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(A) All single or multiple leased or rental family dwelling units, including apartments and apartment houses, hotels and any other buildings of mixed occupancy having any residential units shall be equipped with approved smoke detectors.
(B) A leased or rental single or multiple family dwelling unit is defined as any building that contains living quarters for one or more occupants and shall include hotels and any other buildings of mixed occupancy and shall be here referred to as leased or rental units.
(C) Every owner, manager or agent of any rental unit shall install, in every dwelling unit, not less than one approved smoke detector on the ceiling, not less than six inches from any wall, or on a wall, located from six to 12 inches from the ceiling, and within 15 feet of all rooms used for sleeping purposes.
(D) Every owner, manager or agent of any rental unit shall install not less than one approved smoke detector on the uppermost ceiling, not less than six inches from any wall, or on a wall, located from six to 12 inches from the uppermost ceiling of all interior stairwells.
(E) All approved smoke detectors required in this chapter shall be an ionization or photoelectric type, either battery powered or 110 volt A.C. and shall comply with all the requirements of the Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. standard UC-217 (Standard for safety - single and multiple station smoke detectors 1976). Smoke detectors shall bear the label of a nationally recognized standards testing laboratory that indicates that the smoke detectors have been tested and listed under the requirements of UC-217 (1976).
(F) The provisions of this section shall not be required in buildings which contain an approved automatic sprinkler system throughout.
(G) At every change of tenant in the rental unit, it shall be the responsibility of the owner, manager or agent to test and ascertain that the approved smoke detectors are in operable condition. It is the tenant's responsibility to replace batteries, as needed, while they occupy the unit, and report to the owner, manager or agent any repairs needed by any smoke detectors.
(H) It shall be unlawful for any person, except in the case of fire or for the purpose of repair or maintenance, to remove or tamper with fire extinguishers, fire escapes, fire hose, nozzles, or other fire control or fire extinguishing equipment, including smoke detector systems, in or about any building or other premises in the city.
(Ord. 19-1998, passed 10-5-98) Penalty, see § 156.99