(A)   Required types. All commercial occupancies shall install and maintain fire appliances suitable to the type of occupancy and probable class of fire. The appliances may include, but are not limited to, automatic sprinklers; standpipes and hoses; fixed, wheeled or portable fire extinguishers of a type suitable for the portable class of fire; manual or automatic covers; the introduction of an inert gas; fire hydrants; and an automatic hood and duct system in kitchens of restaurants or similar establishments. In especially hazardous processes or areas or excessive storage, appliances of more than one (1) type may be required or special systems installed.
(`92 Code, § 7-118)
   (B)   Where automatic sprinklers or standpipe systems are required for existing buildings.  
      (1)   Standard automatic sprinklers shall be installed and maintained as specified in NFPA #13 in the following places:
         (a)   In all basements, cellars and subcellars of structures, except one- and two-family dwellings exceeding fifteen hundred (1,500) square feet in area within enclosing masonry walls, and used for storage, sale, manufacture or handling of materials indicated in subdivision (B)(1)(b) of this section. Where adequate heat is not provided, systems may be omitted if, in the opinion of the Chief of Fire Prevention, concurred by the Chief of the Fire Department, the hazard is not severe; provided that the places shall be equipped with a suitable dry sprinkler system with a Fire Department connection on the building front, or with suitable cellar flooding holes properly distributed in the first floor of the building; or with an approved standpipe system, with Fire Department connection on the street and control devices so located and arranged that streams from nozzles on the standpipe can be controlled from the outside of the building, and all places shall be provided with an approved automatic heat-actuated alarm system connected to an outside gong or to the central station of a supervising company.
         (b)   Basements, cellars and subcellars requiring the protection described in division (B)(1)(a), above, are those in connection with rag, paper or junk storage; shipping, receiving or storage of furniture, dry goods, toys and other articles involving quantities of excelsior, moss, paper and like materials; manufacture of articles containing or involving highly combustible materials; storage of dangerous chemicals, acids or flammable liquids.
         (c)   Other highly hazardous areas as may be required in other sections of this code or by the Chief of the Bureau of Fire Prevention.
         (d)   In any new or structurally remodeled building which will be occupied by humans and extends to a height of fifty (50) feet above the normal street level of the approach for fire apparatus, except open structures used exclusively for vehicular parking.
      (2)   Standpipe systems shall be installed in accordance with NFPA #14.
      (3)   The Chief of the Bureau of Fire Prevention shall have the power and duty to enforce the provisions of this section; to inspect and approve all preliminary and working plans for sprinkler systems in buildings to which this chapter is applicable; to inspect and approve the final installation of a sprinkler system before the building may be opened to the general public; and shall periodically inspect sprinkler systems to determine whether the same are being maintained properly.
      (4)   Standard automatic sprinklers shall not be required to be installed in any building for which initial construction was begun prior to November 1, 1988.
(`92 Code, § 7-119) (Ord. 88-33, passed 10-13-88) Penalty, see § 92.999