The following sections of the International Fire Code, 2015 Edition are hereby amended as follows:
In all chapters and sections, where "name of jurisdiction" and/or "chief appointing authority of the jurisdiction" is written, insert "City of Sycamore."
[A] 104.1 Enforcement Officer. Amended as follows: It shall be the duty and responsibility of the Fire Chief or his/her designee, and the Director of Building and Engineering or his/her designee, to enforce the provisions of the Fire Code, as set forth herein. The aforesaid officials are herein referred to as the "Fire Code Officials."
105.6 Require operational permits. Amended as follows: The Fire Code Official is authorized and may issue operational permits for the operations set forth in Sections 105.6.1 through 105.6.46.
[A] 105.7 Required construction permits. Amended as follows: The Fire Code Official is authorized to review and approve construction permits for work as set forth in Sections 105.7.1 through 105.7.13.
506 Key Boxes.
1. Key Lock Box Required: Key Lock Box systems shall be installed on all new commercial and/or manufacturing/industrial property and all existing commercial and/or manufacturing/industrial buildings which undergo remodel that would require the issuance of a building permit. In commercial structures that have multiple occupancies a Knox Box shall be required for each storefront. In addition, a Knox Box shall be required for multi-family residential structures that have restricted access through locked doors and have a common corridor for access to the living units.
2. Key Box: When properties in the City or Fire Protection District are required to have a key box, a Knox or other UL approved box, the property owner shall purchase and install the key box and the Fire Chief or his/her designee, shall approve:
a. The equipment being installed; and,
b. The location where the equipment is being installed.
3. Contents: The key box shall contain:
a. Keys to locked points of ingress whether on the interior or exterior of such buildings;
b. Keys to locked mechanical equipment rooms;
c. Keys to locked electrical rooms;
d. Keys to elevator controls;
e. Keys necessary to operate fire alarm control panels; and
f. Keys to other areas as directed by the Fire Department.
804.1.1 Alternative testing. Delete in its entirety.
903.2.11.1 Stories without openings. Add as follows:
3. An interior stairway that conforms to requirements of Section 1005 with a fire separation assembly enclosure of not less than 1 hour, which has a door directly to the exterior and the stairway does not connect more than two (2) stories.
The basement or windowless story floor level shall be fifteen (15) feet (4572 mm) or less vertically from the exterior door threshold level and the door threshold shall be within ten (10) feet (3048 mm) of grade. Interior stair doors or openings shall be provided in each fifty (50) linear feet (15240 mm) or fraction thereof on at least one side of the basement or windowless story.
906.3 Size and distribution. Amended as follows: A portable fire extinguisher shall be installed in the following locations in accordance with NFPA 10 and in the additional locations specified in 906.1 of the International Fire Code.
   Fire Extinguisher Requirements
Use Group
Minimum Size
Max. travel distance to extinguisher
Groups A, B, E, I-1, I-2, M, R-1, R-2, U
75 feet and located near every exit
Groups F & S
75 feet and located near every exit
Group H
30 feet and located near every exit
Group R-1 and R-2
75 feet and located in each common hallway and common habitable area
Cooking areas in groups R-1, R-2, and R-4
In each kitchen area
As deemed necessary by code official
As deemed necessary by code official
5601.1.3.1 Indoor pyrotechnic special effects. Add as follows: The display of pyrotechnic special effects within indoor areas shall be prohibited.
(Ord. 2019.20, 9-16-2019, eff. 1-1-2020)