Village of Liverpool, NY
Onondaga County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Liverpool 2-10-1986 as Section 8 of L.L. No. 2-1986 (Ch. 113 of the 1987 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Penalties for offenses — See Ch. 1, § 1-12.
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 156.
In multiple dwellings:
A. 
At least one smoke detector shall be provided adjacent to each sleeping area, such smoke detector to be located on or near the ceiling. Alarms must be clearly audible in adjacent sleeping spaces with intervening doors closed. Detectors required by this chapter shall be capable of being tested by the occupant of the individual apartment or dwelling unit.
B. 
All common passageways shall be equipped with at least one smoke detector per floor or per smoke zone as approved by the Code Enforcement Officer. Such smoke detectors shall be interconnected with all other detectors in common passageways.
C. 
All smoke detectors shall be directly connected to the lighting circuit of the dwelling unit or sleeping room where the device is located, with no intervening wall switch. Cord-connected installations shall not be permitted.
In one- and two-family dwellings.
A. 
Smoke detectors shall be installed outside of each separate sleeping area in the immediate vicinity of the bedrooms and on each additional story of the dwelling unit, including basements and excluding crawl spaces and unfinished attics.
B. 
All smoke detectors shall be directly connected to the lighting circuit of the dwelling unit or sleeping room where the device is located, with no intervening wall switch. Cord-connected installations shall not be permitted.
A. 
In certain areas where conditions may cause excessive false alarms, heat detectors may be substituted for smoke detectors with the approval of the Code Enforcement Officer.
B. 
In certain areas where installations of smoke or heat detectors to the wiring system is impractical, battery-operated smoke or heat detectors may be substituted with the approval of the Code Enforcement Officer. Battery-operated detectors shall have a separate and distinct trouble signal when the battery voltage is low.
The Code Enforcement Officer, the Fire Chief of the Village of Liverpool or any fire inspector is authorized to inspect any building or premises designated in this chapter to ensure compliance with the requirements contained herein. Any such inspections shall be coordinated with the respective offices.
A. 
It shall be the responsibility of the owner of each dwelling unit and structure covered by this chapter to maintain all smoke detectors and/or heat detectors in operational order according to the manufacturer's instructions.
B. 
The owner of every multiple dwelling shall keep such records related to the installation and maintenance of smoke-detecting devices available for inspection by the Code Enforcement Officer or his representative.
During the annual fire inspections of each property occupied as a multiple dwelling, pursuant to the Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code, the owner of each such property or building shall provide the Code Enforcement Officer's office with a certificate stating that all required maintenance has been performed and that all smoke detectors are in operational condition.
A. 
The effective date for existing buildings shall be September 1, 1986.
B. 
For newly constructed buildings, the effective date shall be at time of construction.