PART SIXTEEN - FIRE PREVENTION CODE
      Chap. 1610.   International Fire Code.
      Chap. 1620.   Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District Fire Prevention Ordinance No. 87-9.  (Repealed)
CHAPTER 1610
International Fire Code
Section
1610.01   Codes adopted by reference.
1610.02   File copies.
1610.03   Conflict of laws.
1610.04   Violations; abatement; separate offenses.
1610.05   Fees.
1610.99   Penalty.
   CROSS REFERENCES
   Burning of garbage and rubbish - see GEN. OFF. 624.02(b)
   Storing or depositing combustible materials - see GEN. OFF. 624.02(g)
   Criminal damage of fire-fighting facilities - see GEN. OFF. 652.02
   Fire Department inspection of amusements - see B.R. & T. 806.05
   Fire service water connections - see S.U. & P.S. 1040.02(k)
   Endangerment of fire alarms by moving of buildings - see B. & H. 1472.06
1610.01  CODES ADOPTED BY REFERENCE.
   There are hereby adopted by reference as if fully set out at length herein, for the purpose of prescribing regulations governing conditions hazardous to life and property from fire or explosion, certain codes and standards which are known as:
   (a)   2003 edition of the International Fire Code, including Appendix chapters B, C, D, E, F, and G, subject to the following amendments:
      (1)   Section IFC 101.1, Title (amend to read):
         This ordinance shall be known as the Fire Code of the Village of Elburn, hereinafter referred to as “this Code.”
      (2)   Section IFC 108, Appeal Procedure (insert in lieu thereof):
   SECTION 108
   BOARD OF APPEALS
      108.1 Board of Appeals established. In order to hear and decide applications for modifications, variances, and appeals of orders, decisions or determinations made by the fire code official relative to the application and interpretation of this code, there shall be and is hereby created a board of appeals. The board of appeals shall be the President and Board of Trustees of the Village of Elburn. The fire code official shall be an ex officio member of said board but shall have no vote on any matter before the board. The board shall adopt rules of procedure for conducting its business, and shall render all decisions and findings in writing to the applicant with a duplicate copy to the fire code official.
      108.2 Limitations on authority. An application for variance, modification or appeal shall be based on a claim that the intent of this code or the rules legally adopted hereunder have been incorrectly interpreted, the provisions of this code do not fully apply or an equivalent method of protection or safety is proposed. An application for variation, modification or appeal of the application of the Fire Code shall be considered and granted by the Board of Appeals only if the evidence presented, after notice and hearing, is that there are practical difficulties or particular hardships in the way of carrying out the strict letter of the ordinance. No variance, modification or appeal shall be granted if to do so would expose persons or property to unnecessary risk.
      Appeals and requests for modifications and variances shall be submitted in writing to the Elburn Countryside Fire Protection District Fire Marshal. He or she shall make a recommendation to a joint meeting of the Village of Elburn Village Administrator and the Elburn Countryside Fire Protection District Fire Chief. Both must approve the variance before the relief is granted. If it is not unanimous the matter will be referred to the Village Board for hearing and consideration.
      (3)   Section IFC 109.3  Fire Prevention Code Penalty for Violation (insert in lieu thereof):
         1.   See Section 202.99 “General Penalty” of Codified Ordinances of Village of Elburn.
         2.   The assessment of the above penalty shall not be held to prevent the Village from requiring the correction of the violation.
      (4)   Section IFC 109.4 Revenues Assessed (insert in lieu thereof):
         All revenue from the charges assessed pursuant to this Ordinance shall be deposited in the general fund of the Village of Elburn.
      (5)   Section IFC 111.4 Failure to Comply [Stop work order] (insert in lieu thereof):
         1.   Any person who shall continue any work after having been served with a stop work order, except such work as that person is directed to perform to correct a violation or unsafe condition, shall be fined not less than $150.00 or more than $750.00 in the case of a first offense, and by a fine of not less than $350.00 or more than $750.00 for each and every subsequent offense. Each day that a violation continues shall be deemed a separate offense.
         2.   The assessment of the above penalty shall not be held to prevent the Village from requiring the correction of the violation.
      (6)   Section IFC 907.2.10 Single and Multiple-station Smoke Alarms (insert in lieu thereof):
         1.   In each sleeping room.
         2.   Outside of each separate sleeping area but within 15 feet of all sleeping areas.
         3.   On each additional story of the dwelling, including basements and cellars but not including crawl spaces without mechanical equipment, and not including uninhabitable attics.
         When more than one smoke alarm is required to be installed within an individual dwelling unit, the alarm devices shall be interconnected in such a manner that the activation of one alarm will activate all the alarms in the individual dwelling unit. The alarm shall be clearly audible in all bedrooms over background noise levels, with all intervening doors closed. All smoke alarms shall be listed and installed in accordance with the provisions of this code and the household fire warning equipment provisions of NFPA 72 Residential.
      (7)   Section IFC 503.2.4 Turning Radius (insert in lieu thereof): Refer to appendix D103.3 and D103.4, Figure D103.1 (96 ft. diameter cul de sac, 120 ft Hammerhead, and minimum clearance around a fire hydrant), Table D103.4
         503.2.4 Turning Radius: Refer to [appendix D103.3 and D103.4, Figure D103.1 (96 ft. diameter cul de sac, 120 ft. Hammerhead, and minimum clearance around a fire hydrant), Table D103.4]
      (8)   Section IFC 505.1 Address Numbers (insert in lieu thereof):
         New and existing buildings shall have approved address numbers, building numbers or approved building identification placed at a location that is plainly legible and visible from the street or road fronting the property. “Address numbers shall be Arabic numerals. Numbers from street edge to under 15 feet from the street shall be at least 3" high; numbers at greater than 15 feet from the street edge to under 50 feet from the street shall be at least 4" high; numbers greater than 50 feet from the street edge to 100 feet from the street edge shall be at least 5" high and numbers over 100 feet from the street edge shall be at least 6" high. The numbers shall be in contrasting colors in response to the background color.” Temporary signs shall be installed on the site during construction subject to the above specifications.
      (9)   Section IFC 505.3  Building (man door and loading dock doors) Door Numbers. (add):
         Each man door and loading dock door shall be numbered starting at the front/street side of the building in a clockwise manner around the building. Numbering of man and loading dock doors shall be 4" on the interior of the building. For the exterior of said doors height, design, and color of number see IFC 505.1 amendment. This section does not apply to single-family residential uses.
      (10)   Section IFC 506 Key Boxes.
         1.   Section IFC 506.1 Contents of (insert in lieu thereof):
            Where access to or within a structure or an area is because of secured openings or where immediate access is necessary for life-saving or fire-fighting purposes, the fire code official is authorized to require a key box to be installed in an approved location. The Fire Code Official shall require a key box for all buildings that are equipped with an approved fire alarm system (that consists of smoke and/or heat detection) and all buildings with an approved fire suppression system.
         2.   Section IFC506.1.1 Contents of (insert in lieu thereof):
            The approved “Supra” brand key box shall contain keys to gain necessary access and a key for each alarm notification control panel within the building as required by the Fire Code Official.
         3.   Section IFC 506.1.2 Key Boxes Location (insert in lieu thereof):
            The installation of the approved “Supra” brand key box shall be approved by the Fire Official. The box shall be located not more than six feet (6') above grade at the approved location (street side, outside of door near the FAAP at 6' height).
      (11)   Section IFC 2703.13 Transportation and Handling (add):
         1.   Vehicles transporting hazardous chemicals or other dangerous articles are hereby prohibited within the corporate limits of the Village of Elburn.
         2.   No overnight parking shall be allowed on local streets of vehicles containing these substances.
         Exceptions:
            (1)   The delivery of those chemicals or other dangerous articles to businesses within corporate limits for manufacturing purposes.
            (2)   Illinois Routes 38 and 47.
      (12)   Section IFC 3304.11 Transportation (add):
         1.   Vehicles transporting explosives or blasting agents are hereby prohibited within the corporate limits of the Village of Elburn.
         2.   No overnight parking shall be allowed on local streets of vehicles containing these substances.
         Exceptions:
            (1)   The delivery of those chemicals or other dangerous articles to businesses within corporate limits for manufacturing purposes.
            (2)   Illinois Routes 38 and 47.
      (13)   Section IFC 3804.1 General (add):
         The storage and handling of LP-gas and the installation and maintenance of related equipment shall comply with NFPA 58 and be subject to the approval of the fire code official. The aboveground storage
   2013 Replacement
         of more than 500 gallons (total of all tanks) shall require a permit of the Elburn & Countryside Fire Protection District. [NOTE FOREGOING]
      (14)   Appendix A Board of Appeals
         b.   That Appendix “A” “Board of Appeals” is amended in its entirety to hereinafter read as follows:
      APPENDIX A
      BOARD OF APPEALS
      SECTION A101
      GENERAL
         A.101.1 Scope. A board of appeals shall be established within the jurisdiction for the purpose of hearing appeals and applications for modification and variances of the requirements of the International Fire Code pursuant to the provisions of Section 108. The board shall be established and operated in accordance with this section, and shall be authorized to hear evidence from applicants and the fire code official pertaining to the application and intent of this code for the purpose of issuing orders pursuant to these provisions.
         A.101.2 Membership. The membership of the board shall consist of the President and Board of Trustees of the Village of Elburn.
         A.101.3 Terms of Office. Members’ terms shall be concurrent with their respective terms as Village of Elburn President and Trustee.
         A.101.4 Quorum. Four members of the board shall constitute a quorum. In varying the application of any provisions of this code or in modifying an order of the fire code official, affirmative votes of the majority present, but not less than four, shall be required.
         A.101.5 Secretary of board. The Village Clerk shall keep a detailed record of all its proceedings, which shall set forth the reasons for its decisions, the vote of each member, the absence of a member and any failure of a member to vote.
         A.101.6 Legal counsel. The village attorney of the Village of Elburn shall furnish legal counsel to the board to provide members with general legal advice concerning matters before them for consideration. The board shall be represented by legal counsel at the jurisdiction's expense in all matters arising from service within the scope of their duties.
         A.101.7 Meetings. The board shall meet as necessary after receipt of required submittals. In any event, the board shall meet within 30 days after notice of appeal or request for variation or modification has been received.
         A.101.8 Conflict of interest. Members with a material or financial interest in a matter before the board shall declare such interest and refrain from participating in discussions, deliberations, and voting on such matters.
         A.101.9 Decisions. Every decision shall be promptly filed in writing in the office of the fire code official and shall be open to public inspection. A certified copy shall be sent by mail or otherwise to the applicant, and a copy shall be kept publicly posted in the office of the fire code official for 2 weeks after filing.
         A.101.10 Procedures. The board shall be operated in accordance with the Administrative Procedures Act of the State of Illinois or shall establish rules and regulations for its own procedure not inconsistent with the provisions of this code and applicable state law.
   (b)   2003 edition of the NFPA 101 Life Safety Code.
   (c)   The 2002 edition of NFPA 13 Installation of Sprinkler Systems standard of installation for all additions to and new construction, commercial, and commercial residential buildings over 3,000 square feet in size.
   (d)   The 2003 edition of NFPA 10 Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers.
   (e)   The 2003 edition of NFPA 20 Standard for the Installation of Stationary Pumps for Fire Protection.
   (f)   The 2002 edition of NFPA 25 Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water- Based Fire Protection Systems.
   (g)   The NFPA 72 National Fire Alarm Code current edition.
   (h)   The 2003 edition NFPA 17A Fire Hood Suppression System Standard, UL 300 Standard of Installation.
   (i)   The 2003 edition of the International Building Code subject to the following amendments:
      (1)   Section IBC 1014.1 Exit door required (amend to read):
         Not less than two (2) exits or exit access doorways conforming to this chapter shall be provided from any space.
         1.   Exception: Fully sprinklered building as per IFC 2003.
         2.   Exception: Storage units as written in IBC 2003.
      (2)   Section IBC 403.3.1 Tenant Separation (add):
         Each tenant space shall be separated from other tenant spaces and corridors by walls, partitions, and floor-ceiling assemblies having at least a one-hour approved fire resistance rating.
            Exception: When both sides of the unit's separation wall are sprinklered with an NFPA 13, 13 D, or 13 R fire suppression system.
      (3)   Section IBC 707.2.a Vertical Shaft, Elevator Hoist Way Enclosures (amend to read):
         The required fire-resistance rating of the fire barrier walls enclosing vertical shafts, elevator hoist way enclosures shall be the same as exit enclosures and automatic sprinklers shall be installed within the shafts at the top and at alternate floor levels.
      (4)   Section IBC 3003.3 Firefighters' Emergency Operations, Elevator Phones (add):
         Elevator phones to have direct communication with 911 dispatch center, Tri-Com Communication Center in Geneva, IL.
      (5)   Section NFPA 70.700.20 Switch Requirements, 760.10 Fire Alarm Circuit, National Electrical Code Dedicated Lockout Breakers (add):
         V.   Control - Emergency Lighting Circuits 700.20 Switch Requirements. The switch or switches installed in emergency lighting circuits shall be arranged so that only authorized persons have control of emergency lighting.
            760.10 Fire Alarm Circuit Identification.
            Fire alarm circuits shall be identified at terminal and junction locations, in a manner that will prevent unintentional interference with the signaling circuit during testing and servicing.
            Dedicated lockout breaker shall be installed in the electrical panel for the fire alarm system and emergency lighting circuit breakers.
   (j)   The 2003 edition of the International Residential Code subject to the following amendments:
      (1)   Section IRC 805.2 Protection to Engineered ceiling truss supporting the first floor (amend to read):
         Where engineered truss supports are used at the first floor of any building, one of these two methods of protection shall be present to the underside of these supports.
         1.   Sprinkler protection to the underside of the bottom of the engineered truss will be required.
         2.   Fire rated 5/8" drywall and fire tape protection to the bottom side of all engineered truss.
      (2)   Section IRC R313.1.2 Single and Multiple-station Smoke Alarms in Three or More Townhouse, Row-house (add):
         Pertaining to individual unit residential smoke detectors in three or more townhouses, row houses, or other multi-family structures performing the same function as a single-family dwelling unit attached to another dwelling unit on the horizontal plan. The dwelling unit's alarm shall be interconnected throughout to a white exterior strobe at the front street side (or approved location by AHJ) demonstrating activation of that unit's alarm.
   (k)   The 2002 edition of the National Electrical Code.
   (l)   The Illinois Plumbing Code.
   (m)   Elburn & Countryside Fire Protection District Ordinance #2002-7 Schedule of Fines for False Alarms.
(Ord. 2009-11. Passed 6-15-09.)
1610.02  FILE COPIES.
   One copy of the International Fire Code, as adopted, shall be kept on file in the office of the Village Building and Zoning Department, and there kept available for public use, inspection and examination.
(Ord. 2009-11. Passed 6-15-09.)
1610.03  CONFLICT OF LAWS.
   (a)   In the event of a conflict between any of the provisions of the International Fire Code, as adopted, and any provisions of these Codified Ordinances, or any other local ordinance or resolution, the local provision shall control.
   (b)   In the event of a conflict between any of the provisions of such Code and any provision of State law, the State law shall control.
   (c)   In the event of a conflict between any of the provisions of such Code and a provision of any other technical code adopted or referred to by the Village as a standard, the higher or stricter standard shall control.
(Ord. 2009-11. Passed 6-15-09.)
1610.04  VIOLATIONS; ABATEMENT; SEPARATE OFFENSES.
   (a)   No person shall erect, construct, occupy or maintain any building or other structure in violation of any of the provisions of the International Fire Code, as amended herein; or cause, permit or suffer any violation of such code.
   (b)   It is the responsibility of the offender to abate the violation as expeditiously as possible, and each day during which such violation is permitted to continue shall constitute a separate offense.
(Ord. 2009-11. Passed 6-15-09.)
1610.05  FEES.
   Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the International Fire Code, as amended, fees to be charged for inspections and issuance of building permits shall be as specified elsewhere in these Codified Ordinances.
(Ord. 2009-11. Passed 6-15-09.)
1610.99  PENALTY.
   See Section 202.99 for general Code penalty if no specific penalty is provided.
(Ord. 2009-11. Passed 6-15-09.)