Section 101.1 Title. Insert city of Highwood, Illinois.
Section 102.6 Adoption Of Standards:
NFPA 1, 2012 edition; NFPA 101, 2009 edition, as amended; NFPA 13, 13D & 13R, 2012 editions; NFPA 30 and 30A, 2012 editions; NFPA 72, 2011 edition; and the 2010 edition of the national fire codes, as published by the National Fire Protection Association, are hereby incorporated into the Highwood fire prevention code.
Section 103.2 Appointment. Delete and restate as follows:
The fire code official shall be appointed by the chief appointing authority of the city of Highland Park.
Section 106.5 Fees. Add the following section:
The fees for inspections and permits shall be as established from time to time by the city of Highwood.
Section 111.4 Failure To Comply. Replace this section with the following:
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 remove a violation of unsafe condition, shall be subject to imposition of a fine in the amount of $500.
Section 202.0 General Definitions. Add the following definitions:
Attached Residence: A structure of two or more dwelling units, each of which either (i) shares a common wall with one or more other dwelling units, or (ii) has an exterior wall that abuts the exterior wall of another dwelling unit and that shares a common roof, and for which the common or exterior walls extend from the ground to the roof or from the roof of the garage to the roof of the dwelling unit.
Detached Residence Or Detached Single-Family Residence: A building designed exclusively for one dwelling unit.
Multifamily Residence: A building or portion thereof containing two or more dwelling units, including tenement houses, townhouses, apartment houses, condominiums, or flats.
The definition of "Recreational fire" contained in section 302 Definitions shall be amended to read as follows:
Recreational Fire: An outdoor fire burning materials, other than rubbish, where the fuel being burned is contained in an outside fireplace, barbeque grill, or barbeque pit and has a total fuel area of three feet or less in diameter and two feet or less in height for pleasure, religious, ceremonial, or cooking purposes.
Section 305.1.1 Add the following section:
Any fuel burning appliance located in a garage area of any occupancy mounted less than six feet above the floor shall be enclosed with a one hour fire rated enclosure with makeup air taken from the exterior, not the garage area.
Exception: Any fuel burning appliance that is American Gas Association certified, with a safe, sealed combustion chamber (no open flame) designed with an intermittent ignition device and make-up air taken from the exterior not the garage.
Section 307.4 Location. Amend to read as follows:
Location: The location for open burning shall not be less than 10 feet from any structure, and provisions shall be made to prevent the fire from spreading to within 50 feet of any structure.
Section 404.6 Add the following section:
Review Of Evacuation Plans: Where required by the fire code official evacuation plans shall be submitted for approval before occupancy.
Section 506.3 Add the following section:
Residential Knox Box: All single family residences equipped with low voltage monitored fire alarm systems, fire sprinkler systems, residential elevators or lift systems or medical alert systems, shall have residential keyed knox boxes installed within five feet of the front doors of the residences and no lower than five feet above the ground.
Section 603.8.1 Delete in its entirety.
Section 902 General Definitions. Add the following definition:
Significant Remodel: When square footage of the remodeling or reconstruction exceeds (1500) one thousand five hundred square feet of the total building occupancy, tenant or suite space. Reconstruction or remodeling square footage shall be determined by the fire prevention bureau.
(a) The building or structure undergoes any significant remodeling, addition of usable floor space, or change of actual use which increases the hazard level in the building in any manner in accordance with the NFPA life safety code and the international fire code. Any existing building or structure not exceeding the maximum area limits of section 903 that undergoes an addition of usable floor space, the addition area shall be added to the existing building area as to determine the maximum area limits for the installation of a NFPA 13 sprinkler system in the existing building or structure and addition thereof; or
(b) The building or structure undergoes a change to a more restrictive use.
Each fire protective signaling system shall be equipped with audio/visual fire alarm warning devices located so as to be seen, and heard effectively above all other sounds, by occupants in occupiable space within the building. The sound level of alarm devices shall be at least 15 dBA above ambient sound level or 5 dBA above maximum sound level having a duration of at least sixty seconds, whichever is greater, such levels to be measured five feet above floor level in the occupiable area.
Section 903.2 Where Required. Shall be amended to read as follows:
Any new structure or significant remodel in any use group, other than single-family residential structures, shall be protected with a fire suppression system. The fire sprinkler system shall be designed in compliance with NFPA 13, 13R or 13D requirements as approved by the fire prevention bureau.
Section 903.2.1 Residential Fire Sprinkler For New Attached Residences. Shall read as follows:
An NFPA 13D or 13R-compliant fire sprinkler system shall be installed in all new attached residences.
Sections 903.3.8 and 903.3.9 Shall be added to the international fire code and shall read as follows:
903.3.8 Sprinkler Valve/Fire Pump Room. All fire sprinkler valve rooms and fire pump rooms shall be provided with minimum one hour separations from adjacent uses. All such rooms shall have a low temperature alarm which transmits a signal when the room falls below 40 degrees. A minimum of 36 inches clearance shall be maintained in front of all sprinkler valves and shall have access from the exterior.
903.3.9 Safety Factor Of Sprinkler Systems. All newly- installed fire sprinkler systems shall be hydraulically calculated and maintained with a minimum safety factor of 10 percent, except limited area systems.
Section 903.4.1.1 Strobe Light. Shall be added to the international fire code and shall read as follows:
903.4.1.1 Strobe Light. A blue strobe light shall be installed on all occupancies, other than single family residences, protected by a fire sprinkler system. The strobe light shall be located directly over the fire department connection in lieu of the previously required 10-inch exterior bell. The strobe light shall be clearly visible from the fire department's normal access route and shall be labeled as "water flow." The style and height of said strobe light is to be approved by the bureau of fire prevention.
Section 1009.9 Stairways. Shall be amended to delete exceptions 1 through 4 and read as follows:
1009.12 Spiral Staircases. Spiral staircases are permitted to be used as a means of egress only from (i) dwelling units, (ii) spaces not more than 250 square feet (23 m2) in area and serving not more than five occupants, or (iii) from galleries, catwalks and gridirons in accordance with section 1015.6.
For small occupancies where permitted, spiral stairs may be used as a primary means of egress, provided that the following requirements are followed: The minimum tread length shall be 48 inches from the outer edge to a point 12 inches from the center pole. The minimum tread width at the 12-inch mark shall be 71/2 inches. All treads shall be identical with a maximum rise of not greater than 91/2 inches. The minimum head room shall be six feet six inches. Floor levels being serviced with a spiral stair that does not meet the above minimum requirements shall be provided with a conventional stairway as an additional means of egress.
Section 1029.5.3 Windows And Area Well Covers. Shall be added as follows:
1029.5.3 Window And Area Well Covers. Window well and area wells that are deeper than 30 inches shall be either: (i) covered with a window well cover approved by the building code official; or (ii) surrounded by a guardrail; provided, however, that no cover or guardrail shall be required when there is a terrace of a width of 36 inches or greater that is located less than 30 inches below the top edge of the window or area well.
Chapter 80 Referenced Standards. Change the following referenced standards:
Delete all references to the international plumbing code and insert the Illinois plumbing code.
Delete the international wildland-urban interface code.
Appendices. The following appendices are adopted by this chapter:
A, B, C, D, E, F, and G.
(Ord. 16-O-55, 12-6-2016)