PART SIXTEEN - FIRE PREVENTION CODE
      Chap. 1610.  2006 International Fire Code.
      Chap. 1612.  Fire Control.
      Chap. 1614.  Fire Inspections and Hazards.
CHAPTER 1610
2006 International Fire Code
   EDITOR'S NOTE: This chapter, previously titled BOCA National Fire Prevention Code, was renamed and amended by Ordinance 1626.
1610.01   2006 International Fire Code adopted.
1610.02   File copies.
1610.03   Enforcement.
1610.04   Definitions.  (Repealed)
1610.045   Amendments.
1610.05   Storage limits. (Repealed)
1610.06   Motor vehicle routes for transporting explosives, dangerous articles. (Repealed)
1610.07   Fire lanes.  (Repealed)
1610.08   Modifications.
1610.09   Appeals.
1610.10   Conflicts.
1610.11   Separability.
1610.99   General Code Penalty.
   CROSS REFERENCES
   Fire Department - see ADM. Ch. 252
   Open burning - see GEN. OFF. 606.03
   Compliance with fire regulations by gas stations - see B.R. & T. 828.08
   Storage of flammable liquids - see B.R. & T. 828.10
   Disposal of flammable liquids - see B.R. & T. 828.14
   Fire safety for parking lots - see B.R. & T. 858.07
   Disposal of flammable and explosive materials - see S.U. & P.S. 1060.09
   Fire control - see F.P. Ch. 1612
   Fire inspections and hazards- see F.P. Ch. 1614
1610.01  2006 INTERNATIONAL FIRE CODE ADOPTED.
   There is hereby adopted by reference, as if the same were fully described herein, for the purpose of prescribing regulations governing conditions hazardous to life and property from fire or explosion, that certain fire prevention code known as the 2006 International Fire Code, as promulgated by the International Code Council. Such Code, together with this Part Sixteen - Fire Prevention, shall be the Fire Prevention Code of the Village, save and except for such portions thereof as are hereinafter deleted, modified or amended, and from the date this chapter takes effect the provisions thereof shall be controlling within the limits of the Village.
(Ord. 803.  Passed 12-13-93; Ord. 1626.  Passed 10-10-16.)
1610.02  FILE COPIES.
   At least three copies of the 2006 International Fire Code adopted in Section 1610.01 shall be on file in the office of the Village Clerk and there kept for public use, inspection and examination.
(Ord. 803.  Passed 12-13-93; Ord. 1626.  Passed 10-10-16.)
1610.03  ENFORCEMENT.
   It shall be the duty and responsibility of the designated code official to enforce the 2006 International Fire Code adopted in Section 1610.01 . The code official shall be appointed by the Village Manager and serve at his or her pleasure.
(Ord. 868.  Passed 9-25-95; Ord. 1626.  Passed 10-10-16.)
1610.04  DEFINITIONS.  (REPEALED)
   (EDITOR'S NOTE:  Section 1610.04 was repealed by implication by Ordinance 803, passed December 13, 1983.)
1610.045  AMENDMENTS.
   The following sections of the 2006 International Fire Code, as adopted in Section 1610.01 , are hereby amended as follows:
   2006 International Fire Code 101.1:
   Chapter One, Administration, Section 101.1 shall read as follows:
   101.1 TITLE: These regulations shall be known as the Fire Code of the Village of Richton Park and hereinafter referred to as this Code.
   Section 109.3 shall be amended to read as follows:
   109.3  VIOLATION PENALTIES: line 6/7 Add [Violating the villages adopted codes], line 7 add [$750], line 8 add [As defined by the Illinois State Statutes].
   Section 111.4 shall be amended as follows:
   Failure to comply. Line 5 add [$100.00] Line 5 add [$750.00]
   Section 201.4 shall be amended to read in its entirety as follows:
   201.4   TERMS NOT DEFINED: Where terms are not defined in this Code and are defined in the building, mechanical, plumbing or reference standards, such terms shall have the meanings ascribed to them as in those codes.
   Section 202. The following definitions shall be included or revised to mean the following:
   Fire Department            Richton Park Fire Department.
   Fire Official               The highest ranking officer of the Fire Department on duty at any time.
   Fire Inspector            As appointed by the Fire Chief, to perform inspections and administer and enforce the codes.
   Fire Prevention Bureau      The  division  of the  Fire  Department which implements the inspection and enforcement pursuant to this Code.
   Section 503.7 shall be added to read in its entirety as follows:
      503.7 FIRE LANE DESIGNATION: The fire code official shall require and designate public and private fire lanes as deemed necessary for effective and efficient operation of fire apparatus. Fire lanes shall have a minimum width of 18 feet.
         SIGNS: Fire lane signage shall be placed no further than 100' apart. Additional signage may be needed where sight obstructions exist. Signs shall be a minimum of 7' from the curb/sidewalk to the bottom of the sign. Where lanes are 18' wide or less, signs shall be placed on both sides of the lane.
         MARKING: Fire lane curb shall be painted in a color approved by the Code Official in continuous fashion throughout designated area. Where a curb is not provided, a 3" strip shall be painted on the pavement not less than 2" from the edge of the pavement. Painting of the curb and/or pavement shall constitute the same function as the posted signs when posted signs are unable to be installed, missing and/or damaged.
   Section 505.1 shall be revised to read as follows:
   505.1 ADDRESS NUMBERS: New and existing commercial and multi-family buildings shall have address numbers placed on the front and rear of all buildings (facing the street right-of-way) conforming with the requirements of this Code. All commercial and multi-family buildings with 5 or more exit/egress doors shall have numbers on all doors starting with number 1 moving clockwise from the main entrance on all sides of the structure. These numbers shall contrast with their background. Address numbers shall be in Arabic numerals. Numbers shall be a minimum of 4" high with a minimum stroke width of 0.5".
   Section 901.7.7 shall be added to read in its entirety as follows:
   901.7.7   NUMBER OF FIRE WATCH PERSONNEL: The fire code official or fire official shall determine the number of personnel required for the fire watch.
(Ord. 803.  Passed 12-13-93; Ord. 1626.  Passed 10-10-16.)
1610.05  STORAGE LIMITS.  (REPEALED)
   (EDITOR'S NOTE:  Section 1610.05 was repealed by implication by Ordinance 803, passed December 13, 1983.)
1610.06  MOTOR VEHICLE ROUTES FOR TRANSPORTING EXPLOSIVES, DANGEROUS ARTICLES.  (REPEALED)
   (EDITOR'S NOTE:  Section 1610.06 was repealed by implication by Ordinance 803, passed December 13, 1983.)
1610.07  FIRE LANES.  (REPEALED)
   (EDITOR'S NOTE:  Section 1610.07 was repealed by implication by Ordinance 803, passed December 13, 1983.)
1610.08  MODIFICATIONS.
   The Fire Chief shall have the power to modify any of the provisions of the 2006 International Fire Code adopted in Section 1610.01 upon application in writing by the owner or lessee, or his or her duly authorized agent, when there are practical difficulties in the way of carrying out the strict letter of the Code, provided that the spirit of the Code shall be observed, public safety secured and substantial justice done. The particulars of such modification, when granted or allowed, and the decision of the Fire Chief thereon, shall be entered upon the records of the Fire Department, a signed copy shall be furnished the applicant and a full report thereof shall be made promptly to the Board of Trustees.
(Ord. 1626.  Passed 10-10-16.)
1610.09  APPEALS.
   Whenever the Fire Chief disapproves an application or refuses to grant a permit applied for, or when it is claimed that the provisions of the 2006 International Fire Code adopted in Section 1610.01 do not apply or that the true intent and meaning of the Code have been misconstrued or wrongly interpreted, the applicant may appeal from the decision of the Fire Chief to the Board of Trustees within thirty days from the date of the decision appealed. The decision of the Board upon such appeal shall be final.
(Ord. 1626.  Passed 10-10-16.)
1610.10  CONFLICTS.
   In the event of a conflict between any of the provisions of the 2006 International Fire Code adopted in Section 1610.01 and a provision of any local ordinance or State law, the local ordinance or State law shall prevail.
(Ord. 1626.  Passed 10-10-16.)
1610.11  SEPARABILITY.
   Should any section, paragraph, sentence or word of this chapter or of the 2006 International Fire Code adopted in Section 1610.01 be declared for any reason to be invalid, it is the intent of the Board of Trustees that it would have passed all other portions of the same independent of the elimination therefrom of any such portion as may be declared invalid.
(Ord. 1626.  Passed 10-10-16.)
1610.99  GENERAL CODE PENALTY.
   (a)   Unless otherwise provided, whoever violates or fails to comply with any of the provisions of this Part Sixteen - Fire Prevention Code, including the provisions of the 2006 International Fire Code adopted in Section 1610.01 , and including any order of the Fire Chief or his or her authorized representative made pursuant thereto, or builds in violation of any detailed statement of specifications or plans submitted and approved thereunder, or any certificate or permit issued thereunder, and from which no appeal has been taken, or fails to comply with such an order as affirmed or modified by the Board of Trustees, within the time fixed in such Code, shall be punished as provided in Section 202.99 of these Codified Ordinances. The imposition of one penalty for any violation shall not excuse the violation or permit it to continue, and all such persons shall be required to correct or remedy such violations or defects within a reasonable time. When not otherwise specified, a separate offense shall be deemed committed for each ten days that prohibited conditions are maintained or permitted to exist.
   (b)   The application of the above penalty provided in subsection (a) hereof shall not be held to prevent the enforced removal of prohibited conditions.
(Ord. 1626.  Passed 10-10-16.)