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As used in this chapter, the following words and definitions shall apply:
(a) "Authority Having Jurisdiction" AHJ includes the Chief Building Official, Fire Chief, and the Fire Chief's designee.
(b) "Automatic Sprinkler System" means for firefighting purposes, an integrated system of underground and overhead piping designed in accordance with fire protection engineering standards containing a controlling valve and a device for actuating an alarm clearly audible within sixty seconds in all areas of the building when the system is in operation. The system includes a suitable water supply. The portion of the system above the ground is a network of specially sized or hydraulically designed piping installed structure or area, generally overhead, and to which automatic sprinklers are connected in a systematic pattern. The system is usually activated by heat from a fire and discharges water over the fire area.
(c) "Building" shall be computed as the gross floor area within outside perimeter walls. Exception shall not be given to interior fire walls or fire partitions in computing the gross floor area of a building.
(d) "Dwelling Unit" means one room, or a suite of two or more rooms, designed for living and sleeping purposes.
(e) "Municipal or Municipality" refers to the City of Blue Ash.
(f) "Public and Common Area" as referenced in the Ohio Fire Code is interpreted by this municipality to include all areas open to the public including but not limited to corridors, public restrooms, shared offices, classrooms, and wellness rooms.
(g) "Standpipe System" means a system of hose outlets having a minimum water flow of 500 gallons per minute for one standpipe plus 250 gallons for each additional standpipe, up to 2,500 gallons per minute maximum and located so that all portions of each floor shall be within thirty feet of a nozzle attached to not more than 100 feet of hose.
(h) "Townhouse" means a single dwelling unit having two or more stories connected to another dwelling unit by a common wall.
(Ord. 2006-34. Passed 4-27-06; Ord. 2017-10. Passed 8-10-17.)