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Sections 403.1 through 403.11 of the International Fire Code and California Fire Code are deleted.
Sections 404.1 through 404.4.1 of the International Fire Code and California Fire Code are deleted.
The following three San Francisco sections replace the corresponding International Fire Code sections:
Emergency plans and preparedness shall be provided in accordance with Title 19, California Code of Regulations, and California Health and Safety Code, Section 13220.
Owners of buildings having floors used for human occupancy located more than 75 feet above the lowest level of Fire Department access are responsible to provide or employ a fire safety director. The fire safety director shall possess a current and valid certificate of completion of an approved fire safety director training program. A certificate of completion shall be valid for not more than five years.
Emergency procedures information required by the California Code of Regulations, Title 19, Section 3.09, shall comply with San Francisco Fire Department Administrative Bulletin 2.11.
Section 405 of the International Fire Code is deleted.
Section 406 of the International Fire Code is deleted.
Section 408 is not found in either the California Fire Code or the International Fire Code.
It is the purpose of Section 409 to reduce the risk of fires to residents by requiring owners of buildings with three or more dwelling units to disclose fire safety information to new residents on or before they begin to live in the building and once a year thereafter.
(a) The following information (the “Disclosure Information”) shall be disclosed in writing to each resident of an Apartment House as defined in the Housing Code:
1. The location of all fire extinguishers on the resident’s floor, and the dates of last servicing;
2. The location of all emergency exits on the resident’s floor, and a statement that they must remain unobstructed;
3. The location of all fire escapes on the resident’s floor (if applicable), and the dates of last inspection;
4. The location of the building fire alarm control panel and all manual pull stations on the resident’s floor (if applicable);
6. Instructions on how to confirm that the smoke alarms are in working condition, and a statement of when the smoke alarms were last replaced;
7. Instructions on how to confirm that the carbon monoxide detectors are in working condition, and a statement of when the carbon monoxide detectors were last replaced; and
8. The phone number of the appropriate contact within the Fire Department for reporting suspected violations of Section 409.
9. Instructions and website link to access the fire safety training video that the Fire department shall post and maintain on the Internet; and
10. Instructions in English, Spanish, Chinese, and Filipino directing persons who wish to view general fire safety guidance in any of these languages to do so on the Fire Department’s official website and providing a link to this website. The Fire Department shall post such general fire safety guidance on its official website not only in English but also in Spanish, Chinese, and Filipino. Further, to assist owners with providing the required instruction in their Disclosure Information, the Fire Department shall post on its website sample instructions in Spanish, Chinese, and Filipino, that owners may copy and include in their Disclosure Information.
The Disclosure Information may also include any other information that would assist a resident to escape or prevent a fire in the building.
(b) The owner of the Apartment House or the owner’s agent shall provide an oral explanation of the Disclosure Information to new residents before the new residents commence occupancy in the building, a written copy of the Disclosure Information to new residents on or before the commencement of occupancy, and a written copy, updated as appropriate, to all building residents on or before January 31 of each year.
(c) The owner of the Apartment House shall maintain a record of its compliance with this Section 409.2 by retaining a copy of the Disclosure Information for at least two years. An owner’s failure to maintain such records shall create a rebuttable presumption that the owner has violated this Section 409.2.
(a) A sign or sticker shall be affixed at the main point of entry to the Apartment House, or at such other location that the Fire Marshal approves in writing, that contains the phone number of the owner, property manager, or other person who can give the Fire Department or other building inspector prompt access to the building to conduct safety inspections.
(b) The Department of Building Inspection shall enforce this Section 409.3 pursuant to periodic health and safety inspections required by code.
(a) The Fire Chief shall issue a written notice of violation to an owner the Chief determines is in violation of Section 409. Violators shall have 30 days from the date of such warnings to correct violation(s).
(b) Where a violation has not been corrected after 30 days from the date of issuance of a warning, the Fire Chief may assess and collect administrative penalties from the owner for any violation of Section 409 in accordance with Administrative Code Chapter 100, “Procedures Governing the Imposition of Administrative Fines,” as may be amended from time to time. Chapter 100, which is incorporated herein in its entirety, shall govern the amount of fees and the procedures for imposition, enforcement, collection, and administrative review of administrative citations. Each violation of a provision of Section 409 shall constitute a separate violation for purposes of Chapter 100.