Borough of Collingdale, PA
Delaware County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Collingdale as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Alarm systems — See Ch. 105.
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 170.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 404, Art. II.
[Adopted 11-1-1984 by Ord. No. 547 (Ch. 7, Part 2, of the 1987 Code of Ordinances)]

§ 240-1 Requirements.

[Amended 10-5-1987 by Ord. No. 568]
A. 
No single-family dwelling or multiple-occupancy dwelling shall be sold and no structural change, repairs or additions of a value in excess of $500 shall be made thereto unless and until the structure has had installed therein an approved fire detection or product-of-combustion detecting system.
B. 
All multiple-family dwelling units and motel units, when leased or subleased to another, shall be provided with a detector of products of combustion systems.
C. 
The detectors shall be capable of sensing visible or invisible particles of combustion, except that detectors sensitive only to heat are not acceptable. Alarms-signaling devices shall be rated at not less than 85 decibels at 10 feet and shall be clearly audible in adjacent bedrooms when all intervening doors are closed. For the purposes of installation and maintenance only, the applicable section of the National Fire Protection Association No. 74, "Standard for the Installation, Maintenance and use of a Household Fire Warning System," shall be considered accepted engineering practices. All detectors shall be listed by Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.

§ 240-2 Location.

At least one smoke detector shall be installed to protect each sleeping area. A sleeping area is defined as the area or areas of the family living unit in which the bedrooms (or sleeping rooms) are located. Where bedrooms or rooms ordinarily used for sleeping are separated by other use areas (such as kitchens or living rooms, but not bathrooms or closets), they shall be considered as separate sleeping areas for the purpose of this article. At least one smoke detector shall be installed at the head (top) of each stairway leading up to an occupied area in such a manner so as to assure that rising smoke is not obstructed in reaching the detector and the detector intercepts rising smoke before it reaches the sleeping area. Compliance with the requirements pertaining to single- or multiple-family dwellings, hotel and motel units shall be required not later than January 1, 1985.

§ 240-3 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 10-5-1987 by Ord. No. 568]
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $300 and/or to imprisonment for a term not to exceed 90 days.
[Adopted 5-4-2009 by Ord. No. 665]

§ 240-4 Adoption of standards.

A certain document, copies of which are on file in the office of the Borough Manager of the Borough of Collingdale, being marked and designated as the International Fire Code, 2006 Edition, including all appendix chapters and any modifications thereto by later editions, as published by the International Code Council, be and hereby is adopted by the Borough of Collingdale, for the purpose of regulating and governing the safeguarding of life and property from fire and explosion hazards arising from the storage, handling and use of hazardous substances, materials and devices, and from conditions hazardous to life or property in the occupancy of buildings and premises; providing for the issuance of permits and collections of fees therefor; and each and all of the regulations, provisions, penalties, conditions and terms of the 2006 International Fire Code on file in the office of the Borough Manager of the Borough of Collingdale as hereby referred to, adopted and made part hereof, as if fully set out in this article, with the additions, insertions, deletions and changes, if any, prescribed in § 240-5 of this article.

§ 240-5 Modifications and amendments.

The following references are to the section numbering system used by the 2006 International Fire Code and are hereby modified and amended as follows:
A. 
Section 101.1 Jurisdiction. The "Borough of Collingdale" shall be inserted as the jurisdiction.
B. 
Section 103.2 Appointment. Delete in its entirety and replace with the "The Fire Code Official shall be the Borough Manager or such other designee as duly appointed by the Council for the Borough of Collingdale, Delaware County, Pennsylvania."
C. 
Section 105.1.1 Permits required. Delete in its entirety and replace with the following: "Permits required by this code shall be obtained from the Borough of Collingdale municipal offices. Permit fees, if any, shall be paid prior to issuance of the permit and shall be paid to the Borough of Collingdale and shall be deposited in the Borough's Fire Fund. Issued permits shall be kept on the premises designated therein at all times and shall be readily available for inspection by the Fire Code Official or his designee."
D. 
Section 109.3 Violation penalties. The violation penalties provision shall specify violations of the code as a summary offense, punishable by a fine of not more than $300 or by imprisonment not exceeding 10 days, or both such fine and imprisonment.
E. 
Section 111.4 Failure to comply. This paragraph shall be modified to specify liability for a fine of not less than $300 or more than $600.

§ 240-6 Geographic limits.

Geographic limits set forth in the 2006 International Fire Code are established as follows:
A. 
Section 3204.3.1. Geographic limits in which storage of flammable cryogenic fluids in stationary containers is prohibited is limited to the Borough of Collingdale.
B. 
Section 3404.2.9.5.1. Geographic limits in which storage of Class I and Class II liquids in aboveground tanks outside buildings is prohibited is limited to the Borough of Collingdale.
C. 
Section 3406.2.4.4. Geographic limits in which storage of Class I and Class II liquids in aboveground tanks is prohibited is limited to the Borough of Collingdale.
D. 
Section 3804.2. Geographic limits in which the storage of liquefied petroleum gas is restricted for the protection of heavily populated or congested areas is limited to the Borough of Collingdale.

§ 240-7 Fees.

A fee schedule for permit, inspection and miscellaneous fees pursuant to the adoption of this article may be established and amended from time to time by resolution by the Council of the Borough of Collingdale.

§ 240-8 Conflicts.

In any case where a provision of this article adopting the 2006 International Fire Code is found to be in conflict with any other provision of the Code of the Borough of Collingdale existing on the effective date of this article, the provision which establishes the higher standard for the promotion of the health and safety of the people and property of the Borough of Collingdale shall prevail.