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(A) Except for private dwellings, portable fire extinguishers shall be installed and maintained in all Class 1 (as defined in I.C. 22-12-1-4) structures of more than 500 square feet and designed for occupancy built and placed in service after January 1, 2002, as set forth in N.F.P.A. Standard No. 10, currently adopted by the Indiana Fire Prevention and Building Safety Commission.
(B) Notwithstanding other provisions of this code, portable fire extinguisher equipment required for Class 1 multi-family apartment buildings shall be as follows:
(1) A minimum 2-A, 10BC rated dry chemical extinguisher shall be placed at intervals of 75 feet travel distance on each floor level in all common areas of all apartments. The requirements of this division are satisfied if each individual apartment shall have a minimum 1-A, 10BC rated dry chemical extinguisher installed in the unit; and
(2) Each laundry room and storage area shall have a minimum 2-A, 10BC rated dry chemical extinguisher. Each clubhouse and maintenance building or room shall have a minimum 2-A, 10BC rated dry extinguisher placed at intervals of 75 feet travel distance. Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, laundry rooms and storage areas contiguous to the common corridors which have proper extinguishers placed at intervals of 75 feet travel distance are exempt from this division.
(Ord. 5, 2005, passed 6-6-2005)