(A)   Type and placement of smoke detectors.
      (1)   Battery operated smoke detectors that are ionization or photoelectric type detectors approved by a nationally recognized testing laboratory shall meet the minimum standard smoke detector required by this subchapter.
      (2)   Smoke detectors shall be placed in accordance with applicable N.F.P.A. standards.  Detectors may be ceiling or wall mounted.  However, if they are wall mounted, they shall be within 12 inches, but not closer than six inches, of the ceiling.
      (3)   In a dwelling unit which contains a well-defined sleeping room separated from the other activity areas of the same unit, the detector shall be located in the corridor within the unit or interior area giving access to the rooms used for sleeping purposes and inside each bedroom.  Where sleeping areas are separated or where a single smoke detector will not adequately service all sleeping areas, there shall be a smoke detector installed adjacent to each sleeping area and in sleeping rooms.  In a rooming unit the detector shall be centrally located on the ceiling.
      (4)   In a dwelling containing two (2) or more dwelling units or any rooming unit, in addition to the requirements for individual smoke detectors in each dwelling unit or rooming unit, detectors shall be placed in centrally located common areas so that smoke detectors will adequately service all sleeping areas.
      (5)   Smoke detectors shall be required in the living area of every dwelling unit and on every story of the dwelling unit, including basements.
(Ord. 99-1184, passed 5-27-99; Am. Ord. 2012-1574, passed 5-10-12)  Penalty, see § 92.99