F-101.1 Title. These provisions shall be known as the Philadelphia Amendments to the International Fire Code and shall be cited as such and will be referred to herein as the "Philadelphia Fire Code" or "this code".
F-101.2 Scope. The Philadelphia Fire Code establishes regulations affecting or relating to structures, processes, premises and safeguards regarding:
   1.   The hazard of fire and explosion arising from the storage, handling or use of structures, materials or devices.
   2.   Conditions hazardous to life, property or public welfare in the occupancy of structures or premises.
   3.   Fire hazards in a structure or on the premises from occupancy or operations.
   4.   Matters related to the construction, extension, repair, alteration or removal of fire suppression or fire alarm systems.
   5.   Conditions affecting the safety of fire fighters and emergency responders during emergency operations.
The provisions in this code related to construction are regulated by the International Building Code with local and state amendments found in other Subcodes.
   F-101.2.1 Appendices. Provisions in the appendices shall not apply unless specifically adopted. Appendix O is adopted as a local Appendix.
F-101.3 Intent. The purpose of this code is to establish the minimum requirements consistent with nationally recognized good practice for providing a reasonable level of life safety and property protection from the hazards of fire, explosion or dangerous conditions in new and existing buildings, structures and premises and to provide safety to fire fighters and emergency responders during emergency operations.
F-101.4 Administrative provisions. This Chapter contains those provisions that are unique to the administration of this code. All other administrative provisions applicable to this code are as set forth in the Philadelphia Administrative Code.
F-101.5 Codes referenced. Where this code references any of the International Codes published by the International Code Council, it shall be assumed that the reference means the applicable Philadelphia code.