City of Versailles, MO
Morgan County
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[CC 1974 §555.010; Ord. No. 845 §1201, 1969]
It shall be the duty of the Chief of the Fire Department and/or the Zoning Officer to inspect or cause to be inspected all public buildings and places of public assembly and all other buildings, premises and public thoroughfares, except private dwellings, as often as may be necessary for the purpose of ascertaining and causing to be corrected any conditions liable to cause fire. A written report of every such inspection shall be filed with the City Clerk by the inspector. Such inspector may at all reasonable hours enter any building or premises for the purpose of making any inspection which, under the provisions of this Article, he/she may deem necessary to be made,
[CC 1974 §555.020; Ord. No. 845 §1202, 1969]
Whenever such inspector may find combustible or explosive matter or dangerous accumulation of rubbish or unnecessary accumulation of waste paper, boxes, shavings, or any other highly flammable materials especially liable to cause fire and which is so situated as to endanger property or shall find obstructions to or on fire escapes, stairs, passageways, doors or windows liable to interfere with the operations of the Fire Department or egress of occupants in case of fire, he/she shall order same to be removed or remedied. Such order shall be complied with within forty-eight (48) hours by the owner or occupants of such premises or building.
[CC 1974 §555.030; Ord. No. 845 §1203, 1969]
Burning of trash, lumber, leaves or other combustible material where deemed a hazard by the Chief of the Fire Department is prohibited except under such safeguards as he/she may specify.
[CC 1974 §555.040; Ord. No. 845 §1204, 1969]
Ashes, smoldering coals or embers, greasy or oily substances liable to spontaneous ignition shall not be deposited or allowed to remain within ten (10) feet of any combustible materials except in metal or other non-combustible receptacles.
[CC 1974 §555.050; Ord. No. 845 §1206, 1969]
No person shall permit to remain upon any roof or in any yard any accumulation of waste paper, hay, grass, straw, weeds, litter or combustible or flammable waste or rubbish of any kind. All such materials in stores, apartment buildings, factories or similar places shall be compactly baled and stacked, removed from the premises or stored in suitable vaults or receptacles to the satisfaction of the Chief of the Fire Department.
[CC 1974 §555.060; Ord. No. 845 §1206, 1969]
Cotton, batting, straw, dry vines, leaves, trees, celluloid or other highly flammable materials shall not be used for decorative purpose in stores or show windows except where deemed satisfactory by the Chief of the Fire Department. Paper and other readily flammable materials shall not be used for decorative purposes in any place of public assembly unless such materials have been flameproofed to the satisfaction of the Chief of the Fire Department.
[CC 1974 §555.070; Ord. No. 845 §1207, 1969]
All matters not covered by this Chapter shall conform with generally accepted good practice. The Building Code as recommended by the American Insurance Association and the various recommended good practices published by the National Fire Protection Association shall be deemed the generally accepted good practices for the construction and equipment of buildings and the fire protection and life safety in connection with hazardous materials and processes. Fire-resistance ratings of floor, ceiling, wall and partition assemblies as published by the American Insurance Association and by Underwriters' Laboratories, Inc. shall be deemed acceptable to establish fire-resistance ratings required by this Chapter.