(A) All dwellings’ smoke alarms powered by a hard wire AC primary power source or a self- monitored, non-removal ten-year lithium battery shall be installed and maintained after the effective date of this subchapter.
   (B)   In order to comply with this subchapter, only ionization or photoelectric type alarms listed by a nationally recognized testing laboratory shall be installed.
   (C)   Smoke alarms shall be installed in accordance with applicable NFPA standards and the manufacturers recommendations. Alarms may be ceiling or wall mounted, provided that they meet requirements as referenced in NFPA 72.
   (D)   In a dwelling unit, which contains a well-defined sleeping room separated from the other activity areas of the same unit, the alarm shall belocated in the corridor within the unit or interior area giving access to the rooms used for sleeping purposes. Where sleeping areas are separated and/or where a single smoke alarm will not adequately service all sleeping areas, there shall be a smoke alarm installed adjacent to each sleeping area. In a rooming unit the alarm shall be centrally located.
   (E)   In a dwelling containing two or more dwelling units or any rooming unit, in addition to the requirements for individual smoke alarms in each dwelling unit or rooming unit, alarms shall be placed in centrally located common areas so that smoke alarms will adequately service all sleeping areas.
   (F)   It shall be unlawful for any person to distribute, offer for sale, or sell any smoke alarm powered by a replaceable or removable battery not capable of powering the smoke alarm for a minimum of ten years.
(Lou. Metro Ord. No. 69-2003, approved 4-16-2003; Lou. Metro Am. Ord. No. 162-2023, approved 11-28-2023)