occupancies are required to
    have carbon monoxide alarms
  – At least one detector on each floor level
     • Exception: Buildings with no fuel burning
      appliances and no attached garage
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• IFC 1104.3-1105.5 Exit lights and
 emergency lighting
  – Exit lights with battery backup and emergency
    egress lighting is required for
     • Retail stores over 3000 ft² or more than 1 story
     • Assembly occupancies with an occupant load over
       50
     • Motels and hotels over 1 story
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• IFC 1104.6 Fire escape stairs
  – Fire escape stair assemblies are required to
    be inspected for structural adequacy by a
    licensed engineer every 5 years.
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• IFC 604.5 Emergency lighting equipment
  – Building owners are required conduct monthly
    and annual tests of the emergency lighting
    equipment and keep records for 3 years.
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• IFC 607.5 Standardized fire service
 elevator keys
  – Building owners are required to modify their
    elevator controls to accept a standard
    elevator key that activates the fire service
    function
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• IFC 703.1 Maintenance
  – Requires the building owner to conduct
    annual inspection of fire and smoke rated
    building components. (Walls, doors, dampers,
    etc.) Owner shall cause any discrepancies to
    be repaired
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• IFC Chapter 8 Interior finish
  – Table 803.3 provides detailed requirements
    for the flame resistance of wall, ceiling and
    floor coverings for all buildings. Any new
    materials introduced to existing buildings
    must meet these requirements.
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• All other fire and life safety maintenance
  requirements apply
  –   Electrical safety
  –   Storage of combustible materials
  –   Maintenance of egress paths
  –   Portable fire extinguishers
  –   Address
  –   Annual inspections of fire sprinkler and alarm systems

								
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