(A)   (1)   Pursuant to KRS 227.320, the Kentucky Standards of Safety (Fire Prevention Code), as promulgated in Ch. 10, Title 81.5, of the state’s Administrative Regulations by the State Commissioner of the Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction, on the advice and recommendation of the state’s Fire Marshal, including all codes adopted by reference therein, is adopted as part of the Fire Prevention Code of the city.
      (2)   Copies of the code book are available through the Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction, 101 Sea Hero Road, Suite 100, Frankfort KY, 40601-5405.
      (3)   A copy shall be kept available for public inspection in the office of the Fire Chief.
   (B)   The city’s Fire Department is hereby designated as the city’s primary enforcement agency for the Kentucky Standards of Safety (Five Prevention Code). The Fire Chief, or his or her designated fire inspectors or fire/rental inspectors, shall be the enforcement authority for the city.
   (C)   Subject to any modification by agreement pursuant to KRS 15.605 through 15.630, the Fire Chief shall assume primary jurisdiction for the inspection and enforcement of the state’s Fire Prevention Code for all property located within the geographical boundaries of the city, with the following exceptions:
      (1)   All health care facilities and other facilities licensed by the state’s Cabinet for Health and Family Services;
      (2)   All state-owned property; and
      (3)   Such other property jurisdictions of which may be transferred in writing to the jurisdiction of the state’s Fire Marshal.
   (D)   The state’s Fire Marshal shall have primary enforcement jurisdiction of all property excepted from primary jurisdiction for the city.
   (E)   Pursuant to KRS 227.230, the Fire Chief, and such other members of the Fire Department as are necessary, may be deemed “Deputy State Fire Marshals” by the state’s Fire Marshal as set forth within the statute.
   (F)   Pursuant to KRS 227.225(2), the city hereby extends the application of KRS Ch. 227 to those single-family dwellings exempted under KRS 227.225(1).
   (G)   Nothing in this section is intended to create any duties on behalf of the city, or its officers, agents or employees, to any third party; nor is there any intent, implied or otherwise, to expand or create any causes of action against the city, its officers, agents or employees, for liability as a result of a violation of this section.
(1984 Code, § 91.05)  (Ord. O-29-15, passed 8-18-2015)