Chap.  1501.    Ohio Fire Code.
Ohio Fire Code
1501.01   Ohio Fire Code.
1501.02   Copy of Ohio Fire Code available for inspection.
1501.03   Enforcement.
1501.04   Definitions.
1501.05   New materials, processes or occupancies which may  require permits.
1501.06   Conformity required.
1501.07   Fire damaged structures; Removal or Repair Securing Fund.
1501.08   Appeals.  (Repealed)
1501.09   Rules and regulations.
1501.99   Penalty.
      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(C), 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  OHIO FIRE CODE.
   (a)    The City of Worthington shall administer and enforce the Ohio Fire Code as adopted or amended by the State Fire Marshal pursuant to Sections 3737.82 to 3737.86 of the Ohio Revised Code.
(Ord. 39-2018.  Passed 7-16-18.)
   A copy of the Ohio Fire Code shall be on file in the Office of the City Clerk for public inspection during usual business hours.
(Ord. 39-2018.  Passed 7-16-18.)
   1501.03  ENFORCEMENT.
   (a)    The Chief of the Worthington Division of Fire and EMS and the Bureau of Fire Prevention of the City of Worthington Division of Fire are hereby charged with the administration and enforcement of the Ohio Fire Code. 
   (b)    The Chief may delegate to other members of the Division of Fire full authorization to perform any of the duties or acts which are required or authorized to be performed by such Fire Chief or the Bureau of Fire Prevention.
(Ord. 39-2018.  Passed 7-16-18.)
   (EDITOR’S NOTE: Former Section 1501.04 was repealed by Ordinance 39-2018.)
   The Director of Safety of the City and the Chief of the Division of Fire and EMS shall act as a committee to determine and specify, after giving affected persons an opportunity to be heard, any new materials, processes or occupancies which shall require permits, in addition to those enumerated in the Fire Prevention Code.  The Fire Chief shall post such list in a conspicuous place in the Division of Fire and EMS and distribute copies thereof to interested persons.
(Ord.  12-99.  Passed 2-22-99.)
   No person shall construct, alter, remove or occupy any lands or structures within the City except in conformity with such Fire Prevention Code, supplements and addenda, and in accordance with generally good practice.
(Ord. 84-81.  Passed 9-28-81.)
   The Municipality hereby authorizes the procedure described in Ohio R.C. 3929.86 (C) and (D) to be implemented whereby no insurance company doing business in the State shall pay a claim of a named insured for fire damage to a structure located within the Municipality unless the applicable provisions of Ohio R.C. 3929.86 are fully complied with.  The Fire Chief is hereby designated as the officer authorized to carry out the duties of Ohio R.C. 3929.86.  The Fire Chief shall file a certified copy of this section with the State Superintendent of Insurance.
(Ord. 84-81.  Passed 9-28-81.)
   1501.08 APPEALS. (REPEALED)
   (EDITOR’S NOTE: Former Section 1501.08 was repealed by Ordinance 39-2018.)
   The Fire Chief, in consultation with the City Manager, may adopt any rules and regulations as may be necessary for the effective administration and enforcement of the Ohio Fire Code.  Such rules and regulations shall be consistent with the Ohio Fire Code, the Ohio Revised Code, the Charter, and these Codified Ordinances. Such rules and regulations shall be reported to Council and unless amended or disapproved by resolution of Council within thirty days after such report, shall become effective.  Amendments and supplements to the rules and regulations shall be made in the same manner.  All rules adopted under this section shall be published and posted on the internet.  (Ord. 39-2018.  Passed 7-16-18.)
   1501.99  PENALTY.
   (a)    Whoever violates any provision of the Ohio Fire Code, or fails to comply therewith, or violates or fails to comply with any order made thereunder, or who builds in violation of any detailed statement of specifications or plans submitted and approved thereunder, or any certificate or permit issued thereunder, or violates or fails to comply with any rule or regulation adopted pursuant to Section 1501.09, shall severally for each and every violation and noncompliance respectively, be guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree. 
   (b)    The imposition of a criminal penalty pursuant to this section 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.
   (c)    When not otherwise specified, each day that prohibited conditions are maintained shall constitute a separate offense. 
   (d)    The imposition of a penalty for a violation of this section shall not be held to prevent the enforced abatement, remedy, or removal of prohibited conditions through other legal measures or actions.
   (e)    The imposition of a civil penalty pursuant to the Ohio Fire Code shall not bar or prevent a prosecution or penalty under this section.
(Ord. 39-2018.  Passed 7-16-18.)