PART SIXTEEN - FIRE PREVENTION CODE
         Chap. 1610.   A. I. A. Fire Prevention Code.
CHAPTER 1610
A. I. A. Fire Prevention Code
1610.01   1976 edition adopted.
1610.02   Enforcement.
1610.03   Definitions.
1610.04   Storage limits.
1610.05   Motor vehicle routes for transporting explosives, dangerous articles.
1610.06   Fire lanes.
1610.07   Modifications.
1610.08   Permits; fees.
1610.09   Appeals.
1610.10   Conflicts.
1610.11   Separability.
1610.99   General Code penalty.
   CROSS REFERENCES
   Incorporation of technical codes and public records by reference - see Ill. R. S. Ch. 24, Secs. 1-3-1 et seq.; Ch. 85, Secs. 1001 et seq.
   Fire protection and prevention - see Ill. R. S. Ch. 24, Secs. 11-6-1 et seq.; Ch. 85, Secs. 531 et seq.
   Volunteer Fire Department - see ADM. Ch. 248
   Driving or parking near fires - see TRAF. 460.01
   Right of way of fire trucks - see TRAF. 460.03
   Burning of refuse - see GEN. OFF. 672.08
   Open burning - see GEN. OFF. 672.10
   Weapons and explosives - see GEN. OFF. Ch. 682
   Gasoline storage - see B. R. & T. 820.02
1610.01  1976 EDITION ADOPTED.
   There is hereby adopted by reference, as if the same were fully described herein, for the purpose of prescribing regulations governing conditions hazardous to life and property from fire or explosion, that certain fire prevention code known as the Fire Prevention Code recommended by the American Insurance Association, being particularly the 1976 edition thereof, including the November, 1982, Amendments thereto, copies of which are on file with the City Clerk. Such Code, together with this Part Sixteen - Fire Prevention, shall be the Fire Prevention Code of the City, save and except for such portions thereof as are hereinafter deleted, modified or amended, and from the date this chapter takes effect the provisions thereof shall be controlling within the limits of the City.
1610.02  ENFORCEMENT.
   The Fire Prevention Code adopted in Section 1610.01 shall be enforced by the Fire Chief.
1610.03  DEFINITIONS.
   (a)   Wherever the word "Municipality" is used in the Fire Prevention Code adopted in Section 1610.01, it shall be held to mean the City of Christopher, Illinois.
   (b)   Wherever the term "corporation counsel" is used in the Fire Prevention Code, it shall be held to mean the City Attorney.
1610.04  STORAGE LIMITS.
   (a)   Explosives and Blasting Agents.  The limits referred to in Section 12. 5b of the Fire Prevention Code adopted in Section 1610.01, in which storage of explosives and blasting agents is prohibited, are hereby established as the entire corporate limits, except as may be otherwise authorized by Council, under appropriate standards and upon the advice and recommendation of the Fire Chief.
   (b)   Fireworks,  The limits referred to in Section 13.3a of the Fire Prevention Code, in which manufacture and storage of fireworks is prohibited, are hereby established as the entire corporate limits, except as may be otherwise authorized by Council, under appropriate standards and upon the advice and recommendation of the Fire Chief.
   (c)   Flammable Liquids in Outside Above-Ground Tanks.  The limits referred to in Section 16.22a of the Fire Prevention Code, in which storage of flammable liquids in outside above-ground tanks is prohibited, are hereby established as the entire corporate limits, except as may be otherwise authorized by Council under appropriate standards and upon the advice and recommendation of the Fire Chief.
   (d)   New Bulk Plants for Flammable or Combustible Liquids.  The limits referred to in Section 16.61 of the Fire Prevention Code, in which new bulk plants for flammable or combustible liquids are prohibited, are hereby established as the entire corporate limits, except as may be otherwise authorized by Council under appropriate standards and upon the advice and recommendation of the Fire Chief.
1610.05  MOTOR VEHICLE ROUTES FOR TRANSPORTING EXPLOSIVES, DANGEROUS ARTICLES.
   (a)   Explosives and Blasting Agents.  The routes referred to in Section 12.7o of the Fire Prevention Code adopted in Section 1610.01 for vehicles transporting explosives and blasting agents shall be all State routes in the City.
   (b)   Hazardous Chemicals and Dangerous Articles. The routes referred to in Section 20.14 of the Fire Prevention Code for vehicles transporting hazardous chemicals or other dangerous articles shall be all State routes in the City.
1610.06  FIRE LANES.
   The fire lanes referred to in Section 28.16 of the Fire Prevention Code adopted in Section 1610.01 shall be as established by the Fire Chief.
1610.07  MODIFICATIONS.
   The Fire Chief shall have the power to modify any of the provisions of the Fire Prevention Code adopted in Section 1610.01 upon application in writing by the owner or lessee, or his duly authorized agent, when there are practical difficulties in the way of carrying out the strict letter of the Code, provided that the spirit of the Code shall be observed, public safety secured and substantial justice done.  The particulars of such modification, when granted or allowed, and the decision of the Fire Chief thereon, shall be entered upon the records of the Fire Department, a signed copy shall be furnished the applicant and a full report thereof shall be made promptly to Council.
1610.08  PERMITS; FEES.
   Permits provided for and required in the Fire Prevention Code adopted in Section 1610.01 shall be issued under the provisions of such Code by the Fire Chief.  Such permits shall be in writing and must be for a definite time, not to exceed one year, as determined by the Chief.  The Chief shall collect fees therefor in the amount of six dollars ($6. 00) for each permit so issued, which fees shall be paid over to the City Treasurer within thirty days and placed in the Fire Department Fund by the Treasurer.
1610.09  APPEALS.
   Whenever the Fire Chief disapproves an application or refuses to grant a permit applied for, or when it is claimed that the provisions of the Fire Prevention Code adopted in Section 1610. 01 do not apply or that the true intent and meaning of the Code have been misconstrued or wrongly interpreted, the applicant may appeal from the decision of the Fire Chief to Council within thirty days from the date of the decision appealed.  The decision of Council upon such appeal shall be final.
1610.10  CONFLICTS.
   In the event of a conflict between any of the provisions of the A. I. A. Fire Prevention Code adopted in Section 1610.01 and a provision of any local ordinance or State law, the local ordinance or State law shall prevail.
1610.11  SEPARABILITY.
   Should any section, paragraph, sentence or word of this chapter or of the Fire Prevention Code adopted in Section 1610.01 be declared for any reason to be invalid, it is the intent of Council that it would have passed all other portions of the same independent of the elimination therefrom of any such portion as may be declared invalid.
1610.99  GENERAL CODE PENALTY.
   (a)   Unless otherwise provided, whoever violates or fails to comply with any of the provisions of this Part Sixteen - Fire Prevention Code, including the provisions of the A, I. A. Fire Prevention Code adopted in Section 1610.01, and including any order of the Fire Chief or his authorized representative made pursuant thereto, or builds in violation of any detailed stateinent of specifications or plans submitted and approved thereunder, or any certificate or permit issued thereunder, and from which no appeal has been taken, or fails to comply with such an order as affirmed or modified by Council, within the time fixed in such Code, shall be punished as provided in Section 202.99 of these Codified Ordinances.  The imposition of one penalty for any violation shall not excuse the violation or permit it to continue, and all such persons shall be required to correct or remedy such violations or defects within a reasonable time. When not otherwise specified, a separate offense shall be deemed committed for each ten days that prohibited conditions are maintained or permitted to exist.
   (b)   The application of the above penalty provided in subsection (a) hereof shall not be held to prevent the enforced removal of prohibited conditions.