City of Hazelwood, MO
St. Louis County
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[CC 1997 §12.3; Ord. No. 2952-98 §§1,4, 4-1-1998; Ord. No. 3633-05 §1—4, 4-6-2005; Ord. No. 4247-12 §1, 11-7-2012; Ord. No. 4693-19, 6-19-2019]
A. 
The 2015 International Fire Code, as prepared by the International Code Council, Inc., is on file in the office of the City Clerk and is hereby adopted as the Fire Prevention Code of the City of Hazelwood, Missouri, with the modifications, additions, insertions and changes prescribed below, and is made a part hereof as if more fully set forth herein.
B. 
There are hereby established the following modifications, additions, insertions and changes to the 2015 International Fire Code:
MODIFICATIONS, ADDITIONS, INSERTIONS AND CHANGES TO THE 2015 INTERNATIONAL FIRE CODE
1. 
Section 101.1.
101.1 (Name of Jurisdiction)
Inserted "the City of Hazelwood, Missouri."
2. 
Section 103.1 Delete in its entirety. Insert:
103.1 General. The Division of Fire Prevention is established within the jurisdiction under the direction of the Chief (Fire Marshal) or Deputy Fire Marshal. The function of the division shall be the implementation, administration, and enforcement of the provisions of this code.
3. 
Section 104.10.2 Add a new Section. Insert:
104.10.2 Investigative authority. The Fire Marshal or the Deputy Fire Marshal and such other personnel designated by the Fire Chief (Fire Marshal) or Deputy Fire Marshal, shall have general police powers for the express purpose of enforcing the fire code and investigating fires and explosions. This power shall extend to the collection, preservation and storage of evidence, the interview of persons, or any other lawful action necessary to permit the peaceful completion of any lawful action by the Hazelwood Fire Department.
4. 
Section 104.12 Add a new Section. Insert:
104.12 Rule-making authority. The Chief (Fire Marshal) or Deputy Fire Marshal shall have authority as necessary in the interest of public health, safety and general welfare, to adopt and promulgate rules and regulations to interpret and implement the provisions of this code to secure the intent thereof and to designate requirements applicable because of local climatic or other conditions. Such rules shall not have the effect of waiving structural or fire performance requirements specifically provided for in this code or of violating accepted engineering practice involving public safety.
5. 
Section 105.3.3. Delete existing text. Insert:
105.3.3 Occupancy prohibited without approval. A building, structure or portion thereof shall not be used or occupied, in whole or in part, without approval of the Fire Chief (Fire Marshal) or Deputy Fire Marshal or Building Official. This shall apply to new buildings, buildings undergoing alteration, modification or repair and buildings or tenant spaces undergoing reoccupancy.
6. 
Section 105.6.49 Add a new section. Insert:
105.6.49 Helicopter hoisting and lowering operations. Approval is required for helicopter hoisting and lowering operations in accordance with the following:
The helicopter service or the contractor in charge of a helicopter hoisting or lowering operation shall demonstrate financial responsibility of liability for damages arising from the hoisting or lowering operation by providing the Fire Marshal with proof of insurance or other appropriate financial responsibility. Forty-eight (48) hours' notice shall be provided before the hoisting or lowering operation is to begin. Notification shall be made to other jurisdictional agencies as may be required.
7. 
Section 105.6.49.1 Add a new section. Insert:
105.6.49.1 Safety precautions. During all helicopter lifting or lowering operations, the following safety precautions shall be followed:
1.
The fire and police departments shall approve landing sites, if landings are necessary.
2.
All materials or equipment to be lifted shall be brought as close as possible to the building or structure site by road vehicles.
3.
The helicopter shall not carry equipment or materials lifted to or lowered from a building or structure over pedestrians, spectators, other buildings or vehicles.
4.
When the operation involves setting or removing equipment or materials from or on an occupied building, the top two (2) floors of the building shall not be occupied by anyone, other than individuals directly involved with the operation while the hoisting or lifting operation is in progress.
5.
All flammable or combustible liquids brought to the site for refueling helicopters shall be stored, used and dispensed in accordance with this code.
6.
A fire department safety officer, or fire department safety team, must be present on the site during all helicopter lifting or lowering operations. The safety officer, or safety team, shall terminate the lift if weather conditions or other variables make the operation unsafe. The safety officer, or safety team, shall be provided radio communications with the helicopter pilot in the event safety conditions mandate evasive action.
8. 
Section 109.5 Add a new section. Insert:
109.5 Unlawful continuance. Any person who shall continue any work in or about the structure after having been served with a stop work order, except such work as that person is directed to perform to remove a violation or unsafe conditions, shall be liable to penalties as specified in Section 109.3 of this Chapter.
9. 
Section 111.4 Delete in its entirety. Insert:
111.4 Failure to comply. Any person who shall continue any work after having been served with a stop work order, except such work as that person is directed to perform to remove a violation or unsafe conditions, shall be in violation of Sections 109.4 and 109.5 of this Chapter and liable to a summons and a court fine.
10. 
Section 113.6 Add a new section. Insert:
113.6 Reinspection. If a violation of the codes of the Hazelwood Fire Department is observed, and the owner or tenant is notified of the violation, a reinspection shall be made to confirm compliance. If, during the reinspection, the Fire Code Official cannot confirm compliance with the noted violations, then a summons may be issued and a court appearance required. Fees shall be paid prior to the next reinspection.
11. 
Section 308.4.2 Add a new section. Insert:
308.4.2 Group R-1 hotels and motels. Candles, incense and similar open-flame-producing items shall not be allowed in sleeping units in Group R-1 hotel and motel occupancies.
12. 
Section 308.4.2.1 Add a new section. Insert:
308.4.2.1 Portable cooking devices prohibited. It shall be unlawful for an owner, operator, or guest of any R-1 lodging establishment to use, provide, or knowingly allow the use of a portable electrical or open-flame cooking device or appliance, including but not limited to hot plates, electric skillets and grills, propane and charcoal grills, camp stoves, slow cookers, crock pots, and any similar cooking device on the premises of an R-1 lodging establishment.
Exceptions:
1.
Approved kitchens or kitchenettes.
2.
Microwave ovens.
3.
Coffee makers.
13. 
Section 319 Add a new section. Insert:
SECTION 319 MOBILE FOOD PREPARATION VEHICLES
319.1 General. Mobile food preparation vehicles that are equipped with appliances that produce smoke or grease-laden vapors shall comply with this Section.
319.2 Permit required. Any mobile food preparation vehicle shall require an operation permit from the City of Hazelwood for each deployment or location prior to placing the vehicle in its proposed set-up location.
Exceptions:
1.
A permit is not required from the City of Hazelwood if the vehicle has a current annual fire safety inspection sticker and certification from the City of St. Louis displayed on the vehicle, although the fire code official shall have the authority to conduct an inspection on any food preparation vehicle set-up for operation within their jurisdiction to ensure compliance with this code.
2.
Mobile food preparation vehicles operating under and in compliance with a permit obtained under Section 319.2.1.
319.2.1 Event permit required. An event permit is required from the City of Hazelwood for any location where three (3) or more mobile food preparation vehicles will be set up or in operation at any one (1) time on the same property or at the same venue. The event permit may be issued annually for recurring situations with the approval of the code official.
319.2.2 Separation between vehicles. There shall be a minimum of ten (10) feet of clear space between any vehicles as measured from the furthest extent of the vehicle or anything tethered to the vehicle except for a connection to a public utility (water, power, etc.).
319.2.3 Separation from structure. There shall be a minimum of twenty (20) feet from any mobile food preparation vehicle and any structure as measured from the furthest extent of the vehicle or anything tethered to the vehicle (except for a connection to public utility) to the outermost edge of the building roof overhang projected in a vertical plane directly to the ground surface.
319.2.4 Failure to obtain permit. The code official shall have the authority to suspend or revoke the occupancy permit of any commerical occupancy that hosts or otherwise allows an unpermited mobile food preparation vehicle to operate on its property in violation of Section 319.2.
319.3 Exhaust hood. Cooking equipment that produces grease-laden vapors shall be provided with a kitchen hood in accordance with Section 607.
319.4 Fire protection. Fire protection shall be provided in accordance with Sections 319.4.1 and 319.4.2.
319.4.1 Fire protection for cooking equipment. Cooking equipment shall be protected by automatic fire-extinguishing systems in accordance with Section 904.12.
319.4.2 Fire extinguishers. Portable fire extinguishers shall be provided in accordance with Section 906.4.
319.5 Appliance connection to fuel supply piping. Gas coooking appliances shall be secured in place and connected to fuel-supply piping with an appliance connector complying with ANSI Z21.69/CSA 6.16. The connector installation shall be configured in accordance with the manufacturer's installation instructions. Movement of appliances shall be limited by restraining devices installed in accordance with the connector and appliance manufacturers' instructions.
319.6 Cooking oil storage containers. Cooking oil storage containers within mobile food preparation vehicles shall have a maximum aggregate volume not more than one hundred twenty (120) gallons (454 L), and shall be stored in such a way as to not be toppled or damaged during transport.
319.7 Cooking oil storage tanks. Cooking oil storage tanks within mobile food preparation vehicles shall comply with Sections 319.7 through 319.7.5.2.
319.7.1 Metallic storage tanks. Metallic cooking oil storage tanks shall be listed in accordance with UL 80 or UL 142, and shall be installed in accordance with the tank manufacturer's instructions.
319.7.2 Non-metallic storage tanks. Non-metallic cooking oil storage tanks shall be installed in accordance with the tanks manufacturer's instructions and shall comply with both of the following:
1.
Tanks shall be listed for use with cooking oil, including maximum temperature to which they will be exposed during use.
2.
Tank capacity shall not exceed two hundred (200) gallons 757L per tank.
319.7.3 Cooking oil storage system components. Metallic and non-metallic cooking oil storage system components shall include, but are not limited to, piping, connections, fittings, valves, tubing, hose, pumps, vents, and other related components used for the transfer of cooking oil.
319.7.4 Design criteria. The design, fabrication and assembly of system components shall be suitable for the working pressures, temperatures and structural stresses to be encountered by the components.
319.7.5 Tank venting. Normal and emergency venting shall be provided for the cooking oil storage tanks.
319.7.5.1 Normal vents. Normal vents shall be located above the maximum normal liquid line, and shall have a minimum effective area not smaller than the largest filling or withdrawal connection. Normal vents are not required to vent to the exterior.
319.7.5.2 Emergency vents. Emergency relief vent shall be located above the maximum normal liquid line, and shall be in the form of a device or devices that will relieve excessive internal pressure caused by an exposure fire. For non-metallic tanks, the emergency relief vent shall be in the form of construction. Emergency vents are not required to discharge to the exterior.
319.8 LP-gas systems. Where LP-gas systems provide fuel for cooking appliances, such systems shall comply with Chapter 61 and Sections 319.8.1 through 319.8.5.
319.8.1 Maximum aggregate volume. The maximum aggregate capacity of LP-gas containers transported on the vehicle and used to fuel cooking appliance only shall exceed two hundred (200) pounds' (91kg) propane capacity.
319.8.2 Protection of container. LP-gas containers installed on the vehicle shall be securely mounted and restrained to prevent movement.
319.8.3 LP-gas container construction. LP-gas containers shall be manufactured in compliance with the requirements of NFPA 58.
319.8.4 Protection of system piping. LP-gas system piping, including valves and fittings, shall be adequately protected to prevent tampering, impact damage, and damage from vibration.
319.8.5 LP-gas alarms. A listed LP-gas alarm shall be installed within the vehicle in the vicinity of LP-gas system components, in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.
319.9 CNG systems. Where CNG systems provide fuel for cooking appliances, such systems shall comply with Sections 319.9.1 through 319.9.4.
319.9.1 CNG containers supplying only cooking fuel. CNG containers installed solely to provide fuel for cooking purposes shall be in accordance with Sections 319.9.1.1 through 319.9.1.3.
319.9.1.1 Maximum aggregate volume. The maximum aggregate capacity of CNG containers transported on the vehicle shall not exceed one thousand three hundred (1,300) pounds' (590 kg) water capacity.
319.9.1.2 Protection of container. CNG containers shall be securely mounted and restrained to prevent movement. Containers shall not be installed in locations subject to a direct vehicle impact.
319.9.1.3 CNG container construction. CNG containers shall be an NGV-2 cylinder.
319.9.2 CNG containers supplying transportation and cooking fuel. Where CNG containers and systems are used to supply fuel for cooking purposes in addition to being used for transportation fuel, the installation shall be in accordance with NFPA 52.
319.9.3 Protection of system piping. CNG system piping, including valves and fittings, shall be adequately protected to prevent tampering, impact damage and damage from vibration.
319.9.4 Methane alarms. A listed methane gas alarm shall be installed within the vehicle in accordance with manufacturer's instructions.
319.10 Maintenance. Maintenance of systems on mobile food preparation vehicles shall be in accordance with Sections 319.10.1 through 319.10.3.
319.10.1 Exhaust system. The exhaust system, including hood, grease-removal devices, fans, ducts and other appurtenances, shall be inspected and cleaned in accordance with Section 607.3.
319.10.2 Fire protection systems and devices. Fire protection systems and devices shall be maintained in accordance with Section 901.6.
319.10.3 Fuel gas system. LP-gas containers installed on the vehicle and fuel-gas piping systems shall be inspected annually by an approved inspection agency or a company that is registered with the United States Department of Transportation to requalify LP-gas cylinders, to ensure that system components are free from damage, suitable for the intended service and not subject to leaking. CNG containers shall be inspected every three (3) years at a qualified service facility. CNG containers shall not be used past their expiration date as listed by the manufacturer's container label. Upon satisfactory inspection, the approved inspection agency shall affix a tag on the fuel-gas system or within the vehicle indicating the name of the inspection agency and date of satisfactory inspection.
14. 
Section 505.1. Delete in its entirety. Insert:
505.1 Address identification. New and existing buildings shall have approved address identification. The address identification shall be legible and placed in a position that is visible from the street or road fronting the property. Address identification characters shall contrast with their background. Address identification on glass shall be white in color. Building address numbers shall be Arabic numbers format. Suite or subaddress identification shall be Arabic number or alphabetical letters. Numbers shall not be spelled out. Each character shall be not less than six (6) inches high with a minimum stroke width of one-half (1/2) inch. Where required by the fire code official, address identification shall be provided in additional approved locations to facilitate emergency response. Where access is by means of a private road and the building cannot be viewed from the public way, a monument, pole or other sign or means shall be used to identify the structure. Address identification shall be maintained.
15. 
Section 505.1.1 Add a new Section. Insert:
505.1.1 Address identification - remote exits. Address identification shall be provided at all remote exit doors in all occupancies.
Exception: Detached structures constructed in accordance with the International Residential Code.
16. 
Section 507.5.1.1 Add a new section. Insert:
507.5.1.1 Hydrant for fire department connections. A fire hydrant shall be located within one hundred (100) feet of the fire department connection (FDC).
Exception: The distance shall be permitted to be greater than one hundred (100) feet when approved by the Fire Code Official.
17. 
Section 507.5.5 Delete in its entirety. Insert:
507.5.5 Clear space around hydrants. There shall be no obstructions, planting, bushes, trees, signs, light standards, fences, etc., within six (6) feet of any fire hydrant in all directions.
18. 
Section 507.5.5.1 Add a new section. Insert:
507.5.5.1 No-parking area. When fire department connections are located in an area where vehicles may be parked or standing, said parking or standing shall be restricted for ten (10) feet in each direction from the fire department connection. Objects or vehicles are subject to removal or towing by a local towing service in accordance with Section 304.157, RSMo., or local municipal ordinance.
19. 
Section 507.5.5.2 Add a new section as follows. Insert:
507.5.5.2 Fire hydrants residential single and multifamily installation. In areas of single and multifamily construction, fire hydrants shall be installed at a spacing of four hundred (400) feet from hydrant to hydrant. If certain conditions exist this distance may vary as much as one hundred (100) feet in either direction, if approved by the Fire Marshal or the Deputy Fire Marshal.
20. 
Section 507.5.5.3 Add a new section as follows. Insert:
507.5.5.2 Fire hydrants commercial installation. In areas of commercial construction, fire hydrants shall be installed at a spacing of three hundred (300) feet from hydrant to hydrant. If certain conditions exist this distance may vary as much as one hundred (100) feet in either direction, if approved by the Fire Marshal or the Deputy Fire Marshal.
21. 
Section 507.5.7 Add a new section. Insert:
507.5.7 Color coding of public fire hydrants. All public fire hydrant barrels are to be painted yellow. All fire hydrant bonnets are to be painted as follows:
Color
Water Main Size
(inches)
Green
12
Orange
8 and 10
Red
6 and smaller
22. 
Section 507.5.8 Add a new section as follows. Insert:
507.5.8 Color coding of private fire hydrants. All private fire hydrants shall be painted red, including the bonnet.
23. 
Section 507.5.9 Add a new section as follows. Insert:
507.5.9 Fire hydrant connection height. Existing fire hydrants shall be a minimum of fourteen (14) inches and a maximum of thirty-six (36) inches above finish grade. New fire hydrants shall be a minimum of twenty-four (24) inches and a maximum of thirty-six (36) inches above finish grade. Measurement is from finish grade to the center of the steamer connection(s).
24. 
Section 607.1.1 Add a new section as follows. Insert:
607.1.1 Elevator emergency operations testing. All elevators that are equipped with emergency elevator operations in accordance with ASME A17.1 shall be tested at least once each year in all phases of emergency functions. An approved elevator service company shall conduct tests.
25. 
Section 901.6.2 Delete in its entirety. Insert:
901.6.2 Records. Records of all system inspections, tests and maintenance required by the referenced standards shall be maintained on the premises for a minimum of three (3) years or for the required testing frequency if greater than three (3) years and shall be made available to the fire code official, not less than quarterly. Accurate logs shall be maintained indicating the number, location and type of device tested. Any defect, modification or repair shall be logged. Additional tag or system inspection record, identifying date, inspector, system pressures and company by whom inspector is employed shall be attached to each system riser or posted in the immediate area of each system riser. The company conducting the inspection shall have an address and telephone number identified on the tag or system inspection record.
26. 
Section 901.6.3 Add a new section. Insert:
901.6.3 Annual inspection reporting. All fire protection systems which require an annual or semiannual inspection under the respective NFPA Code shall submit such reports to the Hazelwood Fire Department Deputy Fire Marshal within thirty (30) days of the inspection in an Adobe PDF electronic format.
27. 
Section 903.4.1 Delete in its entirety. Insert:
903.4.1 Monitoring. Alarm, supervisory and trouble signals shall be distinctly different and shall be monitored in accordance with Section 907.6.6 and shall sound an audible signal at a constantly attended location.
Exceptions:
1.
Underground key or hub valves in roadway boxes provided by the municipality or public utility are not required to be monitored.
2.
Backflow prevention device test valves located in limited area sprinkler system supply piping shall be locked in the open position. In occupancies required to be equipped with a fire alarm system, the backflow preventer valves shall be electrically supervised by a tamper switch installed in accordance with NFPA 72 and separately annunciated.
28. 
Section 903.5.1 Add a new section. Insert:
903.5.1 Water flow safety factor. A safety factor shall be applied to all flow tests for automatic sprinkler systems. A parallel curve shall be drawn to the actual flow test curve that has been reduced by twenty percent (20%) of the static pressure. An automatic sprinkler system design shall not exceed the twenty percent (20%) curve.
29. 
Section 903.7 Add a new Section. Insert:
903.7 Post-indicator valves. All automatic sprinkler systems, except limited-area sprinkler systems, shall be provided with a post indicator valve that shall control the water supply to all automatic sprinkler systems in that building. Shall have an open/shut indicator.
30. 
Section 904.4.1. Delete in its entirety. Insert:
904.4.1 Acceptance inspection tests. All alternative automatic fire-extinguishing systems shall be tested in accordance with this Section. A completed system shall be tested by a discharge of expellant gas through the piping and nozzles. Observations for gas leakage and for continuity of piping with free unobstructed flow shall be made. Observations shall be made of the flow of expellant gas through all nozzles. The identification of devices with proper designations and instructions shall be checked. All dry-chemical and wet-chemical extinguishing systems shall also be tested by a discharge of the extinguishing agent. Discharge quantities shall be in accordance with the manufacturer's installation information and provided on construction documentation. After testing, all piping and nozzles shall be blown clean using compressed air or nitrogen, and the system shall be properly charged and placed in the normal "set" condition.
31. 
Section 907.1.4 Add a new section. Insert:
907.1.4 Alarm device labeling. All fire alarm and detection devices shall be labeled with a device identification number in an approved manner. Upon an activation signal of a device, the location and the device identification number shall be displayed and correspond with the information on the fire alarm control panel.
32. 
Section 907.1 Add a new section. Insert:
907.1.5 Multiple fire alarm systems. Multiple fire alarm systems within a single protected premises, building or complex are not permitted, unless specifically authorized by the Fire Marshal.
33. 
Section 907.5.3 Add a new section. Insert:
907.5.3 Notification at fire department connection. An approved exterior audible and visual fire alarm notification appliance shall be installed above all fire department connections. This device shall activate upon a water flow fire alarm signal only. This device shall be visible from the closest fire apparatus access road and installed at twelve (12) feet above ground level or other approved location.
34. 
Section 907.5.3.1 Add a new section. Insert:
907.5.3.1 Fire department connection signage. A permanent sign bearing the letters "FDC" shall be maintained at the fire department connection in an approved location. This sign shall be red and white with Arabic alphabetical letters not less than six (6) inches high.
35. 
Section 907.6.6. Delete in its entirety. Insert:
907.6.6 Monitoring and UL certification. Where required by this chapter or by the International Building Code, an approved supervising station in accordance with NFPA seventy-two (72) shall monitor fire alarm systems. A (UL) Underwriters Laboratories Certificate (UUFX) or (FM) Factory Mutual Placard, in accordance with the 2007 Edition of NFPA seventy-two (72), shall be issued by the UL-listed or FM-approved prime contractor for all newly installed fire alarm systems in commercial occupancies. This regulation shall apply to all fire alarm systems that are newly installed in commercial occupancies for which permits are required by the City of Hazelwood. Any existing fire alarm system in a commercial occupancy wherein the fire alarm control panel and alarm system components are to be replaced shall be considered newly installed for the purposes of this Section. Also, any existing fire alarm system where four (4) or more nuisance alarms (determined to be from a system malfunction) occur in a one-month period shall be subject to the same certification requirement as a new fire alarm system or replacement of an existing fire alarm system. The Deputy Fire Marshal shall maintain a listing of local UL-listed or FM-approved prime contractors. Central station service in full compliance with the 2007 Edition of NFPA 72 shall be maintained at the protected property, so long as the requirement for the fire alarm system exists.
Exception. Monitoring by an approved central station is not required for:
1.
Single- and multiple-station smoke alarms required by Section 907.2.11.
2.
Smoke detectors in Group I-3 occupancies.
3.
Automatic sprinkler systems in one- and two-family dwellings.
4.
Fire alarm systems monitored by a proprietary monitoring system in accordance with NFPA 72, Chapter 26, for which a UL certificate (UUKA) or FM or other approved documentation has been issued, as approved by the fire code official.
36. 
Section 907.8.1.1 Add a new section. Insert:
907.8.1.1 False alarms. This Section shall dictate the procedures for the installation and activation of fire alarm systems, providing for fees necessary for the recuperation of costs associated with the unnecessary emergency response to such alarms by fire department personnel and vehicles.
37. 
Section 907.8.1.2 Add a new section. Insert:
907.8.1.2 Nuisance fire alarms.
(A)
In the event the activation of a fire alarm system is deemed by the Fire Marshal, Deputy Fire Marshal or Fire Department Officer to be a nuisance fire alarm, the owner shall be served with a fire alarm activation report by an officer or member of the fire department, indicating that the activation was deemed to be the result of a nuisance fire alarm.
(1)
This shall require the owner to return a completed report of service/repair within fifteen (15) days of receipt of the fire alarm activation report to verify, to the reasonable satisfaction of the Fire Marshal/Deputy Fire Marshal that:
(a)
The fire alarm system has actually been examined by a qualified fire alarm technician; and
(b)
A bona fide attempt has been made to identify and correct any defect of design, installation or operation of the fire alarm system which was identifiable as the cause of the nuisance fire alarm.
(2)
Failure to return a report of service/repair within said fifteen-day period, which is reasonably satisfactory to the Fire Marshal, shall result in assessment against the owner for the nuisance fire alarm.
(B)
Telephone service interruptions verified by the fire district that cause fire alarm activation shall not be deemed nuisance alarms.
38. 
Section 907.8.1.3 Add a new section. Insert:
907.8.1.3 Service fees.
(A)
A nuisance fire alarm fee shall be assessed to any of the following: the alarm installation company, fire alarm monitoring company, tenant or property owner. If determination of cause cannot be distinguished between the alarm company and the tenant, the tenant shall be responsible for the violation and shall be charged the fee. In newly installed systems, the provisions of this Section shall not be applied until sixty (60) days after installation is completed, allowing time for system adjustments to be made.
(B)
Should any fee remain unpaid in excess of ninety (90) days from the date the fee is billed, a late fee in the amount of (See schedule of fees) shall be assessed and shall be payable by the owner of the premises in addition to the original fee.
(C)
False fire alarm and nuisance fire alarm.
(1)
No fee shall be assessed for the first three (3) false fire alarms or the first three (3) nuisance fire alarms at the same premises responded to by the fire department during each calendar year. Thereafter, the owner shall pay the fees for fire alarms responded to by the fire department at the same premises during each calendar year, except when the fire alarm business or alarm monitoring company is responsible for the false fire alarm.
(2)
The fire alarm business shall be assessed a fee of $50 if the fire Marshal determines that a false fire alarm was directly caused by a representative of the fire alarm business. In this event, no false fire alarm shall be counted against the owner.
(3)
The alarm monitoring company shall be assessed a fee of $50 if the Fire Marshal determines that a false fire alarm was directly caused by the alarm monitoring company. In this event, no false fire alarm shall be counted against the owner.
(4)
False fire alarms activated by any components connected to the fire alarm system shall be included in computing the total number of false fire alarms for purposes of this Subsection.
(D)
Nuisance fire alarms.
(1)
Fees shall be based upon a calendar year.
(E)
Schedule of fees.
Description
Reference
Fee
Failure to return a report of service/repair
907.8.1,2(A)(2)
$50.00
Fire alarm caused by alarm business employee or alarm monitoring company
907.8.1.3
$50.00
Service fee: first false fire alarm
907.8.1.3
$0.00
Service fee: second false fire alarm
907.8.1.3
$0.00
Service fee: third false fire alarm
907.8.1.3
$0.00
Service fee: fourth false fire alarm
907.8.1.3
$50.00
Service fee: fifth false fire alarm
907.8.1.3
$100.00
Service fee: sixth and above false fire alarm
907.8.1.3
$200.00
Late fee
907.8.1.3(B)
$25.00
39. 
Section 907.8.1.4 Add a new section. Insert:
907.8.1.4 Unresolved alarm impairments.
(A)
The Fire Marshal or Deputy Fire Marshal or any fire officer has the authority to take the alarm out of service and order a fire watch at the premises in accordance with adopted codes, due to repetitive nuisance fire alarms and/or false fire alarms, until corrective action is taken.
(B)
The owner is responsible for paying all costs associated with establishing a fire watch.
40. 
Section 907.8.2 Delete in its entirety. Insert:
907.8.2: Inspection and testing.
(A)
The owner shall ensure that all fire alarm systems are inspected and tested at least once per year in accordance with adopted codes and standards.
(B)
The owner shall ensure that all fire alarm systems are periodically maintained per manufacturer specifications and adopted codes.
41. 
Section 907.8.2.1 Add a new section. Insert:
907.8.1.5 System certification. All newly installed or recertified commercial fire alarm systems shall be approved by the Fire Marshal or Deputy Fire Marshal. The certification shall indicate that the fire alarm system is in compliance with adopted codes.
42. 
Section 907.8.2.2 Add a new section. Insert:
907.8.2.2 Fire alarm activation; response.
(A)
The owner shall be responsible for any activation of a fire alarm system. The owner or fire alarm business employee shall notify the Fire Department and/or Fire Dispatch Agency (Central County Emergency Dispatch 911) prior to any planned activation of the fire alarm such as for fire evacuation drills or alarm testing. Prior to fire evacuation drills, alarm testing or construction that may activate alarms, the owner shall take the system out of service by contacting the alarm monitoring company. If an alarm is received by the alarm monitoring company during the time that the alarm was agreed to be out of service, the alarm will be disregarded, and the Fire Department shall not be notified.
(B)
A response to the activation of a fire alarm system shall result when any officer of the fire department is dispatched to the premises where the fire alarm system has been activated.
(1)
When an alarm is activated, it is the responsibility of the alarm monitoring company to immediately notify a key holder, and such person(s) shall respond to the premises.
(2)
The key holder, if on the premises at the time of the alarm, shall advise the alarm monitoring company of the situation. This information shall be immediately provided to the fire department.
(3)
In the event the household or residential fire alarm system is a monitored system, it is the responsibility of the alarm monitoring company to call the residence to verify the alarm prior to contacting the fire department.
43. 
Section 907.8.2.3 Add a new section. Insert:
907.8.2.3 Appeals. An owner or fire alarm business may appeal the assessment of fees. All appeals shall be in writing setting forth the reasons for the appeal within fifteen (15) days after notice is mailed.
44. 
Section 907.8.2.4 Add a new section. Insert:
907.8.2.4 Reconnection of fire alarm system.
(A)
A fire alarm system may be reactivated upon a finding by the Fire Marshal that the owner of the premises has taken corrective action to remedy the cause of the false fire alarms or nuisance fire alarms at the premises.
(B)
In making a request for such a reactivation, the owner shall have the burden of showing what corrective action has been taken.
(C)
The Fire Marshal shall have the right to inspect and test the fire alarm system prior to approving a new order to reconnect or reactivate the fire alarm system.
45. 
Section 912.4.1 Add a new Section. Insert:
912.4.1 No parking areas at fire department connections. When fire department connections are located in an area where vehicles may be parked or standing, said parking or standing shall be restricted for ten (10) feet in each direction from the fire department connection. Objects or vehicles causing the obstruction are subject to removal or towing by a local towing service in accordance with Section 304.158, RSMo., or local municipal ordinance.
46. 
Section 916. Add a new Section. Insert:
SECTION 916 - FIRE HYDRANTS
916.1 New subdivisions. No person shall commence construction of any new building or structure of any kind in any subdivision within the District, unless such person shall have first submitted to the Fire Marshal a plat of the aforesaid subdivision, indicating the proposed installation of the fire hydrants within such subdivision and receive approval by the Fire Marshal.
916.2 New structures. No person shall commence construction of any new structure, building, or addition to any structure or building, within or upon any real property within the District, unless such person shall first have submitted to the Fire Marshal or Deputy Fire Marshal a plat or drawing of the property whereon is located such building, structure or addition, which plat or drawing has indicated thereon the nearest existing fire hydrant. If there is not an existing fire hydrant within such distance as is approved by the Fire Marshal or Deputy Fire Marshal, then also the proposed installation of a new fire hydrant or hydrants, and unless, also, the particular locations proposed for such fire hydrants and the number of fire hydrants to be installed, if any, shall be approved by the Fire Marshal.
916.3 Installation of other new fire hydrants. No person shall install or cause to be installed any fire hydrant within the District, unless the location thereof and the design and type of the hydrant shall first have been approved by the Fire Marshal or Deputy Fire Marshal.
916.4 Use Groups R-3 and R-4. There shall be no more than six (6) dwelling units constructed prior to the installation of a public water system with fire hydrants as set forth herein so as to be accessible for the Fire Department use in the event of a fire emergency.
916.5 Other use groups. In all other use groups, public water systems with fire hydrants shall be installed with the commencement of construction.
916.6 Fire hydrant placement. Fire hydrants shall be placed within the guidelines of Sections 916.6.1 through 916.6.8.
916.6.1 One- and two-family dwellings developments. In Groups R-3 and R-4 occupancies, single-family residential developments, new fire hydrant spacing shall not exceed four hundred (400) feet from hydrant to hydrant, or as special site conditions may dictate.
916.6.1.1 Water supply required. In Use Groups R-3 and R-4 single-family developments, when the density is one (1) dwelling unit per ten thousand (10,000) square feet of developed property or less, and there are five (5) or more dwelling units in a single development.
916.6.2. Other occupancy group developments. In all other use groups, fire hydrant spacing shall not exceed three hundred (300) feet from hydrant to hydrant, or as special site conditions may dictate. No part of a building shall be more than three hundred (300) feet from a fire hydrant.
916.6.3 Area to be provided with fire hydrants. Fire hydrants and water mains shall be placed along the full length of the property to be developed that abuts an existing and/or proposed improved public way. Variances may be required by the water agency because of water quality considerations.
916.6.4 Fire hydrant spacing. Spacing of fire hydrants along a public way shall be regulated by the occupancy classification of the development that abuts the existing and/or proposed public way.
916.6.5 Private hydrants. Where a development, other than occupancy group R-3 or R-4, is greater than one hundred fifty (150) feet from an existing and/or proposed improved public way, measured along the drivable access, additional private fire hydrants shall be required on said developed property, private streets and/or parking lots, at a spacing between fire hydrants as required by the use group as set forth in Section 916.6.1 through and including Section 916.6.4.
916.6.6 No-parking area at fire hydrants. Where fire hydrants are required to be installed in areas where vehicles would be parked or standing, said vehicle parking or standing shall be restricted for ten (10) feet in each direction from the fire hydrant.
916.6.7 Unacceptable locations for fire hydrants. Fire hydrants shall not be permitted in the locations indicated in Section 916.6.7.1.
916.6.7.1 Prohibited locations.
A fire hydrant shall not be placed at any location where the fire hydrant could be damaged by vehicular traffic.
916.6.8 Relocation of fire hydrants. Relocation of fire hydrants requested or required by a property owner and/or developer shall be relocated as specified by the water agency's policies, procedures and relocation has been approved by the fire code official.
916.7 Fire hydrant installation. All fire hydrants shall be installed in accordance with Sections 916.7.1 through 916.7.3.
916.7.1 Fire hydrant setback distance. All fire hydrants shall be set back from the curb or edge of pavement. The setback shall not exceed twelve (12) feet.
916.7.2 Fire hydrant connection height. Fire hydrants shall be installed no less than twenty-four (24) inches and no more than thirty-six (36) inches above finished grade, measured from the center of the steamer connection.
916.7.3 Fire hydrant type. All fire hydrants shall be approved by the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and/or Missouri American Water Company.
916.8 Obstructions. There shall be no obstructions, plantings, bushes, trees, signs, light standards, fences etc., within six (6) feet of any fire hydrant in all directions.
916.9 Color coding of public fire hydrants. All public fire hydrant barrels are to be painted yellow. All public fire hydrant bonnets are to be painted as follows:
Color
Water Main Size
(inches)
Green
12
Orange
8 and 10
Red
6 and smaller
916.10 Color coding of private fire hydrants. All private fire hydrants shall be painted red, including the bonnet.
916.11 Minimum fire flow - single fire hydrant. The minimum fire flow from a single fire hydrant in any occupancy group shall be one thousand five hundred (1,500) gallons per minute at twenty (20) psi residual pressure unless the new hydrant is ordered on a preexisting main.
916.12 Minimum fire flow - next two fire hydrants. The minimum fire flow from the next two (2) fire hydrants in any occupancy group shall be a cumulative one thousand five hundred (1,500) gallons per minute at twenty (20) psi residual pressure.
916.13 Access. The commencement of construction of any such new subdivision, or new building, or structure or addition by any person, within the City of Hazelwood, shall be deemed to be the granting of permission by such person for entry upon such property by the Missouri American Water Company, or other water supplier, for the installation of any such aforesaid fire hydrants and the water main leading thereto, and also to the Fire Department and to the members or staff and its equipment, for access to such fire hydrant, or hydrants, which may be located upon any such property, for any purpose whatever within the functions of the Fire Department, in considerations of issue of building permit.
47. 
Section 917 Add a new Section. Insert:
SECTION 917 - FIRE SERVICE MAINS AND APPURTENANCES
917.1 General. This Section covers the application, installation, inspection, and testing for fire service mains and appurtenances and their components for new and existing buildings and structures.
917.2 Where required. An approved fire service main and appurtenances shall be installed in accordance with the provisions of this code and NFPA 24. The fire service mains and appurtenances shall be designed and installed to support the fire flow requirements of the standpipe system and automatic sprinkler systems of the building or structure being protected.
917.3 Construction documents. Construction documents for fire service mains and appurtenances shall be of sufficient clarity to indicate the location, nature and extent of the work proposed and show in detail that it will conform to the provisions of this code, the International Building Code, NFPA 24 and relevant laws, ordinances, rules and regulations, as determined by the fire code official. All construction documents shall meet the requirements of Section 107 of the Building Code.
917.3.1 Required. Construction documents shall be drawn to an indicated scale on sheets of uniform size, with a plan of each floor, as applicable, and shall include the following items that pertain to the design of the system:
1.
Name of owner.
2.
Location, including street address.
3.
Point of compass.
4.
A graphic representation of the scale used on all plans.
5.
Name and address of contractor.
6.
Size and location of all water supplies.
7.
Size and location of standpipe risers, hose outlets, hand hose, monitor nozzles, and related equipment.
8.
The following items that pertain to private fire service mains:
a)
Type of pipe being installed (shall meet requirements of NFPA 24).
b)
Size.
c)
Length.
d)
Location.
e)
Weight.
f)
Material.
g)
Point of connection to City main.
h)
Sizes, types, and locations of valves, valve indicators, regulators, meters, and valve pits.
i)
Depth at which the top of the pipe is laid below grade.
j)
Method of restraint (shall meet requirements of NFPA 24).
9.
The following items that pertain to hydrants:
a)
Size and location, including size and number of outlets and whether outlets are to be equipped with independent gate valves.
b)
Thread size and coupling adapter specifications if different from NFPA 1963.
c)
Whether hose houses and equipment are to be provided, and by whom.
d)
Static and residual hydrants used in flow.
e)
Method of restraint (shall meet requirements of NFPA 24).
f)
Meet requirements of Section 916 of this Code.
10.
Size, location, and piping arrangement of fire department connections.
11.
Location and piping arrangement for post indicator valve. All post indicator valves shall be an OSHA safety red in color. Post indicator valves shall have address identification signs permanently affixed to body of post to identify the address in which the valve serves.
917.3.2 Manufacturer's installation instructions. The construction documentation submittals shall include the manufacturer's installation instructions for all pipe used or American Water Works Association (AWWA) installation documentation and any specially listed equipment, including descriptions, applications, and limitations for any devices, piping, or fittings.
917.4 Qualified installer. Installation work shall be performed by fully experienced and responsible persons. The construction application and installation shall be by a licensed master pipe fitter, master plumber or master sprinkler fitter with St. Louis County, Missouri.
917.5 Inspections. The following inspection shall be conducted during the installation of fire main services and appurtenance:
1.
Pipe/trench inspection. This inspection can be conducted while pipe is being installed into trench. No back fill shall be introduced into trench until inspection unless previous approval from fire code official.
2.
Proper fill and tamping of fill around pipe. (Per manufacturer's installation instructions or AWWA installation documents. No rocks per NFPA 24.)
3.
Thrust block prepour inspection. Framed or non-framed.
4.
Thrust block pour inspection.
5.
Hydrostatic testing (per NFPA 24).
6.
Flush inspection. Flush flow shall be through a minimum four-inch opening with proper hose or pipe attached. Hose or pipe shall be restrained to prevent injury and/or damage. A catch or filter system shall be attached to the end of the hose to prevent debris from causing injury or damage.
7.
Additional inspections may be required by fire code official due to project conditions or project requirements.
917.6 Final authority. The Fire Marshal/Deputy Fire Marshal shall always be consulted before the installation, upgrading or remodeling of private fire service mains.
48. 
Section 1008.3 Modify as follows. Insert:
1008.3 Emergency power for illumination. The power supply for means of egress illumination shall normally be provided by the premises' electrical supply. All circuits which provide power for emergency means of egress shall be identified in each electrical panel.
49. 
Section 1008.3.3 Modify as follows. Insert:
6.
Mechanical rooms and rooms containing roof access ladders.
7.
Commercial kitchens.
8.
Room or areas of Occupancy Group H and in any room or area that utilizes hazardous materials or hazardous processes.
50. 
Section 1010.1.4.2.1 Add a new section. Insert:
1010.1.4.2.1 Power-operated sliding door lock. Sliding doors which use a manual lock to prevent the door from opening manually shall have the following:
1.
The locking device is readily distinguishable as locked. The locking device shall be able to be unlocked by a quarter turn bold operation without a key or special knowledge.
2.
A readily visible durable sign is posted on the egress side on or adjacent to the door stating: THIS DOOR TO REMAIN UNLOCKED WHEN THIS SPACE IS OCCUPIED. The sign shall be in letters one (1) inch (25 mm) high on a contrasting background.
51. 
Section 1010.1.9.3 Modify as follows:
Item No. 2 - Delete in its entirety.
52. 
Section 1010.1.9.9. Delete in its entirety. Insert:
1010.1.9.9 Electromagnetically locked egress doors. Doors in the means of egress that are not otherwise required to have panic hardware in buildings with an occupancy in Group A, B, E, I-1, I-2, M, R-1 or R-2 and doors to tenant spaces in Group A, B, E, M, I-1, I-2, R-1 or R-2 shall be permitted to be electromagnetically locked if equipped with listed and labeled hardware that incorporates a built-in switch and meet the requirements below:
1.
The listed and labeled hardware that is affixed to the door leaf has an obvious method of operation that is readily operated under all lighting conditions.
2.
The listed and labeled hardware is capable of being operated with one hand.
3.
Operation of the listed and labeled hardware releases to the electromagnetic lock and unlocks the door immediately.
4.
Loss of power to the listed and labeled hardware automatically unlocks the door.
5.
Where listed and labeled panic or fire exit hardware is required by Section 1010.1.10, operation of the panic or fire exit hardware also releases the electromagnetic lock.
6.
The locking system units shall be listed in accordance with UL 294.
7.
Activation of the building fire alarm system or building automatic sprinkler system shall release the electromagnetic lock and unlocks the door immediately.
53. 
Section 1013.1 Modify as follows:
Exception No. 2 - Delete in its entirety.
54. 
Section 1013.3 Delete in its entirety. Insert:
1013.3 Illumination. Exit signs shall be electrically powered internally illuminated. All replacement and new exit signs shall be illuminated with light-emitting diode (LED) technology. Exit signs that are externally illuminated shall only be installed upon approval of the fire code official. All circuits which provide power for exit signs shall be identified in each electrical panel.
55. 
Section 2204.2 Add a new section. Insert:
2204.2 Fire suppression system. The dispensing area (pump islands, canopy and adjacent ground area) shall be provided with an approved automatic fire-extinguishing system.
56. 
Section 3103.2 Delete in its entirety. Insert:
3103.2 Approval required. Tents and membrane structures shall be subject to application for permit through the City of Hazelwood and inspection from the fire code official as required under Sections 3103.2.1 and 3013.2.2.
57. 
Section 3103.2.1 Add a new section. Insert:
3103.2.1 Cooking tents. Tents and membrane structures of any size in or under which cooking with an open flame device or appliance (including LP-gas, natural gas, charcoal, other open flame) shall apply for a permit from the City of Hazelwood and provide the following information, at a minimum:
A.
Size of tent or membrane structure.
B.
Type of fuel source and equipment used.
C.
Appropriate fire extinguisher(s) based on fuel type.
D.
Smoke/CO removal from charcoal.
E.
Plan view of tent showing its location relative to other structures.
Exceptions:
1.
Tents used exclusively for recreation camping purposes.
2.
Limited cooking performed solely for demonstration purposes in a tent less than nine hundred (900) square feet.
3.
Warming of ready prepared food without open flame (e.g., crock pots) in a tent less than nine hundred (900) square feet.
58. 
Section 3103.2.2 Add a new section. Insert:
3103.2.2 Tents without cooking. Tents and membrane structures having an area in excess of nine hundred (900) square feet shall not be erected, operated or maintained for any purpose without first obtaining a permit and approval from the City of Hazelwood.
Exceptions. (These exceptions only pertain to this exemption from Section 3103.2.2 and are not a requirement of all tents):
1.
Tents used exclusively for recreational camping purposes.
2.
Tents open on all sides that comply with all of all the following:
2.1
Individual tents without cooking having a maximum size of nine hundred (900) square feet.
2.2
The aggregate area of multiple tents without cooking placed side by side without a fine break clearance of twelve (12) feet, not exceeding nine hundred (900) square feet total.
2.3
A minimum clearance of twelve (12) feet to all structures and other tents unless a greater distance is required elsewhere in the code.
59. 
Section 5601.1 Add new exceptions. Insert:
10.
Starter pistols for sporting or theatrical performance, toy caps and similar non-projectile items containing not more than sixteen and two tenths (16.2) milligrams (0.25 grains) of pyrotechnic composition per cap or item.
11.
Party poppers containing not more than sixteen and two tenths (16.2) milligrams (0.25 grains) of pyrotechnic composition per item and not containing any ignitable paper or plastic.
12.
Snappers containing not more than one (1) milligram (0.02 grains) of pyrotechnic composition.
13.
Sparklers containing not more than one hundred (100) grams (3.5 ounces) of pyrotechnic composition.
14.
Other novelty effects containing not more than fifty (50) milligrams (0.8 grains) of pyrotechnic composition per effect, and that have no projectile components.
60. 
Section D102.1 Delete "75,000". Insert "80,000."
61. 
Section D102.2 Add a new section. Insert:
Obstructions. It is a violation of this code to erect, construct, place or maintain any gates, barricades, chains, bars, pipes, sawhorses, speed bumps or other obstructions in or on any street or fire apparatus access road, whether public or private, without approval of the Fire Marshal and/or Deputy Fire Marshal.
62. 
Section D102.3 Add a new section. Insert:
Residential. Any one- or two-family residential structure located greater than three hundred (300) feet from a public street shall be accessible to fire district apparatus by way of an approved fire apparatus access road with an asphalt, concrete or other approved driving surface capable of supporting the imposed load of a fire apparatus weighing at least sixty thousand (60,000) pounds.
63. 
Section D103.5 Delete in its entirety. Insert:
D103.5 Fire apparatus access road gates. Security gates installed or constructed on a fire apparatus access road shall comply with Sections D103.5.1 through D103.5.3. A permit from the City of Hazelwood shall be required before the construction or installation of a security gate across a fire apparatus access road.
1.
Where a single gate is provided, the gate width shall be not less than twenty (20) feet (6,096 mm). Where a fire apparatus road consists of a divided roadway, the gate width shall be not less than twelve (12) feet (3,658 mm).
2.
Gates shall be of the swinging or sliding type.
3.
Construction of gates shall be of materials that allow manual operation by one (1) person.
4.
Gate components shall be maintained in an operative condition at all times and replaced or repaired when defective.
5.
Electric gates shall be equipped with a means of opening the gate by fire department personnel for emergency access. Emergency opening devices shall be approved by the Fire Marshal.
6.
Methods of locking shall be submitted for approval by the fire code official.
7.
Electric gate operators, where provided, shall be listed in accordance with UL 325.
8.
Gates intended for automatic operation shall be designed, constructed and installed to comply with the requirements of ASTM F 2200.
64. 
Section D103.5.1 Add a new section. Insert:
D103.5.1 Electrically operated gates. All electrically operated gates shall be installed in accordance with the following requirements:
1.
Setback. The gate shall be at least fifty (50) feet back from the edge of the cross street from which the gated street is accessed and shall open the full width of the required pavement, roadway or driveway;
2.
Operation: Shall be equipped with a rapid-entry key-operated switch to open the gate, in addition to the normal operated mechanism. The key switch, when activated, shall keep the gate open until fire district personnel reset it after the emergency. The rapid-entry key-operated switch shall be purchased through the Knox Company;
3.
Power failure. The gate shall release in the event of a power failure, allowing it to be opened manually;
4.
Manual release: provide a means to manually release the gate, in addition to Item 3 above to allow the gate to be opened in the event the switch, motor, or some other component fails; and
5.
Approval prior to use. The gate installation shall be inspected, tested and approved by the Fire Marshal and/or Deputy Fire Marshal prior to the use of the gate.
6.
Gates added to existing subdivisions: prior to approval a signed petition stating: "I agree with a gate being installed at the entrance to all the streets to the subdivision. I understand that when this gate is installed the fire department response can be lengthened by as much as two (2) additional minutes. I further will not hold the fire department responsible for loss of life or property due to the additional response time." This document must be signed by one hundred percent (100%) of all residents within the subdivision.
65. 
Section D103.5.2 Add a new section. Insert:
D103.5.2 Manually operated gates. All manually operated gates shall be installed in accordance with the following requirements:
1.
Setback. The gate shall be at least fifty (50) feet back from the edge of the cross street from which the gated street is accessed and shall open the full width of the required pavement, roadway or driveway;
2.
Lock. If the gate is to be locked, it shall be equipped with an approved lock or device. The gate-locking mechanism shall be constructed in such a manner as to always allow the gate to open with the activation/removal of an approved padlock; and
3.
Approval prior to use. The gate installation shall be inspected, tested and approved by the Fire Marshal prior to the use of the gate.
4.
Gates added to existing subdivisions: prior to approval a signed petition stating: "I agree with a gate being installed at the entrance to all the streets to the subdivision. I understand that when this gate is installed the fire department response can be lengthened by as much as two (2) additional minutes. I further will not hold the fire department responsible for loss of life or property due to the additional response time." This document must be signed by one hundred percent (100%) of all residents within the subdivision.
66. 
Section L101.1 Delete in its entirety. Insert:
L101.1 Scope. Firefighter air replenishment systems (FARS) shall be provided in accordance with this appendix. The requirement for FARS shall be based upon the fire department's capability of replenishing firefighter breathing air during sustained emergency operations. Considerations shall include:
1.
Building characteristics, such as two (2) stories below or seven (7) stories above grade plane, floor area greater than five hundred thousand (500,000) square feet, type of construction and fire resistance of the primary structural frame to allow sustained firefighting operations based on a rating of not less than two (2) hours.
2.
Special hazards that require unique accommodations to allow the fire department to replenish firefighter breathing air such as the manufacturing of hazardous chemicals or products.
C. 
Any person convicted of violating the provisions of this Section or the Code adopted herein shall be punished as set forth in Section 100.130 of the Municipal Code of the City of Hazelwood.