PART FIFTEEN - FIRE PREVENTION CODE
 
Chap. 1501.     2005 Ohio Fire Code.
Chap. 1511.     Open Burning.
Chap. 1519.     Fireworks.
Chap. 1521.     Repair, Removal of Fire Damage Structures.
Chap. 1522.     Recovery of Costs for Clean-Up Actions.
Chap. 1523.     Fire Lanes.
Chap. 1524.     Oil and Gas Wells.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CHAPTER 1501
2005 Ohio Fire Code
1501.01   Adoption.
1501.02   Additions, insertions, and changes.
1501.03   Inconsistent ordinances repealed.
 
CROSS REFERENCES
See sectional histories for similar State law
Appeals of orders - see Ohio R.C. 119.12
State certification of firefighters - see Ohio R.C. 737.08, 737.22, 3737.33
State certification of Fire Safety Inspectors - see Ohio R.C.  3737.01(D), 3737.34
Fire investigation - see Ohio R.C. 737.27, 3737.24 et seq.
Entry and Inspection - see Ohio R.C. 737.34 et seq., 3737.14, 3737.41, 3737.42
Common Pleas Court jurisdiction - see Ohio R.C. 3737.44(A), 3737.51(H)
Ohio Fire Code - see Ohio R.C. 3737.82 et seq.; OAC Ch. 1301:7-1 et seq.
Fire extinguishing and alarm systems in rest and nursing homes - see Ohio R.C. 3721.071
Self-service filling stations - see Ohio R.C. 3741.14
Fireworks - see Ohio R.C. 3743.27, 3743.32 et seq.
 
1501.01  ADOPTION.
   That a certain document, copies of which are on file in the office of the Tallmadge Fire Department, being designated as “2005 Ohio Fire Code”, is hereby adopted as the Fire Prevention Code of the City of Tallmadge for the control of buildings and structures herein provided, and each and all of the regulations, provisions, penalties, conditions, and terms of the 2005 Ohio Fire Code, are hereby referred to, adopted, and made a part thereof, as if fully set out in this ordinance.  Additionally, the 2005 Ohio Fire Code Appendix Chapters “B, C, D, E, F, G” are expressly adopted as part of the Fire Prevention Code.  Additionally, the 2005 Ohio Fire Code shall be supplemented by the National Fire Prevention Association Code (NFPA) current edition as a standard.
(Ord. 51-2006.  Passed 5-11-06.)
1501.02  ADDITIONS, INSERTIONS, AND CHANGES.
   That the following Amendments and Additions are hereby added and adopted to the 2005 Ohio Fire Code:
FEE SCHEDULE.
A.   Rule 1 Section 105 of the 2005 Ohio Fire Code is hereby supplemented and amended to add the following permits.
Permits required by this code shall be obtained from Tallmadge Fire Department, 85 Overdale Drive, during normal business hours.  Permit fees, if any, shall be paid prior to issuance of the permit.  Issued permits shall be kept on the premises designated therein at all times and shall be readily available for inspection by the code official.
B.   Rule 1 Section 105 of the 2005 Ohio Fire Code shall be amended to add the following permit fees:
OPERATIONAL PERMITS
 
105.6.1
Aerosol products
$30.00
105.6.2
Amusement buildings
$30.00
105.6.3
Aviation facilities
$30.00
105.6.4
Carnivals and fairs
$30.00
105.6.5
Battery system
$30.00
105.6.6
Cellulose nitrate film
An operational permit is not required
105.6.7
Combustible dust-producing operations
$30.00
105.6.8
Combustible fibers
$30.00
105.6.9
Compressed gasses
$30.00
105.6.10
Covered mall buildings
$30.00
105.6.11
Cyrogenic fluids
$30.00
105.6.12
Cutting and weldin
$30.00
105.6.13
Dry cleaning plants
$30.00
105.6.14
Exhibits and trade shows
$30.00
105.6.15
Explosives
$120.00
105.6.16
Fire hydrants and valves
$30.00
105.6.17
Flammable and combustible liquids
$60.00
105.6.18
Floor finishing
$30.00
105.6.19
Fruit and crop ripening
$30.00
105.6.20
Fumigation and thermal insecticial fogging

$30.00
105.6.21
Hazardous materials
$30.00
Maximum permit per location shall
not exceed:

$120.00
105.6.22
HPM facilities
$120.00
105.6.23
High-piled storage
$60.00
105.6.24
Hot work operations
$30.00
105.6.25
Industrial ovens
$30.00
105.6.26
Lumber yards and woodworking plants
$30.00
105.6.27
Liquid-or gas-fueled vehicles
or equipment in assembly buildings

$30.00
105.6.28
LP-gas
$30.00
105.6.29
Magnesium
$30.00
105.6.30
Miscellaneous combustible storage
$30.00
105.6.31
Open burning
$30.00
105.6.32
Open flames and torches
$30.00
105.6.33
Open flames and candles
$30.00
105.6.34
Organic coatings
$60.00
105.6.35
Places of assembly
$30.00
105.6.36
Private fire hydrants
$30.00
105.6.37
Pyrotechnic special effects materials
$30.00
105.6.38
Pyroxylin plastics
$30.00
105.6.39
Refrigeration equipment
$30.00
105.6.40
Repair garages and
motor fuel-dispensing facilities

$30.00
105.6.41
Rooftop heliports
$30.00
105.6.42
Spraying or dipping
$30.00
105.6.43
Storage of scrap tires and
tire byproducts

$30.00
105.6.44
Temporary membrane structures,
tents and canopies

$30.00
105.6.45
Tire-rebuilding plants
$30.00
105.6.46
Waste handling
$30.00
105.6.47
Wood products
$30.00
CONSTRUCTION PERMITS
A reinspection fee of $40.00 will be charged and paid prior to any reinspection.  This fee will be charged for any of the following listed construction permits due to improper operation or installation.
105.7.1  Automatic fire-extinguishing systems.
   1.   Automatic Sprinkler Review:  The fee for the sprinkler review is based on the number of sprinkler heads in the system.
 
Sprinkler Heads
Fee
1 to 25
$120.00
over 25
$120.00 plus $25.00 per head to a max. of $250.00
 
Systems with a fire pump add $120.00.  Standpipes using same supply as sprinkler systems with fire pumps are included in the sprinkler fee.
 
2.
Standpipe Review:
$50.00 - with fire pump $120.00
3.
Carbon Dioxide Suppression System: Pre-engineered
$125.00
4.
Halon Suppression System
$125.00
5.
Dry Chemical Suppression System:

$125.00
6.
Wet Chemical Suppression System:  Single tank installation
$125.00
105.7.2
Compressed gases
$60.00
105.7.3    Fire alarm and detection systems and related equipment
   1.   Automatic Fire Alarm Systems:  The fee for an automatic alarm system is based on the number of sending, signalling and detecting devices in the system.
 
Devices
Fee
1 to 25
$120.00
over 25
$120.00 plus $5.00 per device.  Max. charge $250.00 per system
 
   2.   Manual Fire Alarm Systems:  The fee for a manual fire alarm system is based on the number of sending and signalling devices.
 
Devices
Fee
1 to 10
$120.00
over 10
$120.00 plus $5.00 per device.  Max. charge $250.00 per system.
 
 
105.7.4
Fire pumps and related equipment
$125.00
105.7.5  Flammable and combustible liquids.
   1.   To install, construct, or alter tank vehicles, equipment, tanks, plants, terminals, wells, fuel-dispensing stations, refineries, distilleries and similar facilities where flammable and combustible liquids are produced, processed, transported, stored, dispensed or used.
 
a)
For each tank system
$125.00
   2.   Tank installations - Existing
 
a)
To render existing tanks “temporarily out of service” (maximum 90 days) as provided in Fire Prevention Code:



$50.00
b)
To return “temporarily out of service” tanks to full service:

$50.00
c)
To repair any piping connected to tanks:
$25.00
d)
To conduct approved repairs to any tank:

$25.00
e)
To remove and discard any tank:
$25.00
f)
To remove discarded tank from premises within ten days:
per day penalty after ten days unless prior approval by the authority having jurisdiction.




$25.00
   3.   Temporary storage in approved portable tanks - Maximum 660 gallons
 
a)
Initial installation and for first 90 days at single location (each tank):

$500.00
b)
For each additional 30 day period thereafter (each tank):

$125.00
   4.   Flammable and Combustible Liquid Dispensing Devices or Remote Pumps
      a)   New installations in conjunction with tanks:  Application fee listed in 1. a) above, plus $25.00 for each dispenser or remote pumps for attendant or self-service.
 
b)
To repair or replace existing dispenser or remote pump (each site):


$25.00
      c)   To convert existing dispensers or remote pumps to be self-service (each site): $25.00 plus $20.00 for each dispenser or remote pump to be equipped with approved remote self-service actuator-monitor capability.
 
5.
Flammable and Combustible Liquids in Containers of 60 gallons or less (general storage):


$10.00
   6.   Note:  All flammable and combustible liquids fees are cumulative with other applicable fees covered under other schedules (e.g., electrical fees* etc.)
 
105.7.6
Hazardous materials
$150.00
105.7.7
Industrial ovens
$60.00
105.7.8
LP-gas
$60.00
105.7.9
Private fire hydrants (Per hydrant)
$60.00
105.7.10
Spraying or dipping.
$60.00
105.7.11
Standpipe systems.
$120.00
A construction permit is required for the installation, modification, or removal from service of a standpipe system.  Maintenance performed in accordance with this code is not considered a modification and does not require a permit.
105.7.12
Temporary membrane structures, tents, and canopies. Having an area in excess of 200 square feet (19 m2) or a canopy in excess of 400 square feet (37 m2)



$60.00
C.   Rule 4 Section 403 of the 2005 Ohio Fire Code shall be amended with the following addition:
   Special Rules.
   403.2.1   Fire watch personnel as listed in 403.1 shall be a trained and approved Tallmadge Fire Inspector or as otherwise approved by the Fire Chief.
   403.2.2   403.1.1 Public safety plan.  A safety plan will be created for each change of venue, or where the Fire Code Official determines that an indoor or outdoor gathering of persons has an adverse impact on public safety through diminished access to buildings, structures, fire hydrants and fire apparatus access roads or where such gatherings adversely affect public safety services of any kind, the Fire Code Official have the authority to order the development of, or prescribe a plan for, the provision of an approved level of public safety.
   403.2.3   The property owner, lessee, or other person in possession shall meet all the requirements of the code official, including payment of all necessary personnel and equipment costs, when the number of occupants at an indoor or outdoor gathering or safety plan determines that such an event has an adverse effect on public safety.
   403.2.4    Special Amusement Events:
         a)   Outdoor:  This is an outdoor area where tents, amusement rides, or temporary food vendors will be set up.
         b)   Indoor:  This is a building, classified, built, and zoned as an assembly use group.  The building will be rented or leased by an outside vendor by contract or agreement.
   403.2.5   In addition to any other permit required, the property owner or lessee shall obtain a permit for each special amusement event at least thirty days prior to the scheduled beginning date of the activity or function.  A fee of $30.00 shall apply to each public safety plan in addition to any applicable annual operation or construction permit fees required.
   For purposes of this chapter, “change of venue” means when the everyday use or ordinary use of the property changes.
D.   Section 108 removed.
E.   Section 109.  Penalties for Violations.  Rule 1 Section 109 shall be amended to provide as follows:
   109.1  Unlawful acts.
It shall be unlawful for a person, firm or corporation to erect, construct, alter, repair, remove, demolish or utilize a building, occupancy, premises or system regulated by this code, or cause same to be done, in conflict with or in violation of any of the provisions of this code.
   109.2  Notice of violation.
When the code official finds a building, premises, vehicle, storage facility or outdoor area that is in violation of this code, the code official is authorized to prepare a written notice of violation describing the conditions deemed unsafe and, when compliance is not immediate, specifying a reasonable time for reinspection.
   109.2.1  Service.
A notice of violation issued pursuant to this code shall be served upon the owner, operator, occupant, or other person responsible for the condition or violation, either by personal service, mail, or by delivering the same to, and leaving it with, some person of responsibility upon the premises.  For unattended or abandoned locations, a copy of such notice of violation shall be posted on the premises in a conspicuous place at or near the entrance to such premises and the notice of violation shall be mailed by certified mail with return receipt requested or a certificate of mailing, to the last known address of the owner, occupant or both.
   109.2.2  Compliance with orders and notices.
A notice of violation issued or served as provided by this code shall be complied with by the owner, operator, occupant or other person responsible for the condition or violation to which the notice of violation pertains.
   109.2.3  Prosecution of violations.
If the notice of violation is not complied with, the code official is authorized to request the Director of Law to institute the appropriate legal proceeding at law or in equity to restrain, correct or abate such violation or to require removal or termination of the unlawful occupancy of the structure in violation of the provisions of this code or of the order or direction made pursuant thereto.
   109.2.4  Unauthorized tampering.
Signs, tags or seals posted or affixed by the code official shall not be mutilated, destroyed or tampered with or removed without authorization from the code official.
   109.3  Violation penalties.
Persons who shall violate a provision of this code or shall fail to comply with any of the requirements thereof or who shall erect, install, alter, repair, or do work in violation of the approved construction documents or directive of the code official, or of a permit or certificate used under provisions of this code, shall be guilty of a Fourth Degree Misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of not more than $250.00 dollars or by imprisonment not exceeding 30 days or both such fine and imprisonment.  Each day that a violation continues after due notice has been served shall be deemed a separate offense.
   109.3.1  Abatement of violation.
In addition to the imposition of the penalties herein described, the code official is authorized to request the Director of Law to institute appropriate action to prevent unlawful construction or to restrain, correct or abate a violation; or to prevent illegal occupancy of a structure or premises; or to stop an illegal act, conduct of business or occupancy of a structure on or about any premises.
      (Ord. 51-2006.  Passed 5-11-06.)
1501.03  INCONSISTENT ORDINANCES REPEALED.
   All ordinances or portions of ordinances in conflict herewith are hereby repealed.
(Ord. 51-2006.  Passed 5-11-06.)