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A. Portable fire extinguishers shall be installed in accordance with NFPA 10, standard for portable fire extinguishers, 1998 edition, and in accordance with the following: (Ord. 00-08-23)
(1) In all new and existing occupancies within all IBC use groups with exception of R-3 and R-4. (Ord. 00-08-23; amd. Ord. 06-12-59)
(2) Proper and approved types of fire extinguishers shall be installed in adequate quantities. When the above NFPA standard does not indicate a type of required fire extinguisher, an ABC type dry chemical fire extinguisher having a listed rating of at least 2-A and 10-BC shall be required. Acceptable fire extinguishers having the minimum allowable rating of 2-A and 10-BC, shall weigh no less than five (5) pounds.
(3) When the above NFPA standard does not indicate a maximum travel distance to a fire extinguisher for a nonlisted particular occupancy type, the maximum travel distance shall not exceed fifty feet (50').
(4) All restaurants and commercial food preparation facilities which have a commercial kitchen hood and duct system, as well as required supervised commercial kitchen hood and duct automatic fire protection system, shall be equipped with a class K rated fire extinguisher. In instances where there is more than one fire protection system control box, there shall be one approved class K rated fire extinguisher for each fire protection control box. Required fire extinguishers shall be installed in accordance with NFPA 10, standard for portable fire extinguishers, 1998 edition. All restaurants and commercial food preparation facilities having required class K rated fire extinguishers shall be responsible for the removal of any and all "non"-class K rated fire extinguishers from all food preparation facilities or cooking areas. The use of non-class K rated fire extinguishers in food preparation facilities or cooking areas equipped with required supervised commercial kitchen hood and duct, automatic fire protection systems shall be strictly prohibited.
B. All required portable fire extinguishers shall be recertified, tagged, and recharged as needed by a licensed and approved fire extinguisher company at least annually or more often as needed due to usage or failure. Only companies holding licensure from the office of the Illinois state fire marshal shall be acceptable for performing this task.
C. When fire extinguishers are housed within approved cabinets, the cabinet shall be easily identifiable as well as visible from common areas. If required by the chief of the fire prevention bureau or his/her designee, cabinets shall be properly labeled on the front and/or sides with approved labeling methods which easily identify the cabinet as containing a fire extinguisher available for use.
All fire extinguisher cabinets shall be easily accessible to building occupants or bystanders and without fear of harm or bodily injury. Fire extinguisher cabinets installed after August 21, 2000, shall be manufactured "without" the use of glass panels. Fire extinguisher cabinets shall be made completely of plastic or other manufactured products which will not easily cause harm or bodily injury to the person accessing the cabinet. (Ord. 00-08-23)