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(A) For the purposes of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
“APPROVED.” Acceptable to the Fire Chief, or his or her designee.
“AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATOR (AED).” A computerized medical device which can check a person’s heart rhythm, recognize a rhythm that requires a shock, advise a rescuer when a shock is needed, and uses voice prompts, lights, and text messages to tell the rescuer the steps to take.
“BUILDING CODE.” Indiana Building Code (675 IAC 13).
“BURNING.” To be on fire, to give forth light and heat during combustion, or to be charred or scorched by action of fire or heat.
“CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY.” A certificate issued by the City of Noblesville Planning Department to the owner or tenant of a Class 1 structure indicating that the building is in proper condition to be occupied.
“CLASS 1 STRUCTURE.” Buildings and structures as defined in I.C. 22-12-1-4.
“CLASS 2 STRUCTURE.” Buildings and structures as defined in I.C. 22-12-1-5.
“COMPLIANCE AFFIDAVIT CARD.” A card that is issued with a notice of violation wherein the property owner, manager, or other responsible person states that compliance with the notice of violation has been attained.
“CONSUMER FIREWORKS.” As defined by I.C. 22-11-14.
“EMERGENCY VEHICLE LANE (OR, FIRE LANE).” A road or other passageway developed to allow the passage of fire apparatus. An “EMERGENCY VEHICLE LANE” is not necessarily intended for vehicular traffic other than fire apparatus.
“FAAP.” A fire alarm annunciator panel.
“FACP.” A fire alarm control panel.
“FPBSC.” The Fire Prevention and Building Safety Commission of the State of Indiana as established by I.C. 22-12-2-1.
“FIRE.” The combustion of material other than deliberate combustion for cooking, heating, recreation, incineration, or purposes incidental to normal operation of a property.
“FIRE APPARATUS.” Vehicles, i.e., pumpers, aerial ladder trucks, elevated platforms, rescues, squads, ambulances, administrative vehicles, or other firefighting or rescue equipment.
“FIRE CHIEF.” Fire Chief of the City of Noblesville Fire Department.
“FIRE CODE.” Indiana Fire Code (675 IAC 22).
“FIRE DEPARTMENT.” The City of Noblesville Fire Department.
“FIRE DEPARTMENT ACCESS ROAD.” A road that provides fire apparatus access from a fire station to a facility, building, or portion thereof. This is a general term inclusive of all other terms such as fire lane, public street, private street, parking lot lane, and access roadway.
“FIRE DEPARTMENT CONNECTION (FDC).” A connection through which the Fire Department can pump water into a standpipe and/or sprinkler system.
“FIRE EXIT HARDWARE.” Panic hardware that is listed for use on fire-rated door assemblies.
“FIRE FLOW.” The flow rate of a water supply (measured at 20 pounds per square inch (PSI) residual pressure) which is available for firefighting.
“FIRE HAZARD.” Any act or thing which increases or may increase the possibility or menace of fire to a greater degree than that customarily recognized as normal by the City of Noblesville Fire Department; or which may obstruct, delay, hinder, or interfere with the operations of the Fire Department or the egress of occupants in the event of fire.
“FUEL GAS CODE.” Indiana Fuel Gas Code (675 IAC 25).
“GAR.” General Administrative Rules (675 IAC 12) of the Indiana Fire Prevention and Building and Safety Commission.
“GARBAGE.” Food wastes such as fruit, vegetables, meat, cooking greases, dried cereal, bread, beverages, and semi-solid waste resulting from processing, handling, preparation, and cooking of dead animals, animal waste, and the like.
“GAS LIGHT.” Any lighting device that utilizes a flammable or combustible gas (or liquid) to fuel an open flame.
“HAZARDOUS CONDITION.” The presence of a structural condition, equipment, utility connection, materials that constitute or pose a recognized threat of fire or other injury to persons or property.
“IAC.” Indiana Administrative Code.
“I.C.” Indiana Code of the Indiana General Assembly.
“INSPECTION.” Visual inspection of a building, system, design, or installation to verify that it meets the standards of all applicable codes of the jurisdiction, and/or is in acceptable operating condition and free of defects.
“JURISDICTION.” Fire service district consisting of the City of Noblesville and Noblesville Township.
“KNOX COMPANY.” A private organization that supplies the rapid entry systems for the City of Noblesville.
“MECHANICAL CODE.” Indiana Mechanical Code (675 IAC 18).
“NFD.” Noblesville Fire Department.
“NFPA.” National Fire Protection Association (publishes the volumes of the National Fire Codes).
“NOTICE OF VIOLATION.” A written notice issued by the Fire Department usually in the form of an inspection report listing violations.
“NOTIFICATION DEVICE.” A fire alarm system component that provides audible and/or visual notification upon activation of a fire alarm initiating device.
“OCCUPANCY CLASSIFICATION.” As defined by the Indiana Building Code (675 IAC 13).
“OCCUPANT LOAD.” The number of persons for which the means of egress of a building or portion thereof is designed.
“ORDER.” A written report that orders the property owner, occupant, or tenant to cease and correct identified violations of the Indiana Building Code, Indiana Mechanical Code, Indiana Fuel Gas Code, or this Fire Prevention Code.
“PANIC HARDWARE.” A door latching assembly incorporating a device that releases the latch upon the application of a force in the direction of egress travel.
“PERSON.” Person, firm, corporation, partnership, association and bodies political and corporate.
“PROHIBIT.” To stop or prevent.
“PUBLIC DISPLAY OF FIREWORKS.” Supervised display of Class 1.3G fireworks (non-consumer fireworks) which requires a permit from the State of Indiana under I.C. 22-11-14-2.
“RUBBISH.” Any substance that is not readily combustible such as rubber, oily liquids, cloth, plastics, glass, metal, aluminum, and leather.
“TESTING.” A functional test of all components to verify proper operation of the system, design, installation, or use.
“TRASH.” Something readily flammable that would not emit toxic or offensive substances or would emit them in quantities too small to be annoying or dangerous to health or safety.
“WALL-ROUGH INSPECTION.” A new construction inspection required by the City of Noblesville Planning Department prior to installing gypsum board, paneling, or other acceptable material on unfinished walls.
“YARD WASTE.” Leaves, grass, weeds, brush, and the like.
(B) Where terms are not defined in this Fire Prevention Code and are defined in the Indiana Building Code, Indiana Fire Code, Indiana Mechanical Code, or Indiana Fuel Gas Code, such terms shall have the meanings ascribed to them as in those codes. Where terms are not defined through the methods authorized, such terms shall have ordinarily accepted meanings such as the context implies.
(Ord. 50-10-09, passed 10-27-09)