[CC 2000 §510.010; Ord. No. 853 §§1 — 3, 3-14-1988]
For purposes of this Section, the following definitions shall apply:
- SLEEPING AREA
- A room customarily intended or usually utilized for sleeping or a combination of rooms intended for sleeping within a dwelling unit, which are located on the same floor and are not separated by another habitable room, such as a living room, dining room or kitchen (but excluding bathroom, hallway or closet). A dwelling unit may have more than one (1) sleeping area.
- SMOKE DETECTOR
- A device of either the ionization chamber or photoelectric type, which detects visible or invisible particles of combustion, which emits an audible warning upon detection, which complies with all specifications of the Underwriters' Laboratories, Inc., Standard UL217 (Standard for Safety-Single and Multiple Station Smoke Detectors, 2nd Edition, October 4, 1978, as revised May 19, 1983) or any recognized standard testing laboratory that certifies the detector meets the requirement of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standards 72E and 74, which bears the label of a nationally recognized standards testing laboratory that indicates that the smoke detector has been tested and listed under the requirement of UL217 2nd Edition or NFPA 72E and 74, and which is powered by being wired directly to the power source of the dwelling unit or by a self-contained battery power source.
Smoke Detectors Required — When.
The owner of each dwelling unit prior to any construction, renovation, improvement, sale, change of ownership or change of tenants or occupants after March 14, 1988, shall install smoke detectors in said dwelling unit. If smoke detectors already exist in said dwelling unit at said time, the smoke detectors must comply with the provisions of this Section.
Upon the occurrence of any of the events set forth in Subparagraph (1) of this Subsection, the owner of each dwelling unit shall install at least one (1) smoke detector to protect each sleeping area. In an efficiency apartment dwelling, the owner shall install the smoke detector in the room used for sleeping. In all other dwellings, the owner shall install the smoke detectors outside the sleeping areas and on the ceilings in the immediate vicinity of the sleeping area on the ceiling, at a minimum of four (4) inches from the side wall to the near edge of the detector and within fifteen (15) feet of all rooms used for sleeping purposes. A smoke detector shall be installed on every floor level, including the basement. Therefor, a two-story residence with a basement shall have a minimum of three (3) smoke detectors. The smoke detector in the basement shall be as close as possible to the top of the stairwell.
Any owner or other person convicted of violating any provision of this Section shall be punished by a fine of not less than twenty-five dollars ($25.00) and not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) or by imprisonment for not more than ninety (90) days or by both such fine and imprisonment. Each violation relating to each smoke detector, required or otherwise regulated by this Section, shall be deemed a separate offense.