2003 INTERNATIONAL FIRE CODE by qdk21196

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									             MODIFICATIONS. ADDITIONS. INSERTIONS AND CHANGES TO THE
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                 ADOPTED BY THE ROBERTSON FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT


        Section 101.1 (page 1)
               101.1 (Name of Jurisdiction)
               Inserted "Robertson Fire Protection District, Hazelwood, Missouri"

        Section 103.1.1 (page 2)
               103.1.1        Creation of Enforcement Agency
               Wherever "Building Official" may appear it is defined as the Fire Marshal of Robertson
               Fire Protection District, or his duly authorized representative. Wherever "Fire Official"
               may appear it is defined as the Fire Marshal of Robertson Fire Protection District, or his
               duly authorized representative.

        Section 104.7.2 (page 3) add a new section 104.7.2.1 as follows;
                104.7.2.1        Professionally Prepared Code Footprint and Life Safety Block
                1.      "Code footprint" shall mean a building and life safety code compliance
                document that contains both graphic and narrative information and that meets the
                following requirements and is delivered to the fire jurisdiction having authority.
                2.      Each code footprint shall be submitted in the following format:
                a)      A full-sized drawing consisting of a complete floor plan, including existing
                        facilities and new construction, for each floor of the facility, including
                        basements and mezzanines; and
               b)       An 11-inch by 17-inch reduction of the full sized drawing, sealed by a Missouri-
                        licensed design professional.
                c)      A copy of said drawing on disk in AutoCAD format.
                3.      A code footprint shall be prepared for all new buildings, new building additions,
                        changes in occupancy, or building renovation, with the exception of buildings
                       used solely as dwelling houses containing no more than two families. Each code
                       footprint shall be prepared by a State of Missouri licensed design professional.
               4.      A code footprint shall be submitted to the fire official for review and approval
                       for any new construction, renovation, or change of occupancy.
               5.      The following shall be required on all code footprints:
               a)      A graphic bar scale, a north directional indicator;
               b)      complete building floor plan, with a clear identification of new, remodeled, and
                       existing portions;
               c)      identification of all permanent partitions taller than six feet;
               d)      a label with plain text, keynotes, or legends for each room and space;
               e)      the occupant load of assembly rooms and total occupant load for each floor
                       level;
               f)      dimensions of building, rooms etc...,
               g)      identification of openings and ratings of stair and shaft enclosures, and of


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                      corridors and openings;
              h)      identification of occupancy and area separations;
              i)      identification of all horizontal exit arrangements, exit passageways, and smoke
                      compartments;
              j)      identification of ail required exterior exits and exit capacity;
              k)      the location of the central fire alarm control panel and any remote Annunciator
                      panels;
              1)      the location of each Fire District supply connection, Fire District access roads
                      and fire hydrants;
               m)     the distances to property line and exposures;
               n)     identification of any special hazards or conditions; and
               o)     the location of any anticipated future additions.
               6.     The following narrative information shall be required on each code footprint
                      submitted:
               a)     The project construction purpose: new, addition, change in use, renovation, or
                      other;
              b)      the reason for submittal: new construction, new licensure, certificate of
                      occupancy, or plan of correction for existing code deficiencies;
              7.      the code or codes used;
              8.      the street address, city, state, zip code, and county of the building;
              9.      the name, address, city, state, zip code, phone number, and fax number of the
                      owner;
               10.    the date developed and any revision dates;
               11.    the name, address, city, state, zip code, phone number, and fax number of the
                      designer;
              12.     the designer's seal (RA or PE);
              13.     each occupancy group and type;
              14.     the type of construction;
              15.     the structural code requirements, including the following:
              a)      The total floor area of each occupancy, both actual and allowable;
              b)      height and area limitations, both actual and allowable; and
              c)      structural fire ratings, both actual and allowable;
              16.     identification of active fire safety features, including the following:
              a)      The type of automatic suppression systems and locations;
              b)      the fire alarm signaling system;
              c)      emergency lighting and power features; and
              d)      the smoke control system;
              17.     water supply requirements of the facility for fire suppression; and
              18.     alternative methods of design or construction, or both.


       Section 105.3.3 (page 4) delete existing text. Insert:
              105.3.3         Occupancy prohibited before approval:
              Except as specifically
              provided for temporary occupancy in the ICC Building Code listed in Chapter 45, a
              building, structure or portion thereof, shall not be used or occupied in whole or in part


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               until all fire protection devices and equipment protecting the building, structure or
               portion to be occupied, have been tested and approved by the code official charged with
               enforcing this code. All portions of the means of egress for the building, structure or
               portion to be occupied shall be unobstructed and available for immediate use.

       Section 105.6.48 (page 9) add a new section. Insert:
              105.6.48        Helicopter hoisting and lowering operations:
              Approval is required for helicopter hoisting and lowering operations in accordance with
              the following. The helicopter service or the contractor in charge of a helicopter hoisting
              or lowering operations shall demonstrate financial responsibility of liability for damages
              arising from the hoisting or lowering operation by providing the code official with proof
              of insurance or other appropriate financial responsibility. Forty-eight hours notice shall
              be provided before the hoisting or lowering operation is to begin. Notification shall be
              made to other jurisdictional agencies as may be required.

       Section 105.6.48.1 (page 9) add a new section. Insert:
              105.6.48.1       Safety precautions:
              During all helicopter lifting or lowering operations, the following safety precautions
              shall be followed:
              1.      The fire and police departments shall approve landing sites, if landings are
                      necessary.
              2.      All materials or equipment to be lifted shall be brought as close as possible to
                      the building or structure site by road vehicles.
              3.      The helicopter shall not carry equipment or materials lifted to or lowered from a
                      building or structure over pedestrians, spectators, other buildings or vehicles.
              4.      When the operation involves setting or removing equipment or materials from or
                      on an occupied building, the top 2 floors of the building shall not be occupied by
                      anyone, other than individuals directly involved with the operation while the
                      hoisting or lifting operation is in progress.
              5.      All flammable or combustible liquids brought to the site for refueling
                      helicopters shall be stored, used and dispensed in accordance with Chapters 11
                      and 34 of this code.
              6.      A Fire District safety officer, of Fire District safety team, must be present on the
                      sited during all helicopter lifting or lowering operations. The safety officer, or
                      safety team, shall terminate the lift if weather conditions or other variables make
                      the operation unsafe. The safety officer, or safety team, shall be provided radio
                      communications with the helicopter pilot in the event safety conditions mandate
                      evasive action.




       Section 108.0 (pages 11) delete in its entirety and replace with the following:
              108.0          Means of Appeals
              An owner, lessee, agent, operator or occupant aggrieved by an order pursuant to this
              order, may file an appeal to the Board of Directors of the Robertson Fire Protection


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               District in St. Louis County, Missouri within ten (10) days from the service of any
               Robertson Fire Protection District order, and said Board of Directors shall fix a time
               and place not less than five (5) days or not more than ten (10) days thereafter when and
               where such appeal may be heard by said Board of Directors. Such appeal shall stay the
               execution of such order until it has been heard and reviewed, vacated or confirmed by
               said Board of Directors. In computing the numbers of days, Saturdays, Sundays and
               legal holidays shall be excluded.

               The Board of Directors of the Robertson Fire Protection District in St. Louis County,
               Missouri, shall at such hearings, affirm, modify, revoke or vacate such order. In
               conducting and holding the hearing, the Board of Directors shall follow the procedures
               set forth in the Revised Statutes of the State of Missouri Section 536 R.S.Mo. for
               "contested" matters. Unless revoked or vacated, such order shall then be complied
               with.

              Nothing herein containing shall be deemed to deny the right of a person, firm,
               corporation, co-partnership or voluntary association to appeal from an order of a
               decision of the Board of Directors of said Fire District to a court of competent
              jurisdiction. Appeals from final decisions of said Board of Directors shall be to the
              appropriate Circuit Court, pursuant to the provisions of the Revised Statues of the State
              of Missouri Section 536.100 R.S.Mo. Such appeals shall stay the execution of such
              order until it has been heard and reviewed, vacated or confirmed by the Court.

       Section 503.3 (page 40) add a new sections as follows:
              503.3.1         Fire Lanes
              Designated fire lanes shall be a minimum of twenty (20) feet in width and maintained
              free of obstructions and vehicles.

              503.3.2          Markings
              Designated fire lanes shall be identified in the following approved manner, such
              identification visibility shall be maintained:

               1.     Curbs and three (3) feet in front of the curb in the immediate area of a FIRE
                      LANE shall be painted in a contrasting color to that of the parking lot striping
                      and be lettered at the curb "FIRE LANE."

              2.      There shall be signs posted at a height of five (5) feet next to the FIRE LANE at
                      intervals of not more than one hundred (100) feet that read "NO PARKING
                      FIRE LANE."


       Section 506.3 (page 40) add a new section to be designated as Section 506.3 as follows:
              506.3          Required Locations
              The Fire Marshal or his designee shall require a rapid entry system on the following
              Use Groups or Occupancy types and/or with the following conditions:



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               1.      Any building that has fire protection systems and/or fire detection systems based
                       on the following Code Sections:
                       902.1 Foam Extinguishing System
                       902.1 Halogenated Extinguishing System
                       903.0 Fire Sprinkler Systems
                       904.8 Carbon Dioxide Extinguishing System
                       904.10 Clean Agent Fire Extinguishing System
                       905.0 Standpipe System
                       907.0 Fire Alarm and Detection Systems
                       3404.2.9.1.3 Water Spray Fixed Systems
               2.      Multiple occupancies with common areas within fire areas.
                       Exceptions:
                       In all buildings or structures of Use Group R-l, R-2 and R-3 when dwelling
                       units have an exit directly to the exterior.

               506.4         Information Required
               The Rapid Entry System shall include the following information:

               1.      Master Key for all doors or keys to open all doors in building and elevator
                       override keys where applicable.


              506.5         Location and Identification
              The Rapid Entry System shall be installed at a location and shall be identified in a
              manner described by the Fire Marshal.

              506.6          Update and Notification
              The owner, manager or operator of the facility or occupancy shall update the
              appropriate documents and keys on an annual basis or more frequently when deemed
              necessary by the Fire Marshal.

       Section 508.5.5 (page 41) delete in its entirety. Insert:
              508.5.5         Clear space around hydrants. There shall be no obstructions, planting,
              bushes, trees, signs, light standards, etc., within six (6) feet of any fire hydrant in all
              directions.

       Section 508.5.5.1 (page 41) add a new section. Insert:
              508.5.5.1       No parking area:
              When Fire District connections are located in an area where vehicles may be parked or
              standing, said parking or standing shall be restricted for ten (10) feet in each direction
              from the Fire District connection.

       Section 607.4 (page 50) add a new section as follows. Insert:
              607.4           Elevator emergency operations testing:
              All elevators that are equipped with emergency elevator operations in accordance with
              Rule 211.3 of ASME A17.1 listed in Chapter 45, shall be tested at least once each year


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               in all phases of emergency functions. An approved elevator service company shall
               conduct tests.

       Section 901.6.2 (page 61) delete in its entirety. Insert:
              901.6.2         Records.
              Records of all system inspections, tests and maintenance required by the referenced
              standards shall be maintained on the premises for a minimum of 3 years or for the
              required testing frequency if greater than 3 years and shall be made available to the
              code official upon request. Accurate logs shall be maintained indicating the number,
              location and type of device tested. Any defect, modification or repair shall be fogged.

       Section 901.6.3 (page 61), add a new Section to be designated as 901.6.3 as follows:
              901.6.3                 Test Responsibility and Notification
              The Code Official shall not be held responsible for any damages incurred during any
              test required under the provisions of this chapter. When the presence of the Code
              Official is required for a test, the Code Official shall be notified not less than 24 hours
              before said test is conducted.


       Section 904.11.7 (page 72) add a new section. Insert:
              904.11.7        Safety requirements. Where persons will be exposed to an alternative
              automatic fire extinguishing system discharge, warning signs and discharge alarms shall
              be provided.

       Section 904.11.8 (page 72) add a new section. Insert:
              904.11.8         Acceptance tests.
               All alternative automatic fire-extinguishing systems shall be tested in accordance with
              this section. A completed system shall be tested by a discharge of expellant gas through
              the piping and nozzles. Observations for gas leakage and for continuity of piping with
              free unobstructed flow shall be made. Observations shall be made of the flow of
              expellant gas through all nozzles. The identification of devices with proper designations
              and instructions shall be checked. All dry-chemical and wet-chemical extinguishing
              systems shall also be tested by a discharge of the extinguishing agent. Discharge
              quantities shall be in accordance with the manufacturer's installation information. After
              testing, all piping and nozzles shall be blown clean using compressed air or nitrogen,
              and the system shall be properly charged and placed in the normal "set" condition.

       Section 906.1 (page 74), add a new subsection as follows:
              906.1           Where Required
              7.      In all hotels, motels, dormitories, lodging houses and apartment buildings, at
                      least one (1) portable fire extinguisher shall be provided on each floor at the
                      stairway landing, in the corridor at each elevator or bank of elevators and in the
                      community laundry rooms.




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       Section 909.21.1 (page 91) delete in its entirety. Insert:
              909.21.1          Schedule.
              Dedicated smoke-control systems shall be inspected and operated at 6-month intervals.
              Non-dedicated smoke-control systems shall be inspected and operated at 12-month
              intervals. Persons who are thoroughly knowledgeable in the operation, testing and
              maintenance of the systems must conduct the periodic tests of both dedicated and non-
              dedicated systems. Tests shall include the operation of all initiating devices, fans,
              dampers, controls, doors and windows. Systems being tested shall be operated in each
              control sequence to determine that the installed systems continue to operate in
              accordance with the approved design, and to observe the operation of the correct
              outputs for each given input through measured airflow quantities and pressure
              differentials. If the systems have stand-by power, the tests shall also be conducted on
              the stand-by power system.

              Stairway pressurization systems that supply air to interior exit stairways to provide a
              positive pressure in stairways shall be tested at least once a year. Stairways shall be
              pressurized to a minimum of 0.15 inches of water column and a maximum of 0.35
              inches of water column in the stairway relative to the pressure in the building with all
              stairway doors closed under the maximum anticipated stack pressure.

       Add a new Section to be designated as Section 914.0 (page 96) as follows:
       Section 914.0          Public and Private Fire Hydrants
              Section 914.1 Public/Private Fire Hydrants/New Developments
              No person shall commence construction of any new building or structure of any kind in
              any development within the Fire District unless such person shall have first submitted to
              the Fire Official a plot of the aforesaid new development, indicating the proposed
              installation of the public and/or private fire hydrants within such new development,
              approved by the Fire Official and furthermore shall have said public fire hydrants
              operable with the start of construction.

       Section 914.2          Public/Private Fire Hydrants/New Structures, Buildings or Additions
              No person shall commence construction of any new structure, or building, or addition to
              any structure or building, within or upon any real property within the Fire District,
              unless such person shall first have submitted to the Fire Official a plan or drawing of the
              property whereon is located such building, structure of addition, which plat or drawing
              has indicated thereon the nearest existing fire hydrant. If there is no existing fire hydrant
              within such distance as approved by the Fire Official, then the proposed installation of a
              new fire hydrant or hydrants, and the number of hydrants to be installed, shall be
              approved by the Fire Official, prior to the commencement of said building or structure
              construction.

       Section 914.2.1        Installation of Other New Fire Hydrants
              No person shall install or cause to be installed any fire hydrant within the Fire District,
              unless the location thereof and the design and type of the hydrant, including the threads
              and outlets thereof, shall first have been approved by the Fire Official.



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        Section 914.3          Fire Hydrants Residential Single and Multi-family Installations
               The commencement of construction in any development by any person within the Fire
               District shall be deemed to be a guarantee by such person to the Fire District that such
               person will cause fire hydrants to be installed according to the aforesaid plat, as
               approved by the Fire Official. In areas of single and multi-family construction, fire
               hydrants shall be installed at a spacing of five hundred (500) feet from hydrant to
               hydrant. Local conditions may be such that this distance may vary as much as one
               hundred (100) feet in either direction, if otherwise approved by the Fire Official.

       Section 914.4          Fire Hydrants Commercial Installations
              The commencement of construction in any development by any person within the Fire
              District shall be deemed to be a guarantee by such person to the Fire District that such
              person will cause fire hydrants to be installed according to the aforesaid plat, as
              approved by the Fire Official. In areas of commercial construction, fire hydrants shall
              be installed at a spacing of three hundred (300) feet of separation from hydrant to
              hydrant. Local conditions may be such that this distance may vary as much as one
              hundred (100) feet in either direction, if otherwise approved by the Fire Official.

       Section 914.5          Private Fire Hydrant Installations
              The commencement of construction in any development by any person within the Fire
              District shall be deemed to be a guarantee by such person to the Fire District that such
              person will cause fire hydrants to be installed according to the aforesaid plat, as
              approved by the Fire Official. In areas of commercial construction, private fire hydrants
              shall be installed at a spacing of six hundred (600) feet of separation from hydrant to
              hydrant. Local conditions may be such that this distance may vary as much as one
              hundred (100) feet in either direction, if otherwise approved by the Fire Official.

       Section 914.5.1         Public/Private Fire Hydrant Color Coding
              All public fire hydrants barrels are to be painted yellow. All fire hydrant bonnets are to
              painted as follows:
                      COLOR                           WATER MAIN SIZE
                      Green                                   Twelve (12) inch or larger
                      Orange                                  Eight (8) or ten (10) inch
                      Red                                     Six (6) inch and smaller
              All private fire hydrants shall be painted red including the bonnet.

       Section 914.6         Fire Hydrant Setback Distance/ Protection
              All fire hydrants shall be set back from the curb or edge of pavement. The setback shall
              not exceed twelve (12) feet. Hydrants shall be protected from vehicular traffic by
              approved means.

       Section 914.7         Relocation of Fire Hydrants
              Relocation of fire hydrants requested or required by a property owner and/or developer
              shall be relocated as specified by the water agency's policies and procedures and the
              approval of the Fire District.



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       Section 914.8           Obstructions
              There shall be no obstructions, planting, bushes, trees, signs, light standards, fencing,
              etc., within six (6) feet of any fire hydrant in all directions.

       Section 914.9         Fire Hydrant Type
              All fire hydrant locations, design and types including threads and outlets, shall first be
              approved by the Fire Official.

       Section 914.10         Minimum Fire Flow of Fire Hydrants Non-residential
              The minimum fire flow from a single fire hydrant in any non-residential use shall be
              fifteen hundred (1500) gallons per minute at twenty (20) pounds per square inch (psi)
              residual pressure. The minimum fire flow from the next two (2) fire hydrants in any
              non-residential use shall be a cumulative fifteen hundred (1500) gallons per minute at
              twenty (20) pounds per square inch (psi) residual pressure. These water flow tests shall
              be conducted in accordance with NFPA Standards.

       Section 914.10.1      Minimum Fire Flow of Fire Hydrants Residential
              The minimum fire flow from a single fire hydrant in any residential use shall be fifteen
              hundred (1500) gallons per minute at twenty (20) pounds per square inch (psi) residual
              pressure or as determined by the Fire Official.


       Section 914.11         Fire Hydrant Connection Height
              Fire hydrants shall be installed a minimum of fourteen (14) inches and a maximum of
              thirty-six (36) inches above finished grade, measured from the center of the streamer
              connection.

       Section 914.12        Public Fire Hydrant Spacing
              Spacing of public fire hydrants and water mains shall be placed the full length of the
              property to be developed that abuts an existing and/or proposed public way and shall be
              regulated by the Use Group classification of the development as set forth in Section
              917.1 through Section 917.4 that abuts the existing and/or proposed public way.

       Section 914.12.1     Private Fire Hydrant Spacing
              Where a building is greater than one hundred fifty (150) feet from an existing fire
              hydrant, measured along the driveable access, a private fire hydrant shall be required on
              said developed property, private streets and/or parking lots, at spacing between fire
              hydrants as required by the Use Group as set forth in Section 914.3 through Section
              914.5.

       Section 914.13        Building Permits
              The Fire Official shall not approve, nor issue building permits for, nor permit the
              construction of any such new development or structure, so long as the owner thereof
              fails to provide for fire hydrants, or perform any guarantees, or to permit access
              according to this section.



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        Section 914.14          Exceptions
               On the application of any person, the Fire District may grant an exception to the
               requirements of this Section for fire hydrant installations, where such person shall prove
               to the satisfaction of the Fire District that there is no water supply reasonably available
               for the installation of hydrants and other source of water supply approved by the Fire
               Official is provided.

       Add a new Section to be designated as Section 915.0 (page 96) as follows:
              915.0           Required Access or Ingress for Fire Apparatus to Construction Sites
              Section 915.1 Requirements
              All premises that the Fire District may be called upon to protect in case of fire or other
              emergency incident response shall be maintained readily and adequately accessible to
              fire apparatus, as determined by the Fire Official.

       Section 1006.5 (page 101), add a new section to be designated as 1006.5 as follows:
              1006.5         Testing
              All required emergency lighting systems shall be tested for proper operation for a
              minimum of thirty (30) seconds every month. An annual test shall be conducted for a
              full duration as required by the building code listed in Chapter 44. Equipment shall
              function properly for the duration of the test. Written records of all tests shall be
              maintained for review by the Code Official."


       Section 1008.1.8.7 (page 107) modify as follows. Insert:
              Delete Exception #3 in its entirety.

       Section 1009.3 (page 108) modify as follows. Insert:
              Delete Exception #6 in its entirety.

       Section 1013.2 (page 113) delete in its entirety. Insert:
               1013.2         Egress through intervening spaces.
              Egress from a room or space shall not pass through adjoining or intervening rooms or
              areas, except where such adjoining rooms or areas are accessory to the area served; are
              not a high-hazard occupancy; and provide a demarcated minimum 44-inch wide aisle to
              an exit. A maximum of one exit access shall be permitted to pass through a kitchen,
              storeroom, restroom, closet or similar space provided that passage through such space is
              not the only means of access to an exit. An exit access shall not pass through a room
              subject to locking. Means of egress from dwelling units, or sleeping areas shall not lead
              through other sleeping areas, toilet rooms or bathrooms. Means of egress are not
              prohibited through adjoining or intervening rooms or spaces in a Group H occupancy
              when the adjoining or intervening rooms or spaces are the same or lesser hazard
              occupancy group.




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