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For purposes of this subchapter the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
ALARM SYSTEM PROVIDER. A person or business which sells, leases, maintains, installs, monitors, repairs, moves, or replaces a fire and/or security alarm system in any building, structure, or facility.
ANNUNCIATOR. That part of a fire and/or security alarm system, other than an automatic dialer, which communicates the fact that the system has been triggered.
AUDIBLE ANNUNCIATOR. An annunciator which gives an alarm by means of a bell, siren, buzzer, or similar sound-producing device and mounted at some location other than wholly within a building, or if located wholly within a building, intended to be clearly audible when activated at a distance of 50 feet or more outside of the building within which it is mounted.
AUTOMATIC DIALER. A device which is programmed to select a telephone number and deliver a verbal warning message or signal over standard telephone lines.
CENTER. The "911" emergency communications center serving the City of Rockaway Beach and/or direct communication by any means to the City Police Department, City Hall and/or Rockaway Beach Fire District office.
CITY. The municipality of Rockaway Beach, Oregon.
DURESS ALARM. A manually activated fire and/or security alarm system.
FALSE ALARM. Activation by any means of a:
(1) Security alarm system not resulting from criminal activity or unlawful entry upon protected premises, which activation results in a communication to the Center that an alarm has been triggered; or
(2) Fire alarm system, where there is no evidence of a fire, whether such activation is through the mechanical failure, malfunction, improper installation, improper maintenance of the fire alarm system, or through the negligent or intentional acts of an owner or any other person.
FALSE ALARM FEE ("FAF"). See § 131.134.
FIRE ALARM SYSTEM. See SECURITY ALARM SYSTEM below.
FIRE CHIEF. The Chief of the Fire District of the City of Rockaway Beach.
FIRE CODE OFFICIAL. The Fire Chief or the Fire Chief's designee.
FIRE PREVENTION CODE. Those provisions of the Oregon Fire Code, and any modification thereof, as adopted by this ordinance, and all other provisions of this Rockaway Beach Code, unless otherwise modified by the City Council.
FIRE PREVENTION PROGRAM. The Fire District program for regulation of building use and occupancy and the administration and enforcement of the Fire Prevention Code and/or any local, state and/or federal other fire safety codes, laws, ordinances, regulations or rules.
INTERNATIONAL FIRE CODE. The 2009 International Fire Code (International Fire Code Council, Inc. 2009).
JURISDICTION. The City of Rockaway Beach, Oregon.
NEGLECT, NEGLIGENCE and NEGLIGENTLY. Each mean in their own context the failure to use the care a reasonable, prudent and careful person would use under similar circumstances. Each word also means not doing some act which a reasonable, prudent and careful person would not do under similar circumstances.
OREGON FIRE CODE. The International Fire Code, as adopted by the state at OAR 837-040-0010, and filed with the Oregon Secretary of State on November 19, 2009, as the Oregon Fire Code 2010 Edition, subject to the exclusions therefrom and amendments thereto as set forth in OAR 837-040-0020. The Oregon Fire Code is also known as Oregon Fire Code 2010 Edition, or by the initials OFC.
OWNER. The owner of record as shown in the real property records of the county in which the protected premises is located. OWNER includes any person having legal control over the protected premises, including but not limited to an owner's agent, employee, lessee, tenant and/or assign.
OWNER'S LEGAL DUTY. See § 131.135(A).
PERMITTEE. The person holding any permit authorized by this code, including that person's authorized representative.
PERSON. A natural person, partnership, corporation, limited liability partnership, limited liability company, co-operative, governmental entity, association, or other entity in law or fact.
POLICE CHIEF. The Chief of the Police Department of the City of Rockaway Beach or his/her designee.
PRIVATE SECURITY OFFICER. As defined in O.R.S. Chapter 181.
PROTECTED PREMISES. All buildings, structures, facilities, real property, or portions thereof protected by a fire and/or security alarm system.
REMOTE ANNUNCIATOR. An annunciator located at a terminal on the premises of the Rockaway Beach Police Department, an alarm system provider or other location not a part of the protected premises.
SECURITY ALARM SYSTEM and FIRE ALARM SYSTEM. Each means a security or fire alarm device or system of interconnected devices, including hardware and related appurtenances, designed to give warning of activities indicative of criminal conduct and/or unauthorized entry upon, or fire on, protected premises. A system which does not incorporate an audible annunciator, a remote annunciator or an automatic dialer to convey such a warning to the public, police and/or fire officials, and systems owned, maintained and monitored by any government law enforcement or fire agency in furtherance of law enforcement or fire protection duties, are not considered security alarm systems for the purposes of this code.
SENSOR. That part of an alarm system which is designed to detect the happening of some event, or existence of some condition, indicative of fire, criminal activity, or unauthorized entry upon protected premises.
SILENT ALARM SYSTEM. An alarm system having an automatic dialer, a remote annunciator, or both, but no audible annunciator.
STATE FIRE MARSHAL. The Fire Code Official for purposes of enforcing this code.
SUBSCRIBER. Any person contracting with an alarm system provider to monitor protected premises and the occupant of the protected premises. For protected premises having more than one occupant protected by a single security alarm system, the term SUBSCRIBER means the owner.
(Ord. 16-427, passed 5-11-2016)